Legendary artist Neal Adams joins writer Mark Waid as he returns to the Fantastic Four for Fantastic Four: Antithesis, a four-issue limited series that marks Adams's first work on the FF in his storied career.
"The first full-length Fantastic Four story ever illustrated by classic creator Neal Adams!" reads Marvel's description of Fantastic Four: Antithesis #1. "An unstoppable meteor of unknown origin has just erupted from hyperspace - and unless the Fantastic Four can find a way to stop it from hitting Manhattan, millions will die!"(opens in new tab)
Announced last year, Fantastic Four: Antithesis #1 is finally scheduled for release on August 26 after delays in the comic book Direct Market due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic rescheduled the series from its planned debut earlier this year. To set the stage, Marvel Comics has released a video interview with Waid and Adams discussing the genesis of the idea and what readers can expect.
In the video, Adams explains that it was his idea to do a Fantastic Four story – but what he was really after was focusing on Galactus and Silver Surfer, who share a central role in Fantastic Four: Antithesis.
In fact, the title – Antithesis – refers to whatever or whoever is Galactus's opposite, who will be introduced in this series. And what's more, Galactus will transform by the series' end – into someone fans already recognize, says Adams.
"Working with [Neal Adams] has been on my bucket list since I was kid," says Waid. "This was the perfect opportunity."
"There's lots of surprises," promises Adams. "We got to really jam a lot of stuff in there."