This December, get ready for comic books to have another major wedding issue! After years and years of on again off again relationships, Ben Grimm aka The Thing and longtime love Alicia Master are getting marriedd! At least we hope they are.
That’s right. Marvel Comics have announced that in December’s issue of Fantastic Four #5, The ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing is putting on his best suit to marry his best gal. After the major reveal of their engagement in the first issue of the recent relaunch of the first family, it looks like Marvel is giving happiness to one of their longest relationships…or are they? With the wedding invitation hinting at the return of Victor Von Doom, what could be in store for the Bride and Groom?
Writer Dan Slott and current cover artist Esad Ribic are being joined by one of Marvel’s “Young Guns” Aaron Kuder and famed artists Adam Hughes and Michael Allred for a 650th issue celebration, featuring the untold tale of Alicia and Ben’s courtship. Plus, a bachelor party that only Johnny Storm could throw and many more surprises Marvel Comics insures their fans. Vows will be exchanged “without a hitch” the publisher claims especially after the failed wedding of Kitty Pryde and Colossus and the surprise wedding of Rogue and Gambit, but it’s also being said that ” it wouldn’t be a Marvel wedding without its fair share of dangers lurking in the background…” on no.
“There are a handful of comic titles that demand respect due to their history. Titles that have influenced generations of fans and creators alike…Fantastic Four is definitely one of the biggest,” said Kuder. “It is truly an honor on that basis alone. Throw in the fact that I’m working with legendary creators like Dan, Mike, Adam, and Marte, and that just sets my inner fanboy a-spinning. I’ll be giving this ALL I’ve got.”
“It’s been a long time in coming—more than 55 years!—but Ben and Alicia are finally tying the knot!” said SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort. “And we’ve gone all-out to make this an extra-special event for fans, with the inclusion of not only the terrific Aaron Kuder (who’ll be illustrating the next storyline as well) but also Adam Hughes and Mike Allred for an all-star spectacular bash!”
Will you be there for this wedding spectacular? the bells chime the day after Christmas so definitely get ready! Let us know if you’re excited on Facebook and Twitter @shootthebreezeC
FANTASTIC FOUR #5
Written by DAN SLOTT
Art by AARON KUDER, ADAM HUGHES and MICHAEL ALLRED
Cover by ESAD RIBIC
On Sale 12/26/18