Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute #1 re-presents 1961’s Fantastic Four #1 and 1965’s Fantastic Four Annual #3 with new art.
Marvel Comics marks 60 years of The World’s Greatest Comic Magazine with Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute #1, a special commemorative issue that gives readers a look two key stories from the Fantastic Four’s history, rendered by an all-star lineup of today’s artists.
In a media release, Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said, “It’s the 60th anniversary of the Fantastic Four — and that means it’s a good time to assemble the best and brightest that Marvel has to offer to joust with the King. This issue not only reimagines that initial Fantastic Four issue from 1961 through the vision of the artists of today, but also the later story from Fantastic Four Annual #3 in which Reed and Sue were married and the entire Marvel Universe of the period showed up. There’s really no better way to commemorate this anniversary than by revisiting these classic works anew.”
Fantastic Four #1, dated November 1961, brought superheroes to Marvel’s early lineup. That first-issue origin story introduced Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm, who, as a result of an ill-fated attempt at space exploration, were transformed into Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Girl (later changed to Invisible Woman), the Human Torch and The Thing. Fantastic Four Annual #3 from 1965 featured the wedding of Reed and Sue — a happy occasion targeted by the FF’s enemies, who are manipulated by Doctor Doom into striking at the Baxter Building during the nuptials.
Both stories were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, and the special redoes them with new images from more than 50 artists. Fantastic Four Anniversary Tribute #1, with a cover by Steve McNiven and variant cover by Jim Cheung, goes on sale in November.
FANTASTIC FOUR ANNIVERSARY TRIBUTE #1
- Written by STAN LEE & JACK KIRBY
- Art by ACO, AARON KUDER, ADAM HUGHES, ALBERT MONTEYS, ALESSANDRO CAPPUCCIO, BRYAN HITCH, CAFU, CARLOS PACHECO, CHRIS SPROUSE, DANIEL WARREN JOHNSON, DAVID LAPHAM, ELSA CHARRETIER, ERICA D’URSO, FEDERICO VICENTINI, GREG LAND, JAVIER RODRÍGUEZ, JOHN CASSADAY, JOHN ROMITA JR., KATE NIEMCZYK, KEI ZAMA, LEINIL FRANCIS YU, LEONARD KIRK, LUCAS WERNECK, LUCIANO VECCHIO, MARCO CHECCHETTO, MATTIA DE IULIS, MICHAEL ALLRED, MIKE DEL MUNDO, NEAL ADAMS, NIC KLEIN, OLIVIER COIPEL, PACO MEDINA, PATCH ZIRCHER, PEPE LARRAZ, RAY-ANTHONY HEIGHT, ROD REIS, RON FRENZ, SIMONE DI MEO, STEFANO CASELLI, STEVE EPTING, TOM REILLY, SALVADOR LARROCA, JORGE FORNES, KIM JACINTO, WALT SIMONSON, SIMONE DI MEO, LEONARDO ORTOLANI, SANFORD GREENE, TERRY DODSON & MARK BAGLEY
- Cover by STEVE MCNIVEN
- Variant Cover by JIM CHEUNG
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