Fantastic Four #60 (2002): Mark Waid run begins

Mark Waid’s stint on this title, widely recognized as one of the GOAT runs, began with a 9 cent issue.

Nine pennies is what it cost to see his retelling of the team’s origin, full of humor and joy and love for the original.

A board of advertisers wrestles with how to rebrand the Fantastic Four in a world that is grittier and darker than the one that created them.

It embraces their love of adventure and ends with them going time traveling to save Davy Crockett.

It’s genius and it portends an epic run.

All for less than a dime.

It’s one of Mark Waid’s finest comics.

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