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Mark Russell and Sean Izaakse Explore 60 Years of the Fantastic Four

The Fantastic Four celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The iconic Stan Lee and Jack Kirby creation, credited with kicking off Marvel Comics’ historic Silver Age, have starred in some of the most memorable comic book adventures of all time, and now their illustrious saga will be presented in a radical new way in Fantastic Four: Life Story.

Written by acclaimed writer Mark Russell and drawn by Sean Izaakse, and colors by Nolan Woodward, Fantastic Four: Life Story will be written in the same approach as Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley’s hit series, Spider-Man: Life Story. Fantastic Four: Life Story will tell the entire history of the Fantastic Four from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which their stories were published.

Fantastic Four: Life Story #1 will take place in the “Swinging Sixties” when Reed, Ben, Sue, and Johnny took that fateful journey to space that changed the face of comic book storytelling forever. Against the backdrop of the Cold War and the Space Race, a terrible accident occurs that gives them great powers and a terrible secret, entangling them in Earth’s history forever as they transform into the world’s premier superhero team.

Check out the cover by Daniel Acuña. Don’t miss this incredible journey through Marvel Comics AND real-world history when Fantastic Four: Life Story #1 hits stands in May.

Preview: Empyre: Fallout Fantastic Four #1

Empyre: Fallout Fantastic Four #1

(W) Dan Slott (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) R. B. Silva
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

• The fate of all future Kree/Skrull Wars is placed in the hands of… Reed Richards and his family, the Fantastic Four.
• This is NO standard issue of a Marvel Comic, True Believer. Two MAJOR TURNING POINTS for THE ENTIRE MARVEL UNIVERSE will take place here!
• Also in this issue… The Profiteer returns, but is she here for revenge… or justice? And a special appearance by the most ominous cosmic character of them all, The Unseen!

Empyre: Fallout Fantastic Four #1

Review: Empyre: Fantastic Four

Empyre: Fantastic Four

Marvel’s anticipated, and delayed event, Empyre draws nearer. Empyre: Fantastic Four is the prelude comic introducing the Fantastic Four into what’s to come. Much like its Avengers counterpart, the comic feels like a nice walk through the history of the key players and teases the upcoming event and its impact.

Stranded in space, the Fantastic Four are given a lift to a gambling planet where they learn of a gladiatorial combat that relives the Kree/Skrull War but the wording indicates the war is officially over. The galactic credit system has collapsed as well leading to a bartering system. It’s all tied together but the Fantastic Four must put the pieces of the puzzle together as well as figure out a way to pay for their ship repair to get home.

Written by Dan Slott, Empyre: Fantastic Four is a decent transition for the team into the event. You get a good sense of the history of the Kree/Skrull War as well as the Fantastic Four’s involvement with both. We’re also introduced to new concepts in Marvel’s cosmic landscape that fit right in and feel at home.

Slott mixes in some comedic elements and action within the pages keeping a nice pace throughout the issue. While it’s not quite as good as the Avengers lead in issue, it does a decent job overall of catching readers up and leaves them on a “what the hell is that?” cliffhanger, though without the dread like the Avengers issue.

Where things get a bit weird is the revelation of who’ battling in the arena. SPOILER: It’s two children who the Fantastic Four liberate from their oppressor. While this is overall a good thing, this, along with the Future Foundation, is making the team feel like they’re collecting wards quicker than Batman. They’re also as questionable when it comes to the kids’ safety. Still that detail provides some humorous and cute moments of interactions between the kids, the Human Torch, and the Thing.

The art by R.B. Silva and Sean Izaakse is solid work. Along with color by Marte Gracia and Marcio Menyz and lettering by Joe Caramagna, the art is really interesting with a lot of small details to tell the story. The art really plays well into the gambling world as we get a sense of the wonder and alien nature of it all but it also feels familiar. There’s a sense of excess without it being over the top and exploitation without it feeling too grimy. It feels like Vegas. Despite some of the weightier aspects of the story, the art helps keep it light too befitting the tone of the Fantastic Four.

While Empyre: Fantastic Four doesn’t quite have the excitement of Empyre: The Avengers, it does add in some more details about the current state of the cosmic Marvel Universe and how things are shifted. It’s a transition to get the team into the action without using up an issue of their main series. But, as is, this is a prelude issue that’s more interesting to read than a must get.

