Fantastic Four: Antithesis is set for the beloved tabloid treatment — including some mystery material from Mike Wieringo… and Denny O’Neil!

Fantastic Four: Antithesis — Mark Waid and Neal Adams’ four-part miniseries that launched in August — will be published as a Treasury Edition in 2021, according to a listing on Amazon.

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:

Issue #1 cover

— 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…

Issue #2 cover

— 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.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. OK, I am THRILLED to read this! I’m a 70s baby and I love me some treasury editions.

    The thing (no pun intended) is : should I continue to collect the series? I don’t buy many modern comics but was drawn to this one by, of course, Neal Adams. I like Mark Waid’s writing, too. Maybe I should wait and savor it at treasury size and not have the surprises ruined at “regular” size. On the other hand, what if the treasury gets cancelled?

    Or, what if the story turns out lousy? That will ruin my joy of getting the treasury…and I’m going to get it. I’m a 70s baby, and I think the only treasuries I’ve been able to pass on are Rudolph, Wizard of Oz and Welcome Back Kotter.


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  2. I am so excited to read this that all I can say is…It’s slobbering time!

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  3. Ha, I reviewed the first issue of this at my blog last week and said Marvel would be missing a trick if they didn’t collect this as a treasury and here it comes… the power I have!

    (Just let me have my fantasy…)

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