(March 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
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)

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)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
An advertisement for Bond Book Company's "How to Hypnotize" book.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

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)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
An advertisement for Medford Products Chest Pull Bobdy Builder body building equipment.

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)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
An advertisement for Commercial Trades Institutes job training booklets.

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)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)


Synopsis:
An advertisement for Best Value Companies' coin guide.

Indexer Notes

This advertisement is on the upper half of the page.

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)


Synopsis:
An advertisement for Honor House Products Corporation's wrist radio.

Indexer Notes

This advertisement is on the lower half of the page.

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)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)


Synopsis:
An advertisement recruiting Grit newspaper salesmen.

Indexer Notes

This advertisement is on the upper half of the page.

["Transistor Radio"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)


Synopsis:
An advertisement for Honor House Products Corporations transistor radio.

Indexer Notes

This advertisement is on the lower half of the page.

[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)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
A collection of classified advertising offering stamps, novelties, and catalogs.

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)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
An advertisement for Padell Book Company's instruction booklets for self-defense, hypnotism, mechanical drawing, etc.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
An advertisement for Honor House Products Corporations novelties.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
An advertisement for National Radio Institutes job training opportunities catalog.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)


Synopsis:
An advertisement recruiting salesmen for the Mason Shoe Manufacturing Company.

Indexer Notes

back cover

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:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Fernandez
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp