So Warren Ellis said to his legions on his message board,

So here’s the deal:

You are an artist/designer. You have to put together the cover for a comic called THE FANTASTIC FOUR. It is issue 1 of this book.

You have been told that the comic is about four people who steal a spaceship, fly into space, get heavily irradiated by cosmic rays, and return to earth weirdly altered by their experience.

And that’s it. The bastards haven’t told you one more damn thing than that. Not a clue. They might all be women. It might be about the Indian space programme twenty years from now. For all you know this is a JG Ballard story, for christ’s sake…

It’s up to you what kind of company you’re at. What kind of comics you make. How you translate that description of The Fantastic Four. What era you’re in. Who you are, even. Go nuts with it.

You have one week. Go.

And the legions replied with dazzling visions. These are my favorites!

Xiao Mao

Dirtbag Kingdom

“The cosmic storm had irrevocably changed the lives of our intrepid rocket thieves.”

Chris G


“Well, the soviets WERE the first ones into space. soooo, why not a soviet FF? 🙂 🙂 :)”

Paul Sizer

Check out the whole thread.


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  1. .Promotional art for Fantastic Four 509 March 2004 .by and ….Group publication information… The group debuted in The Fantastic Four 1 November 1961 which helped to usher in a new level of realism in the .

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