'Fantastic Four' monthly title returns in August
After a three-year hiatus, the title that started the Marvel Age - Fantastic Four - is returning as a monthly series in August by a new creative team.
The book will be written by Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man) with art by Sara Pichelli (Ultimate Spider-Man). The announcement was made by new Marvel Comics editor in chief C.B. Cebulski on Twitter.
"The first family is returning to Marvel on a monthly basis," said Cebulski. He added that the new Fantastic Four title will feature the four original members - Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, The Thing and The Human Torch.
The Richards Family was last seen at the end of event book, Secret Wars, rebuilding the multiverse. The children recently made a cameo on 2017's Marvel Legacy #1.
The Thing and The Human Torch are oblivious of what happened to the rest of the team and are currently starring in Chip Zdarsky's Marvel 2-In-One ongoing series. Cebulski said it will continue alongside the relaunched Fantastic Four.
A special announcement from Marvel Editor-in-Chief, @CBCebulski. #MarvelComics pic.twitter.com/8fab2xo5ji— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 29, 2018
“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 a subsequent interview, recalling 1965's debut of Galactus. “I’ve wanted this for so long.”
“I can’t wait to draw a lot of the characters, but there’s one in particular I can’t reveal yet,” added Pichelli. “You will know why they’re my favorite when you read the book!”
Marvel also released a quick teaser animation featuring the FF's iconic "4" logo:
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) March 29, 2018