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'Fantastic Four' hero to die in next issue

The cover to 'Fantastic Four' issue #587, in which one of the members of the comic book family will die, according to Marvel Comics. (Marvel Comics)

December 23, 2010 12:00:00 AM PST
Marvel said one Fantastic Four hero will die in issue number 587 next month, but the company is not saying who it will be.

"I think we've given plenty of hints as to who may die - perhaps too many, in that every one of our lead characters is left in a dire, life-threatening situation the month before," executive editor Tom Brevoort told The Associated Press.

The group includes Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch and The Thing. The superheroes were created nearly 50 years ago by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.