Millar/Hitch go from 2 to 4

While not quite as epic or grandiose as Comic Con, Wizard World is a healthy amount of comics to feast on. This past weekend, Chicago played host to the Wizard family, and over the course of the day, I'll be posting some highlights from the show. So keep checking in to see what you missed. It seems that all the news coming out of Chicago from Wizard World is Marvel related, so if it ain't broke don't fix it. There was another mammoth announcement regarding Marvel writers, and this one didn't have to do with Alex Ross. Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch are taking over writing/drawing duties for Fantastic Four in 2008, after what could be called mildly successful runs on Ultimates, Ultimates 2 and Civil War. They already have several issues done (well in advance of 2008), and their tenure on one of the more notable dysfunctional Marvel families could easily stretch past a year. "The current 12 issues—that could stretch ad nauseam depending on how much fun we have—is essentially one large story, more character story if you like, filled with a few smaller arcs, plot, action, villainy and all that stuff. Things that you might think were completed in issues one to four actually set up to the second four, which is even bigger, has some great character play and a villain you'll just never expect." Fantastic!