Celebrate "Fantastic Four" #1 with long-lost artwork from Mike Wieringo

Celebrate "Fantastic Four" #1 with long-lost artwork from Mike Wieringo

Mike Wieringo was one of the greats.  With an energetic style that was perfect for the medium, he lent his talents to books like Robin, The Flash, and The Sensational Spider-Man over the course of his all-too-brief career.  While he sadly passed away in 2007, his presence is still felt in the industry and his legacy lives on in the annual 'Ringo Awards

To pay tribute to the legendary illustrator, Marvel have unearthed some never before seen artwork that will serve as a variant cover for the upcoming Fantastic Four #1.  While pretty much every variant we've seen has been great, this one might just be my personal favorite.

Per Marvel:

FANTASTIC FOUR #1 Honors the Great Mike Wieringo With Never Before Seen Art!

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New York, NY—July 9, 2018— This August, 57 years to the day of the FANTASTIC FOUR’s original debut, Marvel’s First Family returns as the Fantastic Four make their dramatic homecoming to the Marvel Universe!

In celebration of the much-anticipated launch of FANTASTIC FOUR #1, Marvel is excited to reveal an existing piece of art from one of Fantastic Four’s best known artists, the late Mike Wieringo—never before seen as a cover until now!

“It’s so exciting to see Mike’s work gracing another Marvel cover after 10 years,” said Mike’s brother, Matt Wieringo. “The Fantastic Four was one of his dream assignments, and I’m sure Mike would have been pleased to participate in the return of Marvel’s first family. And, as Mike’s biggest fan, it’s a genuine pleasure for me to see his art on the stands again.”

“As the artist of my favorite run editing FANTASTIC FOUR, it’s especially nice that the late, great Mike Wieringo can make a contribution to the launch of this new one,” added SVP and Executive Editor Tom Brevoort.

Fantastic Four #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers on August 8.

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