([September] 1963)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
annually
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound (some saddle-stitched)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Undersea Legions of Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Reprints:

Sub-Mariner Versus the Human Race! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 37 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Art Simek
Job Number:
X-324

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor] (origin recap); Dorma (introduction); Krang (introduction); Adlai Stevenson; Nikita Krushchev; Leonard McKenzie; Fen; Dr. Falton
Synopsis:
The Sub-Mariner locates the remnants of his undersea race and plans a new attack against the surface world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Namor's undersea race is seen for the first time since his revival in FF #4. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Mole Man (Table of Contents)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mole Man [Harvey Elder]
Reprints:

The Skrulls From Outer Space! (Table of Contents)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Reprints:

The Miracle Man (Table of Contents)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Miracle Man [Joshua Ayers]
Reprints:

Prince Namor, the Sensational Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints:

Questions and Answers about the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-343

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Mister Fantastic]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Reprints:

Inside the Baxter Bldg. [sic] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Doctor Doom (Table of Contents)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Reprints:

Kurrgo Master of Planet X (Table of Contents)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kurrgo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo, 2014. Previous indexer credited Sol Brodsky.

The Puppet Master (Table of Contents)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo, June 2014. Previous indexer credited Sol Brodsky.

The Fabulous Fantastic Four Meet Spider-Man! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]
Synopsis:
Spider-Man visits the Fantastic Four and fights them to prove he can become one of their members.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is an expanded retelling of a part of the story from Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Spider-Man vs. the Chameleon, pgs 2-4).

The Impossible Man From the Planet Poppup (Table of Contents)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Impossible Man
Reprints:

The Incredible Hulk (Table of Contents)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints:

The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super Apes (Table of Contents)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Sol Brodsky ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; Super Apes [Igor; Mikhlo; Peotr]
Reprints:

The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android (Table of Contents)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thinker; Android
Reprints:

Origin of the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky (alterations)
Inks:
George Klein; Sol Brodsky (alterations)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first thirteen pages of Fantastic Four # 1. The first page is altered to add the word Origin and the look of the Human Torch, the Thing and Reed Richards have been updated by Sol Brodsky to reflect their contemporary (Summer 1963) appearances.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Undersea Legions of Sub-Mariner!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Sub-Mariner Versus the Human Race!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Mole Man
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  4. 3. The Skrulls From Outer Space!
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  5. 4. The Miracle Man
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  6. 5. Prince Namor, the Sensational Sub-Mariner
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  7. 6. Questions and Answers about the Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. Inside the Baxter Bldg. [sic]
    Fantastic Four
  9. 8. Doctor Doom
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  10. 9. Kurrgo Master of Planet X
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  11. 10. The Puppet Master
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  12. 11. The Fabulous Fantastic Four Meet Spider-Man!
    Fantastic Four
  13. 12. The Impossible Man From the Planet Poppup
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  14. 13. The Incredible Hulk
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  15. 14. The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super Apes
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  16. 15. The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  17. 16. Origin of the Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Dwayne Best
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • Max Capp
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kelly Langston-Smith