Fantastic Four Volume 1 Annuals
1950s. New versions of Green Lantern and The Flash had achieved commercial success, and The Justice League of America, a group containing those characters and several other DC headliners, was well on its way to doing the same. Marvel Comics publisher Martin Goodman suggested to editor Stan Lee that their company do a superhero group of their own. In the fall of that year, Fantastic Four #1 hit the stands, with a script by Lee and art by the already legendary Jack Kirby.