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Marvel: Revealed At Last! The Return Of The Fantastic Four & First Issue Art

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“Fantastic Four” #1

The Press Release:
As the Fantastic Four prepare to make their return to the Marvel Universe, Marvel is proud to present a Fantastic Four teaser trailer celebrating new adventures of Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny!

Celebrate the Fantastic Four with a view into their past and a look towards the future, from their debut in Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s classic 1961 issue to their much-anticipated return in August’s upcoming new series from Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man, Silver Surfer), Sara Pichelli (Spider-Man: Miles Morales), and Esad Ribic (Infamous Iron Man, Marvel Legacy, Secret Wars)!

And be sure to keep watching until the end for the FIRST exciting reveal of Esad Ribic’s dynamic and explosive cover for issue #1!

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: For many years, the monthly series of “Fantastic Four” was on my pull list at the local comic book shop. Eventually I slowed down my purchases and moved onto other titles, but I would still often refer to the collected editions that I had secured in my bookcase. Those individual issues are packed and protected at this time and require a bit of a routine and care if I am to read them now. Yeah I am one of “those” collectors, but I digress. The bottom line is that I remained a fan of the First Family and enjoyed their first two films, most of the cartoons but couldn’t for the life of me get through that Josh Trank steaming pile of horse business that came out a couple of years ago. That all being said I am interested in seeing what can come of the team in today’s world on the illustrated page. What do you think? Chime in down below.

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

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

Now Playing: “Fantastic Four” in Theaters Everywhere (8/7/2015)

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Well. We’ve arrived at the opening day of the now very much maligned “Fantastic Four” film which is a complete reboot by director Josh Trank. It takes place outside of the popular Marvel Cinematic Universe since the property is under the control of 20th Century Fox based on a deal made so many years ago. The second trailer was shared HERE along with some additional posters for those interested in checking out it and down below you’ll find the Official Poster, premise and casting. Enjoy if you plan on going.

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The Premise: Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.
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“Fantastic Four” @ Theaters Everywhere

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

20th Century Fox: “Fantastic Four” Official Trailer 2

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Considering my overall acrimony about the upcoming “Fantastic Four” film, I’m back again to share another look at what is heading our way with this film. I didn’t like what I saw in the clip seen HERE so let’s see if the second go-round makes me feel any different. As most know by now, this is NOT a proper Marvel Studios film and is another attempt to dilute the “Fantastic Four” property by 20th Century Fox. To keep your interest and website visiting time a little longer, I’ve added some of the promotional posters that I found as well. Here goes nothing….

The Premise: Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe which alters their physical form in shocking ways. The four must learn to harness their new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy.

The Cast:
Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic
Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/Human Torch
Kate Mara as Sue Storm/Invisible Woman
Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing
Toby Kebbell as Victor Von Doom/Doctor Doom
Tim Blake Nelson as Harvey Allen
Reg E. Cathey as Franklin Storm

Additionally, Dan Castellaneta portrays Mr. Kenny, Reed’s teacher and Tim Heidecker appears as Mr. Richards, Reed’s stepfather. Chet Hanks, son of actor Tom Hanks, has a minor appearance as Jimmy Grimm, Ben’s older brother.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: As you can see this does look to be action packed but I am thinking there is a lot of build up time to be found in the film. They’ve made a number of changes to the canon of the original First Family to reflect modern times and I didn’t feel this was necessary. The Four themselves look “okay” at best with The Thing being a bit more unnerving in presentation. It’s hard to compare him as to how Michael Chiklis did him but I think I would have liked a closer to the original look than what we go and then there is Doctor Doom. For most comic book fans Doctor Doom is one of the deadliest super-villains in the Marvel Comics canon and the trailer leads me to think he gets his powers along with the other four. Much like that first go-round they did in that film from 2005. Way to be original Fox. Anyway, this one opens in August and I am thinking that I will be passing on it. For years I loved the FF comic book and this presentation of them look more “meh” than “hooray”. What about you readers? Are you seeing this one based on the second trailer? Chime in down below.

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movie posters, promotional posters, 20th century fox, fantastic four

movie posters, promotional posters, 20th century fox, fantastic four

movie posters, promotional posters, 20th century fox, fantastic four

movie posters, promotional posters, 20th century fox, fantastic four

Official Film Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fantastic_Four_%282015_film%29