Story: Dan Slott Art: R.B. Silva, Sean Izaakse
Color: Marte Gracia, Marcio Menyz Letterer: Joe Caramagna
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.0 Recommendation: Read


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Who Will Be Left Standing in the Fallout of Empyre? Find out in Empyre: Fallout Fantastic Four #1

Empyre, the legendary epic that will shatter the Marvel Universe, will hit stands starting July 15th – and its seismic events will bring new dangers to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and Marvel’s First Family! This September, learn the extent of this saga’s repercussions in two titanic one-shots, Empyre: Aftermath Avengers #1 and Empyre: Fallout Fantastic Four #1.

Dan Slott pens Empyre: Fallout Fantastic Four #1, which promises two major turning points for the entire Marvel Universe as the fate of all future Kree/Skrull Wars is placed in the hands of Reed Richards and his family, the Fantastic Four!  Sean Izaakse provides the art for the issue with a cover by R.B. Silva.

Who will be left standing the fallout of Empyre? Find out this September in Empyre: Fallout Fantastic Four #1 and Empyre: Aftermath Avengers #1!

EMPYRE: FALLOUT FANTASTIC FOUR #1

Review: Fantastic Four Vol. 4 Thing vs. Immortal Hulk

The Thing is married and it’s time for his honeymoon! But, the Immortal Hulk has other plans!

Fantastic Four Vol. 4 Thing vs. Immortal Hulk collects issues #12-13, Fantastic Four: Yancy Street, and Fantastic Four: Negative Zone.

Story: Dan Slott, Gerry Duggan, Mike Carey, Ryan North
Art: Sean Izaakse, Greg Smallwood, Mark Bagley, Scott Hanna, Luciano Vecchio, Pere Pérez, Stefano Caselli, Steve Uly
Color: Marcio Menyz, Greg Smallwood, Erick Arciniega
Letterer: Joe Caramagna, Cory Petit

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Preview: Fantastic Four #19

Fantastic Four #19

(W) Dan Slott (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Nick Bradshaw
Rated T
In Shops: Feb 19, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Point of Origin” Conclusion!

The secret behind “Point of Origin”, one of the greatest mysteries of the Fantastic Four, is finally revealed.

And now that he has the answer to the only problem he could never solve, there’s only one thing in the universe that Reed Richards wants: Vengeance!

Fantastic Four #19

Marvel’s Pull List Reveals Details on March Releases like Outlawed, Immortal Hulk, Giant-Size X-Men: Magneto, and More!

Marvel has released its special edition of The Pull List, unveiling exclusive information for the hottest books coming to comic shops this March! This month’s episode showcased brand new titles like Spider-Woman, Outlawed, Marvel’s Avengers: Captain America, Marvel’s Avengers: Black Widow, and Giant-Size X-men: Magneto. It also shared first looks at upcoming issues of your favorite ongoing titles like the special oversized 750th Hulk issue, Immortal Hulk #33, Johnny Blaze facing off against Doctor Strange in Ghost Rider #6, and Fantastic Four #20, the first lead-in to the biggest event of 2020!

SPIDER-WOMAN #1

Written by KARLA PACHECO
Art by PERE PEREZ
Cover by JUNGGEUN YOON

Jessica Drew hasn’t been feeling like herself lately (she’s not a Skrull, we promise). When the angry, irritable, and unwell Spider-Woman takes a simple security gig to help get back on her feet, she finds herself besieged by unknown forces out to destroy everything around her. What’s wrong with Jessica? Just how DID she get this job? And who are these violent lunatics who keep trying to blow her up? WHO CARES? Does Spider-Woman have someone to punch? THAT’S ALL THAT MATTERS.

An explosive new series that pushes Spider-Woman into new heights of action and adventure from the mad minds of Karla Pacheco and Pere Pérez, this is the Spider-Woman book you’ve been waiting for!

SPIDER-WOMAN #1

OUTLAWED #1

Written by EVE L. EWING
Art by KIM JACINTO
Cover by PEPE LARRAZ

EXPLODING FROM THE PAGES OF INCOMING!

In the wake of a devastating tragedy, the United States passes a law that will shake the Marvel Universe to its core.

The world has had enough of teen heroes. The crackdown has begun. And the lives of Marvel’s next generation will never be the same again.

EVE L. EWING and KIM JACINTO launch a new era in this game-changing event one-shot that will send shockwaves across the Marvel Universe! You won’t want to miss this one!

OUTLAWED #1

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

Written by PAUL ALLOR
Art by GEORGES JEANTY
Cover by STONEHOUSE

CAPTAIN AMERICA BATTLES BATROC IN THIS NEW PREQUEL TO THE UPCOMING VIDEO GAME, MARVEL’S AVENGERS!

Since World War II, Steve Rogers has fought for the side of good as CAPTAIN AMERICA!  As one of his last friends from the war is laid to rest, Cap must contend with the mysterious robbery of a high-tech weapons company.  But what is BATROC THE LEAPER planning, and how will this technology change the FUTURE of the AVENGERS?

