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TV Fan Blasts Marc Guggenheim “Over Slap To The Face” Because Of Suicide Squad Movie

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I always love when I hear executives state the movies don’t affect the comics or TV universes. 

Case in point: Current Marvel Comics EIC Axel Alonso regularly states the movies don’t affect the comics. We know that isn’t true as Matt Fraction stated the Thor movie interfered with how he wrote his Thor comic; we know Abnett and Lanning were kicked off their Guardians of the Galaxy and Nova comics because of Gunn’s film; we know the Inhumans are replacing the X-Men, and we know Marvel Comics cancelled the Fantastic Four because of the Fox movie. We also know the last ten or so years has seen Marvel Comics focus on the Avengers, and not the X-Men. And Steve Roger is returning as Captain America.

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Regarding the DC Comics, legendary creator George Perez was pretty clear when he stated the Man of Steel people messed with his New 52 Superman comic, which is why he left.

And we also know the same happens with the DC TV universe.

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Because of the Suicide Squad movie, Deadshot is “off the table,” Harley Quinn was shelved, and with the recent death of Amanda Waller in Arrow, it’s easy to guess the same thing happened with her character. Batman and Superman are also off limits for the Flash and Arrow universe, and Arrow couldn’t use Blue Beetle, so they went with Atom instead. Now it’s learned Deadstroke is also shelved (see below).

We can also speculate as a result of the new Green Lantern Corps movie, that now Green Lantern is also off limits.

There has been some online chatter amongst fans asking why this is the case — as the DC execs regularly state the movie and TV universes are separate. Zack Snyder recently said more of the same. So why then can’t they have the same characters? If I had to guess, my answer as to why the TV characters are being shelved is not to compete with their movie counterparts. We can probably thank Grant Gustin’s Flash for that. I’ve said it before, I think DC has finally found their “Spider-Man” with Grant Gustin as Barry Allen and The Flash. The series is popular amongst casual fans, young fans, hard core fans and older fans (WB really needs to start heavily promoting Gustin and the series). I think WB is going to find it difficult to sell the Ezra Miller Flash to the fanbase. We see they have already started spinning that we should accept Miller because there are different universes. Ezra Miller has probably been coached on the topic as in interviews he’s mentioned multiple realities/universes/dimensions. The controversy has even caused Grant Gustin to come out and tell fans that he supports Miller.

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Now executive producer Marc Guggenheim is feeling the heat as fans asked and complained on Tumblr about the TV characters getting the axe, specifically the Arrow Suicide Squad characters with Deadshot, Deathstroke and Amanda Waller.

Fan #1: Any possible chance of either Slade or Walter returning throughout the rest of Season 4? #Arrow

MG: The character of Slade Wilson is currently tied up in another DC project.  Walter is more likely.

Fan #2: You said that only Deadshot was off-limits, and Amanda Waller & Deathstroke are safe. But you guys killed Waller off just like that, and she doesn’t seem like she will ever return(Because bullet to head). Who’s next to be killed off? Katana? Once Deathstroke arrives in the DC movie, will he be also killed off too? This is really frustrating, that all awesome characters are being written off, because of the Suicide Squad movie, and is a slap to the face of Arrow fans.

MG: Um… I never said that.

Arrow‘s Stephen Amell, who may just be as frustrated as a lot of fans are (Amell has been vocal about wanting to be in Justice League with Gustin as the movie Flash), recently stated in an interview he thinks Arrow is missing Deathstroke.

“Manu [Bennett] is a character, and Manu played a great character. And I really honestly think that Arrow has been missing something since he hasn’t been around. I really do. He was a transformative villain. I would really love it if Deathstroke could keep being a part of the Arrow universe,” Amell said.

Sorry to say, Stephen, per Guggenheim’s words, that isn’t going to be the case. Let’s just hope Green Arrow doesn’t appear in the DCCU any time soon, eh?

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Watch: Matt Fraction Talks Writing Hawkeye On Late Night With Seth Meyers

Check out Eisner-winning comic book writer Matt Fraction appearing on Late Night With Seth Meyers above.

Fraction wrote a popular title at Marvel with Hawkeye, who arguably stole the show during The Avengers 2.

This past February also saw Fraction and his wife, fellow comic writer Kelly Sue DeConnick, sign a two year deal with Universal TV to adapt some of their comic books as well as original TV series concepts.

