Marvel Comics has released an official preview for Fantastic Four #46, which sees Reed Richards/Mister Fantastic come face-to-face with his long-lost half-sister, Joanna Jeffers.
Set to hit comic shops this coming Wednesday, Aug. 24, Fantastic Four #46 marks writer Dan Slott’s final issue on the title. The book is illustrated by CAFU, colored by Jesus Aburtov and lettered by Joe Caramagna. As announced back in April, Fantastic Four #46 sees Marvel’s First Family gain a new member.
In the preview, Reed Richards ventures to a ship on the Atlantic Ocean in order to meet Professor Joanna Jeffers, a “world-renowned eco warrior and marine biologist” of whom he is a “huge fan.” Reed introduces himself to Joanna, who is already well aware of the fact that the leader of the Fantastic Four is the son of Nathaniel Richards — and her half-brother. Reed then takes his sister to meet the rest of the family, who are in the middle of arts and crafts night.
FANTASTIC FOUR #46
- DAN SLOTT (W) • CAFU (A/C)
- Predator variant COVER by Superlog
- STORMBREAKERS VARIANT COVER BY R.B. SILVA
- “Family First”!
- Not a dream. Not a hoax. This is real.
- Thanks to the knowledge of the Watchers, the lost daughter of Nathaniel Richards has been found.
- It’s time to finally meet the mysterious sister of Reed Richards.
- But is it time to welcome her into the family?
- It’s a day of amazing adventures both in her world, and in the world of the Fantastic Four.
- Guest-starring Namor, King of Atlantis.
- 32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99
Of course, while Reed is the only son of Nathaniel and Evelyn Richards, he is no stranger to having half-siblings. For starters, there’s Nathaniel and Cassandra Richards’ unnamed son, who is Reed’s half-brother. Nathaniel and Cassandra also had a daughter, Tara Richards/Huntara, Reed’s half-sister. Finally, there’s Kristoff Vernard, who is the alleged son of Nathaniel and half-brother of Reed, as well as the adoptive son of Victor von Doom/Doctor Doom.
The Fantastic Four Are Headed for a Relaunch
Following Slott’s departure with issue #46, the remaining two issues of Marvel’s current Fantastic Four title will be penned by David Pepose. After Fantastic Four #48 hits shelves on Oct. 12, Marvel is set to relaunch the title with the creative team of writer Ryan North and artist Iban Coello. The new Fantastic Four #1 will release on Nov. 9. At this stage, it’s unclear if Joanna Jeffers will factor into this new era for Marvel’s First Family.
What we do know, however, is that North’s run on Fantastic Four won’t be as massive in scale as Slott’s. “I had the advantage that Dan Slott’s run went super huge,” North told Entertainment Weekly. “In the most recent arc, The Reckoning War, they saved not just the universe, but the multiverse. That made the choice obvious: I’m never going to go as big as Dan did, so let’s tell smaller stories about the Fantastic Four.”
Written by Dan Slott, illustrated by CAFU, colored by Jesus Aburtov and lettered by VC’s Joe Caramagna, Fantastic Four #46 goes on sale Aug. 24 from Marvel Comics.
Source: Marvel Comics