So, for those that don’t know: The world recently lost Johnny Storm, aka the Human Torch.
Reed, Sue and the ever-loving blue-eyed Thing have decided to re-brand themselves in their mourning. No longer calling themselves the Fantastic Four, FF now stands for “Future Foundation” whose mission is to “Save the Marvel Universe from its greatest threats and prevent future dangers from arising”. Isn’t that what they, and all superheros, did previously?
In a (brief) Q&A, Tom Brevoort, Senior Vice President of Publishing for Marvel, says “FF will alter the very fabric of the Marvel Universe. Jonathan and Steve have crafted a unique, powerful new series that’s going to surprise a lot of fans with its combination of mind-blowing ideas and visuals.”
Well, Spider-Man joining the team certainly is a mind-blowing idea, and I actually kind of like the iTron costumes.
On the flip-side, Spider-Man must go to the Wolverine school of Time Management because in addition to his full-time job, he patrols New York solo in his various books WHILE juggling membership in the Avengers and now this.
I just imagine poor Peter’s wallet exploding with various membership cards for all the teams he’s been on over the years.