Here we go again: Is *this* the new FF?

A few weeks ago, we posted an image and the speculation of the possibility of a new team for the Fantastic Four.

Well today, we got another press release from Marvel with just this text: “Is this new FF?” and a single image (click through to see).

So, is it?

I like this team WAY more than the previous one with Storm in it. Hehe.

And yes, I know Marvel is pulling our internet strings here, but hey, it’s fun, and as we discussed on the podcast, I’m in a Fantastic Four renaissance!

Comments

  1. I liked the Storm/BP team much more. I think that would’ve been much cooler. This is the cover of a book that I likely wouldn’t enjoy. Who’s the guy on the left? Exposed-Innards-Man

  2. oh and no to answer the question

  3. I think Galactus might agree to join the FF, but he wouldn’t accept Johnny as the leader. That’s just how I feel about it.

    This would otherwise be a good team; I have been waiting for Rooster Jellyfish Creature to get the spotlight for years now.

  4. The next fake cover will be Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, Corsair from the Starjammers, and Ka-Zar of the Saveage Land

  5. I just noticed EGO the Living Planet to the right of Galactus.

    Not sure the big G is part of the team, as that would make the team 5 people (6 if you count EGO)

  6. who is Rooster Jellyfish Creature? seriously

  7. The most hilariously outmatched super team of all time: Galactus! Ego the Living Planet! Mephisto! Speedball!

    I think I just finished my Thunderbolts pitch.

  8. I vote for adding Cyclops and the Rawhide Kid

  9. The FF should be The Wiggles.

  10. Gah-lak-tus is such a dick. Yeah, we all see you back there big boy! Stop looking at me like I knocked up your daughter.

  11. This guys are just playing Marvel Ultimate Alliance…. This going to be a harder image to do a photoshop montage…ALSO…I don’t know if this comes as old news (I was disconnected during the holidays) But I just saw the Fantastic Four 2 teaser trailer….It’s up on http://www.quicktime.com. A cool scene..

  12. The FF should be The Wiggles

    where’s jeff? is he out in the space?
    where’s jeff? does he leave a bad taste?

  13. I think I liked the Storm/Black Panther lineup better as well. But it is interesting to note that Reed and Sue have been missing from both of these covers. Most likely at the end of Civil War they will decide to step away from Hero-ing for a while and focus on raising their kids. At least that’s how I’d like to see it. It’s a much happier result than Namor killing Reed and taking Sue away to be his wife under the sea.

    Anyways, does anyone else reading Annihilation really want a Silver Surfer (and Nova) ongoing to spin out of it? I know I do. I might be able to settle for the Silver Surfer being in the Fantastic Four though…

  14. The FF should be The Wiggles

    where’s jeff? is he out in the space?
    where’s jeff? does he leave a bad taste?

    I nominate Bobby Brown to be the new Yellow Wiggle. I bet his rendition of “Fruit Salad” would be spicy.

  15. Bobby Brown would make an awesome Wiggle. Shows up high, slaps around Jeff(the most ladylike of the group), then mumbles incoherently for 15 minutes. it’s gold. type that shit up

  16. That fish dude sucks

  17. What the fuck are you clowns talking about? what the fuck is wiggles? Back to comics. Did anyone esle read Fear Agent#10? if so what did you think of Rick Remender’s article about comic book charecters being able to smoke and drink as long as reprecussions are shown? I thought it made good sense on one hand. On the other Heath is going to get all junked up and die of an OD of an alien green slime tobacco/heroin patch.

  18. I predict the next Fantastic Four to be Human Torch, Thing, Darkhawk, and Sleepwalker

    or

    Human Torch, Thing, Karen Page, and Gwen Stacey

    or

    Human Torch, Thing, Living Lightning, and Northstar

    or

    Human Torch, Thing, Sasquatch, and Golem

    or, finally,

    Human Torch, Thing, Groo the Wanderer, and Robocop

  19. Anyways, does anyone else reading Annihilation really want a Silver Surfer (and Nova) ongoing to spin out of it?

    Yep – Haven’t had a chance to talk about it much on the podcast but I’m LOVING Annihilation and I totally want a NOVA series coming out of it – and we’re in luck, I’m pretty sure that there there one coming out after Annihilation ends…not sure about the Silver Surfer though.

