‘X-Men/Fantastic Four’ mini coming in February

Chip Zdarsky, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson and Laura Martin bring the two teams together.

Marvel has announced a new X-Men/Fantastic Four miniseries by Chip Zdarsky, Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson and Laura Martin. The story will revolve around Franklin Richards and whether he chooses to go live with all the mutants on Krakoa, their new island nation.

That question stems directly from House of X #1, where Cyclops invited the young hero to come join them.

“I loved that scene in House of X #1 and I knew it needed to be expanded upon, so when I saw the opportunity to pitch this mini, the Franklin question was the heart of it,” Zdarsky, who wrote members of the Fantastic Four in the pages of Marvel Two-In-One, told Newsarama. “Both Jonathan Hickman and Dan Slott have been very encouraging and gracious in allowing me to do what I’ve pitched. Which is surprising. I feel like I’m being punked on some level. You’d tell me if I was, yeah?”

This isn’t the first time Marvel’s first family and its merry mutants have shared a title. Back in the late 80s, Franklin and Kitty Pryde were at the heart of a similar miniseries, where Magneto enlisted Reed Richards to help save Pryde. Her powers were disrupted during the Mutant Massacre, and her molecules were drifting apart, but — spoiler alert — she doesn’t die. It was Chris Claremont at his finest, with art by Jon Bogdanove and Terry Austin. You can download it from comiXology.

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