This time last year, Arthur Adams created a private commission to recreate the cover to Fantastic Four #100, significantly expanding on the original drawing by Jack Kirby.
As his wife, Joyce Chin puts it, it took him a week – during which time she hardly saw him.
And here's the cover it is based on.
Well, it looks like Marvel Comics liked it too.
And while, a year ago, they wouldn't have been allowed to do anything with it as there was a block on anything Fantastic Four-related being published from Marvel chair Ike Perlmutter, one year on and one deal between Disney and Fox later, they suddenly can.
And they have a new Fantastic Four #1 to use it on… and are wrapping it around the comic as well.
FANTASTIC FOUR #1
(W) Dan Slott (A) Skottie Young, Simone Bianchi, Sara Pichelli (CA) Esad Ribic
FOUREVER Part One
BECAUSE YOU DEMANDED IT – THE WORLD'S GREATEST COMIC MAGAZINE IS BACK!
Since the end of SECRET WARS, there's been a gap in the Marvel Universe. A void no other team can fill. And it's time for the world to move on. But can it? A life-changing decision by the Thing! A momentous declaration by the Human Torch! A clarion call-to-arms that summons Doctor Doom! And a signal in the sky that heralds the return of hope to the Marvel Universe! All this, and Alicia Masters adopts kittens! So cute! Plus, the Impossible Man!
AND BONUS STORIES ILLUSTRATED BY SIMONE BIANCHI AND SKOTTIE YOUNG!
IF YOU READ ONLY ONE MARVEL COMIC THIS MONTH, THIS IS THE ONE!
Rated T In Shops: Aug 08, 2018 SRP: $5.99