Maximum Fantastic Four, the uniquely brilliant reproduction of the classic Fantastic Four #1 by comic legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby has been nominated for the Quill Awardsâ€™ Graphic Novel of the Year.
Already the winner of New York Magazineâ€™s Best Book Jacket of the Year Award, Maximum Fantastic Four has proven to be a must-have for fans of comic books and pop culture alike.
Each panel of the 1961 classic was super-sized and digitally remastered, with Maximum Fantastic Four giving a panel-by-panel exploration of the entire issue that captures every single detail and nuance of Kirbyâ€™s groundbreaking artwork. It also contains a substantial introduction and afterword by bestselling author and comic book enthusiast Walter Mosley; art commentary by Kirby expert Mark Evanier; the stunning design of Paul Sahre; and a huge double-side foldout dust jacket that doubles as a poster as well.
Last yearâ€™s winner was Marvelâ€™s 1602 by Neil Gaiman and Andy Kubert and this yearâ€™s nominee Maximum Fantastic Four has received its nod for both the beautiful Jack Kirby art and critical essay by popular novelist Walter Mosley.
â€œReaders will witness a journey through a comic that, though reprinted many times before, has literally never been seen like this before,â€ says Marvel Publisher Dan Buckley. â€œI fully realize that comic fans have heard statements like that many times in the past but I say it with the most sincerity I can muster: this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every single Kirby enthusiast, Fantastic Four follower, and comic book aficionado.â€
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Maximum Fantastic Four Hc (Jul051843)
Written by Stan Lee and Walter Mosley
Art by Jack Kirby
224 Pgs. /All Ages …$49.99