Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Comics Magazine

    (Marvel, 2001-2002)
™ and © Marvel Characters, Inc.

Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s legendary run on Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) is considered by many to be the best single run of a comic book title…ever! But the end of that stellar run in 1970 was abrupt, coming seemingly out of nowhere. This twelve-issue limited series by co-plotter/artist Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon), co-plotter/scripter Eric Stephenson (Badrock), and a legion of others—including Bruce Timm (The Batman Adventures: Mad Love), Keith Giffen (The Heckler), Chuck Dixon (Nightwing), Jeph Loeb (Superman), and Michael Golden (Micronauts)—takes place between FF #’s 100 and 101. It operates on the idea of a big Lee/Kirby send-off that would have been the crowning achievement of an unbelievably creative run. Here, the writers toss in every possible FF concept—perhaps even the Baxter Building’s kitchen sink—and the artists ape “the King” in every panel. A high-octane trip down memory lane for longtime fans and a fun-filled introduction to the Marvel Universe of yesteryear for new ones.

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#1

  2/1/2001
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 Set after events of Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #100Eric Stephenson, Erik LarsenBruce Timm, Erik Larsen, Jorge Lucas, Keith Giffen

#2

  3/1/2001
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  Chuck Dixon, Eric Stephenson, Erik LarsenErik Larsen, Frank Fosco, Keith Giffen, Paul Ryan, Ron Frenz

#3

  4/1/2001
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  Eric Stephenson, Erik Larsen, Tom DeFalcoEric Shanower, Erik Larsen, Keith Giffen, Ron Frenz, Tom Scioli

#4

  5/1/2001
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  Erik Larsen, Eric Stephenson, Jeph LoebErik Larsen, Ron Frenz, Keith Giffen, Shannon Denton

#5

  6/1/2001
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  Erik Larsen, Eric Stephenson, Kurt BusiekKeith Giffen, Joe Bennett, Ron Frenz, Gordon Purcell

#6

  7/1/2001
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  Erik Larsen, Eric StephensonKeith Giffen, Ron Frenz, Frank Fosco, Jorge Pereira

#7

  8/1/2001
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  Eric Stephenson, Erik Larsen, Tom DeFalcoErik Larsen, Rick Veitch, Ron Frenz, Mike Manley, Graham Nolan

#8

  9/1/2001
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 Sub-Mariner battles the Avengers; Sub-Mariner battles the Fantastic FourEric Stephenson, Erik Larsen, Kurt BusiekErik Larsen, Ron Frenz, Jorge Pereira, Bill Wray, Rick Veitch

#9

  10/1/2001
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  Eric Stephenson, Erik Larsen, Tom DeFalcoErik Larsen, Ron Frenz, Frank Fosco, Bill Wray, Paul Ryan

#10

  11/1/2001
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  Erik Larsen, Eric Stephenson, Bruce TimmErik Larsen, Ron Frenz, Dave Ross

#11

  12/1/2001
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  Erik Larsen, Eric StephensonErik Larsen, Ron Frenz, Frank Fosco, Al Milgrom

#12

  1/1/2002
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  Erik Larsen, Eric Stephenson, Stan LeeErik Larsen, Ron Frenz, John Romita, Dan Jurgens, Steve Rude, Jorge Lucas

Book #1

 
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 Collects Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Comics Magazine #1-12Erik LarsenErik Larsen

Book #1 Hardcover

  2/1/2002
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 Collects Fantastic Four: The World’s Greatest Comics Magazine #1-12, Set after events of Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #100