The Fantastic Four Remake History in 'FF: Life Story'

 

The Fantastic Four celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. The iconic Stan Lee and Jack Kirby creation, credited with kicking off Marvel Comics’ historic Silver Age, have starred in some of the most memorable comic book adventures of all time, and now their illustrious saga will be presented in a radical new way in FANTASTIC FOUR: LIFE STORY.

 

Written by acclaimed writer Mark Russell (Second Coming, Wonder Twins) and drawn by Sean Izaakse (Fantastic Four, Avengers No Road Home) , FANTASTIC FOUR: LIFE STORY will be written in the same approach as Chip Zdarsky and Mark Bagley’s hit series, SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY. FANTASTIC FOUR: LIFE STORY will tell the entire history of the Fantastic Four from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which their stories were published. 

FANTASTIC FOUR: LIFE STORY #1 will take place in the “Swinging Sixties” when Reed, Ben, Sue, and Johnny took that fateful journey to space that changed the face of comic book storytelling forever. Against the backdrop of the Cold War and the Space Race, a terrible accident occurs that gives them great powers and a terrible secret, entangling them in Earth’s history forever as they transform into the world’s premiere super hero team.

 

“What I’ve always loved about the Fantastic Four is how it reduces the cosmic struggle of human survival to the scale of a family squabble while treating personal relationships as a matter of truly galactic importance,” Russell said. “Weaving their story and their world into our story and what’s happened in our world over the last sixty years was an important reminder to me of how smart it is to approach life like that.”

“Working on a story about Marvel’s First Family is not only an honor in itself, but what makes it even more so, is being part of the team that gets to tell such a moving and heartfelt story about these iconic characters, their struggles and triumphs in a new way that draws on what has come before,” Izaakse said. "If I do my job right, this story will be one that Fantastic Four fans will remember for a long, long time.”

 

Check out the cover by Daniel Acuña and visit Marvel.com for a look at the debut issue. Don’t miss this incredible journey through Marvel Comics AND real-world history when FANTASTIC FOUR: LIFE STORY #1 hits stands in May.

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for announcements about the other exciting things Marvel Comics has in store for the Fantastic Four’s milestone celebration

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MARVEL COMICS
(W) Chip Zdarsky (A) Mark Bagley (CA) Chip Zdarsky
Spider-Man makes history! In 1962's AMAZING FANTASY #15, 15-year-old Peter Parker was bitten by a radioactive spider and became the Amazing Spider-Man! Fifty-seven years have passed in the real world since that event - so what would have happened if the same amount of time passed for Peter? To celebrate Marvel's 80th anniversary, Chip Zdarsky and Spider-Man legend Mark Bagley unite to spin a unique Spidey tale - telling an entire history of Spider-Man from beginning to end, set against the key events of the decades through which he lived! From the Vietnam War to Secret Wars and Civil War, all the way through to what just might be a 72-year-old Spider-Man's final mission, prepare to watch Peter Parker age through 57 years of groundbreaking history - and find out what happens to him and those he loves the most! Collecting SPIDER-MAN: LIFE STORY #1-6.
Rated T
In Shops: Oct 23, 2019
SRP: $24.99
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MARVEL COMICS
(W) Tom Scioli, Stan Lee (A) Jack Kirby (A/CA) Tom Scioli
The best-selling GRAND DESIGN format continues with Marvel's First Family! Critically acclaimed cartoonist Tom Scioli re-examines the FF's early days in the "sole-authorship" tradition made famous by Ed Piskor's X-MEN: GRAND DESIGN trilogy! Join the Watcher and witness how it all began for Mister Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, the Human Torch and the Thing! And relive the debuts of the biggest friends and foes in the FF's history - Doctor Doom, the Black Panther, Galactus, the Mole Man, the Inhumans and more - as the fabulous Fantastic Four receive the GRAND DESIGN treatment! Plus: Re-experience the comic book that kick-started the entire Marvel Age of Comics - the legendary first appearance of the FF by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby! Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR: GRAND DESIGN #1-2 and FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #1.
Rated T
In Shops: Jan 29, 2020
SRP: $29.99
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