One way creators try to leave their stamp on company-owned characters is to raise the stakes of a story. "I told the biggest ________ story ever," they want to say as they move on to other work. Of course, raising the stakes in a Fantastic Four book, considering that the original creative team of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee put the heroes in a situation in which Earth was threatened by a planet-eating demigod with a device that could destroy the universe, is a particular challenge. Yet recent creative team
The month of November will see the first issues for some of the major new titles from the Marvel Now initiative. As such, Marvel Comics has revealed variant covers to FF #1 by Art Adams and Skottie young, while also providing fans with a page of interior art by series artist Mike Allred
Over a lifetime of reading comics, Senior Writer Chris Sims has developed an inexhaustible arsenal of facts and opinions. That's why each and every week, we turn to you to put his comics culture knowledge to the test as he responds to your reader questions -- and as Halloween approaches, we make those questions spoooooky.
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It's an auspicious but decidedly bittersweet day for fans of writers Ed Brubaker, Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman, all of whose most popular Marvel Comics series come to a close with today's final issues of Captain America, Invincible Iron Man and FF. In a superhero comics business where creators frequently seem like hired gun
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Yesterday ComicsAlliance announced that Marvel has provided us with the variant covers for issues #2-5 of the new FF series from Matt Fraction and Mike Allred, launching in November as part of their Marvel NOW initiative. Each cover, drawn by Allred, showcases one of the new members of the FF. Whe
Continuing the week-long announcements/confirmations of last week's Marvel NOW! teases, Matt Fraction has been confirmed as the new man in charge of Marvel's First Family, writing relaunches of both Fantastic Four and spin-off title FF.USA Today had the details about Fraction's plans for the