Last night saw midnight releases for Fantastic Four #1 by Dan Slott and Sara Pichelli (with more stuff from Simone Bianchi and Skottie Young) in comic stores across the globe… and there were many other stories that came along with that. Such as one guy bringing his copy of Fantastic Four #1 from the first time around, signed by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, with a story about how he came by it as well…
So I hopped over to @eastsidemags for the midnight release of the new @Marvel release of Fantastic Four #1 by @dan.slott and @sara_pichelli, and this guy brought along his original copy of Fantastic Four #1 from June 27,1963 (as stamped on the cover lol). And it was signed by not only the late great Jack Kirby, but also @therealstanlee. He told us he got it for a 1/10 of what it’s worth only because the seller thought it was worthless because “some guy wrote his name on the cover” 🤣🤣. Can’t wait to read this and see what Reed and Sue have been up to. #Marvel #comics #comicbooks #fantasticfour #invisiblewoman #humantorch #misterfantastic #thething #Jackkirby #Stanlee #superheroes
— Poet Laureate (@poetlf33) August 8, 2018
Our Midnight Release of Fantastic Four #1 is going on right now! Come pick up your copy, hang out with comic fans, and be among the first to see the FF’s new title. https://t.co/1iWtrUuH3c pic.twitter.com/LoI4WktLnA
— Comics Conspiracy (@comicsconstore) August 8, 2018
Special midnight release party @ClintsComics was a blast. Thanks for hosting the fun event. #comics #comicbooks #podcasting #podcasts #PodernFamily #FantasticFour #nightowl #nerdsafterdark pic.twitter.com/RpAQOG1sBR
— First Issue Club (@FirstIssueClub) August 8, 2018
I don’t think my son would appreciate me waking him up to go to the comic shop for a midnight release of Fantastic Four #1. Should I do it anyways?
— Green Onion (@GreenOnionBlog) August 8, 2018
Tonight!!!! #FantasticFour midnight release at @DACWBuffalo 1st 100 people get a limited numbered 5×8 print! Art by me. And can enter to win an 18×24 or 11×17 print! Come celebrate fantastic 4 #1 with us! @The_Geekiverse will be joining us too! pic.twitter.com/ZkEpagjbJc
— Jeff Scott Perdziak (@JeffPerdziak) August 7, 2018
Fantastic news, comic friends! No need to clobber anyone or torch anything. This week’s books are finally visible and on the shelves. So don’t stretch the day out any further, drop in for this week’s books now! Any guesses for the title we are most excited for this week? See you soon! #newcomicbookday #marvelcomics #fantasticfour #flameon #clobberingtime #ff #allstarcomicsmelbourne #livelifereadcomics
And it seemed to go down pretty well.
Utterly tremendous! I read Fantastic Four 1 by Dan Slott and @sara_pichelli on my commute home and it does not disappoint. Excellent dialogue and emotional moments and stunning art and inviting layouts. I truly loved it and can’t wait for more. pic.twitter.com/H2Ymq61lUu
— George Gene Gustines (@georgegustines) August 8, 2018
Although not everyone was well-pleased…
So, we were supposed to have a midnight release for Fantastic Four #1 and… um… yeah
this is around Triangle Town Center by Capital. It’s… quite dark. pic.twitter.com/uYp9AcFrgg
— Tom Edwards (@MrWorkrate) August 8, 2018
I feel for stores who planned to offer Fantastic Four #1 as part of special midnight releases only to find out yesterday they wouldn’t have items. No Tuesday delivery, no midnight release. That has to impact confidence in planning future midnight events.
— Lord Retail (@LordRetail) August 8, 2018