Well, the Fantastic Four have endured loss this year - with the death of Johnny Storm earlier this year. But now is a time for celebration as the "First Family of Comics" celebrates both it's 600th issue and 50th anniversary.
The Fantastic Four were introduced in November 1961 by the legendary Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. Through the years, the team of Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Sue Storm-Richards (Invisible Woman), Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), and Ben Grimm (The Thing), have faced many challenges and protected the Earth from many threats. From conquest by Dr. Doom to consumption by Galactus, the team is respected both by their Marvel Universe counterparts as well as their fans.
In recent years, the team has tackled another major challenge... Raising a family. Reed and Sue, are the parents of Franklin and Valeria, who each have powers of their own. The characters have also founded the Future Foundation (FF) for the betterment of science. And, though Johnny is no longer with us, as you can tell from the preview cover above, he was replaced by a certain wall-crawler for the time being.
So best wishes to the team... Just waiting for Willie Lumpkin to give me my invite to the Baxter Building for the party.
Fantastic Four #600 is out in stores today!
Top 20 "Most Pulled" Comics for the Week of November 20, 2011
Presented by Comixology
- The Flash #3 (DC)
- Aquaman #3 (DC)
- Superman #3 (DC)
- Batman: The Dark Knight #3 (DC)
- Invincible Iron Man #510 (Marvel)
- Teen Titans #3 (DC)
- Secret Avengers #19 (Marvel)
- Green Lanterns: New Guardians #3 (DC)
- Wolverine and X-Men #2 (Marvel)
- Fantastic Four #600 (Marvel)
- Justice League Dark #3 (DC)
- Kick Ass 2 #5 (Icon)
- Astonishing X-Men #44 (Marvel)
- Invincible #85 (Image)
- Avengers: The Children's Crusade #8 (Marvel)
- The Mighty Thor #8 (Marvel)
- All Star Western #3 (DC)
- The Unwritten #31.5 (Vertigo)
- Captain America and Bucky #624 (Marvel)
- Brilliant #2 (Icon)