Fantastic Four No.20 1963
Original art. A large, unpublished early Silver Age Kirby cover drawing intended for the cover of Fantastic Four no.20. The Fantastic Four are all shown full figure, turned into stone statues by The Molecule Man, while Alicia Masters wonders why Ben Grimm does not answer her. Alicia's word balloon and two cover blurbs are hand lettered in pencil by Stan Lee. The original includes the upper corner block of the title stat without the issue number. The words Fantastic Four July 1963 Sched' 20 Nov are written in pencil in the margin above the image. The paper has slightly browned and there are small creases and a small tear (taped from the back) extending into the lower left of the image area. This is the earliest known cover image from the Fantastic Four. Pencil on paper-19 x 13 in.