  20. OK
    Human Torch, Alf, Urkel, and Garfield
    Alf chasing cats around the Baxter for comic relief
    urkel destroys a civilization and says did I do that
    garfield eats lasagna
    human torch has shifty hair

  21. What now we are just naming four obscure people and calling it the FF? OK

    Ben Grim because he is an OG member

    Duke Ellington because he can walk around the baxter building with hot chicks singing “One Side, Dames, ohhh yah One Side Dames

    Stan Lee
    not Stan Lee from marvel but Stan Lee from LAs premier Punk band ( after the Weirdoes) the Dickies

    Jesus Christ
    thats right the fuckin son of the living God. Wht good is the ultimate nullifer going to do any one when the FF has god manifest in the flesh.

  22. I’d love to see Urkel in comic books

  23. Urkel does have robot-building skills, and possibly a female clone. There’s comic potential there. And Alf and Garfield would hate each other, which is emotionally true to the FF dynamic. I’ll draft something up tonight.

    Rooster Jellyfish Creature can’t be any worse than Crystal.

  24. One more shot at this:
    Ben Grimm, Elektra, Dave from Alvin and the Chipmunks, and Confucius
    with team leader Dave Coulier as Mr. Woodchuck

  25. I love the name rooster jellyfish creature. It’s great really. But who the hell is that really?

  26. take out Dave Coulier and add Fred from Ifanboy and you got a kick ass team!

  27. Ok how come noone is talking about Sue and Namor’s little conversation on CW this week? I think Namor finally get Sue (for like a year) and Reed, Hank, and Tony get a sitcom like series in which they rent an apartment, get drunk and try to solve their brand new personal issues, oh and who in that photo is supposed to be on the team? Galactus, Fishboy, EGO?

  28. I thought Peter Noone was dead? Ifanboy ruined it for me. I tried to re read it and there Namor was rubbing him self Imperious Rex-In my pants!

  29. Jellyrooster is Stardust, a character merely two years old who has already been promoted to Galactusherald: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stardust_%28Marvel_Comics%29

    …meaning that you readers of Annihilation already probably knew who he was and left the rest of us hangin’ all night. Tsk tsk.

  30. the gay one!

  31. I really doubt there will be a new Fantastic Four team considering the movie is coming out. However, if they do choose to have a new team they might have the Surfer in it in order to cross-promote. If I had to guess, these images are for the next arc in the series in which the Thing and Johnny decide that, with Reed and Sue on the outs, they’ll have to reform the 4 and so go on a universe spanning adventure to find teammates unil they realize it’s all about family and they get Sue and Reed to reconcile. The last time Fantastic Four was good was when Byrne went apeshit on the title (ironically, the last time Byrne was good).

  32. This looks like a Brave and the Bold/Marvel Team-up – type arc where Human Torch and Thing have adventures with various Marvel characters, coming to a climax with the original team settling their differences just in time for the movie. I think I’ll buy it for Dwayne McDuffie. I’m a fan of the JLU animated series and I want see what DM can do in comics.

  33. Stardust is a pretty cool character. He’s a little off-setting at first, but I think it’s the Michael Turner rendition that’s a little strange. It’s not bad, but definately doesn’t show how good the design is. He moves around space like a fish moves through water.

    As far as I know (I could be wrong) his first appearance was in the ‘Stormbreaker: Beta Ray Bill’ limited series from a couple years ago. He has a two issue long battle in it that blew me away when I read it. Good space stuff. There should be more non-humanoid space characters.

  34. the neww ff should be batman, rorshach, stan lee and conor

  35. “the neww ff should be batman, rorshach, stan lee and conor”

    So then what’s the team member relationship dynamic that makes it work? Stan Lee keeps talking non-stop in every panel while batman, rorshach, and conor glower at each other in silence?

  36. The thing is, Connor’s “The Captain”

  37. Its just something to get us to talk.
    None of these are going to be the “real” team for any long period of time…..

  38. I believe its called viral marketing

  39. i thought viral marketing was when you tried to sell stuff to people with aids
    no?

