'Fantastic Four' #1 Currently Over 300K Sales + First Look

Marvel’s first family are set to return in August in Fantastic Four #1 by Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli, and ComicBook.com has an exclusive sneak preview.

Reed, Sue, Franklin, and Valeria Richards finally return from the space between universes and reunite with the Human Torch and the Thing to reform the Fantastic Four. But what does the team’s next adventure entail?

Take a look a Pichelli’s artwork below:

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(Photo: Sara Pichelli, Marvel Entertainment)
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(Photo: Sara Pichelli, Marvel Entertainment)
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(Photo: Sara Pichelli, Marvel Entertainment)
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(Photo: Sara Pichelli, Marvel Entertainment)

Fantastic Four #1 is set to ship over 300,000 copies to comic book stores when it launches in August.

“As of this August, I’ll be writing and Sara Pichelli will be drawing the World’s Greatest Comic Magazine: the one, the only, FANTASTIC FOUR!” Slott said in an interview with Marvel.com. “Oh, boy. We have been under such lock and key when it comes to talking about this book. For months this has been the biggest secret at Marvel. It feels so good to finally tell anybody outside of the loop. Heck, let me yell it: ‘I’M WRITING THE FF!’”

“Honestly, this is a lifetime dream. The first super hero comics I ever read were my cousin’s copies of Fantastic Four #48–50, with 'The Coming of Galactus' and the first appearance of the Silver Surfer. For me, personally, this has been a long time coming. I’ve got notebooks filled with the stories I’d like to do if I ever got my hands on these characters!”

Fantastic Four #1 releases in August, with midnight release events happening on August 8th. The official solicitation text for the issue follows.

FANTASTIC FOUR #1
DAN SLOTT (W) • SARA PICHELLI (A)
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT – THE WORLD’S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!

Since the end of SECRET WARS, there’s been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it’s time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call-to-arms that summons Doctor Doom! And a signal in the sky that heralds the return of hope to the Marvel Universe! All this, and Alicia Masters adopts kittens! So cute! Plus, the Impossible Man!

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