Good God. In the wake of The Human Torch’s death in Fantastic Four #587, the team will don these boring, monochromatic new uniforms and become “The Future Foundation”. From the Marvel Press release:

Their mission is simple: save the Marvel Universe from its greatest threats and prevent future dangers from arising. But even with knowledge of what’s to come and one of the most powerful teams ever assembled, just what villainous force could stand in their way?

The team will also take on Spider-man as a member of the family, to sell more books and action figures replace his old frenemy Johnny Storm. The truly sad part about all of this is that these changes are clearly designed to pump up interest and sell books two or three years down the road, when The Human Torch is resurrected, and the team returns to their original name and costumes. It’s a tired old trick that we’ve seen in comics time and time again (see- “Reign of the Supermen”, “Batman: Knightfall”, “Heroes Reborn”, “The Death of Captain America”, etc. etc.). Check out the cover to The Future Foundation #1 and see more promotional artwork after the jump:


About Jeff Carter

Jeff began his path towards Geek destiny at the age of four, at a drive-in screening of Star Wars. Since then, he's had a love affair with all things nerdy. In the mid to late 90's, Jeff was a staff writer for EchoStation.Com, interviewing Star Wars heavyweights like Timothy Zahn and Drew Struzan. He then went on to review films and write editorial pieces for several blogs in the mid 2000's, wrote and co-created a webcomic strip that ran from 2007-2010, and is currently co-founder of Dead Henchmen Productions, an independent film company based in New England.

Posted on February 10, 2011, in Comic Books, News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. As for boring, monochromatic suits, I would say these are an improvement over the boring primarily blue suits of the past 50 years.

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