As crime fighting comic book families go, the Fantastic Four ranks as one of the greatest. Their exploits in the pages of comics and on the big screen have entertained millions of fans throughout the world. Now, Marvel is set to relaunch the team in a brand new comic series called, appropriately enough, Fantastic Four.
Here’s more from the Marvel’s mouth:
Cosmic explorers – heroes forever united as family. The world’s greatest comic magazine begins anew as Marvel’s First Family bursts back into the spotlight in FANTASTIC FOUR #1, from Eisner Award winning writer James Robinson and critically acclaimed artist Leonard Kirk.
The brilliant Mr. Fantastic, the compassionate Invisible Woman, hot-headed Human Torch, and the ever-lovin’ Thing return for a new ongoing series fraught with danger, excitement & intrigue. Only they won’t be met with new beginnings – but an untimely end!
“The team will be brought down,” says James Robinson, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Despite the fact these characters are a family and have always stuck together, there are forces that push them into directions you never thought you’d see.”
“Some rifts will be so big the Fantastic Four may never be the same,” added editor Mark Paniccia, “We’re talking about a serious, hardcore attempt at destroying them…not just on a physical level but emotionally as well.”
Check out the previews after the break. Look for Fantastic Four #1 to hit stores on February 19.