It’s time for us to visit Marvel’s First Family… the Fantastic Four! In this first issue we see how much farther along Kirby’s art has progressed since the Avengers work we showcased in our first series… truly, one of the greats! There’s so much to cover here we’re splitting it up over two episodes! But first, the oft-mimicked cover:
Welcome to Part Two of our look at The Fantastic Four #1! In the last episode, the FF were hurtled through space in an experimental rocket, bombarded by cosmic rays, then crashed back to Earth, where they exhibited strange new powers. But what will they do with these weird abilities? Let’s find out, SHALL WE?
Welcome back as we usher in the era of the Skrulls! Those of you who only know of them through the MCU might be surprised at their lowly origins here. But fret not! They grow in stature and prominence throughout the Marvel Universe over the decades, eventually becoming one of the Great Alien Races. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves here. Let’s just begin with the cover, shall we?
Well well well, look what the cat dragged in! … … Me. It’s me. The cat overwhelmed me, I was helpless before her. Anyway, today we’re looking at Fantastic Four #3, but this one’s actually a bit different than the usual Stan Lee nonsense… there’s some drama and mystery! Let’s get to it:
Welcome, True Believers! You’re in for a special treat today! Many of you may know Wonder Woman only as Gal Gadot… others will know both her and Lynda Carter… but it’s safe to say that only a small number of you will have read this issue from 1942, written by William Moulton Marston (in the comic as Charles Moulton) and drawn by Harry Peter, these early adventures are quite unlike anything you might expect. Let’s dive in!