The groundwork that Dan Slott has been laying since taking over the reins of Fantastic Four come to fruition in February’s Fantastic Four: Reckoning War Alpha #1.
Slott will be joined by artists Carlos Pacheco and Carlos Magno for the story about the First War in the Marvel Universe, and Slott drew inspiration from an undisclosed comic from his youth. Slott told Newsarama that “When I was eight years old I read a particular Marvel comic that struck me. It got me thinking ‘If this happened, and that happened, then the whole Marvel universe would be in trouble. Every facet would be in danger if this conflict happened again, and I’ve sat back and waited since I was eight years old and no one ever touched on this. And that made me happy. The Reckoning War is me finally being able to answer the question an eight-year-old me had: What if those guys showed up again? It’s chaos, madness… A fight for your life. This is my Star Wars.”
Fantastic Four: Reckoning War Alpha #1 will be released on February 2 and you can check out the official Marvel trailer and preview artwork below.