Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fantastic Four Expands to Future Foundation



Well, as I predicted, spider-Man has joined the FF... if by FF you mean Future Foundation. Marvel Comics has announced an official name change for the world famous Fantastic Four after the sudden, heroic death of their youngest member, Johnny Storm, The Human Torch.* Regular readers know that the Future Foundation has actually been around since Fantastic Four #579, formed as a group of gifted youth. Throughout Hickman's run thus far, two things have occurred: the FF have invited several gifted and super powered children to live in the Baxter building, and Reed Richards has become determined to guide humanity to a better tomorrow. In issue #579, he gathered a think-tank consisting of his daughter Valeria ,a Valeria-reprogrammed Dragon Man, a clone of the Wizard, Artie, Alex Power, and some other Moloid and Atlantean children the team has taken in.



At first glance, it appeared that it was  just going to be Reed teaching the kids, but now, I think the Foundation may become more of a training-in-the-field situation with Spider-Man and other heroes acting as mentors and teammates. I'd  put money on She Hulk showing up, as Jennifer Walters made a cameo early in issue #579, when Reed was scolding a group of futurists for having grown old and stodgy, he singled out Jen as an exception. Now that there's no numerical limit on membership, the FF could open its ranks to an unlimited number of heroes. Just Please, PLEASE, no Wolverine!







*Its okay, he'll be back...

7 comments:

coco67 said...

But what will they wear after Labor Day?

stephen said...

so...the fantastic four are becoming second rate X-men now?

Arkonbey said...

About the new mostly-white costumes, Reed must not have seen the photo comparison titled "Why bicycle shorts are always black".

note: parental advisory on that link ;)

@coco67: HA!
@Stephen: Yes, isn't everyone?

ZADL said...

So they're shopping at the Apple store for their uniforms now?

Anonymous said...

I can totally see what color underwear they are wearing.

Couldn't the Thing, Spiderman and Wolverine just form their own team or is it a contest or some ego thing that they have to be on as many as possible. It couldn't possibly be a shameless cross-marketing ploy on the part of Marvel comics could it?

demoncat said...

interesting that they went from blue to white. trying to be more futuristic are they. and surprise to see that that one kid is Alex Powers thought it would be franklin. dragon man looks so thrilled and will need a bigger desk.

rahil said...

ummm white????
who's gonna do the laundry ?? :D