(June 1963)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1963-03-12
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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 the U. S. Copyright Office filings.


The Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android! (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 [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richarsds]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; the Mad Thinker; the Thinker's Awesome Android
Reprints:

The Fantastic Four Battle the Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-191

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Mad Thinker (introduction); the Thinker's Awesome Android (origin); Alicia Masters; Cousin Bones (introduction); Fatal Finnegan (introduction); Willie Lumpkin; Peggy; Shorty
Synopsis:
The Mad Thinker has summoned gang leaders to try to become the king of New-York. To achieve his goal, he must defeat the Fantastic Four. So he makes sure they are all offered interesting opportunities. While they disband, the Thinker uses the Baxter Building to build his Awesome Android.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

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

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; The Thing
Reprints:

Action in the Fantastic Four Style (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[In the next sensational issue of Fantastic Four...] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Don't Miss the Return of Dr. Doom (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters page replies by Stan Lee. Includes a letter from Roy Thomas.

Fantastic Four Fan Clubs (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Fantastic Four Battle the Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Action in the Fantastic Four Style
  5. 4. [In the next sensational issue of Fantastic Four...]
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Don't Miss the Return of Dr. Doom
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  8. 7. Fantastic Four Fan Clubs
    Fantastic Four
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