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Posted by No_Name_ (17403 posts) - - Show Bio

Earlier today Marvel revealed their preview for FF #1 which will be written by Matt Fraction and drawn by artist Mike Allred. The series which is not only going to see a new creative team, will also feature a whole new cast of characters, too. Check out the full solicit and preview for the first issue, below!

Marvel is pleased to present your first look at FF #1, kicking off the all-new ongoing series from the blockbuster creative team of writer Matt Fraction and artist Michael Allred! With the Fantastic Four embarking on an epic journey, an all-new substitute Four, handpicked by original members – Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Medusa, and Miss Thing – stand ready to guard and protect Earth and the Future Foundation for four minutes! What could possibly go wrong?

As part of Marvel NOW!, FF joins a number of titles that will take the Marvel Universe in an exciting all-new direction, as the industry’s top creators join the top Super Heroes to deliver all-new ongoing series, great for new and lapsed readers alike!

Each issue of Fantastic Four features special augmented reality content available exclusive through the Marvel AR app – including cover recaps, behind the scenes features and more that add value to your reading experience at no additional cost.

An all-new direction! All-new adventures! This is FF NOW!

This November, Matt Fraction and Michael Allred redefine the future in FF #1!

FF #1

Written by MATT FRACTION

Art & Cover by MICHAEL ALLRED

FOC – 11/5/2012, On Sale – 11/28/2012

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#1 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (8070 posts) - - Show Bio

I still don't get this series.

Serious? A Joke?

Four Minutes????

Defiantly not picking it up.

#2 Posted by guttridgeb (4831 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hate that art.

#3 Posted by Cavemold (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

Its suppose to be parody of F4? Didnt know F4 was big enough for on-going parody. Its weird sure, but makes no sense and has terrible art. Matt can do anything he wants i suppose. I get they are trying branch out to more light hearted comics but this concept does not have enough quality behind it.

#4 Posted by Outside_85 (8704 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb said:

I really hate that art.

Same, it would work wonders as a flashback, dream or something else, but not the whole thing :S

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#5 Posted by Mandrewgora (295 posts) - - Show Bio

Ginchy! I can't wait. Love Allred's stuff.

#6 Posted by Cavemold (1679 posts) - - Show Bio

Its a paordy of bad art? Is that concept? Its suppose to look terrible?

#7 Posted by FatFriar_16 (167 posts) - - Show Bio

HOW CAN BOLT COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE WITHOUT MEDUSA?!? lol

#8 Posted by catfightfan (585 posts) - - Show Bio

Medusa needs to forget Black Bolt and find a new lover.

#9 Posted by GR2Blackout (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb said:

I really hate that art.

I really hate Miss Thing.

#10 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2240 posts) - - Show Bio

I cannot wait. Looks great. LOVE Allred's art. Definitely getting this.

#11 Posted by Jodez (150 posts) - - Show Bio

This is so getting cancelled

#12 Posted by raptorsrevenge (24 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, I can't wait for this! Allred's art has an incredible amount of rich personality to it. I hope this does well.

#13 Posted by dreamfall31 (548 posts) - - Show Bio

Love Fraction and Allred, so I will definately pick this series up. Still don't understand Miss-Thing....but hopefully this first issues will cleat things up!

#14 Posted by GothamRed (2563 posts) - - Show Bio

Fraction has earned me as a reader from Hawkeye. The man can write.

#15 Posted by Mercy_ (92685 posts) - - Show Bio

The art, man, the art. Can't do it.

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#16 Edited by Batnandez (511 posts) - - Show Bio

The art is so bad.

#17 Posted by leokearon (1790 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatFriar_16 said:

HOW CAN BOLT COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE WITHOUT MEDUSA?!? lol

Sign Language

#18 Posted by MatKrenz (1233 posts) - - Show Bio

All these comment make Tony very sad. Anyway im excited for this series because it seems like a super fun romp.

#19 Posted by Mucklefluga (2548 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait for this! It's gonna be so awesome!!!

#20 Posted by usabfb (58 posts) - - Show Bio

@Cavemold: No, it's not a parody. Yes, they are serious.

#21 Posted by livlig (54 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm going to pick up the #1's, and then trade-wait (in case it gets rave appreciation from the comic book community). I really like Fraction and Allred (and have nothing against Bagley), for the most part, but I'm in the process of reading both the Lee/Kirby/Ditko and Hickman Fantastic Four - and thus don't want to read a third series at the same fragging time.

#22 Posted by wmwadeii (3248 posts) - - Show Bio

The cover just turns me off, the preview didn't help much. I may be able to get into it but none of the characters have ever appealed to me. On top of that the She-Thing is just horrible IMO.

#23 Posted by The Stegman (23948 posts) - - Show Bio
Not in the least bit interested in this.
#24 Posted by Smart_Dork_Dude (2633 posts) - - Show Bio

Call me crazy, but I actually like this. It's got She-Hulk and well I couldn't care less about the other three. WHY CAN'T SHULKIE HAVE HER OWN BOOK AGAIN?!?!?!??!

#25 Posted by doordoor123 (3721 posts) - - Show Bio

@FatFriar_16 said:

HOW CAN BOLT COMMUNICATE WITH ANYONE WITHOUT MEDUSA?!? lol

Sign language or a pencil and paper.

#26 Posted by Spideycap (212 posts) - - Show Bio

Much more interested after seeing this.

#27 Edited by Dernman (14961 posts) - - Show Bio

Not interested in this book. Doesn't look interesting and I'm still pissed they brought Ant-Man back on top of killing off his more interesting daughter who was my favorite Young Avenger.

