I had to go back and check some reference in the last issues of Hickman’s FF run last week, and every time I start looking at those issues for anything I want to read them straight through. I love that whole run, but boy oh boy, that final FF issue…it hits me hard. I love it so much. It was such an honor to work on even the small part of that run that I did.
As I was staring at that beautiful last page it reminded me of one of my other Marvel high points, being around for the end of Journey Into Mystery. Writing those recap pages were the highlights of many a week, but when it came time to write the final recap, I went back to the original Journey recap created by Charlie Beckerman, the image of a door ajar, and had the idea of going back to that opening recap and closing the door. That last JiM recap…that’s one of those moments where I don’t know if anyone really noticed, but it made me LOVE this job.
Just looking at both of those images gets me choked up. There’s so much poignancy to that image/idea/iconography of a door. When comics are at their best they imbue something so commonplace as an open or closed door with such heavy weightiness. I love those little miracles of created meaning. To me, that’s art.
I’m still learning this crazy Tumblr madness, but if there’s a way, I’d love to hear other people’s favorite bits of imagery and symbolism, those moments where a little bit of iconography meant the world.
Cover of the Day [been getting poor with this lately edition] - Mighty World of Marvel (2003) #22
- Daredevil (1964) #185
- The Incredible Hulk (1968) #131
- Strange Tales (1951) #163
- Strange Tales (1951) #164
Previously, in New Avengers… The Illuminati have reformed, with Earth having threatened by world-colliding events known only as “incursions.” With the strength of the incursions increasing, the Illuminati have been forced to consider the unthinkable, taking desperate actions.
The incursions are not the problem that the Illuminati have faced in recent weeks however. The mad Titan, Thanos arrived on Earth, intent on laying the planet to ruin whilst he extinguishes the life of his last child. Thanos was defeated however – but what was the cost to the Illuminati?
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Previously, in FF… The Fantastic Four are lost in time and space. In their place stand the new FF, with Ant-Man, Darla Deering, Medusa, and She-Hulk doing their best to operate as the Fantastic Four, whilst running the Future Foundation.
Turns out that the group’s vanishing act was part of the plan after all. Rather than seeking to find the lost Fantastic Four, Scott Lang has taken the Future Foundation to the one place Doctor Doom can’t observe them – the Blue Area of the Moon, home of Uatu the Watcher! Now free from Doom’s gaze, it’s time for the group to begin their daring attack on Doom’s fortress…
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I will catch up with reviews. I promise.
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