I think there are times when you should totally get the monthly issues as well as any of the trades available. I must admit – this story, to me, is one of the more underrated Fantastic Four stories. In fact, if you ask a regular comic reader I bet half wouldn’t even know about this incarnation of the FF.
But yes, there as a time in comic history where three of the FF was missing and a new foursome had to form to face a new threat. The pairings seemed like an odd choice at the time but were probably the most popular characters at Marvel at the time. Spider-Man, Wolverine, Ghost Rider and the Hulk.
Not just any Hulk but the grey Hulk – the Las Vegas bouncer Mr Fixit! Also one of the more memorable features is that this story arc is drawn by the uber talented Art Adams! My copy of the trade was signed by the artist a few years ago at Boston Comic Con.
Originally these issues were so popular they went into the rare second printing. While that is a common place practice now second printings didn’t just happen. I am lucky enough to have issue #347 and am looking to add #348 when I find it.
Yes, Old Man Logan has had the Maestro for the past few months – and although I disagree with the ending – don’t worry, no spoilers, It was still a fun ride. Also the Hulk is appearing in the so-so Infinity Wars so pick up issues 4 & 5, Also, Sleepwalker – he’s in that too. Man, he’s just everywhere now that he’s back!
Don’t forget issues 2 & 3 of the new Fantastic Four series also has this cameo:
These exquisite oversized books have been making their way to the masses lately with gorgeous sets like the Sal Buscema book and the Artist Editions. These amazing books have something unique in showing scans of the original artwork. This book is a different – this oversized, and I do mean OVERSIZED, book reprints the classic tales told in the original Fantastic Four series: Issue #48-50 as well as #74-77 and #242-244 all with original painted covers by Alex Ross. Each story is written and drawn by one of the masters of the craft; we have Kirby, Buscema and Byrne on there! This book is the size of a small toddler and the best part? It’s a very affordable $50! You really can’t beat the price when you see what you’re getting.
One of the biggest reasons I went to Terrificon this year was to swing by and grab the Greg Horn exclusive cover of Fantastic Four #1. While I am still on the fence about picking up this series I certainly did not want to miss out on this “1 Minute Later” inspired cover from the classic Fantastic Four #112. Glad to see Greg Horn didn’t have either side really get the upper hand in the fight and just have the two frenemies striking each other.
I also opted to pick up both the regular and virgin variants. I do love these new Virgin variants – they look so clean and nice! I even went with a signature – which I don’t usually go for – on the regular cover (below). Most people might have gone with the virgin variant for the sig, and Horn’s signature is artwork in itself, but I didn’t want anything to ruin the look of the clean cover!
The Hulk is on the cover to Fantastic Four #7 – and not even a small shot – he’s pretty prominent on the cover – but does not appear anywhere in the actual comic? WTH? What kind of ruse is this Marvel? I feel duped!
Not even 12 hours passed for a viewer to correctly answer the Monday Panel question! The panel I showed was from FF #133 – Thing vs Thundra. Here’s the panel in full:
And the cover:
The answer to yesterdays no prize! Congrats BB!
Last week I was to be on the Cape for a show – at a Library I had never been to – and across the street was a used book store. Taped to the window was a Wolverine comic – I can’t even tell you what number – so I went in and asked if he had any other comics.
He had a small box – so I picked up these:
FF, Thor, and Avengers!
There are a few Absorbing Man appearances and a U-Foes – but what I was most surprised to see was that the Grey Hulk was throughout the entire FF #330! I have yet to read it so I can’t tell you what it’s about – but it does include this bad-ass moment where Hulk hands the Beetle a brutal asphalt sandwich.
How does the dirt taste?