More from our big Marvel gossip day.Bleeding Cool was the first to report that Marvel were to cancel the Fantastic Four comic book. We were informed by Marvel staffers that the book was being cancelled, over Marvel's fractious relationship with Fox Studios, who own the movie rights to the comic book. It was an attempt to embarrass their employees into reversing the decision. It didn't work.
So, yes, the book was cancelled, licenses revoked from licensees including poster, trading card and toy manufacturers. As we originally stated, it has recently been announced that the Fantastic Four will return as a comic after Marvel's Secret Wars event – but not exactly when. Bleeding Cool still understands that it will be after the promotional and sales window for the Fantastic Four movie has concluded.
We also stated that the Fantastic Four characters were still allowed to appear in other comic books. Mister Fantastic (both of him) are very prominent in the Secret Wars series that began this week. But what about after the event?
We have seen, in Marvel's Free Comic Book Day Avengers comic that Johnny Storm will be part of The Uncanny Inhumans, involved in a relationship with Inhuman Queen, Medusa. But what about the other three?
Well. Spoilers on.
I understand that The Thing will be joining The Guardians Of The Galaxy comic, as a space faring bruiser.
And even bigger spoilers on, possibly for Secret Wars…