Fantastic Four no 1

série: Marvel various
dessinateur / scénariste: Collectif
éditeur: Marvel USA
genre: ScienceFiction
classement: carton131
date: 1996
format: broché
état: TBE/N
valeur: 4 €
critère: *
remarques: Fantastic Four volume 2/ No. 1 November 1996

>> this issue as a representative sample of the serie

1/ Fantastic Four, Renaissance
script by Brandon Choi and art by Jim Lee

+ an episode with the Thing

>> not quite fantastic this issue

- cover Fantastic Four No. 1 1996
- cover Fantastic Four No. 1 1961, first issue

the Fantastic Four is a fictional superhero team
appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics,
the group debuted in The Fantastic Four #1 (cover dated Nov. 1961),
which helped to usher in a new level of realism in the medium,
the Fantastic Four was the first superhero team
created by editor/co-plotter Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby
who developed a collaborative approach to creating comics
with this title that they would use from then on.

the four individuals traditionally associated with the Fantastic Four
who gained superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays
during a scientific mission to outer space are:
- Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards),
a scientific genius and the leader of the group
who can stretch his body into incredible lengths and shapes;
- the Invisible Woman (Susan "Sue" Storm),
who eventually married Reed and who can render herself invisible
and later project powerful invisible force fields;
- the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Sue's younger brother,
who can generate flames, surround himself with them and fly and
- the monstrous Thing (Ben Grimm), their grumpy but benevolent friend,
a former college football star and Reed's college roommate
as well as a good pilot, who possesses tremendous superhuman strength,
durability, and endurance due to the nature of his stone-like flesh.

since their original 1961 introduction,
the Fantastic Four have been portrayed
as a somewhat dysfunctional, yet loving, family,
breaking convention with other comic book archetypes of the time,
they would squabble and hold grudges both deep and petty
and eschewed anonymity or secret identities in favor of celebrity status
the team is also well known for its recurring encounters with characters
such as the villainous monarch Doctor Doom, the planet-devouring Galactus,
the sea-dwelling prince Namor, the spacefaring Silver Surfer
and the shape-changing alien Skrulls

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