Recent issues of The Fantastic Four, have seen the team revisit their origin, by travelling to the planet they were originally planning to fly to back in Fantastic Four #1, in a version of the ship they were originally going to use, the Marvel-1, before they were hit by the radiation storm that crash their ship back on Earth and left them transformed.
Travelling to the planet in the Marvel-2 in a fit of nostalgia, they have found a planet, who were aware of their original planned trip, and fearful of invasion, transformed themselves wit the same cosmic radiation, into a planet full of superpowered people on one level and monsters on the other. And leading Reed Richards and Susan Storm to do some further investigation as to how the planetary transformation took place.
And the comic book concludes with a major revelation that rewrites the events of The Fantastic Four #1 from 1961 considerably. Consider this their Anatomy Lesson…
Not only were the cosmic rays that attacked the Fantastic Four a deliberate defense mechanism from this planet but Reed Richards, who has been beating himself up for decades over the shielding of the rocket ship not being strong enough, was guilty without reason.
Reed Richards Is Innocent…
Apologies all round?
FANTASTIC FOUR #17
(W) Dan Slott (A) Sean Izaakse (CA) Nick Bradshaw
POINT OF ORIGIN CONTINUES!
The Fantastic Four’s choices from long ago have forever changed a planet 44 light years away. Today, Ben Grimm’s actions will change their future. And Johnny Storm’s world will never be the same again. All this – and one of the biggest FF secrets of all-time is finally revealed!
Rated TIn Shops: Dec 11, 2019
Fantastic Four #17 is published by Marvel Comics today in all good comic shops. I bought mine from Piranha Comics in Kingston-Upon-Thames. Piranha Comics is a small south London comic store chain with a small south-east store in Kingston-Upon Thames’s market centre, which runs Magic The Gathering nights on Fridays, and a larger south-west store in Bromley, which also runs Magic nights and has an extensive back issue collection and an online store. If you are in the neighbourhood, check them out.