  40. The FF should just be Ego and Galactus. I think it would be a great comedy duo.

  41. Mogo would beat the crap outta Ego.

  42. The New FF should be:

    The Human Fly, Omega the Unknown, Dazzler, and Rom: Spaceknight!

  43. The Human Fly, Omega the Unknown, Dazzler, and Rom: Spaceknight! Yipes, is that the new FF of 1978? No Micronauts?

    If it was a period piece, mind you, I’d totally buy it.

    Did I hear correctly that there’s an Essential Dazzler coming out? I would love to browse that book while also wondering if its title isn’t an oxymoron.

  44. Human Torch, Animal from the Muppet Babies, Wayne Newton, and Luke Perry

  45. Human Torch, Animal from the Muppet Babies, Wayne Newton, and Luke Perry

    I’d prefer Robert Goulet riding a deer and singing “Thong Song”, but to each his own. (Will Ferrel fans will get that reference.)

    If it was a period piece, mind you, I’d totally buy it.

    It would have to be drawn by Sal Buscema. Actually, I think a period piece comic would be awesome. Like Illuminati, but longer.

    Essential Dazzler

    I’m no environmentalist, but I encourage people to chain themselves to trees to prevent this.

  46. Essential Dazzler
    I heard that Congress is working on a law that says you can legally blind someone that you catch reading Essential Dazzler

  47. I heard that Congress is working on a law that says you can legally blind someone that you catch reading Essential Dazzler

    Al Gore made a movie about how the inevitible burning of your copy of Essential Dazzler makes the ice cubes in your iced tea melt 5 nanoseconds faster. This is really a problem and we should do something about it. Way to take a big fat piss on the environment, Quesada!

  48. Al Gore made a movie about how the inevitible burning of your copy of Essential Dazzler makes the ice cubes in your iced tea melt 5 nanoseconds faster. This is really a problem and we should do something about it. Way to take a big fat piss on the environment, Quesada!

    I know what will put a stop to that. Miracleman 4. we’re all saved
    or not
    when you consider that this clears the way for eseential dazzler

  49. anyone named dazzler should be classified as “just like liberace”

    what about this ff:
    madrox punching himself in the face

  50. What about this Fantastic Four:

    Chuck Norris
    Jack Bauer
    Murphy Brown
    Captain James Tiberius Kirk

  51. Putting Jack Bauer and Chuck Norris on the same team is ridiculous. They couldn’t ever possibly lose unless they fought themselves

    what about this ff:
    madrox punching himself in the face
    very nice

  52. Putting Jack Bauer and Chuck Norris on the same team is ridiculous. They couldn’t ever possibly lose unless they fought themselves

    Ah, but we would all win just by watching that battle

  53. But what if they were to fight an evil goateed Jack Bauer and non-bearded Chuck Norris from a parallel universe? Surely the universe would suffer…

  54. clearly it would be destroyed

  55. hurricane ditka, jim lee, a puppy, and he-man:
    the power of chicago winning awesomeness, super timyness, fight stopping cuteness, and just plain awesome. that team could hold their own…

  56. hurricane ditka, jim lee, a puppy, and he-man:
    the power of chicago winning awesomeness, super timyness, fight stopping cuteness, and just plain awesome. that team could hold their own…

    I’m not sure what this even means but I’d probably read it in trade…

  57. I’d buy every issue and the variants and also the hardcovers
    and I’d still complain about it

  58. what if chuck norris had madrox powers, only he made a dupe everytime he roundhouse kicked someone…

  59. then the world would be repopulated by chuck norrises, or chuck norri if you will, in about 15 minutes.

  60. “i thought viral marketing was when you tried to sell stuff to people with aids, no?”

    Oh, Fred….

    “I’d buy every issue and the variants and also the hardcovers
    and I’d still complain about it”

    Half way to redemtion…

    “repopulated by chuck norrises, or chuck norri if you will”

    Redemption achieved. If this is “viral marketing,” then the virus has mutated beyond control…

  61. For what it’s worth, this is the cover to April’s Black Panther:

    http://www.newsarama.com/marvelnew/Aprl07/1stlook/BLAP027.jpg

  62. I read all of the latest relaunch of Black Panther this weekend and I like it. There I said it. I think that if people gave it a shot they wouldn’t hate it as much as I’ve heard people talk about hating it.