The Press Release:
This May, Marvel Comics will mark the 700th issue of FANTASTIC FOUR with a giant-sized spectacular from the title’s current creative team, writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello! Also joining the celebration will be amazing artist Scott Koblish with a one-of-a-kind variant cover that perfectly encapsulates the rich history of Marvel’s first family!
A wraparound connecting cover that will adorn both May’s FANTASTIC FOUR #7 and June’s FANTASTIC FOUR #8, this massive piece features over 700 characters, each one having appeared in a prior issue of FANTASTIC FOUR. Featuring the Fantastic Four’s fellow super heroes, past members, loyal allies, and of course, their iconic villains, this epic assembly serves as a monument to the team’s unparalleled legacy and their undeniable impact on the Marvel Universe they helped shape!
“I’ve been a big fan of the Fantastic Four since I was a little kid, so not only was it an honor to draw this cover, but it was a dream come true to scroll through every issue of FANTASTIC FOUR ever,” Koblish said. “I hope I was able to convey all of the sheer joy, wonder, and boundless creativity that the Fantastic Four have embodied for six decades and I hope it continues to be a shining beacon for decades to come.”
Feast your eyes on the first half of Koblish’s connecting cover now and see who you can spot before picking it up at your local comic shop this May! Stay tuned for the reveal of the full piece! For more information, visit Marvel.com.
FANTASTIC FOUR #7/#700: Written by RYAN NORTH; Art by IBAN COELLO; Wraparound Connecting 700 Characters Variant Cover by SCOTT KOBLISH
On Sale 5/17
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now I know that I’ve often said how I don’t really like to purchase the assorted variant covers but this one I might have to make an exception for because it is absolutely amazing. To think that an artist can manage to do a piece that features a full “700” characters is just mind-blowing. I know that I can likely name a couple of hundred of the characters featured in this piece but definitely not the full 700 so I hope Marvel Comics or Mr. Koblish released the full rundown since its surely something the Geek Republic would be interested in being able to know more about. Wrapping this announcement up I wonder what you all think about the reveal of this amazing cover. Please chime in down below in the comments and let us know what you think about it. I’ll see you again soon, please keep safe out there.