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This December the Fantastic Four celebrate 650 issues with a Ben Grimm & Alicia Masters wedding

After over five decades, the on and off again couple are making it official and heading down the aisle

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Summertime is a big time for weddings and that was no different for various superheroes this year, but this winter a very fantastic wedding is going to finally happen.

Marvel Comics has announced that after a surprise proposal in Fantastic Four #1, Benjamin Grimm and Alicia Masters will say walk down the aisle and marry in this December’s Fantastic Four #5 from Dan Slott, Esad Ribic, Aaron Kuder, Adam Hughes, and Michael Allred as the series celebrates its 650th issue. Along with the main wedding story comes an untold story of Alicia and Ben’s courtship and a Johnny Storm planned bachelor party as well as other surprises.

“It’s been a long time in coming—more than 55 years!—but Ben and Alicia are finally tying the knot!” said SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “And we’ve gone all-out to make this an extra-special event for fans, with the inclusion of not only the terrific Aaron Kuder (who’ll be illustrating the next storyline as well) but also Adam Hughes and Mike Allred for an all-star spectacular bash!”

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Because of what happened with two of the big weddings this summer, the publisher made sure to note in their announcement that the exchanging of vows and I dos will definitely happen but because it’s a superhero/Marvel wedding there will be some danger lurking.

“There are a handful of comic titles that demand respect due to their history. Titles that have influenced generations of fans and creators alike…Fantastic Four is definitely one of the biggest,” said Kuder. “It is truly an honor on that basis alone. Throw in the fact that I’m working with legendary creators like Dan, Mike, Adam, and Marte, and that just sets my inner fanboy a-spinning. I’ll be giving this ALL I’ve got.”

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FANTASTIC FOUR #5
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by AARON KUDER, ADAM HUGHES and MICHAEL ALLRED
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
On Sale 12/26/18

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