Marvel Knights 4

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Marvel Knights 4
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Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
Schedule Monthly
Genre
Publication date April 2004 – August 2006
Number of issues 30
Main character(s) Fantastic Four
Creative team
Writer(s) Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Penciller(s) Steve McNiven
Jim Muniz
Valentine DeLandro
Mizuki Sakakibara
Clay Mann

Marvel Knights 4 was an ongoing comic book series featuring the Marvel Comics superhero team, the Fantastic Four. The series was launched as part of the company's Marvel Knights imprint, and ran for 30 issues (Apr. 2004 - Aug. 2006). All issues in the series were written by playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and presented stories that focused less upon science fiction themes than typical Fantastic Four tales.

Publication history[edit]

In 2004, Marvel Comics' editor-in-chief Joe Quesada announced that playwright Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa would become the new writer for Fantastic Four, one of the company's flagship titles. The move proved to be controversial, as the series' writer at that time -- Mark Waid -- was very popular with readers. Soon thereafter, Marvel announced that Aguirre-Sacasa would be given a new Fantastic Four title to published under the "Marvel Knights" imprint, and that Waid would continue on the primary series (along with artist Mike Wieringo).[1] Aguirre-Sacasa's series, entitled Marvel Knights 4, ran for 30 issues until its cancellation in 2006.

Collected editions[edit]

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
Marvel Knights Fantastic Four, Vol. 1: Wolf at the Door Marvel Knights 4 #1–7 September 2004 978-0785114710
Marvel Knights Fantastic Four, Vol. 2: The Stuff of Nightmares Marvel Knights 4 #8–12 January 2005 978-0785114727
Marvel Knights Fantastic Four, Vol. 3: Divine Time Marvel Knights 4 #13–18 July 2005 978-0785116783
Marvel Knights Fantastic Four, Vol. 4: Impossible Things Happen Every Day Marvel Knights 4 #19–24 January 2006 978-0785118084
Marvel Knights Fantastic Four, Vol. 5: The Resurrection of Nicholas Scratch Marvel Knights 4 #25–30 September 2006 978-0785119593

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lau, Edmund (October 11, 2010). "Review: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's 'Marvel Knights 4'". Espinasse's Super-Read-Of-The-Week. Retrieved January 29, 2012.