For those of you who do not read comic books and do not follow Marvel Comics’ Fantastic Four, it’s been known for a while now that the series — which debuted in 1961 and has spawned two Hollywood movies — would be ending at issue #588, and that one of the elite four members would die before it was all said and done.
Who exactly would perish, however, has been a guarded secret, and only now is it being revealed whose story ends right before the Fantastic Four comic series ends.
Obviously if you do read these comics, you don’t want to know the answer to this question, so DO NOT continue reading. For the rest of you, click on over to the other side to find out if it’s Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, The Human Torch, or The Thing whose fate has been sealed.
Yes, it’s true: it has been revealed that The Human Torch, also known as Johnny Storm, is the one who dies in issue #587, which is being released later today. According to reports, the Torch will fall in a huge battle that writer Jonathan Hickman has been working on for over a year and a half.
Hickman spoke about the comic event, saying:
In doing this, we’re going to elevate the other three and the family in general and going forward with the story that we want to tell. I think it makes complete sense. It’s kind of a logical move.
Our readers get heavily involved in the lives of these characters. They fight alongside them, they share their triumphs and pitfalls. They live with them and they grasp them very tightly to their breast. They take them on in a very one to one, very personal sort of way.
Of course, we also can’t forget that this is comic books and characters are killed all the time. Will the famed Fantastic Four really be ending forever and will this really be the last we ever see The Human Torch? Your guess is as good as the next person’s, and only time will really answer that question.
[Source: Yahoo! News]