Fans of Tom Scioli‘s creative and inspired approach to comics are in for a treat — the creator behind American Barbarian, Go-Bots and Transformers vs. G.I. Joe will turn his attention to Marvel’s first family in Fantastic Four: Grand Design.
“Fantastic Four is like the Magna Carta of Marvel, this founding document, so being allowed to get my hands on it is thrilling,” Scioli told Comicbook.com. “They’ve given me a tremendous amount of creative freedom to just go for it.”
Scioli spoke in depth about the project with Jim Rugg and another creator who has some experience with re-imagining Marvel properties, X-Men: Grand Design creator Ed Piskor. The two hosted Scioli for a long chat on their Cartoonist Kayfabe program on YouTube:
Like Piskor’s take on the X-Men, FF:GD will unify decades of Fantastic Four into a single narrative. He said he’s still working out how far the series will go, but expect to see a lot of the Watcher, Galactus and even a tie-in to the X-Men story “Days of Future Past.”
The two-issue series starts in October. Piskor will provide a variant cover for the first issue:
And here are some preview pages: