Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Marvel Flashback: Fantastic Four #85 (1969)

Fantastic Four #85 (Marvel Comics)

Stan Lee (w) Jack Kirby (a)

With adverts for the new Fantastic Four movie currently showing on TV it's a shame that there isn't a comic currently being published by Marvel. It got cancelled and brought to an end by the company for the foreseeable future, which is a shame as this iconic title actually forms the backbone of the Marvel Universe.

Created by Stan Lee and drawn by Jack "King" Kirby the Fantastic Four was an all time favourite back in the sixties and even though the comic had it's ups and downs over the years, some story lines are simply unforgettable.

The coming of Galactus in #49 (which I no longer have) was an event to remember as it starred the planet devourer himself, the Silver Surfer, the Watcher plus the fab four and the ultimate nullifier.

This issue is a bit more down to Earth and finds the team in Latveria as prisoners of Doctor Doom. Sue Richards the Invisible Girl is replaced by Medusa for this adventure which sees the team unable to use their powers to stop Doom's latest nefarious world dominating scheme.

Continued next issue....

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