(January 1963)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1962-10-09
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 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
Related Scans
Series Information
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:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • R. S. Martin
  • Nick Caputo
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