(May 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1962-02-08
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

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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Coming of the Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
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]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Coming of... Sub-Mariner! Chapter 1 On the Trail of the Torch! (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-643

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Monster from Mars-statue (flashback); Miracle Man (flashback)
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four is searching for the runaway Human Torch.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Baxter Building; Fantasticar; motorcyles

Chapter 2 Enter the Sub-Mariner! (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Synopsis:
Fleeing the Thing, the runaway Human Torch finds the amnesiac Sub-Mariner.
Reprints:
Keywords:
automobiles; comic books; flop houses

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Per Sandell (2006-01-22)
Revival of the Sub-Mariner as a noble anti-hero.

Chapter 3 Let the World Beware! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-643

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Synopsis:
The Human Torch drops the Sub-Mariner into the sea and he regains his memory.
Reprints:
Keywords:
commuter trains; helicopters; undersea civilizations

Indexer Notes

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

Chapter 4 Sub-Mariner's Revenge! (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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Giganto (introduction)
Synopsis:
The Sub-Mariner sends Giganto to smash New York.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fantasticar; monsters; nuclear bombs

Indexer Notes

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

Mister Fantastic (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of Reed Richards/Mr.Fantastic

Chapter 5 Return to the Deep! (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-643

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Giganto (death)
Synopsis:
The Thing walks into Giganto with a bomb and blows him up. The Human Torch sweeps the Sub-Mariner and Giganto away into the sea. The Sub-Mariner says "I'll be back!"
Reprints:
Keywords:
monsters; nuclear bombs

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Thing; Invisible Girl
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters from Len Blake, Anthony Gonzales, S. Goldberg, Shirley Howard, Bruce Fogel, Jim Moony, and "unsigned."

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Coming of the Sub-Mariner!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Coming of... Sub-Mariner! Chapter 1 On the Trail of the Torch!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Chapter 2 Enter the Sub-Mariner!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Chapter 3 Let the World Beware!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. Chapter 4 Sub-Mariner's Revenge!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Mister Fantastic
    The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
  7. 6. Chapter 5 Return to the Deep!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
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