An enigmatic riddle has been passed on by Marvel in reference to issue #578 of Jonathan Hickman's Fantastic Four, hinting that something fatal may be on the horizon for the boring but fascinating team. Hickman's work on the series has managed to gloss over the fact that all the Fantastic Four are dull as a patch of especially boggy marshland, instead focusing on incredibly intellectual concepts which have all-but-confounded us here at the Comics Vanguard team. We're not particularly intelligent, despite our claims to the latter, and reading any single issue of Fantastic Four currently sends us running to Wikipedia about twice a page. Which, really, is the very definition of value-for-money, as each issue takes two hours to read. Which is what you want, right? Under Hickman's steady hand, even Th Thing has become a verbose spouter of philosophical thought: offering several allegorical calls for clobbering which has shunted our previously-stable knoweledge of theoretical physics into a new dimension, pardon the pun ha-ha.
The teaser, which reveals a page of Dale Eaglesham's (great name: he must've been christened by Rob Liefeld) art from the issue, states "HERE, YOU DIE. IN THE NEGATIVE ZONE, YOU CAN LIVE". What does it mean? Well, the cover from the issue, lovingly plastered above, shows that Annihilus seems set to return to menace the team, with Sue Storm noticably absent. Is she going to be the victim? Or - and this is our miserable prediction, gained without any knowledge of quantum mechanics - is this all a swerve? Could the suddenly-ripped Reed Richards be saying this to Annihilus? Or, maybe something entirely different will happen. At any rate, the preview page seems to show Johnny Storm being chased about by some giant wasps, so that's jolly nice.