Earlier this week, we learned that Fantastic Four series artist Sara Pichelli will not be attending the wedding of Benjamin Grimm and Alicia Masters, taking place in December’s Fantastic Four #5. But revealed in Marvel’s December solicitations, like X-Men Gold before it, Fantastic Four will be getting a Wedding Special issue to go along with the issue in which the wedding will actually take place. Unlike X-Men Gold, Marvel promises the advertised wedding will definitely, for sure, without a doubt, really take place. And in Fantastic Four Wedding Special #1, superstar writer Gail Simone will join Fantastic Four series writer Dan Slott. Sara Pichelli won’t be drawing this one either, but Laura Braga will instead.
Check out the solicits for Fantastic Four #5 and Fantastic Four Wedding Special #1 below.
FANTASTIC FOUR: WEDDING SPECIAL #1
GAIL SIMONE & DAN SLOTT (W) • LAURA BRAGA (A)
Cover by CARLOS PACHECO
VARIANT COVER BY ARTGERM
VARIANT COVER BY MARCOS MARTIN
VARIANT COVER BY MIKE MCKONE
VARIANT COVER BY PASQUAL FERRY
FANTASTIC FOUR VILLAINS VARIANT COVER BY MARCOS MARTIN
Come and celebrate the impending nuptials of the Thing and Alicia Masters with a Ladies Night Out as only the First Family of Comics can do it! Guest-starring She-Hulk, Medusa, Crystal and more, it’s the bachelorette party Alicia never expected—and one whose ribaldry will be interrupted by the arrival of a Surprise Super Villain! (And no, we don’t mean Johnny Storm!) Meanwhile, the Thing has an unexpected meeting with his future father-in-law, the Puppet Master! Plus, Hembeck! The Fantastic Four family tree! And more! R.S.V.P. at your local comics retailer this December, and don’t forget to kiss the bride!
40 PGS./Rated T …$4.99
FANTASTIC FOUR #5
DAN SLOTT (W) • AARON KUDER, ADAM HUGHES & MICHAEL ALLRED (A)
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
Variant Cover by ALEX ROSS
Susan Storm Variant Cover by SIMONE BIANCHI
Variant Cover By Mark Brooks
Alicia Remastered Variant Cover By Jack Kirby
Thing Remastered Variant Cover by Jack Kirby
Variant Cover By Elizabeth Torque
Variant Cover By Ashley Witter
CONAN VS MARVEL HEROES VARIANT BY TBA
PARTY VARIANT COVER BY TBA
PREMIERE VARIANT COVER BY ESAD RIBIC
SPECIAL 650th ISSUE SPECTACULAR!
The wedding that’s been years in the making…Ben and Alicia say “I do!”
No bait. No switch. Not a dream. Not a hoax. And we swear, not a single Skrull around. This is really happening! From the book that brought you the first, best and longest running super hero marriage in comics, we give you…the wedding of Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters! Featuring an untold tale of the courtship of Ben and Alicia. A bachelor party that only Johnny Storm could throw. And a very special ceremony brought to you in the Mighty Marvel Manner.
64 PGS./Rated T …$5.99