Fraction’s other comic book works include: The Invincible Iron Man, The Mighty Thor and Avengers Vs. X-Men at Marvel, as well as Image Comics’ ODY-C, Casanova, Satellite Sam, Last Of The Independents, Five Fists Of Science and Bitch Planet.

Fraction also served as a consultant on Iron Man 2 and wrote an episode of FX’s animated comedy Archer.

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Fraction Still At Marvel After Departing Inhumans

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Yesterday saw word surface about Matt Fraction leaving the Marvel Inhumans event with Charles Soule announced as the new writer on Inhuman when it hits in April.

Now Marvel and Fraction comment on the situation, and Fractions fans worry not as the writer is staying with Marvel.

“This is just an instance where we — meaning Marvel and the writer, Matt Fraction — came to the realization that we weren’t on the same page, we probably never would be, and no one would benefit if we tried to force it to work,” Alonso told CBR in a bonus to his weekly column. “The series that Matt wanted to write would have been good, no doubt about it, but it was not the series we need to lay the foundation for this new universe within the Marvel Universe. The reason this [creative shift] came about a bit late is because of the mutual respect we’ve built over ten-plus years, and, well, because we really wanted it to work out.”

Fraction continues with mention he’s worked on the Inhuman book for the past six months with Marvel Editorial, but they just couldn’t work out their differences.

“As un-dramatic and uninteresting as it sounds, my version of ‘Inhuman’ wasn’t what they were into and, y’know, it’s their company,” Fraction said. “It’s a legit case of ‘creative differences’ in spite of everyone’s best intentions. After what? Five or six months where this has been my primary focus and we’re still not on the same page — I can’t say they didn’t try, they can’t say I didn’t try, and at some point, you gotta move on. It happens. It didn’t make sense to continue working together on this book. I was not fired. I am not fired. I am still employed. We are all still friends. ‘Inhuman’ is a really big deal for all involved. You need to be moving as one.”

Previously, Fraction let it be known that the Marvel Studios Thor movie interfered with his run on Thor. There has been rumors of an Inhumans movie, but it’s unknown if that plays a part with Fraction leaving this title.

Inhuman #1 has an April release with art by Joe Madureira.

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Matt Fraction Off Inhuman

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Matt Fraction is no longer attached to the delayed Inhuman title.

Marvel released a press release that stated Charles Soule is coming on board.

Reportedly, Fraction left both Fantastic Four and FF to take on Inhuman, so this is pretty big news.

It’s stated Joe Madureira still remains on as the series artist.

Marvel directly spun the new Inhumans event out of Jonathan Hickman’s recent Infinity event.

The news comes after it was learned Inhuman is getting a three month delay. Fans online assumed it was because of Joey Mad’s art, but it looks as if it could be because Fraction departed.

Fraction did write the first issue to kick things off with Inhumanity #1.

No official reason has been given for Fraction leaving the book.

Charles Soule is currently writing Thunderbolts, Superman/Wonder Woman, Swamp Thing, Red Lanterns and the upcoming She-Hulk relaunch.

Inhuman #1 now hits in April.

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Marvel Announces “All-New Invaders”; Silver Surfer Part Of Marvel Now Phase 2

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Today sees a big announcement from Marvel with the next phase of “Marvel Now!”

Those plans include the previously announced Matt Fraction ongoing Inhuman, and it is also learned the plans will include All-New Invaders from James Robinson and Steve Pugh.

Black Widow and the Silver Surfer are mentioned as being a part of the new initiative as well, though it isn’t specifically said if they are new titles or just involved in the stories.

The second phase dubbed “All-New Marvel Now” begins December 24th with Avengers #24.NOW (yes, a point one “now” issue), described by USA Today as being a new entry point for the series, followed by Inhumans and All-New Invaders in January.

Avengers #24.NOW sees Captain America and Iron Man round up a new team of Avengers to deal with a runaway planet heading toward Earth.

In Robinson’s All-New Invaders, Human Torch, Namor the Sub-Mariner and the Winter Soldier seek to stop the Kree from using a device that can control gods and create an unstoppable army.

Fraction’s Inhuman deals with the fact that a large population of people are exposed to a mist that makes them powerful Inhumans themselves.

“My favorite thing is showing people why those characters that aren’t necessarily household names like the Falcon and Silver Surfer should be, and why they’re every bit as vital to the Marvel mythology as Spider-Man and the Avenger,” Marvel EIC Axel Alonso said.

