(January 1963)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
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

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Return of Doctor Doom! (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:
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom; Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Reprints:
Keywords:
imposters

Indexer Notes

Title and more characters added by Per Sandell, 2006-02-28. Dick Ayers has confirmed to Nick Caputo that he inked this cover (GCD Error List 2 November 2006).

The Return of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-38

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom (villain); Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom returns from his unwanted journey in space and visits Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in order to make them set a trap for the Fantastic Four.
Reprints:
Keywords:
statue of Mole Man; statue of Namor the Sub-Mariner; statue of the Miracle Man; statue of the Skrulls

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Synopsis added and page count (23p) changed by Per Sandell, 2006-02-28.

The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy

Characters:
The Invisible Girl
Reprints:

Part 2 Back from the Dead! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Ovoids (flashback, introduction); Doctor Doom (villain); Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom tells how he managed to return to Earth with the help of the Ovoids and then he changes bodies with Mr Fantastic using Ovoid technology.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Per Sandell, 2006-02-28

Part 3 The End of Mr. Fantastic? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom (villain)
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom convinces the rest of the Fantastic Four that he is Mr Fantastic.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Per Sandell, 2006-02-28

Part 4 No Place to Turn! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom (villain); Alicia Masters
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom (as Mr. Fantastic) displays his new shrinking-ray and Mr. Fantastic (in Doom's body) escapes his captivity in Doom's castle.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Per Sandell, 2006-02-28

Fantastic 4 Fan Page (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
Typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters page replies by Stan Lee.

Part 5 The Real Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
John Duffy

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom (villain); Alicia Masters
Synopsis:
Doctor Doom and Mr. Fantastic get their bodies back and Doom is put under his own shrinking-ray and shrinks down to sub-atomic size.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Per Sandell, 2006-02-28

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Return of Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
  4. 3. Part 2 Back from the Dead!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. Part 3 The End of Mr. Fantastic?
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Part 4 No Place to Turn!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  8. 7. Part 5 The Real Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
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