This week marks the release of Fantastic Four #587, the supposedly second-to-last issue of the series that purportedly features the death of one member of Marvel’s famous first family. I’m not going to spoil the issue here; it really doesn’t matter which member of the Fantastic Four dies in this heavily promoted issue.
Marvel Comics offers a clear reminder why the death in question doesn’t matter with another one of its new releases this week. The reason is right there on on the cover of Secret Avengers #9.
Note: Of course, just because the death in FF shouldn’t get people to read the comic doesn’t mean it’s not worth reading. I plan on checking it out, not for the sales stunt, but for what writer Jonathan Hickman does with the characters as the result of that development. It certainly could make for some interesting bits of characterization.
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