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Marvel Teaser #4 Asks “Are We…?”

Marvel teaser #4 asks “Are We…?” continuing with a series of questions that surround something coming out in December.

More than likely these are related to Matt Fractions new Inuman series and event with “Inhumanity.”

Marvel stated as a result of what goes down during Infinity, the terrigen mists spread throughout Earth giving people inhuman powers of their own.

The questions seem to fit.

We’ll have to wait a couple weeks for definite answers as Marvel looks to be announcing what the deal is either Tuesday the 17th or Wednesday the 18th.

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Matt Fraction Leaves Fantastic Four & FF

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Marvel announced that Matt Fraction is leaving both Fantastic Four and FF to make room for his new upcoming ongoing series, Inhumans.

Fantastic Four #12 and FF #11 will be Fraction’s last issues with Tom Brevoort telling CBR, Karl Kessel and Lee Allred are coming on board to take over writing chores.

Karl Kessel will pen Fantastic Four, with Lee Allred on FF.

Kessel previously worked on issues of Fantastic Four back in 2002 as well as inking Mark Waid and Mike Wieringo‘s run.

Allred is stated to be a science-fiction writer and brother to FF artist Mike Allred.

Fraction will continue to be credited on the books as he mapped out the direction.

As of the report it sounds as if Mark Bagley and Mike Allred are sticking around.

Sales for Fantastic Four hover around the 35,000 mark with FF around 30K.

Inhumans by Matt Fraction kicks off in December.

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Marvel Reveals Joe Madureira Inhuman #1 Cover

Announced yesterday is Marvel’s next big event to hit in December with Inhumanity.

Inhumanity will see the Terrigen Mists of the Inhumans spread throughout the globe, and at the center of the event will be the new ongoing by Matt Fraction, Inhuman.

Marvel revealed the cover for issue one, by superstar artist Joe Madureira.

“It’s a chance to spray everybody with supersoldier serum and see what happens,” Fraction told EW.com. “Did you know that you had a king? Did you know that you had a secret genetic lineage? Oh, and by the way, now you have horns, and someone’s coming to kill you!” 

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Marvel Announces New “Inhumanity” Event; Inhumans Ongoing; Silver Surfer & Yondu Look To Be Featured

The next Marvel Event, Infinity, hasn’t even kicked off (August), and it’s already announced what is to come.

December will see Inhumanity, an Inhumans event where the Terrigen Mists are unleashed over the entire Earth activating “sleeper” Inhumans as a result of what takes place in Infinity.

The center of the event will be the new Inhuman book by Matt Fraction.

Marvel also released a teaser image of sorts (via EW) that is said to show some of the characters that will be featured in the new Inhumanity event.

We see the Silver Surfer as well as an original member of the Guardians of the Galaxy with Yondu.

Yondu is rumored for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, played by Michael Rooker.

The new Inhumanity event is also being compared to Game of Thrones.

The ramifications of “Inhumanity” will spread across the globe — and beyond — as Inhuman society grows and splinters into factions. “The ashes of this royal family smolder,” says Fraction. “You see who lives, who dies, who’s left, and how they begin to try and rebuild. Once this city falls, all kinds of bigger things start happening.” Alonso compares the event to Game of Thrones, and promises to explore the Inhumans’ “long, torturous history.” The ripple effects of “Inhumanity” will last awhile, with far-reaching implications for the whole universe. But for Fraction, it’s all about the simple gut-punch appeal: “There is a secret superhero kingdom, and you might belong there. What do you do? And what does Iron Man do? We’re turning the entire Marvel universe into a potential battlefield. And regular people are in the middle.” 

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David Goyer Wants Matt Fraction & Jonathan Hickman On Da Vinci’s Demons Full-Time; Reveals More Details

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:7211:]]We get an update on comic book scribes Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman’s involvement in the David Goyer Starz Da Vinci’s Demons series.

Season Two of Da Vinci’s Demons has already been green lit after only the first episode, with Goyer wasting no time going out to get writers for the second season.

Goyer called Marvel comic book writers Matt Fraction and Jonathan Hickman out of the blue, as he is such a fan of their work.

In a QnA over at Reddit, David Goyer gives an update on their involvement, with mention that their episodes are already green lit, and that he wouldn’t mind having them come on board full time.

