Posted by No_Name_ (16193 posts) - - Show Bio

You may have heard that artist Mike Allred is going to be taking over artistic duties on some Marvel titles. Recently, he appeared alongside Mark Waid on DAREDEVIL #17 in what turned out to be one of the series' better issues. Not too long ago Marvel announced that Allred's talents would be appearing on other titles as well. Earlier this month is was announced that Allred would be joining writer Matt Fraction as the artist on FF, the new Future Foundation title.

Not only would the series be getting a new creative team, but it will see all-new members as well. The new team will include Ant-Man, Medusa, and She-Hulk; certainly a big change from the focus on the Fantastic Four kids. To commemorate the new team, Allred illustrated four variant covers to issue's 2 to 5 of FF, each cover spotlighting an individual members. When placed side by side, the covers create one large image of the team. Ant-Man will grace the cover of the series' second issue, Medusa will be the variant for issue #3, Miss Thing will be featured on the variant cover for issue #4 and She-Hulk on issue #5.

What do you think of the covers? Are you looking forward to Allred's more permanent return to Marvel comics in the upcoming FF series? Have you been reading FF and FANTASTIC FOUR? Are you excited about the changes to the team and to the creators on the titles?

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Source: Comics Alliance

#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (41033 posts) - - Show Bio

As cool as some of Allred's art is, I just really don't like the look of this book

#2 Posted by The Stegman (29565 posts) - - Show Bio


#3 Posted by Billy Batson (59326 posts) - - Show Bio

They're pretty plain :/

#4 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like the costumes, and who is this pink haired girl?

#5 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (41033 posts) - - Show Bio
@Miss_Garrick: Miss Thing, shes some random socialite that Johnny decided to put on the team just for the LOL's
#6 Posted by Aiden Cross (15726 posts) - - Show Bio


#7 Posted by ARMIV2 (9250 posts) - - Show Bio

The art is pretty cool and the outfits are nice. What I want to know is, who is that girl hanging out in the Thing husk?

#8 Posted by xAnimosity (202 posts) - - Show Bio

Other than Ant Man, I dont care about any of these characters. But I will give it a shot just because of the creative team.

#9 Posted by RalfvdH (682 posts) - - Show Bio

... hmmm... Nah. I don't like it...

Don't like the style.... don't like the designs... Its too '70's and too silly. I'm not a fan.

The style Allred uses isn't for me... Don't see anything that excites me...

#10 Posted by torzone (507 posts) - - Show Bio

This is stupid.

#11 Posted by Osian2 (461 posts) - - Show Bio

The style seems a bit too 70s to be taken seriously. It's a shame as I like the roster, not including ms thing who is literally the stupidest thing I have ever seen in comics

#12 Posted by Veitha (3983 posts) - - Show Bio


#13 Posted by Mercy_ (93267 posts) - - Show Bio

Not a fan at all

#14 Posted by judasnixon (8930 posts) - - Show Bio

I have the biggest crush on Miss Thing. I'm making her a mix tape. 

#15 Posted by Blizaga101 (1015 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm so exited for Alfred's work but I'm so confused about what's happening with ff current line up. I was under the impression ff was a popular series and people loved the kids why would they change this?

#16 Posted by hyenascar (200 posts) - - Show Bio

Honest to god, I don't get it. I don't understand why people like Mike Allred's art. It feels to simplistic with weird defining eyes. To each their own, and by all means i've got many styles i like that many don't. I'm sure he's a great guy and i've seen support for him online, but i try to ask friends and none of them are big fans. So basically, what i'm asking is if anyone who likes his art would let me kn ow why they like it. I'm not going cut it down, i would just like a different perspective on his art.

P.S. i kinda like she-hulks face art to be fair.

#17 Posted by Umbraa (920 posts) - - Show Bio

Looking forward to both books. Fraction has won me over...Check his research of the FF...probably the best thing coming after Hickman, who run was pretty epic...@blizaga101, MarvelNoW! Has everything going in different directions. FF kids are still there, just not staring.

#18 Posted by wowylied (238 posts) - - Show Bio

Art is really meh, costum is ugly, medusa and miss thing...seriously ?

I hope it will be well writted but i fear it will be bad.

#19 Posted by GR2Blackout (2931 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh, God, please PLEASE get rid of Thing-Girl!

#20 Posted by LordRequiem (1334 posts) - - Show Bio

Dull covers, and very poor artwork.

#21 Posted by brightstarr731 (35 posts) - - Show Bio

Miss Thing? Really? That is ridiculous!

