1991’s Fantastic Four #347 by Walt Simonson and Art Adams introduced a version of the FF guaranteed to set new sales records in the speculator era of comics, and the “Financial Foursome” will return in a new limited series this May by Peter David and Marvel newcomer Alan Robinson to once again increase Marvel’s market share.
The new series reunites Wolverine, the Hulk, Ghost Rider, and Spider-Man shortly after the events of the original team-up, as they descend on Las Vegas and re-team with the First Family to take on all sorts of villains and superhero problems.
The New Fantastic Four follows the recent trend of flashback titles that still fit in the continuity of bygone eras such as David’s Symbiote Spider-Man mini-series and his X-Factor arc in X-Men Legends.
David is excited to write the all-star title, “Although their original stint was extremely short-lived, the alternate version of the FF has had its fans for years, including myself. I am fortunate Marvel has given me the opportunity to revisit with them and take their battles to new heights in a new location with new allies and new enemies.”
Robinson calls the opportunity to make his Marvel debut on a title such as this one as “…a dream come true for me as an artist and as a fan, and the story gets richer with each page. A total blast!”
Check out the Nick Brandshaw’s Adams-inspired wraparound cover below and look for The New Fantastic Four at your local comic shop on May 25.