20 February 2008

New creators on Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four has been one of Marvel's flagship comics since the 1960's (alongside Spiderman and The Avengers) and the first 102 episodes were written and drawn by Stan Lee and Jack "King" Kirby who almost single-handedly created the Marvel Universe (a worthy mention also goes to Steve Ditko).

Since then there have been many creative teams on the book and it has had its highs and its lows but all that time it has carried the masthead "The world's greatest comic magazine!".

Now it is trying to justify that claim by bringing on the new creative team of Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch famous for a whole bunch of best-selling comics, notably The Ultimates, which I wrote about earlier.

This has been the weakest of the main Marvel books for some time and after only one issue it's too early to comment on the new direction but I am optimistic.

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