Marvel Saga #1 VF Direct
This issue begins the Official History of the Marvel Universe from the very beginning in chronological order using actual scenes from the comics themselves. From Galactus and the enigmatic Watchers to the 1,000-year galactic war between the Kree and Skrull Empires to the Celestials' first visit to a young planet called Earth and the creation of the powerful Eternals and hideous Deviants. Peek in on the Hyborian Age when a mighty barbarian fought terrible wizards to an age when gods walked the earth and names like Hercules became legend. From King Arthur's Court to the heroes of the Wild West to the brave men and women that fought in World War II, it is all just prelude to the dawn of the Marvel Age! In this first spectacular issue, witness the origin of the Fantastic Four and their very first harrowing adventure to Monster Island to confront the diminutive Mole Man. Meanwhile, travel north of the border to Canada and watch as inventor James MacDonald plants the seeds of what will become Canada's greatest super heroes. Plus, another brilliant man, Henry Pym, makes a startling discover that allows him to shrink down to the size of an "ant!" And, the Fantastic Four come face-to-face with the shape-shifting aliens known as Skrulls for the very first time.
This issue features material from Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) #1-2 and 273, Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) #27 and 44, Avengers (1963 1st Series) #227, Alpha Flight (1983 1st Series) #2-3 and 12, and Thing (1983-1986 1st Series) #1 and 10. Pages 1-5 are original material