As Jonathan Hickman's tenure on FF draws to a close one assumes that each new issue will be packed with importance and working to bring a strong thematic conclusion to his fan-favorite run. Well, Marvel has an early look at this month's eighteenth issue of the series, due in stores four weeks from now on May 30. With Johnny Storm in charge, the Future Foundation kids go on a field trip to the Negative Zone. Apparently ol' Torchyboy just can't get enough of that place, where he was left for dead just over a year ago and only recently returned from. Check out the solicitation text and first few pages below.
Marvel is proud to present your first look at, FF #18, from superstar creators Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta! The kids of the Future Foundation suit up for their first field trip…to the Negative Zone?! That's right True Believers, Johnny Storm plays substitute teacher for a day and takes the team deep into his sovereign dimension, but when the locals aren't too happy with the Human Torch – chaos ensues! Can the FF and Johnny make it out of the Negative Zone with limited scratches? Find out in FF #18, hitting comic shops, the Marvel Comics app, and Marvel Digital Comic Shop this May! FF #18 (MAR120598) Written by JONATHAN HICKMAN Pencils by NICK DRAGOTTA Cover by KALMAN ANDRASOFSZKY Rated: T…$3.99 FOC –5/7/2012, ON SALE – 5/30/2012