STAFF PICKS :: John Byrne Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition :: JUNE 26, 2013

June 25, 2013 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

JASON’S PICK :: John Byrne Fantastic Four Artist’s Edition: A few months back, I chose the Gil Kane Spider-Man Artist’s Edition as a pick of the week. As excited as I was for that book, this volume is one I’ve been looking forward to since IDW began the Artist’s Edition line. John Byrne’s run on Fantastic Four is one of the high points in the series’ history, so I can’t wait to get a look at the art from this selection of issues by one of comics’ great artists in all its original, full-sized, unfiltered glory. If you’re a fan of Byrne’s early to mid-1980s glory days, this book is definitely worth checking out.




November 12, 2012 By: Rico Renzi Category: DISCUSS, Staff Picks

JUSTIN’S PICK :: FANTASTIC FOUR #1 :: Based on the preview book that accompanied the kickoff of Marvel NOW a few weeks ago, the new Fantastic Four title is getting back to basics, that is: a family of adventurers, adventuring. In just four pages, writer Matt Fraction demonstrated he can ably handle the dynamics of bickering relatives. As for stalwart penciller Mark Bagley, he’s won me over after years of indifference, and his ever-improving style looks great on Marvel’s first family. Pick this one up and get in on the ground floor.




October 29, 2012 By: Seth Peagler Category: DISCUSS, Interviews

Over the past several years, writer Matt Fraction has produced a varied body of work, ranging from big company events like Fear Itself, to smaller, character driven books like Immortal Iron Fist.  Let’s not forget he also managed to write fifty-plus issues of Invincible Iron Man and still maintains creator owned projects like Casanova.  Fraction currently reunited with Iron Fist collaborator David Aja on the critically acclaimed Hawkeye series, and is taking over Fantastic Four and FF as part of the Marvel Now event.  Plus, Image announced that he’ll be working on even more upcoming creator owned titles for them in the near future.  With all these irons in the fire, Matt still found time to answer a few questions, and I appreciate it.

Seth Peagler (SP): First off, congratulations on what ended up being a long and successful run on Invincible Iron Man. Have you had a chance to reflect on your tenure? (more…)