CONFIRMED: Marvel Cancel FANTASTIC FOUR; Series Is "Going Away For A While"

CONFIRMED: Marvel Cancel FANTASTIC FOUR; Series Is "Going Away For A While"

<font color=red>CONFIRMED:</font> Marvel Cancel FANTASTIC FOUR; Series Is "Going Away For A While"

At the "Axel-in-Charge" panel at the New York Comic-Con today, Marvel have finally made it official; the Fantastic Four will come to an end with issue #642 in a storyline showcasing the "closing act" of Marvel's First Family and sending the book "away for a while". Check it out!


Prepare to say goodbye to Marvel's First Family next year with the cancellation of the Fantastic Four now official. Details are scarce at the moment, but the news was confirmed by Marvel Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso and writer James Robinson. The latter praised the many writers who have come before him (Matt Fraction, Jonathan Hickman and Mark Waid were referenced) and talked a little about bringing back the classic blue costumes and once again uniting the heroes as the team readers have always known and loved. "They're going to all come back and be the team that you love. Everyone will have their moment, from Sharon Ventura to Wyatt Wingfoot." The writer would then go on to talk about the cancellation of the series, stating, "The book is reverting to its original numbers, and the book is going away for a while. I'm moving towards the end of 'Fantastic Four.' I just want to reassure people that you will not leave this book with a bad taste in your mouth." Fantastic Four" #642, the start of "The End is Fourever," will hit in January.

The key word here is "a while", and we all know that even if Marvel killed these characters off, they'd likely return one day. If reports that the only reason this is being done is to spit 20th Century Fox ahead of the release of Josh Trank's The Fantastic Four, it's more than a little disappointing, but taking the team away as we know it and perhaps bringing them back in a few years time could ultimately be for the best. I personally haven't enjoyed a run on the book since Mark Waid and Mark Millar's, so I can live with this. How about you guys? Sound off with your thoughts below!
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