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2011 Is Bringing A Death To The ‘Fantastic Four’ Family

In November 1961, few would have realized just how groundbreaking the first issue of “Fantastic Four” would become.

The series — about a group of space explorers given various superpowers after being hit by cosmic rays — began a new era for Marvel Comics, signaling the start of their wave of Silver Age characters, including Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Hulk, Iron Man and many more.

Now, nearly 50 years later, the company has announced that the series’ current story arc, “Three” — the next-to-last issue of which hits stores Wednesday — will result in the demise of one member of the iconic superhero team.

Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort made it crystal clear: “A core character from the series, whom you’ve seen in the [2005 and 2007] films, will be no more,” he told CNN.

Read the full CNN article here.

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