4 A Universe X Special (2000) comic books
painted cover by alex ross alex ross & jim krueger/brent anderson The spotlight shines on the fabulous Fantastic Four in this spin-off chapter of UNIVERSE X! ? THE STORY: Galactus, the Thing (Ben Grimm), Namor the Sub Mariner, Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Watcher, Silver Surfer, Doctor Doom, Him (Adam Warlock), Alicia, Agatha Harkness, Dr. Strange, Commander Arcturus Rann, the Brothers Grimm, X-51 and a host of heroes and villains lost in the realm of the dead star in this all-new adventure! According to UNIVERSE X architect Alex Ross, "This special is our way of giving something back to Reed Richards after all the pain we've caused him." Echoing him, co-writer Jim Krueger added, "Our goal was to create the ultimate Fantastic Four story. To draw upon their history and do something with these characters that was completely new and yet that also beckoned back to the team's heritage. It's sort of the Tale of Two Worlds: the past and the future." ? THE CREATORS: Ross provides the fully-painted cover, the character designs and co-plots the story along with co-writer Krueger. Brent Anderson (Astro City) provides the pencils. ? THE FORMAT: 48 pages, with ads. FC, 48pg Celestials, Tiger Shark, Orka, Namora, Mar-Vell, Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Doctor Sun, Baron Zemo app; Cover price $3.99.