Wednesday, May 29, 2013

John Byrne's Fantastic Four Artist's Edition

 Cover for John Byrne's Fantastic Four Artist's Edition

 Title Page

 Credits Spread

 Table of Contents Spread

First Story Spread

Shown above are the various spreads designed for John Byrne's Fantastic Four Artist's Edition. I remember a friend telling me, that the thing he enjoyed most about the earlier issues of the Fantastic Four, was the science angle. Reed Richards, was a scientist and the stories and adventures revolved around space exploration, and unexplained phenomenon. When designing the book, that was the direction I went in. I created flow charts and graphics that would look right-at-home in a science textbook. I also tried as much as possible, to incorporate the number 4, either using the number literally or breaking things into quadrants. Isn't that fantastic?


  1. Did a great job Randy.
    I'd buy it all over again.

  2. Thank you mrfables! I appreciate your kind words. It's those kind of comments, that encourage me, and make me feel like I'm doing something that makes a difference. Take Care!