It's no secret that the thing and Human Torch will helm their own series in the Marvel Legacy era, but until today, fans didn't know what to expect storywise when Marvel Two-In-One makes its debut in December.
When the two remaining members of the Fantastic Four come together under the guidance of writer Chip Zdarsky and artist Jim Cheung, they've got an important task on their plate. Namely, to figure out what happened to Reed Richards, Susan Storm and the rest of their errant family.
As revealed via Newsarama, the two founding members of the FF will undertake a mission to make their family whole again. While readers know that Reed, Sue, Franklin and Val are perfectly fine, helping to oversee the restoration of reality following the events of Secret Wars, Johnny Strm and Ben Grimm just know their family is missing.
"It’s Ben and Johnny diving headfirst into the mystery of what happened to [Reed and Sue]," Zdarsky told Newsarama. "The world presumes that Reed, Sue, and the kids are dead, but Johnny especially can’t accept that fact. So we’re heading on a road trip to find out what happened."
"[U]nbeknownst to Ben and Johnny, [Doctor] Doom holds the key to finding the missing heroes," Zdarsky continued. "Writing Doom is insanely fun, and my favorite Marvel book right now is Infamous Iron Man, so it’s great to be able to play with what Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev have been doing with the character."
While the writer remained mum on what to expect when the Thing and Human Torch's quest is over, or if the pair will even be successful, he did promise readers will see "Ben and Johnny doing what the Fantastic Four always did best: exploring new worlds and universes and trying not to die."
Check out the first issue's cover art and full solicitation text below.
Marvel Two-In-One #1
- Chip Zdarsky / Jim Cheung
- Cover by Jim Cheung
- "The Fate Of The Four Part 1"
- THE FOUR ARE NO MORE, SO TWO MUST DO! Something is very wrong with THE HUMAN TORCH and only THE THING can help him! It’s the Marvel Universe reunion you’ve all been waiting for (well, HALF of it, at least!). Plus: What monumental secret has DOOM been hiding since the end of SECRET WARS, and how will it completely change the lives of Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm?