Tag Fantastic Four

Marvel 1960s Annuals: Part One, Fantastic Four

One of my personal favourite genres of comic books that I like to collect is the big square bound super-hero annuals. Twice the size and price of a regular comic, these books only came out once a year and were packed with pin-ups, some classic reprints, and usually a crackling good original story. The original stories quite often took place outside the current storylines taking place in the title, but had a place in the character or groups long term continuity. There were surprisingly few made – I count 18 in the sixties and some characters and groups had none at all. I did not include war, romance, westerns, or re-print annuals in this first series but may get to them at a later date.
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The Madness of Magneto

In March 1970 the axe fell on the original X-Men, and after 66 issues suspended publication. They returned in December of 1970 in reprint form with issue #67 and published bi monthly until issue #94 when the all New X-Men…

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Arcs & Runs #2 | Fantastic Four 44-51

This instalment of Arcs & Runs will look at the most important run of comics in the silver age IMO. DC Showcase (revival of super-heroes - new Flash and Green Lantern) and The Amazing Spider-Man, both receive and deserve a lot of consideration as the most important run of the silver age. Spider-Man is easily the most popular character to emerge from the 60’s; however he may not have even happened if it weren’t for a comic called the Fantastic Four.
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From The Page To The Screen

I was sitting in The Comicdenn looking at the Fantastic Four story arc from issue #84 to 87.The issues featured a great Dr. Doom story by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, with great Joe Sinnott inks. What a great story to relaunch the Fantastic Four on the Big screen!
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Beep Beep & Beep Beep Yeah!

Now my Mom and Dad knew I had ordered some comics by mail order and weren't too pleased about it. They thought I spent $20, when in actuality I had spent $200 or so in US funds. The package was about 10 inches high and had been strapped together between cardboard and wrapped again in brown wrapping paper. The corners were somewhat torn and slightly blunted but the contents were intact.
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Undervalued Spotlight #179

Avengers #263, Marvel Comics, January 1986 Quick trivia question. What comic featured the 1st appearance of the X-Factor? Well, if you said 1963’s X-Men #1 you wouldn’t be wrong. Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Jean Grey and Iceman all indeed made up the…

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Michael B. Jordan will weather the online storm

Given how below average the previous two films were, perhaps we should just sit back and relish the opportunity to watch Jordan ply his craft, because realistically this film, and Jordan's performance for that matter, may surprise us where the most recent films let us down in a fiery blaze of terrible dance numbers.
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Auction Highlights #78

Auction Highlights #78, Comic Link June Focused Auction The Silver/Bronze portion of the Comic Link Focused Auction has just ended, all results below ended between Tuesday June 26th and Wednesday June 27th. Relatively weak auction this time around, we basically…

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Undervalued Spotlight #162

Fantastic Four #45, Marvel Comics (December 1965) The Fantastic Four is easily the most important of the original slew of Marvel titles. Most of the time we focus on the importance of FF#1 and how it changed everything. While Fantastic…

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Another Way to Look at Comic Values

You’ve probably heard that Apple is the world’s most valuable company. But how do we know that, exactly? It’s actually a simple calculation: multiply the number of Apple’s shares outstanding by its current share price. Apple currently has approximately 940…

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52Q | #54: Christmas Wishes

Back by popular demand, Comic Book Daily asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers. Tip of the hat goes to Scott VanderPloeg for this week’s question. What comic or comic related book would you like to see under the Christmas tree? Something outside your normal purchasing habits (interest, character, price) so you're not buying it for yourself but a great gift to receive.
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52Q | #53: Best Rogues Gallery

Back by popular demand, Comic Book Daily asks the question and the crew (and special guests) give their answers. Tip of the hat goes to Stanley Jon for this week’s question. [box type=question]Who has the best rogues gallery?  Please provide…

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The Fantastic Farel Dalrymple

It’s been a pretty good few years for the Fantastic Four/Future Foundation (no matter what Eddie Campbell says). After being largely neglected by the comics community at large – probably since the Waid/Wieringo era – it seems like the books…

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