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(March 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1961-12-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S., then standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #116, 200, 358)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

An alternate Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers cover for this issue was published in Fantastic Four #224 (November 1980). Character: Added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05)

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

["In this great collectors'-item issue, you will see, for the first time..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fantasticar

Indexer Notes

Johnny Storm has two left hands. The thumb on his right hand is on the wrong side of his palm.

["New Discoveries in Hypnotism"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter 1 The Menace of the Miracle Man (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-563

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Miracle Man (villain, introduction)
Synopsis:
The Miracle Man performs his supervillain debut at his magic show by humiliating the Thing.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Baxter Building schematic; Fantasticar; stage magic

Indexer Notes

Characters, synopsis: Added by Per Sandell (2006-01-22)

Johnny Storm the Human Torch! (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-564

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Reprints:

["New super-speed way to add pounds of solid muscle to chest, back, arms, wrist!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter II The Monster Lives! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-563

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Miracle Man; Monster from Mars-statue
Synopsis:
Miracle Man declares war on humanity and animates a movie monster statue.
Reprints:
Keywords:
cinemas; Fantasticar; monsters; policemen; tanks; United States Army

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Per Sandell (2006-01-22)

Great New Idea From CTI (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter III The Flame that Died! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-563

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Miracle Man; Monster fron Mars-statue
Synopsis:
Human Torch torches the animated Monster from Mars-statue and Invisible Girl stowes away on the atomic tank that Miracle Man has stolen.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fantasticar; United States Army

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Per Sandell (2006-01-22)

["Reward $2,000.00"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Amazing Wrist Radio"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Chapter IV In the Shadow of Defeat! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-563

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Miracle Man
Synopsis:
The Thing recalls the origin of the Fantastic Four while the Invisible Girl is taken prisoner by Miracle Man.
Reprints:
Keywords:
dogs; flareguns; helicopters; tanks

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Per Sandell (2006-01-22)

["Boys -- 12 or older"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

["Transistor Radio"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic 4 Fan Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Letters of comment from Alan Weiss, Las Vega NV; Rick Wood, Cambridge MA; "unsigned" Dallas TX; George Paul, Hoboken NJ; Bill Sarril, Boston MA; and S. Brodsky, Brooklyn NY.
Reprints:

[Stamps Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter V The Final Challenge! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-563

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Miracle Man
Synopsis:
Miracle Man is defeated, but at the cost of the Human Torch leaving the Fantastic Four.
Reprints:
Keywords:
automobiles; helicopters; hypnotism; machine guns

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Per Sandell (2006-01-22)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Treasure Chest of Fun"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["For a successful career in radio television electronics"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["New Type of Shoe will Fill Your Pockets with Cash!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["In this great collectors'-item issue, you will see, for the first time..."]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["New Discoveries in Hypnotism"]
  3. 2. Chapter 1 The Menace of the Miracle Man
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Johnny Storm the Human Torch!
    The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
  5. 4. ["New super-speed way to add pounds of solid muscle to chest, back, arms, wrist!"]
  6. 5. Chapter II The Monster Lives!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. Great New Idea From CTI
  8. 7. Chapter III The Flame that Died!
    Fantastic Four
  9. 8. ["Reward $2,000.00"]
  10. 9. ["Amazing Wrist Radio"]
  11. 10. Chapter IV In the Shadow of Defeat!
    Fantastic Four
  12. 11. ["Boys -- 12 or older"]
  13. 12. ["Transistor Radio"]
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  15. 14. [Stamps Shop by Mail]
  16. 15. Chapter V The Final Challenge!
    Fantastic Four
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
  18. 17. ["Treasure Chest of Fun"]
  19. 18. ["For a successful career in radio television electronics"]
  20. 19. ["New Type of Shoe will Fill Your Pockets with Cash!"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Robert Stanley Martin
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Fernandez
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp