Dean Haspiel Has A Plan To Save The Fantastic Four

The confirmation of the news that the Fantastic Four was cancelled as a comic book came this week finally, alongside the closest you’d get a confirmation of the reasons why.

fantasticfour7img5-932x1415But comic book creator Dean Haspiel, who worked on the Fantastic Four comic in recent years, has a solution. Marvel have only to ask him. He writes,

I actually developed an FF concept that I believe would be a very fun, exciting and controversial yet respectful way to bring back the FF and put them into regular rotation. In a burst of inspired anxiety, I wrote it a year-and-a-half ago when rumors of Marvel cancelling the FF started to hit the internet. I know it’s hacky for a fan cum pro to complain and then claim they have a solution but I’ve been loyal to the FF for 40-years and I’m passionate about this particular comic book series. Hell, it’s what creative people do and I couldn’t help myself. I’m genuinely sad to see my favorite superhero team disappear and, perhaps, planning a way to perpetuate their monthly existence is a coping mechanism-of-sorts. At least there are so many great FF stories to steep in by the likes of Kirby & Lee, John Byrne, Waid & Wieringo, and many more custodians of “the world’s greatest comic magazine.”

Is any Marvel editor out there just the teeniest bit curious?


About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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