Legendary Archie artist Stan Goldberg started his career in the Golden Age coloring countless covers for Atlas, but in the Silver Age he was a colorist for Marvel, working on such things as the cover to the very first issue of THE FANTASTIC FOUR and designing the color schemes for much of the seminal line. So it’s fitting that he’s been tagged to draw a variant cover for the new FF #1 featuring the new lineup, which features Spider-Man. The interiors are by Jonathan Hickman and Steve Epting while other variant covers are by Daniel Acuna, Gerard Parel, and Marko Djurdjevic.
Speaking of Goldberg, as you might guess from this assignment, he’s no longer working with Archie, a fact which has been going around cartoonist circles for a few weeks. Goldberg, 78, is one of the last of the Silver Age Archie artists working, and recently drew the “Archie gets Married” storyline which vaulted the company back into the spotlight.
We’re told that since leaving Archie he’s had several work offers and is currently taking a well-deserved vacation in Mexico.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.