Note: Whether they’re called Marvel’s First Family, The Future Foundation or just plain Fantastic Four, the boys and girls of the Baxter Building are a unique set of characters. One of the first super-hero teams to do matching uniforms, when it comes time to redesign them you have to allow for each character’s attributes to shine through. This design by Paul Bonzulac takes the recent FF redesigns by Marko Djurdjevic and proves a counter-point. – Chris A.
Here’s what Paul said about the design:
If you follow the Fantastic Four you may know that the Human Torch was killed off recently (spoiler!) and the Fantastic Four became the Future Foundation, replacing their lost member with Spider-Man and donning new and different costumes. And since you follow superhero comics you definitely know that the Human Torch won’t stay dead forever. He’ll come back, the new FF will become the old FF and they’ll probably return to some version of their original blue and black outfits.
I figured I’d take a stab at designing a sleek, modern version of that old costume and I started with a version for the soon-to-be undeceased. Rather than design a version for Reed as well I decided to adapt it for Spider-Man just because I found it a more interesting challenge. I don’t think these designs are as sharp as Marko Djurdjevic’s Future Foundation supersuits, which I love, but I do think it’s a nice shiny modern spin on the old (and inevitable) Kirby costumes.