Thinking about the FF poster-
|Posted: 17 June 2010 at 3:55am | IP Logged | 4
I first time I saw the FF poster was in a comic called "The Fantastic Four Chronicles" (1982 - published by FantaCo) It was a the centerfold of the comic.
How did the piece then go on to become a Marvel poster?
When I was working on the FF, Marvel wanted to do a poster, and I suggested using that piece. It had to be modified slightly (completing the figures to the sides, adding Attuma, etc) but other than that it was just what they were looking for.
Speaking of the FF CHRONICLES, one of my most heartwarming experiences as a professional comicbook artist was being in a shop in Chicago (anonymously) when the book was on the stands, and seeing a couple of kids looking at it. They were maybe 10 years old, boys, and when they reached that center spread image one of them said "Look! The Fantastic Four, their friends and foes!"
The moment could not have been more perfect if Stan Lee himself had scripted it!