Fantastic Four: Antithesis is set for the beloved tabloid treatment — including some mystery material from Mike Wieringo… and Denny O’Neil!
The listing’s content is exceptionally slim — it’s early days — but there are two really intriguing clues as to some bonus content, namely the inclusion of late creators Denny O’Neil and Mike Wieringo as contributors.
Here’s the deal in a nutshell: The edition, a paperback, is scheduled for March 23, 2021, runs 144 pages and lists for $34.99.
And that’s most of what there is — but here are a few thoughts:
— The inclusion of O’Neil’s name is really compelling. I’m not familiar of any FF stories that he wrote — correct me in the comments if I’m wrong — but his 1960s Marvel writing test that got him into the business was a four-page Fantastic Four excerpt. Might that be included here?
— Wieringo, on the other hand, had a well-known collaboration with Waid on Marvel’s First Family, so I surmise that some of that work will fill out the edition. (The Fantastic Four #500 Director’s Cut maybe?)
— This is all speculation on my part and it’s possible that O’Neil and Wieringo’s names are there by mistake. That happens sometimes with Amazon listings. But I can’t help but believe where there’s smoke, there’s the Human Torch…
— That pubdate is for the book market. It would likely be out a couple weeks earlier in comics shops.
— Adams’ art at tabloid size? Always and forever.
— Standard caveat: This has not been solicited by Marvel yet, so nothing is official until it’s official. Even then, things can change. Just keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates.
— FIRST LOOK: Mark Waid and Neal Adams’ FANTASTIC FOUR: ANTITHESIS #1. Click here.
— Final Lee and Kirby FANTASTIC FOUR Issues to Get EPIC COLLECTION. Click here.