The Fantastic Four is celebrating is 60th anniversary this year with an all-new comic that will be told in a “radical new way.”
Introducing Fantastic Four: Life Story, written by acclaimed writer Mark Russell (Second Coming, Wonder Twins) and drawn by Sean Izaakse (FANTASTIC FOUR, AVENGERS NO ROAD HOME), will be written in the same format and style as Spider-Man: Life Story.
Fantastic Four: Life Story will tell the entire history of the Dynamic Quatro from beginning to end while set up against real life events throughout history.
The first issue is expected to take place during the “Swinging Sixties.”
“Against the backdrop of the Cold War and the Space Race, a terrible accident occurs that gives them great powers and a terrible secret, entangling them in Earth’s history forever as they transform into the world’s premiere Super Hero team.”
Writer Mark Russell and illustrator Sean Izaakse share their experience with continuing on the legendary inspiration of Stan Lee’s creative storytelling.
“What I’ve always loved about the Fantastic Four is how it reduces the cosmic struggle of human survival to the scale of a family squabble while treating personal relationships as a matter of truly galactic importance. Weaving their story and their world into our story and what’s happened in our world over the last sixty years was an important reminder to me of how smart it is to approach life like that.”Mark russell
“Working on a story about Marvel’s First Family is not only an honor in itself, but what makes it even more so is being part of the team that gets to tell such a moving and heartfelt story about these iconic characters, their struggles and triumphs in a new way that draws on what has come before. If I do my job right, this story will be one that Fantastic Four fans will remember for a long, long time.”
Fantastic Four: Life Story #1 hits shelves this May.