Can the combined Avengers and Fantastic Four halt a Hulk-Thing fight?

1917 to 2017: 100 years of Kirby.

Join us to celebrate Jack “King” Kirby’s 100th birthday by learning about the characters and stories he created that changed comics forever. To commemorate Jack’s centennial, we’ve sat down with the modern-day creators he influenced—and the decades of work he gifted us all.

An old philosophical question once asked, what happens when the unstoppable force meets the immovable object? Well, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby didn’t answer that one, but they sure dug into what takes place when the Incredible Hulk comes to blows with the ever-lovin’ blue-eyed Thing! The two titans came to blows in the pages of FANTASTIC FOUR #25 and #26 from 1964 and the very Earth shook! It all started with Thing refusing to take an accidentally discovered serum that could have cured him of his rocky visage because he didn’t know if Alicia Masters would still love him as just Ben Grimm.

Fantastic Four (1961) #25

Fantastic Four (1961) #25

  • Published: April 10, 1964
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
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Meanwhile, The Hulk wanted peace and quiet after his fight with his old teammates in AVENGERS #3. The group quickly replaced him with Captain America, but still wanted to find their errant ally. The Jade Giant decided to get rid of every trace of Bruce Banner and smashed up his secret lab. He then saw the newspaper about Cap’s return and Rick Jones palling around with him. Feeling jealous and spurned, Hulk decided to hop to New York City and “destroy the Avengers forever.”

With Earth’s Mightiest Heroes actually near the old lab looking for Hulk, he jumped right past them and wound up causing such a ruckus that the FF took notice and moved to stop him. With Reed Richards out of commission and both Johnny and Sue Storm quickly felled by the emerald brute, Ben Grimm took it upon himself to stop the rampage. This duo had come to blows previously in FANTASTIC FOUR #12, but this time they tore through buses, buildings, and even the street to clobber one another. Thanks to some help from the Yancy Street boys, the pair wound up fighting underwater and then on boats before moving on to the George Washington Bridge!

Moving into issue #26, Hulk continued to call for the Avengers, but Thing still stood to fight another day, or at least a few more rounds! A battered Human Torch even got back in on the action, but the Fantatsic twosome didn’t stand a chance. Hulk messed them up and then went to Tony Stark’s mansion to visit his old friends.

Fantastic Four (1961) #26

Fantastic Four (1961) #26

  • Published: May 10, 1964
  • Added to Marvel Unlimited: November 13, 2007
  • Penciller: Jack Kirby
  • Cover Artist: Jack Kirby
What is Marvel Unlimited?

Hulk tore into the Avengers who gave as good as they got. A rejuvenated Reed Richards soon led his own team to attack Jade Jaws as well, but all those heroes together proved more calamity than anything else. After figuring out how to actually work together, both crews converged on Hulk who had perched himself on a skyscraper construction site. Though the combined might of the Avengers and Fantastic Four could barely stop the rampage, Rick Jones wound up saving the day by tossing an “emergency gamma-ray treated capsule” that Banner had supplied him with months prior.

Hulk ran off, jumping into the water and soon turned back into Bruce, floating along to his next adventure. With that, both teams pledged to work well together in the future and returned to their own lives with an unspoken promise from Kirby and Lee that, when that happened, it would be just as exciting and groundbreaking as this time!

Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more throughout Kirby Month and beyond! And join the conversation on all of our social channels with the hashtag #Kirby100.

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We welcome Boeing's Kavya Kamal Manyapu to chat the Starliner Spacecraft!

Join hosts Judy Stephens & Christina Harrington as they welcome Boeing’s Kavya Kamal Manyapu, Ph.D, Flight Crew Operations and Test Engineer, Starliner Spacecraft to chat space technology!

Listen to the Women of Marvel – Episode 155 now!

Mixed by Rick Coste.

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The Women of Marvel podcast assemble to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel Director, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens, along with Assistant Editor Christina Harrington.

Have feedback or questions? Email us at WomenOf@marvel.com, or tweet your questions and comments to @Marvel with the hashtag #WomenOfMarvel.

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You’re definitely worthy of these Mjolnir Candy Apples—now make them yourself!

Mjolnir Candy Apples

Item list

6 Granny Smith Apples

6 Apple Sticks

24 oz. White Meltable Candy Wafers

3 oz. Black Meltable Candy Wafers

3 oz. Green Meltable Candy Wafers

5 oz. Gray Icing

Steps

  1. Cut the apples into rectangles.
  2. Insert apple stick into the middle of each apple.
  3. Place the apple into the refrigerator for 5 minutes.
  4. Microwave the meltable candy wafers and shortening together until melted and smooth.
  5. Remove apples from the freezer and dip them into the melted meltable candy wafers.
  6. Shake off the excess meltable candy wafers and place onto a sheet of parchment paper.
  7. Place into the fridge for 30 minutes.
  8. Decorate the sides of Thor’s hammer with icing.

