Essential Fantastic Four, Vol. 4

Re live of the FF s classic exploits as they stand united against Dr Doom, Annihilus and Galactus Featuring the first appearances of the Kree and the microversal Psycho Man Guest starring Spider Man, Daredevil, Thor and the Warlock formerly known as Him Lee and Kirby were the ones who started it all, and they keep it going in these cosmic tales COLLECTING FANTASRe live of the FF s classic exploits as they stand united against Dr Doom, Annihilus and Galactus Featuring the first appearances of the Kree and the microversal Psycho Man Guest starring Spider Man, Daredevil, Thor and the Warlock formerly known as Him Lee and Kirby were the ones who started it all, and they keep it going in these cosmic tales COLLECTING FANTASTIC FOUR 1961 64 83, ANNUAL 5 6
Essential Fantastic Four Vol Re live of the FF s classic exploits as they stand united against Dr Doom Annihilus and Galactus Featuring the first appearances of the Kree and the microversal Psycho Man Guest starring Spider Man

  • Title: Essential Fantastic Four, Vol. 4
  • Author: Stan Lee Jack Kirby
  • ISBN: 9780785114840
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Essential Fantastic Four, Vol. 4”

    1. OK so that was a gigantic collection, spanning about 2 years of FF (67-68 I think). There's good, there's bad, there's ugly.Good: It's fun to see Lee/Kirby original work.Bad: Stan Lee has a great imagination, but his writing of characters was pretty stale and repetitive.Ugly: The sexism runs rampant too often in this book, and Reed's middle name should be changed to misogynist probable wife-beater.I'm the first person who knows you can NOT look at history with today's standards, but in this case [...]

    2. Jack Kirby at the height of his 60s MARVEL powers: plotting and art.Stan Lee at the height of his powers: plotting and scripting.Say what you will, I think Jack plotted MOST of it but Stan I think also plotted and wow that man has a gift for dialogue.I digress.Joe Sinnott inking and the unsung hero of the FFIS is what superhero comics should be and what all of them should aspire to.

    3. For me, these old super-hero comics tred a fine line between fun and way too silly. This volume does cross that line a time or two, but mostly it just butts up against it. Perhaps even pushing it out a bit further here and there.

    4. This volume collects Issues 64-83, and Annuals #5 and #6 of Marvel's first family. The book has some good issues, some odd ones, but overall comes out ahead.Issues 64 and 65 classically introduce to the Kree Empire, first through a Sentry robot and then through Ronan the Accuser, a key moment in Marvel history.Issue 66 and 67 are a somewhat so-so story about under earth people kidnapping Alicia for nefarious purposes. Not a great story.Fantastic Four Annual #5 is a great annual. It's a 30 page s [...]

    5. Klopperei und ein frohes EreignisIn diesem vierten Sammelband der Comics aus den Sechziger Jahren dreht sich viel um ein frohes Ereignis: Das Kind der Eheleute Richards. Sue wird daher, ganz dem Zeitgeist entsprechend, für die Schwangerschaftszeit praktisch aus dem Verkehr gezogen und tritt nur sporadisch auf.Neben dieser Weltveränderung bleibt mir aber nicht wirklich viel Unterhaltung, außer man steht auf dieses ständige und langsam ermüdende "sich-kloppen". Die Formel der damaligen Superh [...]

    6. It really has amazed me at how good the early Fantastic Four comics are, especially when compared to other early Marvel comics. The quality in of art and story telling between vol's 2, 3, and this one are pretty indistinguishable. Sure, it's cheesy at times but if you enjoy the escapism of the superhero genre these are amazing reads.The biggest thing I noticed in this volume was that you could feel the Marvel universe growing. Not just with their interactions with other heroes, but via other her [...]

    7. Good solid fun. If you are interested in the Fantastic Four at all, the original Stan Lee and Jack Kirby run is where it all started, and is what all subsequent creators look to when tackling the Fantastic Four. This volume introduces the villains Ronan the Accuser, Annihilus, and Psycho-Man, all of whom show up fairly regularly throughout the Marvel Universe. Although there isn't a real stand out story, all of the stories are solid entertainment, and they all have the sense of wonder and humor [...]

    8. It's a good collection, but we are clearly past the peak of the Lee\Kirby run. It seems like when you read it, Jack Kirby was clearly not wanting to use any of the new characters he had created, since he was kind of getting screwed by Marvel at the time. There is also a real sense of a "backdoor pilot" to quite a few stories involving the Silver Surfer and the Inhumans. There were plans for both of them to have their own series, with Jack involved, but that never happen. So, instead, we get thes [...]

    9. This volume is a slight step back from volume 3. Don't get me wrong -- it's still a fun read. But volume 3 felt like almost every issue had some sort of significance in the overall history of comics -- first appearance of Galactus! Reed & Sue get married! There are more of these stories that are just normal monthly stories from the time.That being said, it's still amazing how well these old FF stories hold up after all these years.

    10. Sono passati oltre 50 anni da quando Stan Lee scrisse queste storie e Jack Kirby le disegnò. Erano un capolavoro allora, lo sono anche oggi. Sono passati quasi 35 ani dalla prima volta che lessi, negli albi Corno, e mi prendono ed emozionano oggi tanto quanto allora.Consigliate a chiunque ami il fumetto.

    11. I see this volume has a lot of high reviews, but I'm not sure why. The stories are so-so, never great. Every time the Sivler Surfer appears its to be overly critical of mankind, while the main characters spend pages bashing and fighting, interspersed with some really bad soap opera. Stan Lee's writing isn't horrible, for him, but it isn't great, even by his own low standards.

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