I’ll be signing books and celebrating my local store at Ultimate Comics Durham/Chapel Hill from 10am-7pm on Saturday, August 17. The party will feature creator signings, a charity blood drive, and a visit from BOOM! Studios.
Will Robson and I had a chance to talk with Newsarama contributor Zack Smith about the future of The Future Foundation.
Nrama: What do you feel makes the book unique among the other superhero titles out there?
Whitley: I take the pedigree of this book very seriously. There are only two writers who have written a book called “Future Foundation” before now – Jonathan Hickman and Matt Fraction. Those are two of the best writers working today and I don’t intend to be the one who drops the ball. We’re going big from the first issue and you’ll never finish an issue and not want the next one right away, I promise that.
Robson: This book to me is the X-Men of space. Young heroes struggling to find their place not only in this world, but on many.
Smith, Zack. “FUTURE FOUNDATION Launches Into the MARVEL Multiverse With ‘Rainbows & Lasers’, Newsarama. 5 August 2019.
The Future Foundation is a fairly recent addition to Marvel’s teams, but they are a natural addition to the universe that have felt like they belonged from their inception. Whitley and Robson have delivered a wonderful return for the team, showing exactly what makes them stand out from the rest of the universe and why they’re so fun to read.
Whitley sprinkles in subtle humorous elements and banter between the characters showing the family dynamic of the team while introducing the cast of characters for new readers who are leaping into the series with a fresh take on the Fantastic Four series. New readers will fall in love with this team while old fans of Hickman’s FUTURE FOUNDATION will latch on to this incarnation awaiting the clever tales to come. The only aspect missing from the issue was Valeria and Franklin Richards. This reviewer hopes they can rejoin the team in the future.
dispatchdcu. “Future Foundation #1 Review”, Weird Science Marvel Comics. 7 August 2019.
Honestly, I don’t know if it’s luck that my Marvel stories keep getting @JoeCaramagna as a letterer or if they just see my scripts and go “only Joe can save this one” but I’m extraordinarily grateful either way.— Jeremy Whitley, Soda City Comic Con, Aug 10-11 (@jrome58) July 31, 2019
The Future Foundation makes its first appearance today in a 10 page story in Fantastic Four #12!
It was my privilege to hang out with Jeff and Rick at the Unpacking the Power of Power Pack podcast. We talk about the upcoming Future Foundation on-going series which features Alex and Julie Power. Give it a listen!
The Future Foundation will be making its return in Fantastic Four #12, which comes out this Wednesday – July 31.
I had a chance to talk with Matthew Scott Kirkham of The Bard’s Gambit podcast about The Unstoppable Wasp.
He also did a write up for Medium about the comic back in February.
Whitley’s work in this first run does more to humanize a character than any other comic I’ve ever read. In this run, Nadia is established with clear, reachable goals (claim citizenship, save friend, find smart women), she’s given a personal role model (Mockingbird/Bobbi Morse), she and Janet organically fall into their surrogate mother/daughter roles, she’s given a close-knit group of friends (a diverse and colorful group of friends at that), and most importantly, clear and apparent weaknesses. Nadia may be intelligent and powerful, but she can’t solve everything on her own, and every aspect of the comic reinforces this idea as a very clear theme. She can’t claim citizenship without Janet, she can’t save her friend Ying without the help of the intelligent women she’s come across throughout the story, and she couldn’t have found those women without help from Jarvis (the avenger’s butler, also strongly characterized in this series).
Kirkham, Matthew S. “Let’s Talk About Nadia Van Dyne”, Medium.com. 27 July 2019.
I got a chance to talk with CBR about the upcoming Future Foundation series.
After starring in a special back-up story in this month’s Fantastic Four #12, the young super-geniuses of the Future Foundation will star in a new Marvel series. Written by Jeremy Whitley (Unstoppable Wasp) and illustrated by Will Robson (Spider-Man/Deadpool), who also team up for the backup story, the upcoming relaunch has the team of genius-level adolescents and teenagers scour the Marvel Universe for pieces of Molecule Man to put the powerful character back together.
While speaking with CBR at HeroesCon in Charlotte, Whitley shared details behind the eagerly anticipated relaunch and how Fantastic Four writer Dan Slott’s decision to keep Valeria and Franklin Richards with their parents allowed him to increase the focus on the young ensemble’s other characters.