Slam Bolt Scrappers in the new FF (Fantastic Four) Comic Book?

Ahh, friends, there you are. Come join me as we unravel a mystery of cosmic proportions. Our head comic book aficionado, Jason, has pointed me towards a strange sighting in the new (first) issue of FF – which is a relaunch of the Fantastic Four where they call themselves the Future Foundation and replace the Human Torch (who is apparently dead) with a black and white Spider-Man. See below to get an idea of what I’m talking about:

Back to the controversy! Jason flips the book open to a page where the FF crew and some alien children are gathered around a TV playing a game. They are losing. OBSERVE:



This does, in fact, appear to be a screenshot of an early prototype of Slam Bolt Scrappers – probably the build we showed off at PAX Prime 2010. I’ve highlighted a few items for my case in the picture below.

The first thing to jump out at me was the HUD on the left side. That is almost exactly the same as the HUD we had in the prototype we showed off at PAX Prime 2010. On top of that, there appear to be many different colored squares. Furthermore, in the bottom right, there is a T shaped piece of colored blocks, which is quite common in SBS. And if you really look closely, on the lower right side, there is a green circle in the middle of a square shooting a line at the other blocks. Looks a lot like our purple laser guns… but green! IT’S SBS I TELL YOU!

So, there you have it. It looks like a trendy artist put an image of SBS on a TV in a Marvel comic. Heck yeah! #WINNING.

EDIT: I found this old screen shot from PAX East 2010 (courtesy of SpawnKill) that shows our old HUD. Looks pretty similar to me!


  1. Freddy

    Only assholes use the term #WINNING or any variation of it.

  2. That’s awesome! although if anyone’s an asshole it’s that reed richards guy…condescending prick thinks he’s so great at SBS….

  3. Awesome. Can you post the closest mockup from SBS to compare to? Dowit! Nao! 🙂

  4. Jeff

    You guys got me. Now I’m on guard for the rest of the day. >:|

  5. Oh crap! nooooooo! More the fool am I!!

  6. Duncan

    wow you guys really got me good. you had me going for quite a while

  7. Hahaha. I’m tempted to act all cool and play this off like we planned an awesome April Fool’s joke… but it’s not.

  8. OMG I CANT BELIEVE I NEVER NOTICED!!! Alec isn’t kidding, this is NOT an Apri Fools joke.

    • That’s right! In fact, Jason, our artist who originally showed me this comic, has a lot more information on the situation than I do and he’ll be posting a followup about how this came to be next week.

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