Recipe and design by Koalipops.

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Howard the Duck, Deadpool and Punisher are featured in the new gear.

Rap juggernauts Run The Jewels have just unveiled an expansive collection of goods produced in collaboration with Marvel. The new items reimagine the duo’s iconic imagery in the context of the Marvel Comics universe, including a variety of shirt designs, keychains, and more. The initial items are available at the group’s webstore (runthejewelsstore.com) with some items exclusively available to purchase at stops along Run the Jewels’ ongoing Run The World tour.

For a look at the initial Run the Jewels/Marvel product take a look at the gallery above, which includes items featuring Deadpool, Howard the Duck and the Punisher.

This is not the first time Run the Jewels and Marvel have crossed paths, as the Run the Jewels logo was the inspiration for several Marvel variant covers beginning in 2015, and the duo also appeared on an episode of This Week in Marvel. This year, a Run the Jewels song — “Legend Has It” — was featured in the teaser trailer for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther.

The hip hop phenomenon known as Run the Jewels continues to roll its way into the hearts & minds of fans worldwide. Following the release of their breakthrough new album RTJ3, the duo continue to make a thrilling impact on the landscape of music & culture. From main stage festival heroes to media darlings, groundbreaking artists to digital mavericks, serial entrepreneurs to presidential surrogates, Run the Jewels have arrived. The group just released a new song, “Mean Demeanor” for the FIFA ’18 video game, which is also featured in the TV ad starring Cristiano Ronaldo. Their latest U.S. tour kicked off Oct 5th in Houston, TX, and includes a taping of the legendary ACL TV show.

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Join the Women of Marvel for their annual panel!

Join us for the annual Women of Marvel panel from New York Comic Con. Hosted by Judy Stephens & Sana Amanat, and panelists include THWIP! The Big Marvel Show host Lorraine Cink, Assistant Editor Christina Harrington, Sarit Klein (Makeup Head of Marvel’s Defenders) plus writers Rainbow Rowell (Runaways) and Mackenzie Cadenhead (Marvel Super Hero Adventures: Deck the Malls).

Listen to the Women of Marvel – Episode 154 now!

Mixed by Rick Coste.

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The Women of Marvel podcast assemble to chat all things Marvel and more! New episodes will be released every Thursday, co-hosted by Marvel Director, Content and Character Development Sana Amanat, Marvel.com Producer Judy Stephens, along with Assistant Editor Christina Harrington.

Have feedback or questions? Email us at WomenOf@marvel.com, or tweet your questions and comments to @Marvel with the hashtag #WomenOfMarvel.

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Enjoy all the events, panels, cosplay and more!

Photos by Nicole Ciaramella and Joseph Lin.

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Enjoy all the events, panels, cosplay and more!

Photos by Nicole Ciaramella and Joseph Lin.

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Enjoy all the events, panels, cosplay and more!

Photos by Nicole Ciaramella and Joseph Lin.

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Enjoy all the events, panels, cosplay and more!

Photography by Nicole Ciaramella and Joseph Lin.

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Tune in and watch Marvel’s livestream all four days of Comic Con!

Marvel Entertainment invites you to experience the best of New York Comic Con 2017 LIVE from the heart of Manhattan! Starting Thursday, October 5, tune in to Marvel Entertainment’s livestream coverage of NYCC, starting at 3:00 p.m. ET/12:00 p.m. PT and get ready to be a part of one of the biggest fan events of the year!

Hosted by TWHIP! The Big Marvel Show’s Ryan Penagos and Lorraine Cink, viewers will be able to watch booth events and panels from the Javits Center, play games with their favorite Marvel comic and television talent, and learn about all the fun surprises happening on the convention floor, from exclusive merchandise to special signings.

Join in on the fun by visiting www.marvel.com/NYCC2017Marvel’s YouTube channel or Marvel’s Facebook page. For the first time ever, you can watch Marvel LIVE! from all three platforms! Marvel LIVE! New York Comic Con 2017 is sponsored by Marvel Contest of Champions.

Day 1: Thursday, 10/5:

Day 2: Friday, 10/6:

Day 3: Saturday, 10/7:

Day 4: Sunday, 10/8:

This year, Marvel LIVE! is new and improved. No matter where you are—you can watch what happens live on the NYCC floor, hear behind-the-scenes secrets from your favorite Marvel celebrities, and maybe even witness a surprise or two along the way…

To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or simply chat with some of your favorite heroes with Marvel’s chatbot accessible through Twitter and Facebook.

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