It’s Adams’ first full-length FF story…

Marvel on Friday announced an exciting new project — Fantastic Four: Antithesis — illustrated by Neal Adams and written by Mark Waid.

It’s the first time the two have collaborated — and it’s the first full-length FF story ever done by Adams.

Check out the cover for Issue #1 — due in August:

That looks like classic FF toggery too, so I imagine this will have a nice Bronze Age feel to it.

Details are slim but Marvel says the series will be packed with “a fan-favorite roster of Fantastic Four heroes and villains! Together, this celebrated creative team create a new nemesis for the Fantastic Four guaranteed to send shockwaves throughout all of fandom.”

“Working with Neal Adams has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. To share the page with a man of his talent is an honor,” Waid said in a statement. “The story begins with the Fantastic Four struggling to prevent an extinction event on Earth and just goes more cosmic from there. We all know of Galactus, but until now, no one has met his Antithesis.”

Adams added: “I have always had the sense of missing the chance to draw the Fantastic Four. It was a quiet sense, since I’ve had every opportunity to do my favorites. More, I felt Kirby and Buscema had done it all, hadn’t they…? When Marvel’s Tom Brevoort asked if I’d like to do the Fantastic Four, I knew I had to ask for Galactus and the Silver Surfer as well. I am humbled and thankful to Tom for the opportunity.”

Antithesis #1 hits in August, with inks by Mark Farmer and colors by Laura Martin.


— INSIDE LOOK: How ALEX ROSS Wanted to Reboot FANTASTIC FOUR. Click here.

— GEORGE PEREZ: How FANTASTIC FOUR Led to My Friendship With STAN LEE. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Take my money!

    Gotta to admit it looks more traditional than his latest adventures with BATMAN that always had an odd touch to them. I could never put my finger on it. Maybe it’s the years in between but it just didn’t feel right.

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  2. I can’t waid…I mean wait to see who the new villain they created is. I’m just guessing that the villains name is Antithesis though.

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  3. I don’t know about you, but I think Adams puts a very simian visage on Ben.

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  4. Neal Adams collaborating with Mark Waid!!! I’ll be there. Finally something in comics to be excited about.

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  5. Neal Adams has always been one of my very favorite artists and favorite people in comics period after he helped Siegel & Shuster get the recognition (financial and otherwise) that they deserved.
    Mark Waid has become one of my very favorite writers after recently reading his (and Alex Ross’s) masterpiece Kingdom Come. I look forward to seeing the Neal-Waid teamup.

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