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Here is the latest in our year-long look at one cool comic (whether it be a self-contained work, an ongoing comic or a run on a long-running title that featured multiple creative teams on it over the years) a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we take a look at Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s Fantastic Four Annual #3, the wedding of Reed Richards and Sue Storm!
While there had been superhero weddings before, never before had their been a wedding on the scale of Reed Richards and Susan Storm (Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Girl of the Fantastic Four), mostly because Marvel was one of the first companies to excessively stress the idea of a “shared universe,” so they were able to make their weddings a bigger deal.
So with the third annual of the Fantastic Four, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby got together to tell an epic tale of what happens when two of the most famous superheroes in the world get married.
They have SHIELD working as their security – and look, it’s Patsy Walker coming by to see the spectacle!
As you might expect, things do not go as planned, as Dr. Doom gathers the greatest villains of the Marvel Universe to stop the wedding.
Luckily for the FF, the greatest HEROES of the Marvel Universe are there to help stop the bad guys!
Ultimately, the Watcher decides to lend a hand…
Reed erases the bad guys’ memories (and reverts events back to the recent past), setting up the actual wedding (it was neat how Lee and Kirby were able to have a normal wedding while still getting all of the slugfests out of the way), with a little cameo from two chaps from New York City…
What a great ending to a major Silver Age milestone!
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