Marvel masterworks fantastic four vol 5

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Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four, Vol. 5 by Stan Lee

In the early 1960s, the Fantastic Four billed itself as the worlds greatest comics magazine, and issues 41-50, collected here in the FFs fifth volume in the Marvel Masterworks series, actually live up to that lofty claim. A trademark of the Stan Lee-Jack Kirby years was their epic sweep, and these 10 issues encompass three different story arcs that are themselves connected. Issues 41-43 feature the Frightful Four (the Wizard, the Sandman, the Trapster, and Madam Medusa) in an elaborate plot to brainwash the Thing into turning on his compatriots, including a battle with Reed Richards in the story memorably entitled To Save You, Why Must I Kill You? Theres a timeout for a light-hearted break in Fantastic Four Annual no. 3, the marriage of Sue and Reed, in which the most dizzying array of supervillains and superheroes--almost everyone in the Marvel Universe--drops in for a page or even a panel in order to stop or save the wedding. When Medusa returns in issue 44, shes not simply a member of a supervillain group, but one of the Inhumans, super-powered beings led by the mighty Black Bolt, and the FF must follow them to the Great Refuge. If all thats not momentous enough, enter the most noble and tragic character of all, the Silver Surfer, the herald for the almighty Galactus, who consumes planets not because hes evil, but because he must in order to survive. In a 10-issue span, its hard to imagine a similar wave of classic characters and mind-bending concepts, and yet Lee and Kirby also take the time to make their characters achingly human. Simply put, comics never got better than this, and this Masterworks edition reprints every issue in its full-color glory. - David Horiuchi

Collects The Fantastic Four #41-50, Annual #3
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Published 23.12.2018

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Fantastic Four Masterworks Vol. Every issue is noted at the ultimate FF checklist website! Both men were interested in changing the status quo but here it where they set an entirely new one, one that the comics industry is still trying to match. Perhaps the most important event in the book is the wedding of Reed Richards and Susan Storm. Most super-heroes have flirted with this idea in imaginary stories but few have ever had the guts to follow through on it. If they do, you can be pretty sure that writers will break the couple up and reconcile them time and time again Peter and Mary Jane, anyone? Reed and Sue have remained to this day possibly the only happily married couple in the Marvel universe, forty years and counting.

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In the early s, the Fantastic Four billed itself as "the world's greatest comics magazine," and issues , collected here in the FF's fifth volume in the Marvel Masterworks series, actually live up to that lofty claim. A trademark of the Stan Lee-Jack Kirby years was their epic sweep, and these 10 issues encompass three different story arcs that are themselves connected. When Medusa returns in issue 44, she's not simply a member of a supervillain group, but one of the Inhumans, super-powered beings led by the mighty Black Bolt, and the FF must follow them to the Great Refuge.

Pros: The Inhuman and Galactus story arcs introduce a ton of great new characters and concepts. These story arcs both have an incredible level of historical importance. The wedding issue has plenty of great crossover moments with other Marvel characters. All of the stories in this collection are fun and entertaining. Cons: A transition in the Inhuman story arc feels awkward.

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