Projected release: July 25, 2025

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1st team appearance of the Future Foundation, a group of young, free-thinking scientists assembled by Reed Richards: Alex Power, Valeria Richards, Franklin Richards, Artie Maddicks, Dragon Man and others

[April 2024 - a Future Foundation logo is used in a marketing easter egg by Marvel Studios promoting comics affiliated with the Fantastic Four film]

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Six-issue limited series that explores the lives of the Fantastic Four as they age in real time throughout the decades beginning in the 1960s while Reed obsessively prepares for the arrival of Galactus

[April 2024 - one of five issues Marvel Studios released in a list of comic books to read prior to the premiere of the Fantastic Four film}

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Iconic cover art by Jack Kirby

Classic battle of Silver Surfer vs Galactus

3rd appearance of Silver Surfer

2nd appearance of Galactus

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1st appearance of Wyatt Wingfoot, an ally of the Fantastic Four

Introduction of the Ultimate Nullifier, a weapon created by the Watchers

Marvel ⋅ 2000
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1st appearance of Shalla-Bal as Silver Surfer

[April 2024 - Julia Garner cast as Shalla-Bal who will be a female version of the Silver Surfer in the Fantastic Four]

Marvel ⋅ 1968
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First solo ongoing Silver Surfer series

Origin of the Silver Surfer

Origin of the Watchers

1st appearance of Shalla-Bal

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Silver Surfer first says, "where soars the Silver Surfer...there must he soar alone!"

[April 2024 - Shalla-Bal portrayed by Julia Garner will be a version of the Silver Surfer in the Fantastic Four film]

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1st appearance of H.E.R.B.I.E. the Robot

First John Byrne artwork on the Fantastic Four

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1st appearance of Pharaoh Rama-Tut, later revealed to be the time-traveler Kang the Conqueror

Stan Lee first uses the phrase "Nuff Said" in the Special Announcements section

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1st team appearance of the Skrulls, the shape-shifting alien race

2nd team appearance of the Fantastic Four

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1st full appearance of Galactus

1st cover and 2nd appearance of the Silver Surfer

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1st appearance of Silver Surfer

1st cameo appearance of Galactus

[October 2021 - an inside source tells us: currently, the Fantastic Four is heavily a multiverse movie and Silver Surfer is very much at its center]

🏅#1 on the Hot 10

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Transactions from this week that sold for higher than the previous twelve-month average:

9.0 sold for $7,500 vs the average $7,489 (+0%)

7.0 sold for $3,000 vs the average $2,382 (+26%)

5.5 sold for $1,525 vs the average $1,425 (+7%)

Three copies in 5.5 outsold the average

4.5 sold for $1,149 vs the average $1,070 (+7%)

3.5 sold for $1,500 vs the average $824 (+82%)

A 0.5 Incomplete copy sold for $350

This week, Fantastic Four #50, the final issue in the Silver Surfer/Galactus trilogy had three sales that outsold the twelve-month average:

8.5 sold for $1,699 vs the average $1,346 (+26%)

7.0 sold for $660 vs the average $558 (+18%)

6.0 sold for $395 vs the average $373 (+6%)

This is the second week in 2024 that Fantastic Four #48 qualified for the Key Collector Comics Hot 10 and the first time in the top spot

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1st team appearance and origin of the Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Woman, Human Torch, The Thing

1st appearance of Mole Man

1st appearance of Giganto, a Deviant Mutate from Monster Isle

1st appearance of Tricephalous

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Landmark issue that launched the Marvel Age of comics

💰 In April 2022, a 9.2 sold for $1.5 million

[SDCC 2022 - Phase 6 will open with the Fantastic Four film / March 2023 - Josh Friedman (‘Avatar: The Way of Water’) is set to write the script for the Fantastic Four movie / November 2023 - Pedro Pascal rumored to have been offered the role of Reed Richards]

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