Tuesday, 12 January 2016


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

"Just what we've been waiting for!" I hear you all cry - yet
another ten cataclysmic covers from The FANTASTIC FOUR
comic by STAN LEE and JACK KIRBY.  Featuring issues31
to 40, my personal favourites from out the bunch are the last two.
How about you lot?  Which ones ring your bell the most?  Tell
us why in our ever-lovin' comments section.

Eventually, we'll work our way through all 102 FF Kirby
covers of the '60s, so that's something to look forward to.

Look at the size of the Thing here - he looks like a little boy
compared to Sue, yet he's actually slightly in front of her


Rip Jagger said...

I'm a big fan of the Chic Stone era on the FF, his spin on Kirby's pencils has a vitality, that for all the drama Sinnott later brought never matched.

Rip Off

baab said...

Honestly,That was the word that just 'popped' into my mind at all that art.
And in Colour.

Phil said...

I only just noticed the Frightful Four cover is a reworking of Jack's own monster mag. http://www.craveonline.com/images/stories/2011/2012/August/Comics/kirby/monsteratmywindow.jpg

Kid said...

I think my view of Chic's inks were spoiled by Sue having such a dodgy hairstyle, Rip. (What can I say? I'm so superficial.)


Fantastic is probably the most apt word you can use in these circumstances, Baab.


Those walls are awfully thin on the Baxter Building, Phil.

Anonymous said...

"Behold A Distant Star"...I remember reading The Titans No. 41 when the FF fought the Kree sentry and Neil Armstrong became the "first" man on the moon and I thought hold on, the FF had already been to the moon and indeed halfway across the galaxy before Armstrong had even blasted off from Cape Canaveral - even as a naive 10 year-old I could see how illogical that was !

Kid said...

It's all very simple, CJ - let me explain it to you. FF is a comic and didn't actually happen - real life did.

Actually, the FF first went to the moon in issue #13. I assume Reed Richards didn't bother telling NASA (so as not to blow The Watcher's base), so as far as they were concerned, Armstrong was the first man on the moon. In fact, as the FF are super-powered beings, it could be argued that NA was indeed the first ordinary representative of the human race to step foot on the surface.

Remember, CJ - it's only a bloody comic.

Anonymous said...

You mean the FF aren't real ??? I thought everything in the comic had actually happened !!!

Kid said...

I'm embarrassed to admit that I just found out the truth about it all only last week.

Crispynev said...

Well at least the Avengers are around to save us. That's why they're celebrated with all of that merchandise at the supermarket, right?

Kid said...

Pssst! Chris, the Avengers aren't real either. Sorry to have to break it to you.

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