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Saturday, 19 July 2014
THE COMPLETE FANTASTIC FOUR COVER & IMAGE GALLERY - PART ONE...
September 21st, 1977 - five years after The MIGHTY WORLD
Of MARVEL #1 had gone on sale - and now The FANTASTIC FOUR
were finally awarded their own U.K. magazine (dated 28th). I was glad of the
opportunity to re-collect the early FF tales published as back-up in the new
mag, which, foolishly, I hadn't kept from their earlier '70s re-presentations
in MWOM. One good thing about the new weekly periodical was that the
grey tones were less obtrusive than in previous publications, and now
served the art in a sensitive way, rather than simply obscuring it.
The CLASSIC CONFRONTATION pages featured in the comic
appear to come from a colouring & activity booklet, hence the removal
of detail in some areas to leave open for the appliance of colour. I'd have
preferred to see them all as originally inked, but younger readers were
probably kept occupied for ages - even 'though quite a few issues
were doubtless vandalised in the process.
So here's the first instalment of The COMPLETE FF cover and
image gallery to tempt you on a brief visit into the past. Come along,
and don't worry - the eternal present will still be here waiting for us
when we return. Ready? Let's go!
Posted by Kid at Saturday, July 19, 2014