Now that Ben "The Thing" Grimm is finally tying the knot with his true love, the blind sculptor Alicia Masters, in Fantastic Four #5, Marvel has released 10 of the 22 (!) variant covers that will tie into the year-end matrimonial event.
Titled Fantastic Four Villains, Marvel is celebrating 50-plus years with their first family by featuring the team’s most memorable antiheroes. It's a fitting way to not only celebrating the Grimm/Masters wedding, but the supergroup's long-awaited return to the pages of Marvel Comics.
Of the 10 covers that Marvel has shared ahead of time (shown below), there seems to a theme of matching the classic Fantastic Four villain with another Marvel character they have a history with.
For example, there's the eponymous Fantastic Four nemesis Doctor Doom gracing the pages of Amazing Spider-Man #11, who's tangled with the wall-crawler on numerous occasions. The same can be said of the Super Skrull, who nabs the spot on Avengers #11. And of course, who could forget the problems Namor has caused the quartet as he graces the cover of Fantastic Four Wedding Special #1.
Also joining in on the fun will be Superior Spider-Man, Old Man Hawkeye, Deadpool, and Black Panther, but we'll have to wait to see which big bads make their way onto the cover page of their respective books.
All 22 of the special variant covers will be available in December, so you can close out 2018 with one of the happier milestones in Fantastic Four history. Even if it's certain to mean supervillain shenanigans will follow.
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