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When JOHN BYRNE took over The FANTASTIC FOUR as
writer and artist in 1981, he gave the title a much-needed shot in the
(not including Annuals or Specials). He moved over to DC COMICS
to play in their sandpit for a while, reshaping their top hero, SUPER-
MAN - but what a legacy he left at MARVEL. I'm fortunate enough to
have a complete set of the original issues of JB's unbroken run on the
title, plus the deluxe, two-volume OMNIBUS collections of his
classic contributions to the legend of Marvel's first family.
|This was the first Byrne FF I bought, from the Virgin Megastore in|
Glasgow. I acquired the previous two issues a couple of months later
|I remember reading this comic on the train on my way home from|
Glasgow and being delighted beyond measure to see the return of
the 'original' Thing
|Ah, Susan! Be still, my beating heart|
|Yay! The way 'things' used to be|
|I recall sitting in The Blue Lagoon in Glasgow one Saturday afternoon,|
eating a Fish & Chips tea and carefully perusing this ish. Memories!
|Blue Lagoon for this ish as well. Perhaps I bought both issues on the|
same day, although I frequented the place quite regularly so maybe
it was on a subsequent occasion
|Got this one in the local newsagent's of one of my old neighbourhoods|
on Sunday, March 21st, 1982. Another classic!