We usually don’t cover comic book news, but this is too epic to ignore. The long running Marvel series Fantastic Four is about to experience a serious death in the family. The upcoming issue will feature one of the four members perishing in battle. If you want to know who, take a deep breath, brace yourself, and continue reading…

The dying Fantastic Four member is Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch. The blond-haired, flame thrower’s exit has been planned out by writer Jonathan Hickman who’s been scripting the story for a year-and-half. After half a century of being the rambunctious and troublesome younger brother of Susan Storm, his light will finally be put out.

“In doing this, we’re going to elevate the other three and the family in general and going forward with the story that we want to tell,” Hickman said. “I think it makes complete sense. It’s kind of a logical move.”

According to the New York Times, Tom Brevoort, senior vice president for publishing at Marvel said “588 is the final issue of the Fantastic Four. Beyond that, we’re not ready to say exactly what we’re doing. There won’t be an issue 589.”

How do you guys feel about that? The future of the group seems so uncertain. It sucks to see Johnny go, he was our favorite character out of the bunch. He had such life, and such a…fiery spirit (yes, we had to say it.).

What do you think of Johnny Storm’s exit? Are you upset he’s the one to go?