#28 Posted by The_Roman (3297 posts) - - Show Bio

.......Dafuq I just read?

#29 Posted by neiliusprime (254 posts) - - Show Bio

....Miss Thing....why?

#30 Posted by Green ankh (998 posts) - - Show Bio

Can't wait.

#31 Posted by jointron33 (1902 posts) - - Show Bio

.............What the hell is this?

#32 Posted by Billy Batson (57956 posts) - - Show Bio

I like the art...Allred is one of the best pop artist of all time...
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#33 Posted by skyjumpermike (148 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it's going to be fun! It's something different. Change is good. She Thing is hilarious. I just think some people are a little too snobby about their comics.

#34 Posted by Cafeterialoca (1504 posts) - - Show Bio

I really hope people pick this book up. Please don't let this be canceled while crap like Arena happens.

I will never forgive you comic fandom!

#35 Posted by pspin (891 posts) - - Show Bio

Like Fraction, like She-Hulk, willing to give Ms. Thing a try, can go either way with Ant Man and Medusa. The art though... good for pop art but for this series, not too sure. Willing to give it a try though.

#36 Posted by Cafeterialoca (1504 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, I hope you all give it a chance.

This book is promising something more optimistic in tone than most of the Marvel books. We need more books like this and the new upcoming Young Avengers book, and less "KILL KILL KILL, MURDER MURDER MURDER"

#37 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

The art does seem off to me. Can't get past it but I may still check this out. Still, its Allred so I still have faith it should be good!

#38 Posted by MutieLover (100 posts) - - Show Bio

I can understand not liking Allred (not really, but I'm being diplomatic) but to call his art "horrible" or the equivalent makes no sense to me. He has an understanding of human anatomy, his characters are consist from panel to panel, and he can tell a story. At the least his art is unobtrusive to understanding the story.

What the hell is "pop art"? How is Allred more or less pop than Jim Lee or Art Adams?

You guys dont like She-Thing sight un-seen, but probably complain about how Wolverine is in every book...

#39 Posted by Cafeterialoca (1504 posts) - - Show Bio

@MutieLover said:

I can understand not liking Allred (not really, but I'm being diplomatic) but to call his art "horrible" or the equivalent makes no sense to me. He has an understanding of human anatomy, his characters are consist from panel to panel, and he can tell a story. At the least his art is unobtrusive to understanding the story.

What the hell is "pop art"? How is Allred more or less pop than Jim Lee or Art Adams?

You guys dont like She-Thing sight un-seen, but probably complain about how Wolverine is in every book...

Agreed.

I don't get why people are against this title when there are so many titles which are just "Guns and Swords and DEATH DEATH DEATH!"

God, I hope FF lasts a long time!

#40 Posted by tomlikesfries (4643 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't like the art, but I'll give the first issue a shot.

#41 Posted by That60sGuy (286 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Stegman said:

Not in the least bit interested in this.

Ditto.

#42 Posted by Poncho (64 posts) - - Show Bio

what? art that isnt grim dark and violent like DC's? do not want!

#43 Posted by ArtisticNeedham (2240 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Allred's art, and who says Pop Art is a bad thing? I love Pop Art too, Warhol, Liechtenstein, Herring, Close, etc. Allred's art to me is as good as Kirby's or Ditko's. But anyways,

It looks like a fun book, fun in the same way that his X-Statix or Madman are fun, or the Tick is fun. Fun like Spider-Man or the FF should be fun (in general, not saying either title isn't fun. I love Spider-man too). I wonder if his comic will have moments of sadness or darkness like MASH or Go On but an over all fun aspect, or if it will be more zany or silly, or straight up serious like most comics?

Scott Lang has lost his daughter, right after being brought back to life no less. And Medusa has lost her husband sort of. Wonder how dark this will go?

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

Eh, I must be in minor but I am definitely looking forward to FF series! I am very exciting and the arts are different in a good away. It's nice to have something different!

#45 Posted by fables87 (976 posts) - - Show Bio

@Billy Batson said:

I like the art...Allred is one of the best pop artist of all time...
BB

Finally a person who knows what they are talking about!

#46 Posted by evilvegeta74 (4527 posts) - - Show Bio

#47 Edited by Judge_Dredd (149 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm a fan of Allred, I love Madman, but I don't dig this preview at all personally. To me, this is a skip.

@Poncho said:

what? art that isnt grim dark and violent like DC's? do not want!

Nobody said anything like that, but I guess you feel this art is above criticism? It's not. And of course, everyone has different taste, it's silly to mock people for their preferences in art.

For example, some are saying this looks fun and optimistic. To me, the offputting, odd, and grotesque vibes of Allred's works since Madman are very present here. It's kind of nightmarish in a way. Ha, but again, we all have different taste and art is subjective and whatnot.

The odd and sometimes scary world of Madman works for me, but that doesn't mean I'm on board with everything the guy makes. It's like the comments are saying "This is Mike Allred, like it or you have no taste". Do people really think established creators are automatically above criticism, and will always hit? But hey, that's not a nut we'll crack today.

#48 Posted by torzone (409 posts) - - Show Bio

@TheCheeseStabber said:

I still don't get this series.

Serious? A Joke?

Four Minutes????

Defiantly not picking it up.

#49 Posted by Onemoreposter (4022 posts) - - Show Bio

I like what I'm seeing. Will pick this up.

#50 Posted by Brownghost (47 posts) - - Show Bio

why does everyone hate the art? Everyone praised daredevil by waid and the art and now you guys hate it?