John Romita Jr. Joins Fantastic Four For A Giant-Sized 60th Anniversary Issue

John Romita Jr. Joins Fantastic Four For A Giant-Sized 60th Anniversary Issue


Jay Cochran - May 12, 2021
This year, Marvel Comics is proud to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Fantastic Four! Home to concepts and characters that revolutionized comic book storytelling, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s beloved creations have enjoyed one of the most memorable sagas in comic book history and this year will see some of greatest adventures yet! Following the highly anticipated BRIDE OF DOOM storyline, August’s FANTASTIC FOUR #35 will be a special giant-sized spectacular that will see series writer Dan Slott teaming up with legendary artist John Romita Jr.

Recently returned to the House of Ideas, Romita Jr. is back to bringing his incredible artwork to Marvel’s biggest heroes, starting with this celebratory 60th anniversary issue for Marvel’s First Family. FANTASTIC FOUR #35 will launch a brand-new storyline that will see every iteration of the iconic villain Kang teaming up for a devious plot that will unravel across Fantastic Four history!

The entire Kang bloodline is out to destroy every era of the Fantastic Four! How can Reed, Sue, Ben and Johnny hope to survive simultaneous attacks across their lifetimes by Rama Tut, the Scarlet Centurion, Kang the Conqueror and Kang’s final descendant, the sinister Scion?! Still dealing with the repercussions of Doctor Doom’s climactic wedding, the groundbreaking changes to the Fantastic Four’s status quo are just beginning. Plus: Mark Waid and Paul Renaud deliver dramatic new insights into the origin of the fabulous foursome in an all-new anniversary tale and a third story written and drawn by Jason Loo in his Marvel Comics debut!

“I’ve read, and been told by much smarter people, that ‘luck is the residue of design’ so I won’t even attempt to claim I designed the events of these last few months, but I will take this kind of luck any day any time,” Romita Jr. said. “I was lucky to begin my career with Marvel and now am extremely lucky to re-connect with Marvel. That’s an enormous amount of good fortune. I sincerely thank all the folks up at Marvel, and Disney, who worked for this fortunate re-connection to happen.

“To add to all this, and I hate to add a third section to my good fortune, is the opportunity to start off with a huge project, which is the 60th anniversary of the Fantastic Four! It is an honor and extreme privilege to be asked to work on this along with a friend and former collaborator, Dan Slott! Along with ink artist JP Mayer, I am looking forward to this being up for viewing in August!”

Check out Mark Brooks’ cover below, spotlighting FF members past and present, interior art from John Romita Jr., and be on the lookout for more exciting news about the Fantastic Four’s fabulous 60th anniversary celebration.

FANTASTIC FOUR #35
Written by DAN SLOTT, MARK WAID & JASON LOO
Art by JOHN ROMITA JR., PAUL RENAUD & JASON LOO
Cover by MARK BROOKS
On Sale 8/25!
Image 1 of 3
1 of 3
Image 2 of 3
2 of 3
Image 3 of 3
3 of 3






Comments...

Last 10 comments - ( Read All Posts )
ADour - 2021-05-14 @ 5:13 am
11 hours ago, Gigantor said:

Perez & Byrne =Eeeh

I think you're misconstruing my message (which is not uncommon for you). I'm not saying Perz or Byrne are "" I'm actually a fan of Perz work, especially his Avengers run with Kurt Busiek. I'm saying that I don't find them comparable to the particular flare of the pages I posted above by R.B.Silva.

However, I'm glad to hear that only now I've lost my credibility. You'd lost yours in... too far ago to remember.

Gigantor - 2021-05-14 @ 4:53 am

Perez & Byrne =Eeeh

ADour - 2021-05-14 @ 12:22 am
47 minutes ago, Gigantor said:

Seen just as good if not better from Kirby, Sinnot, Perez & Byrne.

This isn't a contest, gramps. That being said, Kirby? Definitely since he was a visionary. Sinnott? Wasn't he an inker and not penciler? Perez and Byrne? Eeehhh. Plus their layouts were definitely more in the traditional sense.

