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They were visionaries. Explorers. Imaginauts. They were Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. And like the Fantastic Four, they continually strove to overcome the impossible and achieve the extraordinary. Now, the first three years of their landmark run are collected in one oversized volume. Includes all original letters pages and pinups, critical commentaries, a historical overview, and other DVD-style extras. It doesn't get better than this! The title that kicked off the entire Marvel Age of Comics in December, 1961. Stan and Jack's masterpiece!!
Co-starring The Skrulls, The Sub-Mariner returning after his last appearance in 1954, the first appearance (and origin) of Dr. Doom, The Avengers, The Hulk v. Thing two-issue battle, The X-Men. More first appearances of villains, and more first cross-over issues than you can shake a stick at.
Three solid years of one of the most innovative, amazing comic books ever on the newstands. The origins of much of the Marvel universe are all wrapped up in and around these amazing issues. Offers what first appeared in three separate Marvel Masterworks volumes (nowdays running $75 per volume) in one thick, massive collection.
Includes afterwords by Stan Lee from 1974, Paul Gambaccini (letter-writer and fanzine personality turned radio host) from 2005, and Tom DeFalco, once Marvel editor-in-chief, from 1987. And "This Never Happened to Batman" by Roy Thomas, an overview of being in the trenches as a fan and buying each and every copy of the FF as it was coming out, and then reviewing them in his fanzine Alter Ego, and getting his letter published in numerous issues. All before he went to work at Marvel as Stan's right-hand man just a short time after the last issue here. He wrote and edited for Marvel from 1965 to 1980.
"By this time, it begins to sink in on me that the comic books of the 1960s have found their voice in Marvel Comics, as served up by Stan Lee and a bevy of super-talented artists (especially Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko), and nothing is ever gonna be the same again in the wacky world of four-color comics." -Roy Thomas
- Additional Information
Item Code FFOM01H Publisher Marvel Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781302913274 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket # Pages 848pg Color Full Color
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