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Published September 14, 2020

Family Vacation Gets Interrupted in 'Fantastic Four: Road Trip' #1

Reed Richards just can't leave work behind in this one-shot by Christopher Cantwell and Filipe Andrade!

The Fantastic Four were kept pretty busy during EMPYRE, and now that the cosmic conflict has wrapped up, it's time for a break! But anyone who knows Reed Richards AKA Mr. Fantastic knows that it's hard for him to leave his love for science (and work) behind. When the FF decide to get away from it all and go on vacation, one of Reed's experiments comes along for the ride -- with some rather freaky side effects!

FANTASTIC FOUR: ROAD TRIP #1, written by Christopher Cantwell with art by Filipe Andrade, goes on sale this December. Have a look at the cover by Valerio Giangiordano!

Fantastic Four Road Trip

Cantwell told Monkeys Fighting Robots: “Getting a crack at the world’s most famous Super Hero family is a real gift, and it immediately made me want to write a story about the very idea of family… so what better genre than the famed family road trip? Why not throw the Storms and Grimms in a station wagon and send them on an ol’ fashioned trip to the Grand Canyon where they can get on each other’s nerves as only family can do? Oh, and did I mention I’m a huge fan of David Cronenberg’s body horror movies? I think we ended up with something quite disturbing in this tale.”

Well, that took a turn!

The Fantastic Four have earned some much-needed time away from the job, and Reed has planned a — well, fantastic — old-fashioned family vacation to the Grand Canyon for some good rest, relaxation and team-bonding time. But Reed’s manic mind can’t quite disengage, and soon an obsessive side experiment he brought with him has all of them experiencing gruesome and terrifying side effects from his strange specimens. As everyone’s bodies begin to horribly go awry on a cellular level, it’s a race to solve their lethal affliction, all while stuck in a remote Arizona cabin with no help for miles.

Look for FANTASTIC FOUR: ROAD TRIP #1, written by Christopher Cantwell with art by Filipe Andrade, when it goes on sale this December!

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