Getting that out of the way, my point is that you can definitely open a Fantastic Four comic and "see the works of truly great craftsmen." You can boo-hoo all you want at modern comic art by cherry-picking bad artists from the good (as if the Silver and Bronze Ages didn't have their fair share of bad artists), but you can't deny that the panels above are a beautiful combination of pencils and colors.

Gigantor - 2021-05-13 @ 11:24 pm
1 hour ago, ADour said:

Yeah, too bad now you open a Fantastic Four issue and you see this:

s_a21Zc3bsgEmGZyrY71InD69-i7f4MdQrpw2cGr t_t7WMroOipLwOBRYQL3qD2d1F0LOjvSTscd8YMC mV2KxxzJGljFOyzpR1e5J6w1Nwnp0qlN6SeOy37r

Hey, waitaminute. These are beautiful. And they're from recent comics! Golly!

Seen just as good if not better from Kirby, Sinnot, Perez & Byrne.

ADour - 2021-05-13 @ 9:26 pm
31 minutes ago, Atlantis said:

Oh how I miss the days when you could open a Fantastic Four comic and see the works of truly great craftsmen.

Yeah, too bad now you open a Fantastic Four issue and you see this:

s_a21Zc3bsgEmGZyrY71InD69-i7f4MdQrpw2cGr t_t7WMroOipLwOBRYQL3qD2d1F0LOjvSTscd8YMC mV2KxxzJGljFOyzpR1e5J6w1Nwnp0qlN6SeOy37r

Hey, waitaminute. These are beautiful. And they're from recent comics! Golly!

Atlantis - 2021-05-13 @ 8:50 pm

Oh how I miss the days when you could open a Fantastic Four comic and see the works of truly great craftsmen. Kirby of course will always have his place, but I'd say he was matched and even surpassed by the likes of John Buscema, Joe Sinnot, John Byrne, Keith Pollard, George Perez, and Rich Buckler.

Make Mine Marvel!!

Gigantor - 2021-05-13 @ 5:22 pm

Bob Layton's inks also made JRJR's Ironman pencils look great as well! Layton, Perez & Byrne are my all time top 3 classic Ironman artists.

leokearon - 2021-05-13 @ 7:21 am

I like JRJR's art but not Slott's writing.

Atlantis - 2021-05-13 @ 2:26 am
33 minutes ago, Emnems80 said:

As much as I enjoy collecting anniversary issues I just can't with JRJR's artwork. Even pre 2000 I wasn't a fan either.

Yes. He was really good when his dad inked his work back on the Roger Stern run. Now those were comics!!

Emnems80 - 2021-05-13 @ 1:52 am

As much as I enjoy collecting anniversary issues I just can't with JRJR's artwork. Even pre 2000 I wasn't a fan either.

Post Your Comment Now! (membership required)


MARVEL SHOPPING ONLINE


advertise here

Found Marvel Comics Fantastic Four on Ebay




Toy Fair 2020 Live News Coverage

More Comics News

Advertise on Marvelous News




This site uses cookies for site configuration, advertising, and analysis. By using this site you accept our policies - Read Full Site Policy OK
Sign Up For The TNI Newsletter And Have The News Delivered To You!


Entertainment News International (ENI) is the #1 popular culture network for adult fans all around the world.
Get the scoop on all the popular comics, games, movies, toys, and more every day!

Contact and Support

Advertising | Submit News | Contact ENI | Privacy Policy

©Entertainment News International - All images, trademarks, logos, video, brands and images used on this website are registered trademarks of their respective companies and owners. All Rights Reserved. Data has been shared for news reporting purposes only. All content sourced by fans, online websites, and or other fan community sources. Entertainment News International is not responsible for reporting errors, inaccuracies, omissions, and or other liablities related to news shared here. We do our best to keep tabs on infringements. If some of your content was shared by accident. Contact us about any infringements right away - CLICK HERE