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Marvel Presents “Fantastic Four” Line-Wide Variants This August

In the coming months, the Fantastic Four will return to the Marvel Universe and star in a title of their own. While this news was released before we are sharing it, I wanted to post it now so you can hit your retailer and get them on point with this group of variants since they generally need a month advance notice to get the order in to Diamond. Check out these awesome variants on some of the currently running and new titles.

The Press Release:
The Fantastic Four have returned, and what better way to celebrate the homecoming of Sue, Reed, Ben and Johnny than with a collection of variant covers highlighting the different iterations of Marvel’s beloved first family? This August, some of the industry’s most acclaimed creators will bring you the Fantastic Four through the years, highlighting the team during their many different and memorable eras in Marvel Comics! Look for Marvel’s RETURN OF THE FANTASTIC FOUR variant covers on these select titles:

1. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #3 by STEVE EPTING

2. AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #4 by CHRIS SPROUSE (not final art)

3. ASTONISHING X-MEN #14 by ADAM KUBERT

4. AVENGERS #6 by JOHN CASSADAY

5. CAPTAIN AMERICA #2 by TRAVIS CHAREST

6. DEADPOOL #3 by ROB LIEFELD

7. DOCTOR STRANGE #4 by DAVID AJA

8. FANTASTIC FOUR #1 by MARK BROOKS

9. HUNT FOR WOLVERINE: DEAD ENDS #1 by STEVE MCNIVEN

10. IMMORTAL HULK #4 by ARTHUR ADAMS

11. MARVEL 2-IN-ONE #9 by ALAN DAVIS

12. SENTRY #3 by PHIL NOTO

13. THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN MARVEL #2 by HUMBERTO RAMOS

14. THE PUNISHER #1 by SALVADOR LARROCA

15. THOR #4 by BRYAN HITCH

16. TONY STARK: IRON MAN #3 by ADAM HUGHES

17. VENOM #5 by GERARDO ZAFFINO

18. WEAPON H #6 by J. SCOTT CAMPBELL

19. X-23 #3 by CARLOS PACHECO

20. X-MEN: RED #7 by DAVID MARQUEZ

Don’t miss your chance to collect all 20 variant covers, coming to comic shops this August!

PiercingMetal Thoughts: If you’ve seen these types of posts you already know that I don’t collect the myriad of variant covers unless its something that I really love and on the cover of a first issue that I am interested in anyway. Don’t let my practices sway you because I still think its rather cool. I’m pretty excited about the return of the First Family to the monthly comics and who knows, if the Disney acquisition of 20th Century Fox goes through, perhaps we shall find them involved in the Marvel Cinematic Universe at long last. Wouldn’t that be great. Now before I forget to remind you, please be aware that that in July the Fantastic Four will be part of twelve reprinted issues that are only one-dollar each. You don’t want to miss these at all and should contact your comic shop about the issues that were discussed HERE. What do you readers think about this variant cover grouping? Is it something you will be hunting for? Chime in down in the comments. Until we meet again.

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

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“Avengers” #6 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Astonishing X-Men” #14 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Amazing Spider-Man” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Amazing Spider-Man” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Sentry” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Thor” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Tony Stark: Iron Man” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Venom” #5 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Weapon H” #6 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“X-23” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“X-Men Red” #7 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Punisher” #1 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Marvel 2 In One” #9 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Life Of Captain Marvel” #2 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Immortal Hulk” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Hunt For Wolverine: Dead Ends” #1 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Fantastic Four” #1 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Doctor Strange” #4 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Deadpool” #3 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)
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“Captain America” #2 (Fantastic Four Line-Wide Variant)

Marvel Unveils “Fantastic Four” True Believers For July 2018

The folks over at The House Of Ideas are definitely running with the ball in terms of the “True Believers” one-dollar comic book offerings this year. So far, 2018 has offered up affordable readers that feature classic tales about “Venom”, “Wolverine”, “Avengers” and most recently “Ant-Man and The Wasp”. Now its time to celebrate the return of The Fantastic Four with these specially priced issues. Check out the full press and cover art. I’ll close out with some additional editorial.

The Press Release:
Before Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli take the Fantastic Four on new adventures this August, Marvel invites you to relive some of the First Family’s classic stories with a line of Fantastic Four-themed TRUE BELIEVERS comics, available only at your local comic book shops. Reproducing some of the most iconic Fantastic Four stories of all time at the suggested retail price of $1, TRUE BELIEVERS are perfect for readers new and old. Whether it’s your first time reading these memorable tales or your hundredth – you won’t want to miss this special celebration. Look for your favorites with new and colorful re-printings!

TRUE BELIEVERS: FANTASTIC FOUR #1: Reprinting material from Fantastic Four (1961) #1

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“True Believers: Fantastic Four” #1

TRUE BELIEVERS: FANTASTIC FOUR VS. DOCTOR DOOM #1: Reprinting material from Fantastic Four (1961) #5

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“True Believers: Fantastic Four Vs. Dr. Doom” #1

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Marvel Comics Announces The Return Of “The Fantastic Four”

The Press Release:
As revealed by Editor in Chief C.B. Cebulski in an official video from Marvel, FANTASTIC FOUR will return this summer in an all-new monthly series, written by Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer) with art by Sara Pichelli (Spider-Man: Miles Morales).

“I started my adventures in the Marvel Universe with a freaked-out Reed Richards, the Watcher and the Silver Surfer,” Slott told The New York Times in an interview. “I’ve wanted this for so long.”

“We’ve been waiting for the right creators to come available for this book,” Cebulski revealed during Marvel’s official announcement. “Fantastic Four is not an easy team to draw – The Thing is the big orange rock guy, Reed can move in all kinds of directions, Johnny is on fire when he flames on, and Sue, when she is invisible or not, you still have to make her presence felt in each panel — and Sara can just do that like nobody else.”

For more information about FANTASTIC FOUR, check out Marvel.com and be sure to stay tuned for more news throughout the week on This Week in Marvel, Women of Marvel and Earth’s Mightiest Show

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: It was brief and to the point but honestly who needs much more when it is news such as this. I’m very happy to find the first family returning to Marvels line of titles because there was a time in my life as a fan of the medium that I felt it was one of the best reads on the stands. When the title was cancelled back in 2015, the sales on the title were down and the interest was waning based on the advance reports and clips from the “Fant4stic” film that was being released. Needless to say that movie was new levels of dreadful and if you wonder how bad, well, it made “Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice” seem like “Gone With The Wind”. I’m glad that the series is coming back and will be at the writing helm of Slott since he is a talented scribe who knows these characters quite well. I’m hopeful for great things and will be reserving a copy from my local comic book shop when it comes time to do that. Now that Disney owns the Fox Studios and has these characters back in their stable, we can hope for a proper, more to canon film being worked on. It’s going to take some time so let’s just plan on enjoying the series and the re-introduction of the Fantastic Four to the other Marvel titles that are currently on the shelf. What do you readers think of this news? Please chime in down in the comments below.

Official Website: http://www.marvel.com

Opening Today: “Fantastic Four” (8/7/2015)

Hey Marvel Comics fans today is the day that the 20th Century Fox reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise opens up in theaters almost everywhere. Are you excited? Well then lets continue with the movie poster, the premise and the cast. I will drop back in for some thoughts afterward.

Poster - Fantastic Four - 2015

The Premise
When four people teleport to an alternate universe, which alters their physical form and grants them new abilities, they must learn to harness their abilities and work together as a team to save the Earth from a familiar enemy. (thanks Wiki).

The Cast:
Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic
Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch
Kate Mara as Susan Storm/Invisible Woman
Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/Thing
Toby Kebbell as Victor von Doom/Dr. Doom
Reg E. Cathey as Dr. Franklin Storm
Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Elder
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“Fantastic Four” @ Theaters Everywhere

Poster - Fantastic Four - 2015

20th Century Fox’s reboot of Marvel Comics “Fantastic Four” is here and is opening in theaters everywhere.