On January 3rd, 2011 Marvel will be ending The Fantastic Four, the first Marvel superhero team. Whatever happens in Fantastic Four #587 it will mark the end of the illustrious group. It also marks the perfect jump on point for new readers. While it will conclude the current 3 storyline, new readers need not have read the previous books in the current arc. Think of it like Superman #75 from the 90s. No one needed to have read the rest of the Doomsday books, but they needed to read that one polybagged book. The same holds true here. FF #587 will also come polybagged which hasn’t happened since the early 2000s. Here’s a look at the book below.
Starting with issue 588 the title will be officially renamed The Fantastic Three. While Marvel has attempted this in the past, they have never gone after all the media attention this current arc has been receiving. I already have my three copies ordered, do you? If not, this is one book you should look into come January. Did you take my advice about Amazing Spider-Man? If so, you’ve been enjoying one of the wildest rides that title has seen in years. Dan has been working his magic and the latest story with Hobgoblin is a doozy. Enough about that, it’s time for us to mourn the loss of either the Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing or the Human Torch. Who do you think will bite the bullet? Do you think this will last for more than five years? Let us know by leaving a comment below!