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Marvel publishing first of its kind ‘Marvel: August 1961 Omnibus’ collection

Marvel is celebrating an iconic year with the ‘Marvel: August 1961 Omnibus’ collection.

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Marvel Comics is releasing an omnibus of every coming published in August 1961, which superfans should remember is the year Fantastic Four was first published. It was an iconic year for Marvel, as Stan Lee considered leaving the comic book industry but was persuaded by his wife Joan to create one more book the way he wanted, which ended up being Fantastic Four.

Never before has a publisher published every comic in a given month. The omnibus will include:

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  • JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #73-74
  • KATHY #13
  • LIFE WITH MILLIE #13
  • PATSY WALKER #97
  • AMAZING ADVENTURES (1961) #6
  • FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #1
  • KID COLT, OUTLAW #101
  • LINDA CARTER, STUDENT NURSE #2
  • MILLIE THE MODEL #105
  • STRANGE TALES (1951) #90
  • TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #23
  • TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #25
  • GUNSMOKE WESTERN #67
  • LOVE ROMANCES #96
  • TEEN-AGE ROMANCE #84
  • AMAZING ADULT FANTASY #7
  • PATSY AND HEDY #79
  • RAWHIDE KID (1960) #25

Check out the two covers, one by Javier Rodriguez and the other by Jack Kirby.

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

New York, NY— January 8, 2021 — In August 1961, FANTASTIC FOUR #1 hit newsstands, heralding a new take on super hero stories and the birth of the Silver Age Marvel Universe! Now, sixty years later, experience the excitement of being a comic book fan in that momentous month with the MARVEL: AUGUST 1961 OMNIBUS, a complete hardcover collection of every issue that shared the shelves with FANTASTIC FOUR #1, many never before reprinted!

Considering leaving the comic book industry behind, Stan Lee was persuaded by his loving wife Joan to create one more book exactly the way he wanted it. And so, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby created FANTASTIC FOUR #1 and changed the American pop culture landscape forever. Before the Silver Age kicked off, Marvel Comics had published western, romance, comedy, monster and science fiction titles — and in August 1961, FANTASTIC FOUR was just one of over a dozen very different Marvel books. This first-of-its-kind omnibus will include:

  • JOURNEY INTO MYSTERY (1952) #73-74
  • KATHY #13
  • LIFE WITH MILLIE #13
  • PATSY WALKER #97
  • AMAZING ADVENTURES (1961) #6
  • FANTASTIC FOUR (1961) #1
  • KID COLT, OUTLAW #101
  • LINDA CARTER, STUDENT NURSE #2
  • MILLIE THE MODEL #105
  • STRANGE TALES (1951) #90
  • TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #23
  • TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #25
  • GUNSMOKE WESTERN #67
  • LOVE ROMANCES #96
  • TEEN-AGE ROMANCE #84
  • AMAZING ADULT FANTASY #7
  • PATSY AND HEDY #79
  • RAWHIDE KID (1960) #25

These works were brought to readers by some of the most influential comic book creators of all time including Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Stan Goldberg, Al Hartley, Paul Reinman, Jack Keller, Dick Ayers, Bob Forgione, Vince Colletta, and more!

Check out the all-new cover by Javier Rodriguez as well as the exclusive Direct Market variant cover by Jack Kirby and be sure to pick up this rare and unique collection when the MARVEL: AUGUST 1961 OMNIBUS hits shops in August 2021! For more information, visit Marvel.com.

MARVEL: AUGUST 1961 OMNIBUS HARDCOVER

Written by STAN LEE

Penciled by JACK KIRBY, STEVE DITKO, DON HECK, STAN GOLDBERG, AL HARTLEY, PAUL REINMAN,

JACK KELLER, DICK AYERS, BOB FORGIONE, VINCE COLLETTA & MORE

Cover by JAVIER RODRIGUEZ

Direct Market Variant Cover by JACK KIRBY

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