Fantastic Four #11 [Regular Edition]
(February 1963)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1962-11-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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

This issue has variants.

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


The Impossible Man (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Al Hartley ? (alterations)
Inks:
Jack Kirby ?; Al Hartley ? (alterations)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; the Impossible Man (introduction)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List (1 November 2006), suggests that the cover may be inked by Kirby; Dick Ayers has affirmed to Caputo that he did not ink the cover (GCD Error List 2 November 2006). Alterations on Sue likely by Al Hartley, also per Nick Caputo, July 2012.

A Visit with the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-72

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]] (origin retelling); Willie Lumpkin (introduction]; the Skrulls (flashback)
Synopsis:
Willie Lumpkin brings to the Fantastic Four their huge mailbag. It makes them think about their youths and their origin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story contains the first mention of the Yancy Street Gang.

It also contains a defense of Sue Storm's membership by Reed which appears to be a justification of her membership. It will be another year before Sue is given additional forcefield powers to "beef up" her abilities.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic 4 Fan Page / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky ? (illustrations)
Inks:
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky ? (illustrations)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
X-74

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters page replies by Stan Lee. Illos of Sue, Ben and Reed from earlier stories. Human Torch illo possibly by Sol Brodsky.

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

Sub-Mariner / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-75

Characters:
Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of Namor and his undersea headquarters. Job number from original art.

The Impossible Man (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-73

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; the Impossible Man (introduction)
Synopsis:
The police call the Fantastic four to help against a childish extra-terrestrial.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Superman (DC, 1987 series) #50 (Dec. 1990) depicts Mr. Mxyzptlk on a vacation as the Impossible Man harassing the Fantastic Four, with dialogue taken from this issue.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Impossible Man
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. A Visit with the Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  4. 3. The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Impossible Man
    Fantastic Four
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Guy Budziak
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • R. S. Martin
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Peter Croome
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