Matt and Jonathan, first of all, are incredible guys. I was fans of their work, but didn’t know them before I cold-called them. They will each be working on separate episodes. Matt is doing one with me and Jonathan one with Corey Reed. They have both pitched their episodes and both have already been approved. They are FUCKING AWESOME and if we get a third season, I’d love them to join us full-time. Buy Hawkguy and The Manhattan Projects!!!!

Da Vinci’s Demons airs Fridays at 10pm ET on Starz.

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David Goyer Gets Jonathan Hickman & Matt Fraction For Da Vinci’s Demons

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:7022:]]David Goyer‘s new hit show on Starz, Da Vinci’s Demons, that saw over 2 million viewers for the first episode as well as has already been renewed for a second season will see the likes of comic book scribes Jonathan Hickman and Matt Fraction write two episodes for Season 2.

David Goyer, who created the series as well as directed the first two episodes of Da Vinci’s Demons, contacted Hickman and Fraction out of the blue.

Goyer is a huge comic book fan and previously said he was a big fan of Fraction’s Fantastic Four as well; now he announces on his blog the news about Hickman and Fraction coming onboard for a pair of Da Vinci’s Demons episodes.

Hey, all, nerd-gasm here.  One of the best parts of this job is that you occasionally get to call up people you admire out of the blue and ask them if they want to play in your sandbox.  Sometimes, they say “yes”.  So…

I managed to convince Starz and the powers that be to hire Matt and Jonathan on to write two episodes of Season 2 with our trusty staff.

In case you don’t know who Hickman and Fraction are — they are comic gods in the indie and Marvel world.

Jonathan kicked holy crap out of Fantastic Four for a number of years and is currently writing The Avengers.  He’s also done some incredible indie books through Image like Pax Romana and The Manhattan Project.

Fraction inherited the two FF books from Hickman and also writes the Eisner-nominated bookHawkeye, which pretty much redefined the super-hero genre.  He also created the quirky indie book Casanova.

Goyer also asked Thomas Pynchon, but the noveleist turned down the offer.

Da Vinci’s Demons airs Fridays at 10pm ET on Starz starring Tom Riley as Leonardo Da Vinci.

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David Goyer Doesn’t Say No To Batman Reboot; Big Fan of Matt Fraction’s Fantastic Four (Video)

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:6560:]]The hottest writer in Hollywood bar none is David Goyer, the writer behind the blockbuster billion dollar Batman movies as well as the upcoming Man of Steel.

Goyer also has the DaVinci’s Demons series premiering this month on Starz and is directing an adaptation of the Count of Monte Cristo.

His name has also been mentioned with the Guillermo Del Toro “Dark Universe” film as well as rumored to be wanted for the Justice League movie.

It’s also been said that Warner Bros. will do a Batman reboot some time after the Justice League movie as well.

So would David Goyer want to return to Batman?

The Collider asked Goyer that very same question, with the writer not ruling a return to Batman out, and also stating that he hasn’t been asked.

Um, I don’t know, honestly.  I worked on Batman for 10 years, so that’s a lot of Batman.  I’m not sure. Yeah, I don’t know.  I don’t really know, I haven’t been asked that yet so we’ll see.

A comic book question was also snuck in, asking if he’s been reading anything in particular, with David Goyer mentioning Matt Fraction’s Fantastic Four and Matt Kindt’s Mind Management from Dark Horse.

Yeah, I still read stuff.  I like Matt Kindt’s Mind Management, which is a Dark Horse book.  I’m a big fan of [Matt] Fraction’s Fantastic Four.

Check out the full video below with David Goyer talking the Batman reboot and more.

Speaking of the Batman Reboot, Cosmic Book News was told it may have a 2017 release based on the popular Arkham video games.

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Axel Alonso Says Marvel Studios Doesn’t Affect Marvel Comics; Anymore?

In his recent weekly column a fans asks Marvel EIC Axel Alonso how much Marvel Studios influences the comics line.

Via CBR:

Kiel Phegley: Axel, with our fan Q&A for the day I thought I’d start us out on some queries that focus on that even mystifying connection between Marvel Comics and Marvel Studios. Chariset starts us off with this: “To what extent do you use movies as a sounding board for what will work with a character? If the Doctor Strange movie comes out and Strange is a teenager with heavy eyeliner and a lot of tattoos, and it makes money, will you think ‘oh, THAT’S how we write Strange’?”

