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‘Ultimate FF’ launches with 200k issues

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Official Press Release


Now just two days from its long-anticipated launch, Marvel wants to thank
readers and retailers for making ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #1 the highest
ordered new ongoing series debut this decade, with a print run of over 200k
issues!

“This is the first time in years that a new, ongoing series has launched so
impressively,” said Diamond Comic Distributors President and CEO Steve
Geppi. “It’s a win-win situation for everyone from Marvel to the retailers
to the fans. Congratulations to Marvel and the creative team of Ultimate
Fantastic Four on their achievement.”

“The early critical response and attention the series has received – with
mentions in publications like this month’s ESQUIRE and Sunday’s WASHINGTON
POST – has been especially gratifying, and the response by retailers has
been extraordinary,” said Marvel Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada. “And with
creative team like Brian Michael Bendis, Mark Millar & Adam Kubert (and a
cover assist by Bryan Hitch), comic book retailers AND readers will be
richly rewarded for their show of faith! What a great way to kick off the
New Year for comics’ fans! This is just the start of a VERY BIG 2004 at
Marvel!”

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #1 goes on sale Friday, January 2nd. “This is
everything that a first issue should be; beautifully illustrated and
expertly faithful to the script,” reads Comics Buyer’s Guide review of the
issue. “These are top creators at the top of their game obviously working
with characters that they care for, and all the joy and discovery and the
sense of wonder that the Fantastic Four should engender are here. I can’t
wait for the next issue.”

ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR #2 [NOV031487] goes on sale 1/28 and retailers are
reminded its Final Order Cut-off [FOC] is Thursday, 1/8. Readers, ask your
local comic book retailer to reserve your copies today!

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