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This article was published on December 24, 2010


    The Fantastic Four No More: Marvel says someone will die in the next issue.

    The Fantastic Four No More: Marvel says someone will die in the next issue.
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    Yesterday, the AP reported that Marvel will be killing off a member of the Fantastic Four in next month’s issue, number 587 entitled “Fear Itself.”

    The top secret issue, which will not be sold on newsstands, will be wrapped in black plastic preventing anyone from leaking the story without purchasing it. It will also not be sold on newsstands.

    The Fantastic Four, created in 1961, currently consists of the Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman and the Thing. While Invisible Woman and Mr. Fantastic have died before, they’ve always come back. Executive editor Tom Brevoort says as of issue 588, “the Fantastic Four will cease to exist,” leading us to believe that this time, they’re will be no come back.

    According to David Gabriel, senior vice president for sales and circulation at Marvel, “The surprises in this issue – and what comes next – constitute one of the biggest events in Marvel history.”