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Marvel Comics Library. Fantastic Four. Vol. 1. 1961–1963

200Edizione: IngleseDisponibilità: Disponibile
Nel 1961 Stan Lee e Jack Kirby crearono I Fantastici Quattro, una squadra di supereroi rivoluzionaria per i suoi difetti e la sua complessità, che diede il via all'industria del fumetto. Questo volume XXL della serie premiata con l'Eisner Award riproduce le prime 20 storie dei Fantastici Quattro e racconta come è diventata, secondo le parole di Lee, "la rivista di fumetti più incredibile del mondo.”

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Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copiesCopertina rigida11.0 x 15.6 in.10.51 lb700 pagine
I libri XXL misurano almeno 39 cm.
Marvel Comics Library. Fantastic Four. Vol. 1. 1961-1963

Marvel Comics Library. Fantastic Four. Vol. 1. 1961-1963


The First Family of the Marvel Age

The ultimate collection of the world’s greatest comic magazine

Hoping to break out of a sales slump at Marvel in the early 1960s, veteran comic creators Stan Lee and Jack Kirby hit on the idea of doing a super team. Kirby, who thought superheroes were due for a revival after 15 years of being pushed aside by romance, horror, and war comics, saw it as smart business. Lee just once wanted to “do the type of story I myself would enjoy reading.” The Fantastic Four forever changed their careers, their lives, and the comic book industry.

Some of the most iconic moments in Marvel history are here, starting with Reed Richards, his girlfriend Sue Storm, his best friend Ben Grimm, and her little brother Johnny Storm crash landing their rocket after it has been hit cosmic rays and discovering they have been transformed into Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Thing, and the Human Torch in issue No. 1. They were emotionally complex characters, who weren’t always sure whether their powers were a benefit or burden. Stories were set in New York City, not some fictional stand-in, and Marvel heroes regularly crossed over into each other’s books. The art was dynamic and the writing conversational and engaging. Lee and Kirby were like the Lennon and McCartney of comic books. Where the talents of one ended and the other began was not always clear, but together one plus one equaled three.

Collected here in an XXL-size volume are the first 20 issues reproduced from the most pristine pedigreed original comics, which were cracked open and photographed in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company.

Featured alongside the comics is an in-depth essay by acclaimed Marvel writer Mark Waid, a foreword by former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino, and original art, photographs, and other rarities. Welcome true believers to the Marvel Age of Comics.

© 2022 MARVEL
Gli artisti

Jack Kirby (1917–1994) was one of comics’ most legendary and prolific artists whose notable co-creations include Captain America, Avengers, X-Men, Incredible Hulk, Ant-Man, S.H.I.E.L.D., and Thor.

Stan Lee (1922–2018) is known to millions as the man whose super heroes propelled Marvel to preeminence in the comic book industry. His co-creations include Spider-Man, the Incredible Hulk, X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, and hundreds of others. While the Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, he was also the Chief Creative Officer of POW! Entertainment, where he created numerous new characters and stories in areas including publishing, film, TV, and documentary.


Mark Waid is a New York Times best-selling author who has written nearly two thousand comics and graphic novels over the course of his career. He has penned adventures for dozens of characters including Superman, Batman, the X-Men, Archie, and the Fantastic Four.

L'autore che ha contribuito

Mike Massimino, Ph.D, is a former NASA Astronaut who flew twice on the Space Shuttle to service the Hubble Space Telescope. He is a New York Times bestselling author, a Columbia University professor, an advisor at The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, a television host and expert commentator, and a motivational speaker.

Marvel Comics Library. Fantastic Four. Vol. 1. 1961–1963
Famous First Edition: First printing of 5,000 numbered copiesCopertina rigida28 x 39.5 cm4.76 kg700 pagine

ISBN 978-3-8365-9425-7

Edizione: Inglese
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The Marvel Comics Library has earned well-deserved raves from comic collecting diehards for combining an old school comic book reading experience with a luxurious oversized book format, winning the industry’s coveted Eisner Award for Best Publication Design. These XXL collectors’ dreams, close in size to the original artwork, feature comics sourced from collecting greats Shelton Drum and Bob Bretall. Rather than recolor the original artwork (as has been done in previous decades’ reprints of classic comics), TASCHEN has attempted to create an ideal representation of these books as they were produced at the time of publication. The most pristine pedigreed comics have been cracked open and photographed for reproduction in close collaboration with Marvel and the Certified Guaranty Company. Each page has been photographed as printed more than half a century ago, then digitally remastered using modern retouching techniques to correct problems with the era’s inexpensive, imperfect printing—as if hot off of a world-class 1960s printing press. A custom paper stock was exclusively developed for this series to simulate the feel of the original comics. The library offers collectors a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lay their hands on the world’s most desirable comics. Each volume includes an essay by a comic book historian alongside archival photographs, ephemera, and original comic book artwork.



13 Valutazioni

John W.,24 febbraio 2024
Amazing art! Great size!

Joseph B.,18 febbraio 2024
GREAT BOOK! Even GREATER customer service!

lenard s.,14 febbraio 2024
It is fantastic pardon the pun

One Small Thing

Yale S.,11 novembre 2023
An incredible presentation of vintage comics. However, and this is completely a personal qualm, but I cannot for the life of me understand why the spine is green, especially a green nearly identical to that of the X-Men volume.


Kaiserc,28 luglio 2023
Mann, ist das Teil riesig, schon eine richtige Gehwegplatte!


MARCELO C.,29 giugno 2023
Talvez a edição mais FANTÁSTICA já lançada em quadrinhos. ;-) E isso se estende para as outras edições dessa série da Taschen, com Vingadores, X-Men e Homem-Aranha. Um tesouro colecionístico, sem qualquer sombra de dúvida.