Following the demise of one of the founding members of the Fantastic Four earlier this week, interest in the next and final issue of Marvel’s long running series has been steadily increasing. Yesterday, Marvel released an intriguing teaser for some of the events in Fantastic Four #588, including potential replacements for the fallen hero and Reed Richards’ realization that his son Franklin may be more dangerous than even an invasion from the Negative Zone.
But in the four pages from the issue unveiled today, writer Jonathan Hickman focuses on the more human reaction to recent events as Spider-Man visits Franklin Richards to offer him some comfort for his loss. If you haven’t read Fantastic Four #587 yet, beware of SPOILERS AHEAD in the pages!
Fantastic Four #588 will be written by Hickman with art by Nick Dragotta and Mark Brooks. The issue will be released on February 23.