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Subj: Re: FF in print for 2018?
Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 at 09:38:54 pm EST (Viewed 289 times)
Reply Subj: FF in print for 2018?
Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 at 03:55:37 pm EST (Viewed 391 times)

    Between the monumentally positive reception of Marvel 2 in One #1 and the Fox news, do you believe we will finally have a NEW Fantastic Four #1 printed in 2018?

Did the comic have good sales? I haven't found any data via googling.

    If so, will MTIO continue? Will it be the Cosmic Richards family and the Foundation kids or something different?

Now that Ben and Johnny are back in action as a duo, I'm not in a rush for the FF book to resume, as I don't think Marvel knows how to do that book, and I don't think readers are geared up to buy it in big numbers.

Ben and Johnny seem the likeliest to develop a following among current readers. The current writer and artist seem well chosen. I'd like to see this experiment play out.

If I were Marvel, I'd do 12 issues of Marvel 2-in-1 and in the 12th issue I would have Sue and Valeria show up. Not Reed and not Franklin. Then I would change the name of the book to Marvel 3-in-1 (or maybe 4-in-1) and focus on Ben, Johnny, Sue, and Valeria for 12 issues. (The premise would be that Sue and Valeria were needed on Earth but Reed is still needed in his role with Franklin, who would still be churning out universes, which, granted, is ridiculous, but that's the story we have, so I'd run with it.)

Reed is the problem as far as the readership is concerned, I think. I say this despite loving him as a character and believing that he in fact is the very essence of the Fantastic Four, being aptly named Mister Fantastic. But I strongly suspect he is by far the least popular of the foursome. And I don't think Marvel has any idea how to increase his popularity.

What I would like to see is whether Ben, Johnny, Sue, and Valeria can develop a following. Hopefully Marvel will be smart enough to make Valeria more likable. She doesn't have to be irritating. Writers have made her that way and writers can stop making her that way. Just say she outgrew her earlier abrasiveness. She's a child. She can outgrow things.

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