Fantastic Four #1

This week I had to turn my article in to my boss Inigo early as I am going on a little family vacation. One of Marvel’s most famous families just recently was forced to take a permanent vacation from the comic racks, the Fantastic Four. The first issue of their ongoing series, released way back in 1961 has been swiped countless times. Let’s take a look at some of these swipes shall we?

Fantastic Four 1

Fantastic Four 1

A pretty cool cover in my opinion…lots going on yet it doesn’t look to jumbled. The perfect introduction to a timeless quartet.

Fantastic Four 126

Fantastic Four 126

I came across this cover recently whilst digging through some bins. Since they were retelling the FF’s origin, why not reproduce the cover from their first origin issue?

Fantastic Four 264

Fantastic Four 264

10 years after the first swipe was used in the FF title this second one came out.

Marvel Age 14

Marvel Age 14

John Byrne is the monster on this cover…very clever

West Coast Avengers 54

West Coast Avengers 54

The Mole Man’s creature just couldn’t stay dead…like most comic book characters these days.

Married With Children: Quantum Quartet 1

Married With Children: Quantum Quartet 1

As a huge fan of this show growing up I have to say I smiled when I saw this cover.

Simpsons Comics 1

Simpsons Comics 1

Homer as the Mole Man’s monster…priceless!

Hanna Barbera Presents 8

Hanna Barbera Presents 8

I seem to remember seeing this cartoon on Saturday mornings at some point or another.

Sharky 4

Sharky 4

I have never heard of this comic book. Who’s sitting on a pile of these waiting for the announcement that it has been optioned??

X-Men: The Hidden Years 20

X-Men: The Hidden Years 20

One great team pays tribute to another with their cover to this book. Respect!

Ultimate Fantastic Four 30

Ultimate Fantastic Four 30

This was a 1:15 variant cover…probably not the easiest to come by

Comic Book Guy 1

Comic Book Guy 1

Best.Homage.Cover.Ever.

Marvel Super-Hero Squad 3

Marvel Super-Hero Squad 3

One I didn’t cover in my Super Hero Squad from a few weeks ago.

Fear Itself: Fearsome Four 2

Fear Itself: Fearsome Four 2

A perfect example of a good cover swipe.

X-Men 19 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover

X-Men 19 Marvel 50th Anniversary Cover

The 50th anniversary variant set is a cover swipe collectors dream.

Fantastic Four 645 Desert Wind Exclusive

Fantastic Four 645 Desert Wind Exclusive

They ended the exact same way they began…very poetic.

Thanks again for keeping this article going for 3 months now. It has been an honor to bring it to you each and every week!

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