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The Fantastic Four Omnibus Volume 1
Title : The Fantastic Four Omnibus Volume 1
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ISBN : 9780785185666
Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 848

They were visionaries. Explorers. Imaginauts. They were Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. And like the Fantastic Four, they continually strove to overcome the impossible and achieve the extraordinary. Now, the first three years of their landmark run are collected in one oversized volume. This keepsake edition also includes all original letters pages and pinups, critical commentarieThey were visionaries. Explorers. Imaginauts. They were Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. And like the Fantastic Four, they continually strove to overcome the impossible and achieve the extraordinary. Now, the first three years of their landmark run are collected in one oversized volume. This keepsake edition also includes all original letters pages and pinups, critical commentaries, a historical overview, and other DVD-style extras.Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #1-30, FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL (1963) #1


The Fantastic Four Omnibus Volume 1 Reviews

  • Dan

    In terms of importance to the comics industry, these stories are easily five stars. Stan Lee and Jack Kirby established the Marvel Universe with an innovative take on the superhero genre. The pages are bursting with ideas and energy.Still, the stories reflect the sensibilities of the early 1960s and a time when comics were geared toward children (and under the Comics Code). To a modern reader, the dialogue, art style, and lack of concern for realism may be distracting.

  • Roger Whitson

    I really like some of the early issues of the FF: the introduction of the skrulls is appropriately funny, and all of the Namor and Dr. Doom issues are really interesting. But also feel that Lee and Kirby don't hit their stride in this first volume.

  • Dan Schwent

    The Fantastic Four Omnibus, Volume 1, contains issues 1-30 of the Fantastic Four, plus Annual 1.By now, most people know the story of the Fantastic Four. Scientist Reed Richards, his girlfriend Sue Storm, her brother Johnny, and Ben Grimm, a friend of Reed's from World War II, fly an experimental rocket into space, passing through a cosmic storm and gaining super powers in the process.Issues 1-4:The team encounters the Mole Man and his monstrous subjects, has Skrulls impersonate them, battles a [...]

  • Michael

    Gab es ein Universum vor August ´61? Wir können es nicht wissen. Nur das relativ genaue Datum des Urknalls ist urkundlich belegt: der Rezensent wird geboren und wenig später erscheint das erste Heft der FF, das den Startschuß für ein immer weiter expandierendes, sich verzweigendes Marveluniversum gibt. Der größte mythische Kosmos des 20. Jahrhunderts ist geboren, bald werden Thor, Ant Man und Hulk folgen, etwas später Spider Man, Avengers und X-Men. Und erstmals in der Geschichte der Com [...]

  • The_Mad_Swede

    This big hard cover volume collects The Fantastic Four #1–30 and Annual #1, that is, not only the beginning of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's legendary run, but also the very beginning of Marvel Comics and the Marvel Age of Comics. The volume also includes the letter pages which is great fun, not only because it offers a view into the FF readership of the time, but also because that readership includes people who have subsequently made names for themselves, be it at Marvel (e.g. Roy Thomas) or else [...]

  • Brent

    Big, big fun: and I mean big literally, as these Omnibus collections are each a brick tome. Thank you to my public library for keeping the copy circulating!Two of these stories, the first conflict between the FF and The Hulk and the first invasion of NYC by the Submariner, I read upon their reprinting in 1970. The comparison and apparent growth in characters and the Marvel style hooked me for life. Here are thirty complete stories, one extra-long great annual story, and a whole lot of editorial [...]

  • Errrrrrick

    In all fairness, I didn't finish this. It's like Clash of the Titans (1981) for me. I can totally agree that at the time they were both ground-breaking, laid the foundation for a lot of future stuff, and if you saw it when it was new and fresh it was probably amazing.But.I did that and have that sentimental attachment for Clash of the Titans. I don't have it for The Fantastic Four. And I totally get people rating it higher because they have that view of it, but compared to current stuff, it's da [...]

  • Simon Farrow

    A slog to get though at times as the writing in the silver age of comics was so different to how it is today. But while reading it, it did feel I was reading something of historical importance to the world of comics.

  • Brent

    Five stars for the beginning of The Marvel Age of comics.

  • Jack Moody

    I'm giving this five stars for its impact alone. Without the genius of Kirby (and Stan Lee too), comics would have never succeeded from the garbage cans they originally belonged it.

  • Kelly McCubbin

    Well, this is it. This is that stuff that you think of as comics these days. Them there Avengers and Iron Mans and Hulks and such, that starts right here. Stan Lee may have seemed to have been talking out his kiester when he called this the "World's Greatest Comics Magazine" and the era "The Marvel Age of Comics", but damn if he wasn't right. Everything changes and begins again right here.Having been in the business for over two decades already, Lee and Jack "The King" Kirby seem to be almost st [...]

  • Tyler Hayes

    A beautiful look into the primal origins of the Marvel Universe and, in many ways, superhero comics as we know them today; and just as important as that, fun! We see the rise and evolution of characters we know and love, from the FF themselves to Alicia Masters to the inimitable Doctor Doom and the rest of the early Marvel rogue's gallery; we see the interweaving of emotional conflict and superheroic action as Marvel debuts its first "superheroes with problems"; and we see the first blooming see [...]

  • Steven Matview

    This is why Jack Kirby is called “The King.” His pencils in the book that launched Marvel Comics are so gorgeous I could stare at them all day. The dialogue from Lee, like a lot of older comics, is very silted and dated but Lee does a good job infusing the book with a lot of heart.

  • Zachary

    Stan and Jack's run on Fantastic Four is the best run in the history of comics. The Lennon / McCartney of comic books. Just about perfect.

  • Gerard Pairó vinardell

    Un clásico

  • Erik Mallinson

    This was one of the most pleasurable reads I've had, I even read all the letters. Seeing modern comics unfold in 800 pages was inspiring and kept me coming back.

  • Jeremy

    the best comics ever done. really. no bullshit. this is it. this is why stan is the man and kirby is king.

  • Colleen

    The boyfriend bought me this to introduce me to classic Marvel. Now they're my favorite of the superhero teams.

  • Juan Jose

    I love the FF Classics!

  • Juho Salo

    Beautiful art. But the story is nothing to write home about and if not for what came after these would be forgotten.