Limited Edition, Fan Art Print by John Hebert:
FANTASTIC FOUR #220: COVER RECREATION
Fine Art Print: 100
Platinum Art Print: 100
Giclée Canvas: 100
About the Fantastic Four:
The Fantastic Four is a superhero team appearing in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The team debuted in The Fantastic Four #1 (cover date Nov. 1961), helping usher in a new level of realism in the medium. It was the first superhero team created by artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby and editor/co-plotter Stan Lee, who developed a collaborative approach to creating comics with this title.
The four characters traditionally associated with the Fantastic Four, who gained superpowers after exposure to cosmic rays during a scientific mission to outer space, are: Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards), a scientific genius and the leader of the group, who can stretch his body into incredible lengths and shapes; the Invisible Woman (Susan "Sue" Storm), who eventually married Reed, who can render herself invisible and project powerful invisible force fields and blasts; the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Sue's younger brother, who can generate flames, surround himself with them and fly; and the monstrous Thing (Ben Grimm), their grumpy but benevolent friend, a former college football star, Reed's college roommate and a skilled pilot, who possesses tremendous superhuman strength, durability and endurance due to his stone-like flesh.
About the Creation:
The significance of issue #220, "...And the Lights Went Out All Over the World!" (1980) was that the story inside contained a retelling of the origin of the Fantastic Four team: Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm. It was the first update since Fantastic Four #1. "I loved the original cover art. I thought it could have been better if John Byrne drew it after he became the Fantastic Four series artist a year later. This cover totally feels like Star Wars and an homage to the crew in the Millennium Falcon staring out at oncoming danger. I was excited to add new techniques and technology to really bring out the feeling of heat. Having lost a legendary inker recently this became for me like a fitting tribute to Joe Sinnott (1926 - 2020). – John Hebert
About the Artist:
John Hebert, born in New York State is a Marvel alumnus whose earliest canvas was the walls of his family home. At age four, he sketched his vision for how TV’s Batman and Robin (Adam West and Burt Ward) would escape from The Penguin (Burgess Meredith).
At the insistence of his mother, John’s media transitioned to pencil and paper where his talents accelerated, accepting a job to draw his first comic book just 2 days before his graduation from art school... John’s most recognized work includes the Punisher: War Zone, X-Men Adventures, Deathlok, Captain America, Spider-Man, Sable, and Jonny Quest.
Art Print Details
- Brand: Marvel, Fantastic Four
- Production / Publication: Marvel Comics
- Character: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing
- Genre: Superhero
- Product: Art Print
- Program: Exclusive Fan Art
- Subject: Comic Book Cover, Fan Art