The cosmic adventures introduced in Marvel Comics in the 1960s were often in the stories of the Fantastic Four, Thor, and the Silver Surfer, but as it branched out into the tales of Adam Warlock, the Guardians, and Captain Marvel, it was a remarkable and trippy mosaic. What did those out-there stories mean for you guys?
BB: It was unfettered imagination. It was fitful creators, too, who felt like the comics page was too small for them. I’ve studied this a great deal and guys like Jim Starlin, they were trying things that the newsprint couldn’t even handle. It was bursting with imagination. And for readers if you were comfortable, if you knew what you would get with Spider-Man or the Fantastic Four, here were these other books that were just wild cards. Sometimes they went to far, they were a little crazy and out there and probably too much for a lot of kids to comprehend or get through. But look at all the things that sprung from it that we absolutely love now.
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