Marvel Comics reveals which member of the Fantastic Four dies in the new Fantastic Four #587.
Don’t read any further if you don’t want to know what happens.
Today is the early release of the new comic, and it has all of the members of the Fantastic Four spread out saving the world. Mr. Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, the Human Torch and the thing all are in harms way, but it’s the Human Torch who is ultimately extinguished in the end.
Marvel put out a press release earlier today after news outlets leaked the story. “It’s so impossible to keep it a secret nowadays. Readers are smart enough that if you do too much revealing or foreshadowing, they’ll completely pick up on it. There’s probably a pretty large segment out there where plenty of people will have guessed it was Johnny. But we left enough confusion that the story’s still interesting and a sense of peril to everyone only heightens attention.”
The full story is here, and in case you missed it here is the intro to the 1967 cartoon.