Monday, August 8, 2011
Fantastic Four #1 came out fifty years ago today, kick-starting the Marvel Comics revolution. If it hadn't, if Stan Lee and Jack Kirby hadn't cast their magic spell over the comic book industry, changing the creative rules of the game, there's a very good chance I would have left comics behind in junior high school (for the record, the first F.F. I remember reading was #54, at the tail end of the seventh grade) and never even considered writing them. And I'm sure there are dozens, if not hundreds, of comic book creators who would say something similar. You simply can't underestimate the impact that Lee and Kirby had—and still have. Hail the power of imagination! Hail Stan and Jack!
Posted by J.M. DeMatteis at 10:50 AM