If you’re a fan of the Marvel comic series Fantastic Four, you may want to take an even closer peek at the March 24th MUTTS comic strip, which pays homage to comic creators Jack Kirby and Stan Lee and features inking from legendary Marvel comic artist Joe Sinnott.
Sinnott is beloved among comic enthusiasts for inking Thor, the Avengers, the Amazing Spider-Man comic strip, and the Fantastic Four series, among others.
“Recently I had the privilege to meet Jack Kirby’s inker extraordinaire, Joe Sinnott,” said MUTTS creator Patrick McDonnell. “During our visit I took him up on his unbelievable offer to ink a MUTTS Sunday page. It inspired me to do an homage to two classic Fantastic Four covers. I couldn’t be happier with the results.”
Sinnott, 92, commented: “I’ve always been a fan of the MUTTS strip and read it daily in my local newspaper. When I received the pencil art pages to ink, I was so thrilled to see them done as re-creations of two of my favorite Fantastic Four covers that I had the pleasure to ink: #51: This Man This Monster, and #67: The Power Of HIM!
“I want to thank Patrick for letting me team up with him on these two strips, and to be a small part of the MUTTS family. I hope that you, the fans, will enjoy seeing these strips as much as in enjoyed working on them.”