The journey to MARVEL’S AVENGERS continues with a mystery and an adventure that sets the groundwork for an inciting incident in the upcoming video game!

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: CAPTAIN AMERICA #1

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: BLACK WIDOW #1

Written by CHRISTOS GAGE
Art by MICHELE BANDINI 
Cover by STONEHOUSE

THE SUPER SPY STARS IN THE FINAL ADVENTURE BEFORE THE LAUNCH OF MARVEL’S AVENGERS!

Former Russian spy Natasha Romanoff has joined SHIELD, but when a spectre from her past resurfaces, where do her loyalties really lie?  And what is the source of her deadly feud with the villainous TASKMASTER?  Solve the mystery in this adventure leading up to the upcoming MARVEL’S AVENGERS video game as we explore a key episode from the dramatic saga of the woman called BLACK WIDOW!

MARVEL’S AVENGERS: BLACK WIDOW #1

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: MAGNETO #1

Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art and Cover by BEN OLIVER

HICKMAN & OLIVER MASTER MAGNETISM!

Jonathan Hickman continues his one-shots showcasing some of Marvel’s best artists! This time, he teams with Ben Oliver (ULTIMATE X-MEN,

THUNDERBOLTS) to bring a tale of Krakoan Ambassador and Master of Magnetism, Magneto! Krakoa may be only for mutants, but mutants still need to deal with the human world around them. Magneto has a plan for that.

GIANT-SIZE X-MEN: MAGNETO #1

IMMORTAL HULK #33

Written by AL EWING
Art by JOE BENNETT
Cover by ALEX ROSS

Celebrating 750 ISSUES of the INCREDIBLE H%LKTM! Something is wrong. Something has compromised the simulacrum. EXTRA-SIZE HULK-SM&SHING ACTIONTM! Banner is refusing to yield. Something is wrong. PL#S! ENTER – THE THOUGHTFUL MAN! Something is wrong. Something is wrong. Something is wrong.

IMMORTAL HULK #33

GHOST RIDER #6

Written by ED BRISSON
Art by JUAN FRIGERI
Cover by AARON KUDER

Celebrating 750 ISSUES of the INCREDIBLE H%LKTM! Something is wrong. Something has compromised the simulacrum. EXTRA-SIZE HULK-SM&SHING ACTIONTM! Banner is refusing to yield. Something is wrong. PL#S! ENTER – THE THOUGHTFUL MAN! Something is wrong. Something is wrong. Something is wrong.

GHOST RIDER #6

FANTASTIC FOUR #20

Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by SEAN IZAAKSE
Cover by NICK BRADSHAW

The Mole Man and his biggest Kaiju return to the surface, with all of their righteous wrath aimed at one man… Wyatt Wingfoot! How can the Human Torch and Sky possibly save him? Y’know, this really would’ve been a good time to have brought ALL of the Fantastic Four! Also this issue: Meet a never-before-seen Elder of the Universe! Who are they, and how will they change the FF’s life… forever?

FANTASTIC FOUR #20

Preview: Fantastic Four #17

Fantastic Four #17

(W) Dan Slott (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Nick Bradshaw
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 11, 2019
SRP: $3.99

POINT OF ORIGIN CONTINUES!

The Fantastic Four’s choices from long ago have forever changed a planet 44 light years away. Today, Ben Grimm’s actions will change their future. And Johnny Storm’s world will never be the same again. All this – and one of the biggest FF secrets of all-time is finally revealed!

Fantastic Four #17

Preview: Fantastic Four #16

Fantastic Four #16

(W) Dan Slott (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Nick Bradshaw
Rated T
In Shops: Nov 06, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“Point of Origin” Part 3

• Who is the winged warrior named Sky? What’s her shocking connection to the origin of the Human Torch? And how will she change his life FOREVER?
• Meanwhile, separated from the rest of the Fantastic Four, the Thing stands alone as he faces off against the Five Hundred Horde of Freak Alley!

Fantastic Four #16

Preview: Captain America #13

Captain America #13

(W) Ta-Nehisi Coates (A) Jason Masters, Sean Izaakse (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Aug 28, 2019
SRP: $3.99

“THE LEGEND OF STEVE” BEGINS!

On the run from the law and pursued by a dogged Nick Fury, Steve Rogers and the Daughters of Liberty begin to take the fight back to the Power Elite and their insidious minions! First up, it’s a trip to the border with the White Tiger to uncover the secrets behind the group known only as THEM!

Captain America #13
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