I’d be lying if I said I fully understood the motivation for fast forwarding Marvel titles ahead to their 100th anniversary. That being said I was always a fan of the 2099 series growing up so a glimpse into the titles future can be fun and a little dizzying given the right changes. Hopefully, these titles break the mold and present something incredible an awe inspiring. The preview has a disturbing lack of H.E.R.B.I.E.
This July, do the time warp and fast forward to the year 2061 as Marvel celebrates the upcoming 100th Anniversary of some of its greatest characters in this new head-spinning limited series! Today, Marvel Comics is proud to present your first look at the 100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – FANTASTIC FOUR #1, from fan favorite creators Jen Van Meter & Joanna Estep.
Witness the first family of the future in a way you’ve never seen them before! What does the Fantastic Four look like in the year 2061? Reed Richards, Doctor Doom and Johnny Storm are all gone – presumed dead. The Fantastic Four has been discredited in the eyes of the public – no longer the champions they once were. Now, a new Fantastic Four will rise up – comprised of Doom’s granddaughter and the Richards-Banner twins. But when a key player in the first family’s past resurfaces – it will have earth-shattering effects on their future!
“We’ve had a bunch of anniversaries lately at Marvel,” says Senior Editor Nick Lowe, in an interview with Marvel.com. “Most of our character have had their 50th anniversary in the pasts couple years, We’re right in the middle of Marvel’s 75th anniversary as well. It was [former Senior Editor] Steve Wacker’s idea originally that it would be fun to tackle a 100th anniversary, to imagine our characters as they might be in 40 or 50 years.”
Each week in July sees a new 100th Anniversary Special featuring fan-favorite creators and rising stars as they envision the Marvel Universe of the far flung future! Don’t miss the opening salvo in this mind-bending new weekly limited series when the 100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – FANTASTIC FOUR #1 hits comic shops this July!
100th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL – FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (MAY140819)
Written by JEN VAN METER
Art & Cover by JOANNA ESTEP
Interlocking Variant Cover by ALEXANDER LOZANO (MAY140820)
FOC – 06/09/14, On-Sale – 07/02/14