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The Fantastic Four: Full Circle by Alex Ross

    Marvel’s first family is getting the royal treatment by Alex Ross. The Fantastic Four have never looked better with Alex Ross with writing and art credits. This is the Fantastic Four of old, it borrows heavily from the canon of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. This will have to bit the must have graphic novel for 2022. You will have to be patient and will till August of 2022 for Fantastic Four: Full Circle.

    Abrams ComicArts has announced the publication of Fantastic Four: Full Circle, the first graphic novel written and illustrated by renowned comic artist Alex Ross in his thirty-plus-year career.

    Fantastic Four: Full Circle is the first long-form work written and illustrated by acclaimed artist Alex Ross, who revisits a classic Stan Lee–Jack Kirby story from the 1960s and introduces the storyline for a new generation of readers. With bold, vivid colors and his trademark visual storytelling, Ross takes Marvel’s first team of super heroes to places only he can illustrate.

    The book’s large format breaks from the standard graphic novel size to showcase Ross’s art, mirroring the format of the Marvel Graphic Novel, a line of books from the 1980s, and includes a full-color foldout poster featuring an all-new fully painted origin of the Fantastic Four. Fantastic Four: Full Circle was acquired and will be edited by Ross’s longtime editor Charles Kochman, editorial director of Abrams ComicArts, alongside Marvel VP of Publishing, executive editor Tom Brevoort. 

    “This is the Fantastic Four story I have been wanting to tell for years, and visually it is one of the greatest artistic experiments I have attempted,” says Alex Ross. “I’m excited to share this work with everyone, as it unites the two great publishing forces of Marvel and Abrams ComicArts in a bold new collaboration.”

    “Alex and I have been working together for close to 30 years, when I was an editor at DC Comics and hired him to paint his very first book cover back in 1993, before Marvels was published,” said Charles Kochman, the editorial director of Abrams ComicArts, who will edit the upcoming project. “In Fantastic Four: Full Circle, Alex revisits a classic Stan Lee-Jack Kirby comic from the 1960s and introduces the storyline for a new generation of readers.”

    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!

    The hardcover will be released on August 2, 2022, and you can pre-order the book HERE.

    Tony M.