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Fantastic Four # 120 cover by Big John BUSCEMA !

Artists: John BUSCEMA (Penciller) ,  Frank GIACOIA (Inker)

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Fantastic Four # 120 cover by Big John BUSCEMA ! Comic Art
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Artwork Details

Title: Fantastic Four # 120 cover by Big John BUSCEMA !
Artist: John BUSCEMA (Penciller)
Artist: Frank GIACOIA (Inker)
Media Type: Pen and Ink
Art Type: Interior Page
For Sale Status: NFS
Views: 1,467
Likes on CAF:
Favorited on CAF: 3
Comments: 26
Added to Site: 6/19/2013
Comic Art Archive: Fantastic Four
Issue: 120   Page: cover


This is it, the ultimate grail, a march 1972 Marvel comic book cover. First books I bought in Paris on a regular basis at the Brentanos American bookstore back in December 1971. I still remember when I entered the store with a friend of mine to find all these beautiful books.
At last but not least, THE book I was looking for, because drawn by Big John from the cover to the story. I should have dream to get the Avengers # 97 cover but it's not available and even if it is by the terrific duo of Gil Kane and Bill Everett, was second to my heart after this true gem. I thought it would not get out the collection of a fellow comicartfan collector but fortunately to me and unfortunately to him he had to let it go. After that, the easiest part (!) was to win the Heritage auction and spend all these bucks to bring it to my house. I know I am crazy but no more than any other collector, I just had the luck to have this amount of money at that time and probably never again in my life to fill this dream. No regrets, on the contrary, with this dream come true, watching it, I think of all these precious moments I lived then and live now.


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Michel Maillot
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Joined: March 2005
Country: FRANCE

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Carlos DS
Member Since 2006

Posted on 6/19/2013

Another highlight in your incredible collection !! congrats Michel !

Brian Peck
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/19/2013

Fantastic! I know how it feels to acquire something special from when you first starting reading comics. Congrats!

Daren Domina
Member Since 2006

Posted on 6/19/2013

Congrats on going for it and for actually getting your personal grail! Great to see a collector obtain a piece that is so meaningful to him/her, especially when it's a nostalgic memorable 70s cover.

Lee Benaka
Member Since 2004

Posted on 6/19/2013

I'm really glad you got this cover Michel! I have very fond memories of this story from reading a Marvel Treasury reprint of this as a child. This cover is just stunning. I love that the FF are in the background to emphasize that they are just part of the NYC crowd that is mystified by the Air-Walker. Congrats!

Olivier D
Member Since 2006

Posted on 6/19/2013

Et bien voilà le trésor!!! Tu dois être super excité ;-) Toutes mes félicitations Michel - j'espère que tu me la montrera prochainement! Amitiés

frank x townsondecker
Member Since 2006

Posted on 6/19/2013

Very nice!

Jean Andre Macchini
Member Since 2006

Posted on 6/19/2013

Très belle couverture de Big John ! Bravo Michel !

Eric DLS
Member Since 2005

Posted on 6/19/2013

Great issue and great story! Congratulations on this gem!

Drake Tungsten
Member Since 2005

Posted on 6/20/2013

Every time a comic art collector acquires a long sought grail, you hear a bell, and an angel gets his wings. Congratulations on bringing home yours!

Bill Thomson
Member Since 2004

Posted on 6/20/2013

GREAT cover, Michel- Big Congratulations for getting a cover with such personal significance!!!

Member Since 2005

Posted on 6/20/2013

Je te remercions de prendre le temps de ce poste et de nous dire le fond de votre entreprise Michel. Son un tel piece mémorable et j'espère que tu aurais à treasure depuis de nombreuses années

Ron Sonenthal
Member Since 2007

Posted on 6/20/2013

Congrats on picking this up!! Great story (yours and this part of the FF run). Well done!!

philippe queveau
Member Since 2005

Posted on 6/20/2013

bravo Michel, tu nous avais caché ca !!

Colorado Kid
Member Since 2007

Posted on 6/20/2013

Congrats on finding your grail, Michel! I've never ever regretted a price I paid for one of my grails. This cover will always be special to me.

Dietmar Krueger
Member Since 2010

Posted on 6/20/2013

You've done it! Congrats!

Carlo M
Member Since 2006

Posted on 6/20/2013

Nice perspective, strong storyline, classic Buscema. Great cover!

Steve Gumm
Member Since 2004

Posted on 6/20/2013

Thanks for sharing your story and the art! It's great that you landed such a prime John Buscema example and captured a piece of you childhood at the same time. Congratulations.

Fred DeBoom
Member Since 2003

Posted on 6/20/2013

Heads-Up! - Here comes The Air Walker !!! A Classic cover from an unforgettable story!!!

Dennis De Pues
Member Since 2010

Posted on 6/20/2013

Congratulations at acquiring another Grail page!!

Alex B
Member Since 2008

Posted on 6/20/2013

Bravo Michel pour cette magnifique couv et merci pour les souvenirs de Brentano's !

Jason Versaggi
Member Since 2005

Posted on 6/21/2013

Classic cover and a first appearance to boot. Bravo!

larry clay
Member Since 2006

Posted on 7/13/2013

Spectacular! COngratulations on a gem!

Rob  Pistella
Member Since 2005

Posted on 7/13/2013

I loved and admired this cover since the old days-- fantastic pick up!

James Bella
Member Since 2014

Posted on 12/26/2014

Amazing. The first FF comic I ever read.

alessandro gentili
Member Since 2011

Posted on 4/9/2015

Iconic and historic cover !! Cograts !!

red raven
Member Since 2012

Posted on 7/1/2015

Incredible grail !!! This is a great cover by the masters !!!!!

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