Not-So-Fantastic Any More

Hey friends! We are currently in the beautiful city of New York, hanging out at New York Comic Con! If you are in attendance, please stop by booth #2246 and say hi! Sohmer, Will, Lar and myself are there and we’ve got all the Gutters gear and gab you could possibly want!

Now as for today’s page… Oh look. A story about the Fantastic Four getting cancelled. It must be a weekday.

The Fantastic Four are a staple of comics, there’s no arguing that. They are the “First Family” of Marvel and have always been around in one way or another. This is why any story featuring their “cancellation” has always made me groan.

The latest round of the saga says that the higher-ups at Disney want the book gone so that the Fantastic Four “movie” that Fox has on deck doesn’t get any free press. We also heard this about X-Men, but the numbers on the X-Books were too high to warrant cancellation.

Should Fantastic Four be cancelled because of a movie? No. That’s childish, corporate, stupidity. Should Fantastic Four be cancelled because of poor sales? Yes. That’s exactly what they need because a) we know they will be back in one way or another and b) in spite of their legacy they aren’t connecting with readers and are taken for granted by the comic-buying populace. As the saying goes, you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone.

So, we’ll see if it comes to pass, but at this point I’m thinking it might be a blessing in disguise for them to go away for a while and come back stronger than ever.

Today’s page comes to us from the Fantastic Rob Dumo:

Rob Dumo is a comic artist from upstate New York between Buffalo and Rochester. He’s best known for his work on Zenescope’s Robyn Hood and Broken Icon Comics’ Nightmare Unknown. Rob also serves as Art Director for Broken Icon.

Have a great weekend, Friends! See you back here next week!

-Moss

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