So what is this rumor that Marvel/Disney is pulling all of Fantastic Four comics to spite Fox and get the movie rights back?
Some rumors are even going as far as removing all pics, art, images, etc.. of F4 out of the Marvel office.
Seems like a dumb move to me because it really isn't going to force Fox to return the property, hell if I were Fox I'd just keep making F4 films to f' with Marvel/Disney. This move just feels like it is worse for the fans than on Fox, who likely doesn't even depend on the books to market their film.
It's really smart if you've been keeping up with what members complain about on the forum. Rich who created the site is constantly accused of an anti-DC bias cuz he reported all of the times writers walked off a DC book and the constant complaints about editorial interference while never giving that focus for Marvel to the point ppl accused Rich of being on Marvel's payroll. What a lot of Marvel comic fans have complained about is that they keep changing the comics to match the movies even though corporate synergy is a smart move given their success. So there have been fears of any character Marvel Studios don't own getting no kind of attention in the comics like X-Men not getting promoted anymore and changing things like putting white Nick Fury on the back burner for black Nick Fury (his son). There's a few more examples and some stuff gets explained away with SONY's recent renegotiation to give Marvel all of the merchandising and tv rights.
So Rich finally tries to take advantage of those fears by having sources tell him that the higher ups at Marvel (Pres. Perlumetter who allegedly is some emotionally disturbed petty vindictive billionaire that makes decisions on a whim) have instructed ******* trading card artists not to do cards of any F4 members and related characters with an alleged copy of the letter instructing so as proof and sources have also said X-Men comics will stop being promoted with the biggest move being the the cancellation of the 616 F4 comic and Ultimate FF. This is all suppose to go down by Sept. Mind you none of this makes any business sense in the least and that was said by Marvel comics senior VP Tom B and if Ultimate FF gets canceled it'll be cuz of low sales. Robinson has long term plans for F4 and Marvel's E-I-C Alonso has confirmed that. Now that Rich has made this a big thing and has ppl talking he's taking the stand that this is either definitely going down or now that the truth has leaked his reporting of it will lead to it not happening.
So either way he gets credit for the story even though common sense says this was never going to happen but he's reported it in such a way that when it doesn't happen he can take credit for causing that.
I mean you really just have to look at past business decisions and things that went down to see how what's being reported now doesn't make sense and isn't necessary. Marvel didn't need to stop making Daredevil comics to get the rights back to DD or Ghost Rider or Blade. Stopping F4 comics in no way impacts the movie and if the deal they have is any new characters in F4 comics FOX can use they can simply not introduce new characters, there already is a ton of characters they can just recycle and use in different ways which is what Robinson has been doing