One of the biggest things that is being asked for with Marvel Comics fall Marvel Legacy iniative, besides the return of legacy numbering of titles that is already coming with it, is the return of the Fantastic Four. Seen as the center of the Marvel Universe because they helped kick off what became Marvel Comics, the team as a whole has been missing for the last few years.
It seems something might be happening with them soon. Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso tweeted out a very interesting cropped image of FF member Ben Grimm/The Thing.
The interesting thing to note is that instead of the number 4 on his belt, this teaser image has a two and comes with the caption “It takes 2.” Thing and Johnny Storm/Human Torch are the only two members of the team still active right now, with Thing working with S.H.I.E.L.D. after a stint with the Guardians of the Galaxy and Human Torch serving as a member of the Uncanny Avengers.
Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Susan Richards/Invisible Woman and their children Franklin & Valaria are off with the other teens of the Future Foundation rebuilding the multiverse following the 2015 event Secret Wars.
What the teaser means is up for in the air. Perhaps Ben and Johnny will finally reunite after having gone their separate ways since the loss of Reed and Sue.
Maybe The Thing is getting his own series again, or even helping revive the Marvel Two-In-One series that he used to headline.
As with the teaser Axel shared of a Hulk/Wolverine combo that led to the current mini-event Weapons of Mutant Destruction, more teasers to tie to this Thing one are sure to come.