There’s no denying the power of a certain image and its ability to transport readers to another realm. Jack Kirby, along with Marvel front man / idea man Stan Lee, transported readers to worlds both alien and commonplace for over 100 issues of their “World’s Greatest Comics Magazine,” Fantastic Four.
This Fall, Abrams ComicArts will release a graphic novel by the legendary Alex Ross, who has, in past endeavors, captured the heart, soul, and spirit of those who came before him in exciting new projects expanding upon and paying tribute to classic characters and scenarios… particularly those of the early Marvel Comics.
Fantastic Four: Full Circle is a fully painted adventure set within the strange “Negative Zone,” home of the interdimensional warlord Annihilus and countless other threats to our reality. Ross has brought the Negative Zone to life as Kirby himself depicted it… replicating his famous collage style in page-after-Kirby Krackle-infused page.
Here is a synopsis of the book:
“It’s a rainy night in Manhattan and not a creature is stirring except for… Ben Grimm. When an intruder suddenly appears inside the Baxter Building, the Fantastic Four-Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards), the Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards), the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), and the Thing (Ben Grimm)-find themselves surrounded by a swarm of invading parasites. These carrion creatures composed of Negative Energy come to Earth using a human host as a delivery system. But for what purpose? And who is behind this untimely invasion? The Fantastic Four have no choice but to journey into the Negative Zone, an alien universe composed entirely of anti-matter, risking not just their own lives but the fate of the cosmos!”
PreviewsWorlds’ own Troy-Jeffrey Allen spoke with Ross, who took time out of his busy schedule to talk about this exciting exclusive project…
Read the interview HERE.