“F” Is For …
… Fantastic Four! (1961)
There’s really only one choice here, though I’m not all that passionate about Marvel’s First Family. I respect the place this series holds in comics history (there is no Marvel without the Fantastic Four), and many of the Lee/Kirby stories are all-timers.
But the book didn’t fire my imagination as a kid, maybe because the mid-70s FF already felt like they spent all of their time looking backwards to greater days, or maybe because Reed Richards seemed more like my dad than some exciting Marvel hero I’d want to pal around with. I think the team has been scandalously abused by Marvel in recent years, and I look forward to their getting their due in some wonderful movie reboot … but, yeah, maybe I should have picked The Flash, instead.
All right, give me your best “F” books in the comments section!
- Frankenstein (1973)
- The Flash (1959)
- Frankenstein, Agent of S.H.A.D.E. (2011)
Read more about The Fantastic Four at Longbox Graveyard:
- Fantastic Four Annuals #1-3
- How To Reboot The Fantastic Four
- Fantastic Four Gallery
- The Core of the Four
- Ten Years of Anti-Climax
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