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MDCU Storyline Spotlight

Digital Storyline Spotlight: First Family

Joe Casey and Chris Weston revisit the birth of the Fantastic Four

Each week we highlight a classic storyline told in full inside Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited, the greatest collection of Marvel comics available online! This week we explore FANTASTIC FOUR: FIRST FAMILY!


By Ben Morse We all know how it began: a brilliant scientist convinces his girlfriend, her kid brother, and their pilot friend to fly an experimental rocket into outer space. They get bombarded by cosmic rays and end up becoming the first great heroes of a new age in the Marvel Universe: the Fantastic Four. But that's not the whole story. In 2006, writer Joe Casey and artist Chris Weston explored the days immediately following the fateful flight of Reed Richards and company in FANTASTIC FOUR: FIRST FAMILY. The gorgeous and meticulous work of Weston perfectly brought to life a story by Casey meshing hope with paranoia, as the soon-to-be-FF comes to grips with the spectacular experience they've been through in the face of military paranoia and their own personal upheaval. See how the Fantastic Four became the true first family of the Marvel Universe. Start reading FANTASTIC FOUR: FIRST FAMILY now in Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited! Check out more adventures of the Fantastic Four on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited! Not a subscriber? Sign up now! Check out the official Marvel Shop for your favorite Marvel Heroes! Download episodes of "X-Men: Evolution" and "Wolverine and the X-Men" now on iTunes!

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Ohmigod, a period-accurate 60s treatment of the FF's flight? Where has this been all my life?