Fantastic Four no.5, July 1962 from the early months of the Marvel Age. Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. Sinnott first inked Kirby in Battle no.69 in April 1960. Sinnott had worked for Stan Lee fairly regularly from 1951 until the Atlas implosion and then was one of the first artists to be rehired… Read More Fantastic Four no.5, 1962
This review is for Marvel’s Civil War Box Set. I just couldn’t resist getting this treasure piece. Though Marvel had few photos published prior to release, I pulled the trigger. In just two months, Marvel’s next big cinematic extravaganza hits and, not so coincidentally, it’s called Captain America: Civil War. I usually steer clear… Read More Marvel Civil War Box Set Review
Fantastic Four Omnibus 3 (Stan Lee & Jack Kirby) collects Fantastic Four 61-93, Annuals 5-7 (from April 1967 to December 1969). This one has a ton of extras, including FF stories from Not Brand Ecch 5-7 from 1968. By my count, 79 pages of extras: Besides letters pages for every issue, the three introductions from Masterworks… Read More Latest Fantastic Four Omnibus makes Silver Age Trifecta
Fantastic Four Omnibus 2 (Stan Lee & Jack Kirby) collects Fantastic Four 31-60 and Annuals 2-4 in 832 pages of oversized Omnibus format. Extras include Fantastic Four spoof from Not Brand Ecch (with Doctor Bloom and the Silver Burper). All three introductions to Masterworks 4-6, and additional essays: “Fantastic Four’s Golden Years” by Roy Thomas… Read More Epic after epic in this titanic tome! Back to press and looking fantastic!
This book is king-size and great-looking. The book and slipcase weigh 19.6 lbs (Taschen 75 Years of Marvel with case is 15.8 lbs. The comparisons are inevitable). The book alone is 17.8 lbs. For comparison, the Taschen book is 14.6 lbs. The case is very sturdy with gorgeous Eternals artwork on the back. The Slipcase… Read More A King-Sized Collection for the King of Comics
With the movie coming out this weekend, we thought taking a look at the stories that started it all would be a good idea. Marvel went back to press with Omnibus 1 in October 2013, using a new restoration process and new source images. The image quality is similar to the softcover Masterworks, only at the… Read More Back to Press Omnibus puts the Fantastic in World’s Greatest Comic Magazine