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Thursday, March 02, 2017

FANTASTIC FOUR

Here is a gallery of the rest of the copies of Fantastic Four that I managed to pick up, after those initial two issues bought from my mate, ( #25 & #26! )





This above issue was the very first Fantastic Four that I actually bought from the shops. All of the earlier issues were found afterwards! I bought this comic at the same time as the BatMan "Four Square" paperback one Saturday from my Grandparents' local newsagents and I stayed the weekend at my Grandparents' house, ( as I often did! ) Reading the comic, that 'hidden land" turned out to be where the Inhumans lived! I really did like this band of misfits and, at that time, I hoped that they would one day get their own title!










This was one heckuvan annual, the original Human Torch versus the present day version, PLUS that epic battle from issues #25 and #26, only this time, they got Bruce Banner's nane right!
I really wish that I had kept hold of this comic!

9 comments:

  1. Er, The Inhumans didn't live in Valhalla, JP. You're getting The FF mixed up with Thor mythology. The Inhumans lived in 'The Hidden Land'.

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    1. Oops! MY memory! - I really SHOULD check before I post!
      Thanks again, Kid!
      I'll edit the post to correct it!

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    2. So then, who lived in Valhalla? Was it some animal-people?

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    3. Valhalla, as far as Marvel's Thor comics were concerned, was a realm where the gods went when they died in battle. In Norse mythology, it was a great hall in Asgard where half of the warriors (chosen by Odin) slain in battle went. The other half went to Freyja's field, called Folkvangr.

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    4. Thanks for refreshing me on that, Kid! I didn't remember that at all!

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  2. Hidden Land, Savage Land, Negative Zone, Phantom Zone, Earth-1, Earth-2, Earth-616. DC and Marvel had all those Never-Never Lands existing almost back-to-back. Who could keep them all straight?

    I never had any of these issues, although I had several others. That two-part story where Alicia was kidnapped by scientists ("What Lurks Behind the Beehive?"), and also the conclusion of that story where Doom stole the Silver Surfer's flying surfboard. Also that one where they fought Daredevil, thinking that he was Doctor Doom (long story), so Thor and Spider-Man teamed up with Daredevil to fight the FF.

    I remember "It Started On Yancy Street" because it was adapted for the 1967 TV cartoon series. And I had about half a dozen issues of Marvel Collector's Item Classics, which reprinted the earlier FF stories.

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    1. Hi TC, yeah, I don't know whether you remember or not, but I got the Negative and Phantom Zone mixed up over on Kid's! Ha, ha! It's my age, you know!
      I remember well Doom nabbing the Surfer's board and I used to watch some FF cartoons with my kids on the box in the 80's, explaining to them who everyone was, all the way through!
      I used to like the X-Men cartoons in the 90's, too!

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  3. I've got all the above issues ( except for #48 which is always waaaay too expensive ) and they're among my absolute favourites. It must have been exciting to buy these off the shelf when they were new - the first issue of FF I ever owned was #106 so I missed out on the Lee / Kirby years. Except I didn't because I experienced it through the wonders of British Marvel reprints :-)

    Here's a post about my first meeting with the FF:
    http://glasswalking-stick.blogspot.co.uk/2011/12/comics-year-zero-1971.html

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    1. Hey, hiya Simon and thanks for dropping by and for commenting!
      I am pleased for you that you've got all of the above, bar one, you lucky blighter, because, as you say, they are all corkers
      Yes, it was indeed great snapping these up as soon as they appeared over here, which could be at least a year after the cover date. As you will see if you ( hopefully?! ) visit some posts next week, I was particularly partial to all three of the Marvel teams!
      Thanks for the link, I'll see you over there shortly!

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