Get those New York Times spoiler articles ready because another comic book wedding is on the way in Fantastic Four #5! Marvel has sent out the invitations via press release for the wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters. Artist Sara Pichelli will not be in attendance, it seems, as Aaron Kuder, Adam Hughes, and Mike Allred are listed as the artists alongside writer Dan Slott for Fantastic Four #5. And realizing that people might have reason to be a little bit skeptical of a comic book wedding of late, the publisher promises:
Gather your friends, find your best clothing, and get ready to party – Marvel is celebrating a wedding that has been years in the making, and it's the union of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters! And don't worry, Marvel fans – this wedding will definitely have the happy couple saying "I do!"
In addition Marvel is touting the books's legacy number of Fantastic Four #650, promising a wedding, a bachelor party thrown by Johnny Storm, and "many more surprises that it can only mean it's a wedding celebrated in the Mighty Marvel Manner!"
Says Aaron Kuder:
There are a handful of comic titles that demand respect due to their history. Titles that have influenced generations of fans and creators alike…Fantastic Four is definitely one of the biggest. It is truly an honor on that basis alone. Throw in the fact that I'm working with legendary creators like Dan, Mike, Adam, and Marte, and that just sets my inner fanboy a-spinning. I'll be giving this ALL I've got."
And even Tom Brevoort, who once blatantly lied about the fact that Ike Perlmutter would not allow Marvel to publish Fantastic Four comics because Fox owned their movie rights, chimed in as well:
It's been a long time in coming—more than 55 years!—but Ben and Alicia are finally tying the knot! And we've gone all-out to make this an extra-special event for fans, with the inclusion of not only the terrific Aaron Kuder (who'll be illustrating the next storyline as well) but also Adam Hughes and Mike Allred for an all-star spectacular bash!
Check out the cover and your official invitation below.
FANTASTIC FOUR #5
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by AARON KUDER, ADAM HUGHES and MICHAEL ALLRED
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
On Sale 12/26/18