Rarity, title, issue, and condition determine value, although often one of those variables is far more important than the others. The fantastic four title 2nd series is relaunched with significant changes in the heroes reborn universe aka franklins pocket universe in november 1996. Apocryphal legend has it that in 1961, longtime magazine and comic book. With his partner joe simon, he created the allamerican hero captain. Platinum 18971937, golden 193855, silver 195669, bronze 197079, and modern 1980present. The fantastic four universe the comic has the fantastic four for marvel of fundamental significance, because it was the first time the marvel universe was introduced, under which all superheroes of the publisher in the world live and interact with each other. First published in may 1962, the series ran for six issues bef. Terrorists have holed up inside the lincoln memorial. August 28, 1917 february 6, 1994 was an american comic book artist, writer and editor, widely regarded as one of the mediums major innovators and one of its most prolific and influential creators. Until you earn points all your submissions need to be vetted by other comic vine users.
This near death group transformative experience is clearly evident in both stories shown in this image which has the 1957 challengers panels from showcase 6 on top and the fantastic four panels form ff1 1961 on the bottom. He also created, or helped create, dozens of other superheroes, including the incredible hulk main iterations 19621963, 19681999 and xmen, which propelled marvel to. Jack kirby comic book art for sale value guide heritage. Original fantastic four comic book hero action figures for. Comic link the online vintage comic book and comic art. Stan lee, original name stanley martin lieber, born december 28, 1922, new york, new york, u. Fantastic four 1961 1998 witness the comic masterpiece that gave birth to the marvel age.
Among the hundreds of characters and teams that he helped to create were the fantastic four, spiderman, the hulk, the avengers, daredevil, and the xmen. Chronicle helmer josh trank is directing the marvel comicsbased movie, while. We are also accepting consigments for the july auction which will feature other collectibles. Marvels fantastic four started as spacefaring visionaries exploring uncharted territory, changed by cosmic rays into one of the worlds greatest superteams. Portrayed the invisible womansusan sue storm in the doomed 1994 film adaptation of marvel comics fantastic four comic book, the fantastic four 1994. Browse issues from the comic book series, fantastic four, from marvel comics. The following as amended by any posted notices or oral announcements during the sale, constitute the entire terms and conditions on which property listed in the catalog shall be offered for sale or sold by dgw auctioneers, inc. He is regarded by historians and fans as one of the major innovators and most influential creators in the comicbook medium, thus earning the nickname king. Fantastic four history of the fantastic four comic. Fantastic four was a very special comic book when it came out in 1961 stan lee, by 1961, was a successful comic book creator. The fantastic four have been on the shelf since secret wars but a new teaser image points to the team finally reforming. Fantastic four superhero comics series and characters. Created by stan lee and jack kirby in 1961, fantastic four features a family of. The fantastic four was the first superhero team created by artistcoplotter jack.
The character is a founding member of the fantastic four. Mister fantastic, the thing, the human torch and the invisible girl unite to uncover the universes greatest mysteries and face down. Now the worlds greatest superfamily, the ff continue to explore and lead humanity through their heroic deeds and bombastic imaginations. The fantastic four take a similar vow after the cosmic rays that created the crash are shown to give them super powers. Aug 24, 2019 naturally, then, when jack kirby and stan lee introduced the fantastic four in 1961, the two middleaged men on the team, reed richards and ben grimm mister fantastic and the thing, would naturally have had to have served in the military during world war ii. May 06, 2020 the fantastic four take a similar vow after the cosmic rays that created the crash are shown to give them super powers. Fantastic first appeared in stan lees the fantastic four comic book series in 1961. Tales of superheroes and zombies, whether in comic books or other pop culture.
Which heroes does marvels new vietnam war retcon affect. Expand your options of fun home activities with the largest online selection at. While the ff travel to the african nation, in the hidden land, the inhuman royal family try their best to break open the negative zone barrier around their land, even karnaks ability. The fantastic four movie that was released in 2015 underwent extensive reshoots which reshaped the entire final act, and a newly surfaced piece of concept art reveals a grounded take on the.
The fantastic four is a fictional superhero team appearing in american comic books published by marvel comics. The fantastic four are a fictional superhero team appearing in american comic books published by marvel comics. Oct 30, 2015 alice welsh of gridley purchased this mr. Reed richards fires a flare over central city aka nyc for the first time, summoning the team for a mission.
In 1961 lee and kirby created the fantastic four 19612015 with breaks, about a familial group of superheroes, one of the most popular series in the history of the genre. Among the hundreds of characters and teams that he helped to create were the fantastic four, spiderman, the avengers, and the xmen. In 1961 lee and kirby created the fantastic four 1961 2015 with breaks, about a familial group of superheroes, one of the most popular series in the history of the genre. At the comic book convention marvelcon 75, in 1975, stan lee used a fantastic four panel discussion to announce that kirby was returning to marvel after having left in 1970 to work for dc comics. The fantastic four is a fictional american team of comic book superheroes in the marvel comics universe. Their demands dont include getaways or money they simply want captain america.
It was the first superhero book published after timely. Arcade beetle leila davis beetle janice lincoln big wheel black. What makes the what if essential marvel comics comic book. The ff return to the normal marvel universe and continuity in the heroes reborn. He is regarded by historians and fans as one of the major innovators and most influential creators in the comic book medium, thus earning the nickname king. As the first superhero team title produced by marvel comics, it formed a cornerstone of the companys. The incredible hulk is an ongoing comic book series featuring the marvel comics superhero the hulk and his alter ego dr. While the ff travel to the african nation, in the hidden land, the inhuman royal family try their best to break open the negative zone barrier around their land, even karnaks ability to find flaws in anything fails to break open the barrier. Comiclink is the online vintage comic book and comic art auction destination featuring comic book auctions spotlighting the most desirable cgc graded examples of key comics, as well as comic art auctions featuring the biggest names in comic book illustration from the golden age to the present.
Output from this step was 3650 in a coherent story completed. Marvels fantastic four started as spacefaring visionaries exploring uncharted territory, changed by. The fantastic four was the first superhero team created by artistcoplotter jack kirby and editorcoplotter stan lee, who developed a collaborative approach. Stan lee, american comic book writer best known for his work with marvel comics. Jack kirby biography facts, childhood, family life of. Fantastic four, volume 1 collects the first 10 issues of this comic book in what passed for glorious color in the early sixties. Lee wrote in his monthly column, stan lees soapbox, i mentioned that i had a special announcement to make. Fantastic four 1961 comic book by marvel 522 issues, 882 covers nov 1961 to jun 2015. Did stan lee try to dump letter columns soon into marvels.
He grew up in new york city and learned to draw cartoon figures by tracing characters from comic strips and editorial cartoons. See also a chronological list of stories and appearances, and a list of works about. We are now accepting consignments of comic books and comic book and fantasy related original art for the june focused auction starts 611, the july focused auction starts 710, and the summer featured auction starts 8. Lesson number one as a comic book collector any issue that reads collectors item isnt. Apr 28, 2006 the fantastic four is a fictional american team of comic book superheroes in the marvel comics universe. Nicknamed the king of comics, he has been a driving force behind the industry during both the golden age of comic books in the 1940s and the silver age in the 1960s. Fantastic four is the name of several comic book titles featuring the team fantastic four created by stan lee and jack kirby and published by marvel comics, beginning with the original fantastic four comic book series which debuted in 1961. The history behind dcs comic book distribution changes. The fantastic four is a fictional american team of comicbook superheroes in the marvel comics universe.
In an industry where few creators were able to stick it out, lee was able to remain the head of a successful comic book company for roughly two decades. Fantastic halloween costume for her visiting nieces and nephews to wear. Comic books have been published for more than a century, and collectors categorize them into five ages. She graduated from ralston senior high school in ralston, nebraska with the class of 1979 and enrolled at the university of nebraska at lincoln where she was in the honors program. Great deals on original fantastic four comic book hero action figures. Born and raised in the us, he was a selftaught artist. Jack kirby, born jacob kurtzberg, was an american comicbook artist who created innumerable original characters, such as the incredible hulk, captain america, and the fantastic four.
Jan, 2016 not only did foxs second attempt at the fantastic four movie franchise crash and burn at the box office last year, but with the release of the muchdelayed final issue of marvels secret wars. The fascinating aspect of this change is that while the vietnam war is the most affected by. Shop for fantastic four 1961 comics on, your friendly online comic book store. Fantastic four 1961 1st series comic books mycomicshop. The thing ben grimm is a fictional superhero appearing in american comic books published by marvel comics. The fantastic four was the first superhero team created by artistcoplotter jack kirby and editorco. Not only did foxs second attempt at the fantastic four movie franchise crash and burn at the box office last year, but with the release of the muchdelayed final issue of marvels secret wars. There are four core friends and family members traditionally. In 1961, marvel comics established its superhero roots in the silver age of comic books. Jack kirby was one of the most influential comic book artists and writers of the united states, and one of the innovators of the superhero genre. Marvel confirms shelving fantastic four as ongoing comic. The ff are invited to visit the hidden land of wakanda by their leader the black panther.455 630 133 1429 1334 631 316 1359 601 1353 58 1144 1022 1059 756 1252 255 532 492 835 607 128 1091 887 1507 29 273 35 1468 930 296 1101 1413 69 739 1314 341 1034 514 177 51 1404 703 672 454