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Story by Frank Cho
Art by Frank Cho
Colors by Jason Keith
Cover by Frank Cho

Size: 0 pages
Price: 3.99

This story is mindful of another one that goes way, way back. It was one of the first, most amazing stories I read when I began (quietly) proclaiming myself a collector: Marvel Fanfare issues #1-4. It was the first time Marvel issued a series exclusively through specialty comic stores. Meaning, it couldn’t be found on the comic racks in your local convenience store.

I had to make a special trip on the bus to the city to get it. For me at that age, it was quite an undertaking. Around that time, Michael Golden was among the best artists working. He drew the first two issues in spectacular fashion. The series was finished off with some of Paul Smith’s best artwork. Smith would go on about a year later to draw a pretty unforgettable arc in the Uncanny X-men (#162=#175). Interestingly, his style at the time reminds of Cho’s work: very clean lines, smooth textures.

The Savage Land theme takes me back to one of my favorite stories. If you haven’t read issues 1-4 of Marvel Fanfare… and you like this arc, it might be worthwhile to dig around for a collected volume, or to order the original set of 4 issues of Marvel Fanfare.

This really took me back. No doubt, I have a soft spot for anything Savage Land”. Really enjoyed Cho’s work.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 5 - Excellent

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