Jack Kirby’s Human Torch meets Werner Roth’s Iceman: a cut’n’paste poster from 1968’s Fantastic Summer Special, the cover of which shows a Ditko Spider-Man somehow web-spinning his way above Blackpool Beach.
Today’s post at TooBusyThinking - here - returns to the topic of Josh Trank’s upcoming movie reboot of the Fantastic Four. Along the way, there’s discussion, amongst other things, of why;
1) Michael B. Jordan’s a fine choice for the role of Human Torch;
2) Thanksgiving should never be a Norman Rockwell moment for the FF, and;
3) why Sue and Johnny’s relationship inspired thoughts of 70”s BBC sitcom Dad’s Army.
It’s the last week of posts at TooBusyThinking, and, should you have a moment to kill, you”d be very welcome to pop over before the shutters finally come down.
(The panel above comes from 1961’s FF #2, by Kirby, Lee et al.)
The very first drawing of the Fantastic Four that Walt Simonson undertook after becoming the writer and artist of the FF in 1989. It would later became the cover to the same year’s Marvel Age #80.
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J K Galbraith
(Panel by John Buscema, Archie Goodwin, Joe Sinnott et al, from 1971’s Fantastic Four #116.)