From Marvel Entertainment
Nov. 23, 2011
Marvel’s First Family Reignites in FANTASTIC FOUR #600
The Human Torch Makes His Stunning Return In Oversized 50th Anniversary Issue
New York – “FLAME ON” once more! Fantastic Four #600, available today in comic stores and on the Marvel Comics app, brings the Human Torch back to the Marvel Universe. But, after his dramatic death, how did this founding member of the FF return? And, when one of their deadliest enemies mounts his greatest assault, will this family reunion be short-lived? The answers arrive in this giant-sized issue—with 100 pages of all-new stories—from writer Jonathan Hickman and some of the most acclaimed artists in comics today, including Steve Epting, Leinil Yu and more! This issue also features covers from the some of the biggest names in comics, including John Romita Jr, Gabriele Dell’Otto, Arthur Adams and Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada!
“As befits the 50th anniversary of the team, this is the biggest Fantastic Four story we’ve ever told, from the scope of the story to the sheer amount of new—and important—stories in this issue.” said Tom Brevoort, Marvel SVP/Executive Editor. “Jonathan Hickman, along with our unrivaled art team, have pulled out all the stops for a story that epitomizes why the Fantastic Four are some of the most important characters in pop culture history. Fantastic Four #600 is going to blow you away!”
Then, next week, the story continues in FF #12, from Hickman and artist Juan Bobillo, as the story you’ve demanded is finally told—learn just how Doctor Doom and the youngest members of the Future Foundation will save us all!
Fantastic Four #1 debuted in 1961, kicking off the “Marvel Age” of comics and dramatically increasing the popularity of super heroes. As the progenitor of Marvel Universe, the Fantastic Four set a new tone for super hero comics with its nuanced characterization, reflection of real world fears and progressive depiction of super heroes. Through the years, the Fantastic Four have been involved in many of comics most important & memorable storylines, from the introduction of Galactus to the chart-topping Civil War and the recent death of the Human Torch, which garnered mainstream media attention worldwide. Earlier this year the group was reinvented as the Future Foundation in the new FF series and has been one of Marvel’s top-selling, most acclaimed launches of the year.
It’s the book that has everyone buzzing—check out Fantastic Four #600, available right now in comic stores and on the Marvel Comics app!
FANTASTIC FOUR #600 (SEP110551)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by STEVE EPTING, LEINIL YU, CARMINE DI GIANDOMENICO, FAREL DALRYMPLE & MING DOYLE
Cover by GABRIELE DELL’OTTO
ON SALE NOW!
FF #12 (SEP110556)
Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN
Art by JUAN BOBILLO
Cover by STEVE EPTING
ON SALE – 11/30/11
I think Sue died in the 2nd FF movie, but recovered.
Agreed. Criticism about how a story plays out is valid, of course, but criticism simply about the fact that a death didn't stick is downright silly for anyone who's been reading superhero comics more than a couple of years.
Philip Portelli said:
The suspense and drama are supposed to come from how Johnny comes back, not the when which we all figured out correctly.
I can't think of anytime Sue died off the top of my head.
Reed was killed (for an issue) during the Byrne and again for a longer period during the DeFalco run.
Ben was killed during the Waid run.
I can't think of any times for Sue, unless it has been since the Waid run.
Mark S. Ogilvie said:
Does this mean that every member of the FF has died at least once?
Sue died in a one-shot titled Fantastic Four: A Death in the Family (2006), thanks to another one of Johnny's blunders, so he goes back in time to prevent it from happening. See here.
She also died in Earth X but she got better so give Reed a hand for that one! ;-)
Funny thing was that Johnny was dead too but stayed that way!