Friday, 28 December 2018
Fantastic Four #5 (#650) (Marvel) Out Now!
Fantastic Four #5 (#650) (Marvel)
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The Fantastic Four are back and just in time as volume 6 of their comic after a long absence from the Marvel Universe with their 650th anniversary issue and a wedding to rival the first comic wedding way back in the sixties when Reed and Sue tied the knot!
This issue carries a dedication to the late great Stan Lee who launched the Fantastic Four as a rival to DC's Justice League in collaboration with Jack Kirby the artist which became the team that created the cosmic background to the Marvel Universe. The Skrulls, The Watcher, Galactus and the Silver Surfer. The Inhumans, the Black Panther, Him (Warlock) and so much more all started here.
This extra sized book takes us through the bachelor party to the wedding (with a time saving twist) performed by a Rabbi while Ben & Alicia get hitched and then head off to yet another confrontation with Doctor Doom and Galactus who has come to eat the Earth. Again.. despite his promises.
There's also a companion Fantastic Four Wedding Special which takes you out on a very eventful hen night with the ladies.
Weddings are not new in the Fantastic Four! Johnny married Alicia in #300 but his bride turned out to be Skrull.
Nothing of course compares to the original wedding in Fantastic Four Annual #3. Had this as a kid. Available in on of those Marvel Collected Masterworks editions!