Saturday, 17 July 2010
LITTLE-KNOWN "THIRD" FANTASTIC FOUR #1 COVER...
What most fans don't realize however, is that there is also a third, hybrid, version (below). This was the reprint of FF #1 used for the GOLDEN BOOK & RECORD Set in the mid or late '60s. This cover had the original, unaltered passers-by as originally drawn by Kirby, but the policeman (a redrawn version) had been added to make it look like the original printed version from 1961. (The price, number and date had been removed though.) Interestingly, considering the debate about who inked the first issue, Dick Ayers is credited as inker on the back of the record sleeve - although his surname is misspelled as "Ayres".)
Posted by Kid at Saturday, July 17, 2010