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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Lost Issue of FANTASTIC FOUR to be published!



Alert reader Paul M. sent me THIS article from the Seattle Times...

At the recent San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel editor-in-chief Joe Quesada said Marvel will release the last "Fantastic Four" collaboration by Lee and Kirby in the spring.

The story was intended for the 102nd issue of "Fantastic Four" in 1970, during a particularly tempestuous time at the end of the Lee-Kirby partnership.

Kirby submitted the penciled artwork — along with his letter of resignation. Kirby resigned from Marvel so he could begin his "New Gods" series for rival DC Comics.

Lee was unhappy with the work, and it was shelved. Parts of it appeared as flashbacks in a very different story in "Fantastic Four" No. 108, but the original story was lost.


If that doesn't make the hair stand up on the back of your arms, you ain't a comic fan!

6 Comments:

At 8/17/2006 5:07 PM, Blogger Travis said...

My money's on a whole new charater being revealed, complete with an elaborate backstory that's woven throughout the entire Marvel Universe. A character who was completely purged -- not only from the stories, but evenfrom our... memories!

Waitaminit... I think I'm getting déja vu...

 
At 8/18/2006 12:09 AM, Blogger Manager Ken said...

Sooooooo...are they saying if Smilin' Stan is going to finish writing this lost masterpiece or what????

 
At 8/18/2006 3:08 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

WHOO-HOO!!

 
At 8/18/2006 10:31 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

travis - I had a friend who would suddenly stop wherever we were and say

"Did you ever get Vuja De? The feeling you've NEVER been here before?"

That always cracked me up. And, yes, I'm getting that feeling right now...

 
At 8/21/2006 9:42 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

I think the next Comix Connection contest should be to write some dialogue for that panel you posted there, Bill.

I mean, the possiblities are endless. They seem to be disturbed by some odor, could it be Mom's homemade apple pie or something more sinister?

"Torch, was that you? Man, that's rank!"

"Dude, fox smells his own hole."

"Now, it's REALLY clobberin' time!"

and so on...

 
At 8/21/2006 10:07 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

I would imagine that a Kirby F*rt™ would have those "energy beads" flowing off of it...

 

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