Man, it was only not freaking long ago that the Fantastic Four were like Gonzo at Marvel. The first family of the Marvel universe gone, they don't even get in no more. Screwed over by big corporate interests, you know, the same thing. But they're back now, man, now that they've been unscrewed, because Disney just bought the whole thing.
And boy, an exciting new development, Mr. Fantastic went from having crazy, un-sexy, clean shaven face, to a new super crazy, sexy, beard. Look at it.
When we asked Dan Slott to comment, he said "I don't want to talk to you people. You're crazy, leave me alone." Which is fair, but this is probably what he most likely would've said. "Yeah, when I was looking to revamp the Fantastic Four, I decided that the best ... that a thing nobody ever tried before was giving Mr. Fantastic a super freaking sweet looking beard, that made him look like a combination of a pirate and Ernest Hemingway. And Ernest Hemingway with stretchy powers."