Axel Alonso: That is definitely not how we do it, Chariset. If Marvel NOW! proved one thing, it’s that we put premium stock in our writers. “Avengers” reflects the vision of Jonathan Hickman, not Marvel Studios. And the same is true down the line.

“Definitely not how we do it?”

Uhh….maybe he meant to add “anymore” (which the first quote below does seem to corrobrate).

And also could be good news for Superior Spider-Man fans as well.

 

“When I got the book, there was a Thor movie coming and there were these kind of guidelines that I had to execute under and Jason’s got none of that. So it’s just kind of pure Jason coming out in the page.”

Matt Fraction

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Another Hint That Adam Warlock May Be In Guardians of the Galaxy Movie

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And judging from Matt Fraction’s reaction that may not be a good thing.

With that, two times this week we have heard mention of a certain name; two times from Marvel’s big dogs.

Last Friday saw Marvel EIC Axel Alonso mention Adam Warlock; that down the road they will be re-introducing him with the Silver Surfer.

Now in a recent interview at Marvel.com, Bendis mentions Adam Warlock as well.

Coincidence?

Marvel.com: Gamora was once romantically connected with Adam Warlock; will that come up in GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY?

Brian Michael Bendis: Yes. Later down the line. We’re not there yet. We have other things to do, but absolutely. I am stunned that I have been at Marvel this long and have not typed the words Adam Warlock. It’s stunning to me. I’ve never typed the words “Adam Warlock.” I can’t believe it.

Adam Warlock has also been connected with Thanos in the comic books as well, and the Mad Titan is said to be appearing in both the Guardians of the Galaxy movie and The Avengers 2.

So Warlock in Guardians? Strong possibility as he was a part of DnA’s team, too, which the movie – hopefully – seems to be borrowing heavily from.

Basically when it comes down to it, Alonso and Bendis aren’t going to use characters that are not associated with movies.

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Matt Fraction Admits Marvel Studios Interferes With The Comic Books

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It’s not as if we didn’t know, but the former writer on Thor, Matt Fraction, comes out and admits that the Marvel Studios plans for their movies has a hand in the direction of the comic books.

And if you read Fraction’s Thor, it explains a lot, and probably a lot of other books as well.

No offense, Matt – loved the initial few issues – but it seemed to go downhill.

Now we know why.

MTV posted a promotional video featuring Jason Aaron and Marvel EIC Axel Alonso on Aaron’s new Thor: God Of Thunder Marvel NOW! comic book.

Aaron mentions how he has a huge pile of Thor comics to read to study up on the character, with Alonso saying how different Aaron’s direction on Thor is compared to Fraction’s.

Then it cuts to Fraction who says that what’s nice for Aaron is that he doesn’t have any movie guidelines to follow.

“When I got the book, there was a Thor movie coming and there were these kind of guidelines that I had to execute under and Jason’s got none of that,” Fraction said. “So it’s just kind of pure Jason coming out in the page.”

This might also explain why Aaron’s Thor is being so well-received by critics and fans alike as Aaron isn’t hindered by a set of directions.

Check it our for yourself below, and regarding no guidelines for Jason Aaron with Thor 2 coming out, we’re not exactly so sure about that.

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Review: Fantastic Four #1 (Fraction & Bagley)

This is the Fantastic Four?

I’ll be honest I found the “first” issue to be less than fantastic as it felt really inorganic, did nothing to make me want to read more, and basically read as if it was just a preview as there was really no substance to the story, as well being a cheap plug for FF #1 as well.

Shades of Fear Itself?

The issue does start off interesting enough revealing that something happened to Reed Richards’ arm. Bagley draws it in such a way that you can’t help but wonder how the arm is still working, not to mention attached. However, the arm alone wasn’t really enough to keep me hooked.

The issue just didn’t flow smoothly enough for me as, in the case with Reed, he’s chatting with Kerbie and then comes up with the idea to travel different universes to attempt to cure whatever affliction he may have, then he comes up with the idea of a new FF while they are gone. Speaking of the affliction, we didn’t get much on what exactly was the cause or the why’s, with Reed surmising that because he has it, everyone else will have it as well. 

There was no build up, no tension, no hype. And there was no villain – at all – there just wasn’t anything that exciting about the book.

It seems like the issue is resting on its Fantastic Four laurels to sell ie. just because it’s a first issue and it’s the Fantastic Four, but I don’t think that’s enough to keep readers around.

