This was the first Marvel comic I ever read. I don’t have much to base my review on. I don’t know what today’s comics look like, but I love the MCU and wanted to try out the comics. I wanted to see if I would love them as much as I loved the movies.
Fantastic Four (1961) #1
The Fantastic Four spring to action as a team for the first time. As they learn how to control their new found powers, will it be enough to stop the fury of the Mole Man? (Synopsis from Marvel.com)
Writer: Stan Lee
Illustrator: Jack Kirby
Published: November 8, 1961
Fantastic Four (1961) #1 was the first appearance of the Fantastic Four. We were introduced to Dr. Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Ben Grimm (The Thing), Susan Storm (Invisible Girl), and Johnny Storm (Human Torch). Johnny Storm was actually a reinvention of Carl Burgos’s character Human Torch.
I really enjoyed this comic. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in. I wasn’t sure if I was even going to enjoy reading comic books.
But this was a great one to start with! It was the beginning of a storyline that I had already heard of. The Fantastic Four is a really popular group within the Marvel Universe.
This comic was the origin story. There wasn’t a ton of action in it, but there was enough to keep me reading.
Everything felt kind of rushed though. I wanted them to spend more time on each of the characters before heading into the conflict with the Mole Man. Then there wasn’t much time left in the comic and the face-off with the Mole Man was rushed as well.
However, it did a good job of setting the stage for the Fantastic Four.