#22 Posted by GamerGeek360 (259 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't understand any of this.

#23 Posted by SupremeHyperion (1776 posts) - - Show Bio

god miss thing is the lamest thing I have ever seen....

#24 Posted by Cavemold (1818 posts) - - Show Bio


#25 Posted by ExtraLarge (274 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm suprised Medusa and Black Bolt don't have any children. She looks like she has a good pelvis for birthing.

#26 Posted by zombietag (1616 posts) - - Show Bio

miss thing looks SOOO dumb hahaha

#27 Posted by broo1232 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio


#28 Posted by IronAngelX (214 posts) - - Show Bio

Ms. Thing truly shows a lack of creativity from the creators of this one.

#29 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (3092 posts) - - Show Bio

I like this. Not really a fan of Ant Man or Medusa, don't even know who or what Miss Thing is, but She-Hulk is reason enough for me to check this out.

#30 Edited by ArtisticNeedham (2525 posts) - - Show Bio

The this, the very idea. Sort of a random grouping of heroes, love seeing it in Allred's pop artish style. Big and bright and super and very comic bookish. Can't wait.

I don't understand how some people can say they don't like this, the roster, the art by Allred, or the characters. Oh well. I am super excited.

#31 Posted by BlackArmor (6217 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm face palming right now, my hands are blocking my eyes from the covers, when I remove my hands Miss Thing had better be gone. 3....2...1....oh son of a.....

#32 Posted by x_29 (2375 posts) - - Show Bio

Not buying.

#33 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1761 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous: Someone really need to put Johnny down if he's going to do even more than usual for him stupid things.

#34 Posted by Outside_85 (12143 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks very kid friendly...and unreal.

#35 Edited by Pacperson (304 posts) - - Show Bio

......miss thing......*Sigh*.....Nothing to see here....Might pick up #1 just for She-hulk tho lol

And why? is Ant-man grabbing himself? =/

#36 Posted by wdchefdave (136 posts) - - Show Bio

I had coloring books as a child with better artwork!

And, that was 50 years ago!

I do not call this a "style"...

Go, go, young gophers...

Gobble this crap up and there will be more at the end of the trail!

#37 Posted by cerial442 (262 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to continue to read Fantastic Four, but I'm going to skip this series.

#38 Posted by mikeclark1982 (423 posts) - - Show Bio

another batch o variants, which means more money in marvel's pockets. anyone remember when comics just came with one issue and that was it? didnt marvel learn from x-men vol 2 number 1, 20 years ago?

#39 Posted by AdrianOpIvy (46 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm digging the retro vibe, it looks like it could be super fun. I'm up for it

#40 Posted by feargalr (1242 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm so disappointed by the turn that FF is taking.... turning it into another generic team book it would seem :/

#41 Posted by betterboulder (59 posts) - - Show Bio

@BlackArmor said:

I'm face palming right now, my hands are blocking my eyes from the covers, when I remove my hands Miss Thing had better be gone. 3....2...1....oh son of a.....


#42 Posted by judasnixon (8930 posts) - - Show Bio

Watch, Miss Thing is going to be the bee's knees of comic in 2012. 

#43 Posted by sora_thekey (8685 posts) - - Show Bio

Could someone plese try and convince me to read this series...? 'Cause Marvel ain't doing such a good job at it.

#44 Posted by sturmritter (82 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the Medusa cover the best of all, but I have to say that as for the others, I'm a bit unimpressed. To each their own though.

#45 Posted by Sidious (64 posts) - - Show Bio

I really do not like the art on this.

#46 Posted by lukin42 (8 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, not seeing a lot of support for what is bound to be an excellent book. Nobody even seems willing to check this out, they're just happy to make snap judgments based on variant covers.Good job guys/gals. Sure, Miss Thing seems kind of dumb now but I guarantee within three issues she will be a fan favourite. Maybe it's just me though, I don't take this shit very seriously so this art style is right up my ally and Allred is truly one of the best in the business. What FF could use now after the dire circumstances of the last while is this lighter pop art style and hopefully some honest to goodness fun stories.

#47 Posted by ClawFist (388 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm happy to see MADUSA in something again. That's great!

#48 Posted by Smurfboy (480 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually thought it looks cool.

#49 Posted by cincyducksfan35 (131 posts) - - Show Bio


#50 Posted by judasnixon (8930 posts) - - Show Bio

Yo! Who wants to do a Miss Thing Comic Vine page?