Whoa! And there I was, sure as shootin’ that this January’s Fantastic Four #16 would be the ABSOLUTE LAST TIME we would ever see Marvel’s First Family. I am shocked and floored by this incredible and surprising announcement that in February, we will be getting a new Fantastic Four #1 as part of All-New Marvel Ultra Now New NOW Omega Zeta Beta New Now.MARVEL.
(All snark aside though, two things about this book: 1) I am a big fan of Leonard Kirk and his art is going to kill on this book, and 2) Fing Fang Foom? Sign Me Up!!)
It’s funny, on the show that I co-host, The Watchtower, I’ve often speculated that current comics might benefit from a 12-issue “Seasonal” approach to their story telling. You set your creative time, lock them in for a years worth of issues and stories, then change it up next “season” with a new approach. This gives readers set in and out points for people to come and go and removes the daunting task of trying to get someone who thinks they have to have read it all to pick up Fantastic Four #627. With fans being int creators in the industry as much as characters these days, it allows companies to move teams without causing chaos to the story telling.
All that though, is just a theory.
Or is it? Because I see a whole lot of books that are reaching between 12-16 issues these days getting re-started with new #1 issues. Curiouser and curiouser as a certain little English girl once said…
Today’s page comes to us from a certain little Scottish boy by the name of Kev Harper:
Kev Harper is a freelance illustrator based in Glasgow, Scotland. On occasion when the mood takes him he dabbles in the world of small press comics producing the 3 chord thrill spectacular that is SCHEME COMIX which features amongst other delights the queens of galaxies underbelly the SPACE KITTENS, all brought to you in glorious black and white 2D-O-Vision.
Have a great weekend, friends! See you back here Tuesday!