FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) (#1-416) (MARVEL) #48 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Fantastic Four #48
All of the cosmic occurrences of the Fantastic Four, the Avengers and the X-Men in the early days of the Marvel Age of Comics-everything was building up to this: The Coming of Galactus! Imagine an appetite so voracious nothing less than a planet would satisfy it. Now imagine a being of such immense power as to make Uatu, the immortal Watcher, cower before it. Now imagine Galactus-the Devourer of Worlds!

But as great as Galactus' might is, this issue will be forever best known as the first appearance, the first glimpse, of that most tragic and inspirational of all Marvel heroes-the Silver Surfer! The rider of the cosmic waves. The ultimate loner, untouching and untouchable. Possessing the power to shatter a star but forever a slave to the most terrible destructive force in the universe--and the haunting memory of a love he'd never know again.

Not since Spider-Man had Stan Lee created a hero that so resonated with troubled youth and Jack Kirby here sets a mighty stage for him to debut upon. Over this and the next two issues of Fantastic Four, a drama of truly epic scale plays out with the Surfer as our reluctant protagonist, our space-spanning Hamlet! A milestone comic from the House of Ideas! This is classic Kirby at his best!

GCD Data

Title: The Coming of Galactus!

Featuring: Fantastic Four

Character Appearances: F: Fantastic Four (Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl, Human Torch, The Thing); GS: The Silver Surfer; The Watcher; Inhumans (Black Bolt, Karnak, Gorgon, Medusa, Crystal); V: Galactus; Maximus; Seeker; Skrulls

Credits: Stan Lee (Script), Jack Kirby (Pencils), Joe Sinnott (Inks), ? (Colors), Artie Simek (Letters).

Title: (untitled)

Featuring: Fantastic Four Fan Page


Comic Creator Database

Publisher: MarvelTitle: FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) (#1-416) (MARVEL)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
48 (2700.00) 5400.00 10800.00 (15188.00) - -


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