(November 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:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Molecule Man! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
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 Molecule Man
Reprints:

The Mysterious Molecule Man! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko (see notes)
Inks:
Dick Ayers; Steve Ditko (see notes)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-419

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 Molecule Man (introduction, origin); the Watcher [Uatu]; The Yancy Street Gang; Alicia Masters
Synopsis:
The Watcher asks the Fantastic Four to stop a new menace who could destroy the whole universe: the Molecule Man.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The third panel on page 17 was redrawn by Steve Ditko. Ditko info by Bob Bailey, 2005-03-19 (Per Sandell ed.)

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Tales To Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #49 (November 1963) with cover shown, advertised as "On Sale Now".

["Dear Stan and Jack, Reading your mags..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from James Maupin; Anonymous; Wayne Shepard; Richard Cohen; Mark Gruenwald (as Fantastic Four Fan Club secretary); Dana Riell; Karl Spence; John Furek; Don Keefer; Kevin Shields; and George R. Martin.

Per the author of the fantasy series Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin, his fan letter here was his first published work (as per interview given on 14 July 2012 on the G4 cable network show, Comic-Con Live),

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Molecule Man!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Mysterious Molecule Man!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Another Marvel Masterpiece
    Tales To Astonish
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan and Jack, Reading your mags..."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Bob Bailey
  • Per Sandell
  • Pierre Freyssonnet
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Fernandez
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp