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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SPOILER ALERT: I know who 'dies' in Fantastic Four 587

Posted by on Tue, Jan 25, 2011 at 9:28 AM

I was all excited to pick up the latest issue (587) of the Fantastic Four today — because, if you read comics at all, in this issue one of the members bites the dust.

Of course the cynic in me knows that "death" in the world of comic books is a temporary thing and whoever dies will just be resurrected in a few years. That said, I've been enjoying writer Jonathan Hickman's story line in FF since he took over the scripting chores, so I was pretty sure that at the very least, the comic would be an entertaining read. And then, I get this press release from Marvel Comics that totally spoils the whole damned issue. So who dies? You really wanna know? OK, well scroll down the page (or click on the link) and I'll tell you ...

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Johnny Storm — aka the Human Torch is worm food.

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And really, that's kind of wack — mainly because he was the most under-used character in the book under Hickman's regime. Which makes me think, same as with the death of Nightcrawler several months ago, the writer just didn't know what to do with him. I would have preferred to see Reed die — that death would have been substantial. But, really, from a story perspective, who's going to miss Johnny?

Oh well. Unless this is some elaborate hoax, which it could be, this sucks.

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