(November 1967)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
Monthly except November, semi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound (some saddle-stitched)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Page count supplied by Rob Allen, 6/1/2006.


["Featuring: The Inhumans! The Black Panther!..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch; Thing; Black Panther; Inhumans [Medusa; Black Bolt; Gorgon; Karnak; Crystal; Triton]; Psycho-Man
Reprints:

Contents Page (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Marie Severin ?
Inks:
Frank Giacoia; Marie Severin
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover contents page with images from interior story. Gray Tones likely added by Marie Severin.

Divide--and Conquer! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Gorgon; Karnak; Triton; Crystal; Lockjaw]; Black Panther [T'Challa]; Psycho-Man (villain); Live Wire [Rance Preston]; Ivan; Shellshock [Gary Buser]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inker credit corrected by Steve Grant on 12 September 2005; an editorial reply on the letters page of Fantastic Four #71 explicitly says that the credit is wrong, and that inker was Frank
Giacoia, not Joe Sinnott. First mention of Sue's pregnancy. Additional character info from Rob Allen, 6/1/2006.

This Is a Plot? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino [as L. P. Gregory]

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby; Roy Thomas
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writing credit and genre corrected by Rob Allen, 6/1/2006: was previously noted as a superhero story featuring the Fantastic Four, written by Stan Lee.

Black Bolt (Table of Contents)

The Incomparable Inhumans / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Black Bolt
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Minor corrections supplied by Rob Allen, 6/1/2006.

Gorgon (Table of Contents)

The Incomparable Inhumans / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Gorgon
Reprints:

Medusa (Table of Contents)

The Incomparable Inhumans / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Medusa
Reprints:

Karnak (Table of Contents)

The Incomparable Inhumans / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Karnak
Reprints:

Triton (Table of Contents)

The Incomparable Inhumans / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Triton
Reprints:

Crystal (Table of Contents)

The Incomparable Inhumans / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Crystal
Reprints:

Maximus (Table of Contents)

The Incomparable Inhumans / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Maximus
Reprints:

The Greatest Array of Supporting Characters Ever Assembled in One Issue (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alicia Masters; Galactus; Wyatt Wingfoot; Lockjaw; Silver Surfer; Black Panther; Doctor Doom; The Watcher
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Character appearances supplied by Rob Allen, 6/1/2006.

[Welcome to the wonderful world of the Fantastic Four] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Shows a billboard in the background that says, "Jack, you're still the greatest! -- Sentimental Stan." Title and minor corrections supplied by Rob Allen, 6/1/2006.

The Peerless Power of the Silver Surfer (Table of Contents)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Quasimodo (villain)
Synopsis:
The Surfer rescues, unleashes and has to battle a technologically enhanced hunchback...that was originally a computer programmed to kill.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First solo Surfer story. The issue credits Frank Giacoia as sole inker, as noted by Rob Allen, 6/1/2006.
Quasimodo, the living computer, was first seen as a computer with facial features in FF Annual #4, and is left, abandoned at the end of that story. This story picks up the plot thread and converts him to an animated figure. Next seen in Captain Marvel #7.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Featuring: The Inhumans! The Black Panther!..."]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Contents Page
  3. 2. Divide--and Conquer!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. This Is a Plot?
  5. 4. Black Bolt
    The Incomparable Inhumans
  6. 5. Gorgon
    The Incomparable Inhumans
  7. 6. Medusa
    The Incomparable Inhumans
  8. 7. Karnak
    The Incomparable Inhumans
  9. 8. Triton
    The Incomparable Inhumans
  10. 9. Crystal
    The Incomparable Inhumans
  11. 10. Maximus
    The Incomparable Inhumans
  12. 11. The Greatest Array of Supporting Characters Ever Assembled in One Issue
    Fantastic Four
  13. 12. [Welcome to the wonderful world of the Fantastic Four]
    Fantastic Four
  14. 13. The Peerless Power of the Silver Surfer
    Silver Surfer
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ramon Schenk
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  • Ralf Haring
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