The rest of the issue was, I would say “okay,” as there were humorous parts with Johnny Storm and The Thing, but that was just it — it left me scratching my head why it was even present. Seemed a way to just include Ben and Johnny as they weren’t an integral part to the story and it came through that way in the book.

Fantastic Four #1 was an average issue, and that’s about it. 

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Fantastic Four #611 Variant Features Galactus and Silver Surfer

Check out a newly revealed variant cover for October’s Fantastic Four #611, the last of Jonathan Hickman’s run and the last before Fantastic Four gets relaunched in November under the Marvel Now! banner with Matt Fraction at the helm.

We see Galactus and Silver Surfer on the cover with the rest of the FF.

Nice cover.

Recent news about the Silver Surfer and Galactus includes mention that Marvel Studios wanted both of them for their movies and attempted to sway Fox Studios with an offer of extending the rights to Daredevil.

What movie?

It’s rumored Marvel Studios wanted them for the Guardians of the Galaxy movie.

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First Look At Marvel Now! Fantastic Four & FF #2 Covers and Info

Marvel revealed the covers to the new Marvel Now! Fantastic Four and FF #2s along with some solicit info.

Both Fantastic Four and FF are being written by Matt Fraction, with Mark Bagley on the Fantastic Four art and Mike Allred on FF.

The first issues hit in November.

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FANTASTIC FOUR #2

Written by MATT FRACTION Art by MARK BAGLEY

• The First Family leaves time and space!

• How long can Reed hide his motivations from his family?

• What undiscovered places, what amazing things, and what incredible people are out there waiting to meet the Fantastic Four? 32 PGS./Rated

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FF #2

Written by MATT FRACTION Art by MIKE ALLRED

• Ant-Man! She Hulk! Medusa! And, um — Ms. Thing?

• How does the rest of the Future Foundation react to the new team?

• What classic Fantastic Four super-villain can’t wait to get their hands on the new FF? 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$2.99 More on Marvel.com:

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Marvel Cancels Fraction’s Defenders As Of November

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No real surprise here with Matt Fraction taking on both the Marvel NOW! Fantastic Four and FF books, but Defenders will be ending in November.

The news came attached to the big announcement that Fraction, Bagley and Allred will be on the new FF books, via USA Today.

While discussing the new team members for FF (Ant-Man, She-Hulk, Medusa, Miss Thing), USA Today let it be known about the Defenders demise.

She-Hulk has a pedigree with the team since she has been a member of the Fantastic Four, plus she’d be Ben’s pick because she’s “the one person he knew he could never lick,” says Fraction, who writes Red She-Hulk in Defenders, which ends its run at issue 12 in November.

One possible plus with the ending of the Defenders, is that it could free up characters like Doctor Strange and the Silver Surfer.

With a possible Doctor Strange movie in the works, as well as possibly Marvel Studios seeking the rights to Silver Surfer from Fox Studios, we know that Marvel would be launching new series to go along with the new movies.

Here’s hoping.

(Thanks to CBR for the tip)

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Marvel NOW! Fantastic Four, FF Confirmed With Fraction, Bagley & Allred

We now have confirmation on the previously released Marvel NOW! teaser that Matt Fraction, Mark Bagley and Mike Allred are on the new Fantastic Four as well as the new FF.

Bagley will be joining Fraction on Fantastic Four, with Allred on FF.

Fraction’s Fantastic Four is being described by USA Today as “a journey through time and space.”

Per the cover of FF, we see an all-new team consisting of Ant-Man (Scott Lang), She-Hulk, Medusa and Miss Thing, described an “all-new female character clad in a Thing suit of armor.”

Fantastic Four sees Reed Richard build a ship that will take his team and children across time and space for an “epic historical lesson” that lasts a year, but only four minutes in regular Earth time. There will be continuing plot threads and each issue will feature a new adventure and situation. 

FF sees the team handpicked by the original Fantastic Four members, and with the originals seemingly replaced, FF villains of old come out of the woodwork to challenge the new team.

“It’s very easy to say, ‘I want to stay true to what Stan and Jack did.’ Well, what Stan and Jack did was invent the entirety of the Marvel Universe in 104 issues,” Fraction told USA Today. “If this could be the Pixar version of the Fantastic Four, something that everyone can enjoy, not just our medium 30-year-old white-dude reader, I’d be happy.”

Both issues hit in November.

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