Death is in store for one of the Fantastic Four


Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Marvel is trimming its flagship Fantastic Four to a mere trio in January as death comes calling on comics' first family. But whom will it be?

Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada (kuh-SA'-da) tells The Associated Press he can't say.

Quesada calls the demise of one of the group's members - Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, Human Torch or The Thing - a secret protected with more might than the Incredible Hulk and Sentry combined.

Readers will find out for themselves when "Fantastic Four" No. 587 is released in January, though it'll be wrapped in a black plastic bag to keep snoops from finding out. Marvel said Wednesday that the book - the conclusion to an epic story arc written by Jonathan Hickman - won't be sold on newsstands.

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