EXCLUSIVE: The birth Franklin Richards! The debut of Annihilus! LEE! KIRBY! SINNOTT!
OK, let’s get right to it: Here’s our third EXCLUSIVE Marvel Facsimile Edition reveal in three days and this one is a doozy — 1968’s Fantastic Four Annual #6, by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.
We’re talking a big one in Marvel history, folks — and not just because of that titanic creative team. It’s because this epic gave us the birth of Franklin Richards and the debut of Annihilus.
Dig the solicitation blurb, which will be released officially by Marvel later this week:
FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #6 FACSIMILE EDITION
WRITTEN BY STAN LEE
PENCILED BY JACK KIRBY
COVER BY JACK KIRBY
FRANKLIN RICHARDS MUTANT BORN!
From the brilliant minds of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby comes another unforgettable villain to plague the Fantastic Four: Annihilus, the living death that walks! The cosmic radiation in the Invisible Girl’s blood is endangering her pregnancy — and the one thing that can save her and the baby lies in the deadly Negative Zone! Mister Fantastic, the Thing and the Human Torch once again venture through the distortion area into the terrifying realm of antimatter — but there waits Annihilus! Can Reed, Ben and Johnny triumph over Annihilus’ forces, seize the item they need — his cosmic control rod — and get it home to Sue in time for the birth of Franklin Richards? It’s one of the all-time great Marvel comic books, boldly re-presented in its original form, ads and all! Reprinting FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #6.
64 PGS/ALL AGES… $4.99
A few thoughts:
— Why now for this particular issue? Because Marvel’s new Annihilation event — featuring Annihilus, of course — launches in November. (And don’t forget that November’s True Believers dollar reprint line-up is also celebrating the event. Click here for the details.)
— As you probably know by now, I love comparing the prices of the Facsimile Editions with the originals. Check this one out: A high-grade, unslabbed copy of Fantastic Four Annual #6 recently sold on eBay for a whopping $1,550. WOW.
— Want the details on the other Facsimile Editions coming in January? The True Believers line-up? Of course you do! Links below!
— WOLVERINE’s First True Appearance to Be Re-Released as Facsimile Edition. Click here.
— Epic AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #347 to Get Facsimile Edition Re-Release. Click here.
— MARVEL to Release Slew of Dollar Reprints Starring Its Most Insane Villains. Click here.