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Title:Essential Fantastic Four - Volume 1 (v. 1)
Authors:Stan Lee
Other authors:Jack Kirby (Illustrator)
Info:Marvel (2008), Paperback, 544 pages
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Essential Fantastic Four, Volume 1 by Stan Lee

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In an era where our Marvel Superheroes are increasingly high-gloss or known largely through film, revisiting Essentials becomes more important than ever. Sure, there's the jolt of getting used to things that are going to now be viewed as sexist (yes, Sue Storm is the Invisible Girl, you'll find out that one of her hobbies is actually "cosmetics") and plot lines will revolve around fighting communists and winning the Cold War.

But that's okay. This is how the Fantastic Four started. Sue's powers are limited to invisibility and cunning. Johnny is sixteen years old. Marvel is only in partial crossover mode, so meeting the Hulk or Spider-Man is a treat instead of a well-orchestrated multi-trade paperback plan.

Volume 1 collects issues 1-20, along with an annual and a bonus Spider-Man crossover story. Within these pages, you'll meet a variable who's-who of villainy - Dr. Doom, Puppet-Master, Namor the Sub-Mariner and Molecule Man to name just a few.

The edition could have been improved had the original covers been presented in color. ( )
  stephmo | Feb 8, 2009 |
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Lee, Stanprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kirby, JackIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Ayers, DickInkersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ditko, SteveInkersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davis, AlanCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0785118284, Paperback)

These early classic Stan Lee/Jack Kirby adventures of Marvel's First Family - The Invisible Girl, the Human Torch, the Thing, and Mr. Fantastic - defined the Marvel Age of Comics! Collects Fantastic Four #1-20 and Annual #1.

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Collects the earliest adventures of The Fantastic Four, the superhero group composed of Mr. Fantastic, the Thing, the Human Torch, and the Invisible Girl, four ordinary humans who gained extraordinary powers during a lab accident.

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