First Graphic Novel Written and Illustrated by Renowned Comics Artist Alex Ross

“In the past nigh-three decades, Alex Ross has gone from strength to strength, and Fantastic Four: Full Circle from Abrams ComicArts is the latest milestone along that road of excellence.” —Roy Thomas

“Alex Ross has somehow brilliantly conjured the spirits of the original creators of the Fantastic Four and blended them with his own to bring forth a completely unique storytelling experience. . . . This masterfully executed mind worm stays with you long after you read/experience it.” —Brian Michael Bendis

FANTASTIC FOUR: FULL CIRCLE (Abrams ComicArts; September 6, 2022; U.S. $24.99; Hardcover), the first graphic novel written and illustrated by renowned comics artist Alex Ross in his thirty-plus-year career, revisits a classic Stan Lee–Jack Kirby story from the 1960s and introduces the storyline for a new generation of readers. With bold, vivid colors and his trademark visual storytelling, Ross takes Marvel’s first team of super heroes to places only he can illustrate.

It’s a rainy night in Manhattan, and not a creature is stirring, except for . . . Ben Grimm. When an intruder suddenly appears inside the Baxter Building, the Fantastic FourMister Fantastic (Reed Richards), the Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards), the Human Torch (Johnny Storm), and the Thing (Ben Grimm)—find themselves surrounded by a swarm of invading parasites. These carrion creatures composed of Negative Energy come to Earth using a human host as a delivery system. But for what purpose? And who is behind this untimely invasion?

The Fantastic Four have no choice but to journey into the Negative Zone, an alien universe composed entirely of anti-matter, risking not just their own lives but the fate of the cosmos!

The book’s large format breaks from the standard graphic novel size to showcase Ross’s art, mirroring the format of the Marvel Graphic Novel, a line of books from the 1980s, and includes a full-color foldout poster featuring an all-new fully painted origin of the Fantastic Four.

FANTASTIC FOUR: FULL CIRCLE is the first graphic novel that Marvel has licensed to another publisher in more than 40 years. The publication also will mark the launch of Marvel Arts, an exciting new graphic novel collaboration between Marvel Comics and Abrams ComicArts.

About the Author
Alex Ross studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, then honed his craft as a storyboard artist before entering the field of comics. In 1993, Marvels—his groundbreaking miniseries with writer Kurt Busiek—created a wider acceptance for painted comics. In 1996, he and writer Mark Waid produced the equally successful Kingdom Come for DC Comics, and followed those up with an extensive series of work including magazine and album covers, as well as a poster for the Academy Awards. Ross has also been the subject of two monographs written and designed by Chip Kidd—Mythology: The DC Comics Art of Alex Ross and Marvelocity: The Marvel Comics Art of Alex Ross. His latest book is The Alex Ross Marvel Comics Poster Book (Abrams ComicArts, Spring 2021).

About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media.  For more information visit © 2022 MARVEL

About the Book


By Alex Ross

Abrams ComicArts / September 2022

U.S. $24.99

Hardcover with jacket / 64 pages 

8 ½ x 11″ 

ISBN: 978-1-4197-6167-6

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