Months of effort, 84 trades and more than 500 comics have netted Marvel editor a copy of Fantastic Four #1, which Brevoort will donate to the Hero Initiative so they can auction it off. Check out the video update from Brevoort below:
Brevoort started trading comics in late 2008 with Marvel fans on his Blah Blah Blog on the company’s website, all in an effort to see if he could one day get a copy of his holy grail.
“In all honesty, I was beginning to lose hope that we’d ever successfully complete this journey, especially after the previous near-misses,” Brevoort wrote on his blog. “And I have to say, the thing that stands out the most for me about this whole Experiment is the vast generosity of Marvel’s fans. Not only did most people offer up better books in Trade than what they were asking for, but a number of guys went even further, out-and-out donating items without getting anything in return outside of the feeling of doing something positive. There’s no question, Marvel’s fans are the best, as this whole experience proves beyond a doubt.”