MARVEL to DITCH FANTASTIC FOUR?
Marvel Senior Editor, Tom Brevoot, took to his blog this morning in an attempt to defend the comic company. When one fan asked the Senior Editor to deny the rumours, Brevoot said this "My denying rumours isn't likely to keep anybody who's prone to paranoia from panicking. But really, does this even seem remotely plausible to people? Does it make any sense? Folks have a very strange idea as to the way a business is run." Another website got involved, in the form of Comic Book Resources who followed up the story with their sources, stating "CBR cannot confirm the exact future of "Fantastic Four" and "Ultimate FF", but it has been confirmed with multiple industry sources speaking on the condition of anonymity that a hiatus for the property is planned, at least as of recently. Plans can change, something that's potentially more likely now thath that the situation has been made public. The Fantastic Four characters are said to continue appearing in other Marvel titles, just not in a specifically branded "Fantastic Four" series."
As it stands now, it is difficult to know who is telling the truth but it doesn't come as much of a surprise that Marvel would want to stop the press on the Fantastic Four what with past rumours about the new film's cancellation and Fox getting Quicksilver on screen before Marvel managed to. While it is understandable that Perlmutter would not want to publish any comics that would raise the publicity of another companies' film, it seems an odd choice when you consider that they will still run X:Men comics, which are owned by Fox as well and they also still run Spider-man comics whose cinematic home is at Sony. While Bleeding Cool believe they have more news coming as soon as tomorrow, treat this news with caution.