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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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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: 1,397
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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Carlos DS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Another highlight in your incredible collection !! congrats Michel !
Posted on 6/19/2013

Brian Peck wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Fantastic! I know how it feels to acquire something special from when you first starting reading comics. Congrats!
Posted on 6/19/2013

Daren Domina wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 6/19/2013

Lee Benaka wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 6/19/2013

Olivier D wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Et bien voilà le trésor!!! Tu dois être super excité ;-) Toutes mes félicitations Michel - j'espère que tu me la montrera prochainement! Amitiés
Posted on 6/19/2013

frank x townsondecker wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Very nice!
Posted on 6/19/2013

Jean Andre Macchini wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Très belle couverture de Big John ! Bravo Michel !
Posted on 6/19/2013

Eric DLS wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Great issue and great story! Congratulations on this gem!
Posted on 6/19/2013

Drake Tungsten wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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!
Posted on 6/20/2013

Bill Thomson wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
GREAT cover, Michel- Big Congratulations for getting a cover with such personal significance!!!
Posted on 6/20/2013

DW A wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
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
Posted on 6/20/2013

Ron Sonenthal wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congrats on picking this up!! Great story (yours and this part of the FF run). Well done!!
Posted on 6/20/2013

philippe queveau wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
bravo Michel, tu nous avais caché ca !!
Posted on 6/20/2013

Colorado Kid wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 6/20/2013

Dietmar Krueger wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
You've done it! Congrats!
Posted on 6/20/2013

Carlo M wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Nice perspective, strong storyline, classic Buscema. Great cover!
Posted on 6/20/2013

Steve Gumm wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
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.
Posted on 6/20/2013

Fred DeBoom wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Heads-Up! - Here comes The Air Walker !!! A Classic cover from an unforgettable story!!!
Posted on 6/20/2013

Dennis De Pues wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Congratulations at acquiring another Grail page!!
Posted on 6/20/2013

Alex B wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Bravo Michel pour cette magnifique couv et merci pour les souvenirs de Brentano's !
Posted on 6/20/2013

Jason Versaggi wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Classic cover and a first appearance to boot. Bravo!
Posted on 6/21/2013

larry clay wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Spectacular! COngratulations on a gem!
Posted on 7/13/2013

Rob  Pistella wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
I loved and admired this cover since the old days-- fantastic pick up!
Posted on 7/13/2013

James Bella wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Amazing. The first FF comic I ever read.
Posted on 12/26/2014

alessandro gentili wrote: Paid Member    [ Quote & Reply ]
Iconic and historic cover !! Cograts !!
Posted on 4/9/2015

red raven wrote:     [ Quote & Reply ]
Incredible grail !!! This is a great cover by the masters !!!!!
Posted on 7/1/2015

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