Within the comedian e book group, it’s generally assumed that Marvel has spent the previous couple of years quietly deemphasizing a variety of the characters that it doesn’t personal the film rights to. For instance, Fox controls the X-Males motion pictures, so the comedian e book X-Males had been regularly sidelined in favor of the Inhumans. The exception to this was Spider-Man, who’s so widespread that Marvel gained’t contact him, however the greatest casualty of this supposed coverage has been the Incredible 4, who haven’t had their very own comedian e book for a number of years. As this idea goes, Marvel has been notably spiteful towards the Incredible 4 as a result of Fox’s motion pictures have been so awful, with the thought being that the writer is attempting to tank the property so unhealthy in comics and merchandise that it’s nugatory to Fox, which is able to then surrender the film rights—or begin making higher motion pictures.
Up till now, this has been little greater than a attention-grabbing idea that explains why Marvel has been so prepared to disregard a gaggle of traditionally vital characters, however now former Incredible 4 author Jonathan Hickman has principally confirmed that it’s true. Talking with Newsarama, Hickman defined that “it’s fairly frequent information” that Marvel has stopped publishing Incredible 4 books due to a “disagreement with Fox.” Hickman isn’t a Marvel govt, so he might simply be repeating the identical rumor all people else has heard, however he was the author behind the current Secret Wars occasion that gave characters like Mr. Incredible and Sue Storm one final massive story collectively earlier than primarily eradicating them from the board.
If Marvel actually is finished with Incredible 4 comics due to the flicks, although, Hickman isn’t comfortable about it. “That sort of considering runs opposite to the whole lot I consider in as an expert storyteller,” he says. “It comes from a spot of manipulation the place an try is made to make the reader need one thing by way of denial.” He additionally compares it to “shitty courting recommendation” and says that Marvel ought to “write a narrative that [people] care about” if it desires somebody to love Incredible 4 comics.
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