Wednesday, 6 August 2014

THE COMPLETE FANTASTIC FOUR COVER & IMAGE GALLERY - PART THREE...


Images copyright MARVEL COMICS

Time once again for a look back into yesteryear - 1977 in this
particular instance, as we pore over a plethora of covers and pages
from The COMPLETE FANTASTIC FOUR, a MARVEL U.K.
weekly mag which we Brits had all to ourselves.  Featuring near-con-
temporary FF adventures and classic tales from the cosmic quartet's
early days, plus pin-ups and puzzles when space allowed, this was an
absolute belter of a title which deserved to survive for longer than
it did.  At least I can console myself with having a full set, some
of which I now generously share with you here.

Part Four coming soon!  Don't forget to remember to return.
  








4 comments:

Colin Jones said...

I had every issue of Complete FF too. What's curious here is that the cover of No.9 is different to the original U.S. cover - I don't know why that should be but on the US cover Ben is pushing Reed through a window with all the glass shattering. Could it be that they changed the cover because of that ? Perhaps the influence of Frederic Wertham wasn't quite dead. Annihillus was a word I couldn't pronounce - I said Ann-ill-i-us.

Kid said...

That's a curious one, CJ, because it would surely have been easier to erase the window fragments and change the lettering of the original rather than have the cover completely redrawn. It's always possible that they had temporarily mislaid stats of the original cover and therefore NEEDED to commission another one, but you're speculation is equally as valid.

cerebus660 said...

And that Complete Fantastic Four issue reprinting FF #139 is also missing some cover copy. Strange...

http://www.dcindexes.com/features/database.php?site=marvel&pagetype=comic&id=44860

Kid said...

It's probably just a case of a stat of the cover before it was lettered being used for the British printing, Cerebus.

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