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THE 62nd MARVEL MASTERWORKS
Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 10
Reprints: Fantastic Four #94-104
(Vol. 62 in the Marvel Masterworks Library)
REGULAR EDITION ISBN: TBA • List Price: $49.99 256 Pages
Foreward by Stan Lee
Scripted by Stan Lee Pencils by Jack Kirby, John Romita
REGULAR EDITION ISBN: TBA • List Price: $49.99
Foreward by Stan Lee
Scripted by Stan Lee
Pencils by Jack Kirby, John Romita
FF VOL. 10!
Certifiably the World’s Greatest Comic Collaboration, the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby Fantastic Four run stands as one of the high-water marks in the history of the medium. The ten titanic years on the title laid the very foundation of the Marvel Universe, and birthed more amazing concepts and creative characters than perhaps any series before or since. In this tenth Masterworks volume, we celebrate the entire Lee/Kirby run with essays by critics, creators and luminaries in the field of comics.
But it just ain’t waxing nostalgic, True Believer! This is a Marvel comic, after all! Expect plenty of explosive action and family drama a-go-go as the FF build up to their 100th issue featuring everyone from Doc Doom to Dragon Man! They’ll also help mankind take one giant leap when the Kree’s robot Sentry tries to stop the Apollo 11 moon landing! Just for good measure, we’ll throw in the uncanny Inhumans and Attilan, and the whole shebang comes to a head when the mutant menace, Magneto, teams up with Namor in a bid to conquer the world—Nixon is not pleased!
Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR #94-104.
(from the official Marvel solicit)
Q & A WITH EDITOR CORY SEDLMEIER
February 8, 2006
GORMUU: So, it's here! FF Vol. 10! The whole Lee/Kirby legacy reprinted in Masterworks, much thanks to your efforts! What's next for Cory Sedlmeier...are you going to Disney World?
CORY: I’ve got a car rusting in Ohio and an itch for a road trip. To heck with the Mouse, I’m going hiking in Canada!
GORMUU: In OUR INTERVIEW for the release of FF Vol. 9, you said you planned to make FF Vol. 10 a book to remember, with lots of bonus materials and goodies. How is that part of the book's production going?
CORY: The pieces are starting to fall into place. I don’t want to speak too early since assignments are still being confirmed and materials tied down. Check back in a month and maybe I’ll be willing to tip my hand.
GORMUU: Who do you have lined up to write the introduction?
CORY: Who else? Stan The Man! He just turned it in today, actually!
GORMUU: We've seen FF volumes on a relative fast-track compared to the scheduling of other character lines. What accounts for the speed at which we've seen the FF come down the line? Is it sales success, enthusiasm to complete the Lee/Kirby run, or you're just tired of Lockjaw slobbering all over you when you're putting these books together?
CORY: With the FF movie out last year we just couldn’t turn down the opportunity to roll out two volumes. Beyond that Fantastic Four is just the obvious big gun in the Masterworks holster. You don’t rebuild support for something like the Masterworks with Nick Fury and Sub-Mariner when you’ve got Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four at your disposal.
GORMUU: Should Masterworks fans expect a bit of a slowdown now that the milestone Vol. 10 will be out come May?
CORY: Quite possibly. With the addition of so many new characters into the Masterworks library, we have to make room in the schedule for the Ant-Man’s, Captain Marvel’s and Fury’s somehow. The flipside of diversifying is that it also puts a premium on patience as some characters are forced into a slower rotation.
GORMUU: What are some of your favorite stories from the first 10 volumes of FF Masterworks?
CORY: #66/67 with the Beehive and “Him” is a personal favorite—dig that Adam Warlock. The Galactus Trilogy goes without saying, but I guess I just said it. The tension in Annual #6 is great. I always had a soft spot for issue #8. Anytime Stan and Jack referred to real world events you can sign me up. Kruschev banging his shoe on a podium? The Apollo 11 moon mission? Pure gold. A lot issues I have odd affinities for, like #19 where I had to go through the entire issue flopping the O and A in “pharaoh” so it was correctly spelled incorrectly again. Although it took until the Omnibus, I was glad to finally get the missing man back on the issue #1 cover.
GORMUU: With the completion of this major milestone in Masterworks history, what do you feel qualifies as the next big milestone that Masterworks can achieve?
CORY: The Atlas Era hero revival sounds like fun to me! I’ve got a few more monsters to get out of my system first, though.
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