One of the Fantastic Four will be overwhelmed by a symbiote in King in Black tie-in

Fantastic Four #29
(Image credit: Mark Brooks (Marvel Comics))

Marvel's King in Black crossover event will grow - like any good symbiote would - to take over one of the Fantastic Four family.

Dan Slott's ongoing Fantastic Four series will crossover with the King in Black event in February. This tie-in issue, Fantastic Four #29, will be drawn by guest artist Ze Carlos.

(Image credit: Mark Brooks (Marvel Comics))

"In the middle of the chaos that is King in Black...a symbiote bonds with a member of Marvel’s First Family!" reads Marvel's solicitation for the issue.

The solicitation doesn't disclose which member of the extended Richards family it is, but it makes a bit of sense that it could be Franklin Richards given changes he's had as he's grown into a teenager (such as dying his hair) while also dealing with new questions about him being a mutant or not as revealed recently in Fantastic Four #25.

February's Fantastic Four #29 will also pick up on the recent team-up of the revived Uatu the Watcher and Nick Fury, who was transformed into the Unseen back in the 2014 event Original Sin.

"Also in this issue, the Unseen is putting together a squadron for a secret mission in deep space," Fantastic Four #29's solicitation concludes.

Fantastic Four #29 will be Ze Carlos' first issue of Fantastic Four, after being a guest artist on Spider-Verse #6, and portions of Amazing Mary Jane #6, Amazing Spider-Man #40, Miles Morales: Spider-Man #11 and #14, and Venom #20.

Stay tuned to Newsarama for Marvel Comics' full February 2021 solicitations later this month.

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Chris Arrant

Chris Arrant covered comic book news for Newsarama from 2003 to 2022 (and as editor/senior editor from 2015 to 2022) and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table. (He/him)