(April 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 Red Ghost! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]
Reprints:
Keywords:
the Moon

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (1 November 2006); the original indexer credited George Roussos.

The Fantastic Four Versus the Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes! [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-138

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; the Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff] (origin); the Red Ghost's super-apes (origin)
Synopsis:
While Reed prapares a journey to the Blue Area of the Moon, Ivan Kragoff trains three apes to pilot a spaceship and take possession of the Moon "for the communist empire".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Part 2 Menace on the Moon! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; the Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; the Red Ghost super-apes; the Watcher [Uatu] (introduction)
Synopsis:
In space, the Fantastic Four's ship crosses that of Ivan Kragoff and they learn of the powers the apes have acquired before landing on the moon
Reprints:

Part 3 The Watcher Appears! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-138

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Watcher [Uatu]; the Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; the Red Ghost's super-apes
Synopsis:
The Watcher appears and explains where he comes from and why he cannot take sides in the battle between the Fantastic Four and the Red Ghost.
Reprints:

Part 4 Duel in the Dead City! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-138

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; The Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; the Red Ghost's super-apes; the Watcher [Uatu]
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four battles the Red Ghost and his super-apes on the Moon.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters page replies by Stan Lee. Thing illo taken from an earlier issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Red Ghost!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Fantastic Four Versus the Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes! [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Part 2 Menace on the Moon!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Part 3 The Watcher Appears!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. Part 4 Duel in the Dead City!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Fernandez
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp