As the word starts to spread about a rumoured impending cancellation of the Fantastic Four comics for the duration of the publicity drive of the Fantastic Four movie, one man would be happy to provide a solution.
John Byrne, responsible for one of the longest and critically acclaimed runs on the title, has made Marvel an offer on his forums, saying,
Well, if they don’t want ‘em, I’ll take ‘em!
Though as Byrne points out,
This thread brings up a conversation I had with friends, many a moon ago. Someone asked, if I had “a million dollars” and could just BUY the FF from Marvel, would I do it?
I realized immediately that this was a much more complex question than it might seem at first glance. After all, if we think about it for a moment, we quickly realize that the Fantastic Four are not just Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny. THIS is the Fantastic Four:
Sure, a few of those characters could be pruned, but without Doctor Doom, Galactus, the Watcher, Annihilus, the Skrulls, the Frightful Four, the Inhumans, the Mole Man, Wyatt Wingfoot, etc, etc. . .
Well, it just would be the same, would it?
Maybe not John, but I reckon you could give it a go. Shame it’ll never happen though…