The Fantastic Four Gets New Costumes For Their Marvel Series Relaunch

Cover art created by Alex Ross for Marvel’s Fantastic Four relaunch seemingly gives Marvel’s First Family new costumes for their upcoming series.

Revealed in the November 2022 solicitations for Marvel Comics, Ross’ cover art sees the Fantastic Four dressed in new costumes. A variant cover showcases a stern-looking Richard standing dressed in the new outfit with his arms crossed. The costume features a new take on the iconic Fantastic Four logo and a suit which appears to be made out of polyester-like fabric which appears more reflective than past incarnations. Richards’ suit also has a large, black neck lining and some sort of crease running through the logo and around his shoulders.

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What is the New Fantastic Four Relaunch About?

Marvel’s new Fantastic Four relaunch comes from writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello. The synopsis for the series’ first issue reads, “WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE FANTASTIC FOUR?” It’s the start of a new era for the Fantastic Four…and they’re already in a ton of trouble. Something has gone terribly wrong in New York, and the Thing and Alicia are traveling across America to escape it! But when they stop in a small town for the night and wake up the morning before they arrived, they find themselves caught in a time loop that’s been going on since before they were born…That’s been going on since before they were born…That’s been going on since before they were born…”

North previously explained the new series will take a step back and see Marvel’s First Family star in a number of “smaller” stories. “I had the advantage that Dan Slott’s run went super huge,” he said. “In the most recent arc, “The Reckoning War,” they saved not just the universe, but the multiverse. That made the choice obvious: I’m never going to go as big as Dan did, so let’s tell smaller stories about the Fantastic Four. That was my way in.”

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He continued, “I want to do these smaller, self-contained stories in the vein of the ’60s Star Trek where they go down to a planet, find a weird thing, fix the weird thing, and move on,” he said. “Having these four weirdos roll into town where there’s a mystery or a problem or some sci-fi thing, solve the problem, and then move on struck me as a very interesting way to position the Fantastic Four and tell stories that would feel fresh and not like a retread of what we’ve seen before.”

Fantastic Four #1 features cover art by Ross and additional variant covers by J. Scott Campbell, Arthur Adams, Frank Miller, Phil Noto, Coello, Jack Kirby and Todd Nauck. The issue releases Nov. 9 from Marvel.

Source: Marvel Comics

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