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Giant-Size Invaders #1 (Marvel, 1975)
The Multiverse was a tricky business even before it really existed.  Marvel brought its Golden Age characters back slowly after the debut of Fantastic Four #1 launched the Marvel Universe for the Silver Age.  Captain America was unfrozen, lamenting a death that had never happened for his sidekick Bucky, and eventually, Tales of Suspense borrowed[...]
Strange Tales Annual #2 (Marvel, 1963)
Silver Age Marvel was still taking shape at that point, and those first annuals hit the newsstands in 1962 about a week after the Human Torch took over the ongoing title itself with Strange Tales #101.  Fantastic Four #7, Incredible Hulk #3, Tales to Astonish #36 (second issue of the Ant-Man series in the title,[...]
Men's Adventures #28 (Atlas, 1954)
Marvel first attempted to reboot its Golden Age superheroes during the early Cold War era in a rather unassuming and directionless title called Young Men.  Young Men #24 cover-dated December 1953 was the beginning of that short-lived attempt.  This revival featuring Captain America and Bucky, the Human Torch and Toro, and the Sub-Mariner and Namora[...]
Young Men #24 (Atlas, 1953)
Most vintage collectors are aware that Marvel's Silver Age superhero revival began with Fantastic Four #1 in 1961 — but this was not the first time since Marvel's superheroes ended in the waning days of the Golden Age that such a superhero revival had been attempted at the publisher.  There was a previous try at[...]
Detective Comics #65, Master Comics #22, Human Torch #8.
Which in turn makes the magazines better and builds up the market." Writer's Digest was certainly correct about the expanding market.  There were roughly 750 comics on the American newsstand in 1940, about 950 comics in 1941, and nearly 1200 comics in 1942.  And the Promise Collection was expanding even more dramatically over this period.  The[...]
Marvel 2021 Previews
Is it the Human Torch? That's what this Fantastic Four-related page grabbed from the new Marvel Previews suggests when it comes to a promise from Marvel that we will be getting the biggest change to a Fantastic Four member since the comic book debuted 60 years ago, in 1961 Previously, a "profound" change had been[...]
Marvel Legends Retro Series Wave 2 Is Revealed
This one includes Magneto, Human Torch, Hulk, and Carol Danvers Ms Marvel You can see all four of the figures below. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Credit Hasbro Credit Hasbro Marvel Legends Retro Figures Wave 2  "Fans, collectors, and kids alike can enjoy[...]
Strange Tales Annual #2 Stan Lee Featuring Spider-Man Up For Auction Today
Spidey battles the Human Torch Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko cover and art (note that the cover features Spider-Man drawn without his chest logo) Contains Atlas reprints by Kirby, Ditko, Don Heck, Joe Sinnott, John Buscema, and Dick Ayers CGC notes, "Signed by Stan Lee on 6/24/17 on the back cover." Overstreet 2020 VF/NM 9.0[...]
The Fantastic Four Storm Siblings Get Funko Pop Exclusives [Review]
The first one was a GameStop exclusive Invisible Girl, a Hot Topic exclusive Human Torch, Barnes & Noble exclusive The Thing, and a Specialty Series glow-in-the-dark Human Torch Looks they didn't want to give Mr Fantastic a variant in this wave but I'm sure we will see one later on We were able to get[...]
The Fantastic Four Have Finally Arrived from Funko [Review]
Fantastic, Invisible Girl, Human Torch, and The Thing So let's not wait for any longer to jump right into this review. There are 14 Funko Pop Fantastic Four figures that have been released Three are retailer exclusives and one is a specialty series that can be found at local comic shops We do have two of[...]
Fantastic Four #1 cover by Esad Ribic
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Thing enjoys a day out with Alicia Masters, and the Human Torch attends a Mets game with Wyatt Wingfoot Their days are interrupted when the Fantastic Four signal lights up New York The Human Torch races to where the signal was shot from, assuming Mister Fantastic, Invisible Woman, and their kids are finally[...]
Marvel Two-in-One #7 cover by Nick Bradshaw
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Thing, Human Torch, Victor von Doom, and Rachna land on a world torn apart by the Civil War between Captain America and Iron Man Here, they continue their search for Mr Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Franklin, and Valeria Instead, they encounter the new power on this world, the Spider and Doctor Strange They capture[...]