The Fantastic Four have been through a lot lately. Their comic got cancelled. Theyâ€™ve seemingly gone their own separate ways in Marvelâ€™s upcoming continuity reboot. Their movie really, really sucked. Like, really sucked! Anything else would be just kicking them while theyâ€™re down. So letâ€™s get kicking!
Yes, the Baxter Building, the on-and-off home of the Fantastic Four since they moved in in 1962â€™s Fantastic Four #3, is no longer occupied by Marvelâ€™s first family. And whoâ€™s moving in? None other than Peter Parker himself.
The information comes from a batch of comic solicitations Marvel released for November of this yearâ€”by which point their â€œAll-New, All-Differentâ€ universe will be well under way. The premise of The Amazing Spider-Man #3 (Alex Rossâ€™ cover for which you can see above) sees Parker, who is now the head of bigshot tech company Parker Industriesâ€”and has been for a while in the recent comicsâ€”sees P.I. move into the vacated Baxter Building as their expanded New York office. As you can see above, at least one of the former Fantastic Four, Johnny Storm, is a bit miffed that Spider-Man is moving in on the FFâ€™s long-standing digs.
In a way, it makes senseâ€”while thereâ€™s been no comment on the Fantastic Four as a unit since Marvel canned their series earlier this year, we do know that theyâ€™re split up for the foreseeable future in the new comics reboot. Johnny himself has joined the Inhumans, The Thing is now a Guardian of the Galaxy, and poor Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman are… well, nowhere to be found. The Fantastic Four canâ€™t really occupy the Baxter Building in the state theyâ€™re currently in, so Peter Parkerâ€™s packing his bags and moving in.
Itâ€™s a move that certainly makes it seem like, whatever happens to the Fantastic Four, they wonâ€™t be part of the new status quo for quite a while.
Well, at least until after Fantastic Four comes out on blu-ray. You know how it goes.
[Via Comic Book Resources]