By Taylor Anderson
This article contains SPOILERS. If you haven’t read the issue yet, proceed at your own risk!
Earlier this month it was announced that the Fantastic Four would be returning to comics. Many assumed that their absence from the pages of Marvel monthlies was due to the fact that Fox owns their movie rights. Disney, not wanting to promote movies from which they wouldn’t profit, phased them out of their comic pages, or so the theory goes. Whether this is true or not may never be known, but now that the Fantastic Four are soon to return, it’s interesting to consider how exactly that will happen. However, if Marvel Two-In-One 5 is any indication, the Fantastic Four may already have reunited.
Ben and Johnny are in an alternate universe where Doom has possessed Galactus and has eaten everything in the galaxy except Earth. Predictably, that means Earth is next up on the menu, so Johnny and Ben team up with the alternate universe versions of Sue and Reed to save the day. This leads to the Fantastic Four reuniting for the first time in a long time, even if they come from different dimensions.
True, they may not be the traditional Fantastic Four most people think of, but the four are all here together. Of course it’s too soon to say if this is how the quartet really does reunite. Their standalone series doesn’t launch until August. But it’s not to hard to imagine how this story would contribute to that one. Say that, despite their best efforts, the Fantastic Four can’t stop Doom from eating the Earth of this universe. If that were to happen, I could easily see Reed and Sue escaping with Ben and Johnny back to our own version of Earth and starting things anew there.
The conversation doesn’t stop there. What do you wanna talk about from this issue?