Details On The ‘King-Size’ Kirby Is Fantastic Hardcover From Marvel Comics – The First of Many

Big is beautiful. Big is better. Less is not more, by definition, less is less. more is more. It was simple when you thought about it. And someone at Marvel did. Thanks to the January solicitations, we now know what is inside that monstrous new oversized hardcover coming from Marvel in 2019, Kirby Is… Fantastic.

And it’s not just a sequel to the previous oversized Kirby Behold… Galactus, but a series of two foot tall Kirby hardcovers covering the man’s work at Marvel Comics – and thicker than the Galactus volume. And the first volume of this run deals with his Fantastic Four work.

And we have the name for this format as well now, The King-Size, named after Jack ‘The King’ Kirby. I hope Scott Dunbier is feeling jealous right now. And maybe inspired…


Written by STAN LEE

Penciled by JACK KIRBY


Kirby is the greatest storytelling mind in comic book history. Kirby is an architect of the world’s most-famous universe of characters. Kirby is…Fantastic!

The first in a line of super-giant “King-Size” hardcovers celebrating the incomparable talent of Jack “The King” Kirby, Kirby is…Fantastic! brings together a selection of all-time great issues from his tenure on Fantastic Four.

Featuring the 1960s debut of the Sub-Mariner, knitting together Marvel’s Silver and Golden Ages; earth-shaking battles between the Thing and the Hulk; the debut of the Black Panther; the unveiling of the utopian man-god “Him” (a.k.a. Adam Warlock); a life-or-death epic battle with Doctor Doom in the heart of Latveria; and a deadly trip into the Negative Zone topped off by the history-making birth of Franklin Richards.

Collecting FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #4, #12, #25-26, #52-53, #66-67, #84-87 & ANNUAL #6.

320 PGS./All Ages …$100.00

ISBN: 978-1-302-91773-9

Here is what it is…And for a reminder, this is how big it’s going to be…

Start exercising now. Or expose yourself to cosmic radiation. You’re probably going to need it, right?

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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