Fantastic Four #218 [Direct Edition]
(May 1980)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.40 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (Editor); Bob Budiansky (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
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

[It's the Battle Royal with the Frightful Four!] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Frightful Four [Wizard; Sandman; Electro]
Reprints:

When a Spider-Man Comes Calling! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
John Byrne (breakdowns); Joe Sinnott (finished art)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Ben Sean
Letters:
Jim Novak
Job Number:
LF57

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Frightful Four [Wizard; Electro; Sandman; Trapster] (villain); Debra Whitman (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
Trapster disguises himself as the captured Spider-Man and lets the rest of the Frightful Four into the Baxter Building to take on the FF. Spidey frees himself and helps Reed beat the bad guys.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from The Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 1976) #42

Marvel Magazines'll Grab Ya! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Thor Meets the Ricochet Monster! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Thor; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic 4 Fan Page / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Paul Green and Ralph Garner Jr.

Special Bonus Pin-Up! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]

Indexer Notes

Half-page pinup by Joe Sinnott.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [It's the Battle Royal with the Frightful Four!]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. When a Spider-Man Comes Calling!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Marvel Magazines'll Grab Ya!
    Marvel Subscriptions
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. Thor Meets the Ricochet Monster!
    Thor; Hostess
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  7. 6. Special Bonus Pin-Up!
    Fantastic Four
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