Today's Fantastic Four Adds To The Legend Of Isaac Perlmutter

Okay so I know I'm reading far too much into it. But reading today's Fantastic Four, I couldn't fail to be struck by the panels below.

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Because, as Marvel staffers informed me earlier in the year, billionaire and Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter was behind the decision to cancel the Fantastic Four comic, out of his frustration with dealing with Fox Studios over the movie. He just didn't want Marvel to publish a Fantastic Four comic when their movie was out. Irrational, fuelled by emotion, yes. But with Isaac's Perlmutter for such driven behaviour, licensees being told not to use any Fantastic Four imagery and the announcement of the book's cancellation at NYCC, more people see it as a strong possibility.

And then I read this panel in today's issue…

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Well… that kinda fits. A subtle acknowledgement of the reasons behind the comic's upcoming cancellation?

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Even today's All-New X-Men, as the team get dropped into a variety of multidimensions (probably, along with Spider-Verse, adding to all the Time Runs Out and Secret Wars shenanigans), Iceman comes face to face with the cover of Fantastic Four #1… just without the Fantastic Four. Almost as if they've been… deleted…

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Planning a Hallowe'en party…

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To coincide with this month's spine-tingling PCH : Pre-Code Horror Exhibition, we're hosting a very special Halloween Party, featuring a mega-jam signing session with numerous artists from the show, including Alison Sampson, Gary Spencer Millidge, Jason Atomic, Jessica Martin, Mark Stafford, Owen Michael Johnson, Ryan Jenkyns, and more.

The exhibition continues until Thursday November 13, but if you want to meet some of the artists and get their worked signed then be here from 6pm, Friday October 31. Save the date and keep your eyes peeled for further details!

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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