Fantastic Four #224 [Direct Edition]
(November 1980)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 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

Prisoners of the Space-Gods! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz [as Sin] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott [as Sin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

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

The Darkfield Illumination (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Doug Moench
Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz (breakdowns); Pablo Marcos (finished art)
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Franklin Richards; Alicia Masters; Wiglif (villain); Hrolf (villain); Korgon (villain)
Synopsis:
A strange red mist descends on New York and messes with the Fantastic Four's powers. When they head to the Arctic to investigate, they are captured by a race of scientific vikings who need help with their dying god.
Reprints:

Be Elite! (It's Neat!) Become a Privileged Marvel Subscriber! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

The Fantastic Four Yesterday -- (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Salicrup ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

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

Indexer Notes

This page features an unused cover for Fantastic Four #3 "reproduced...for the first time anywhere."

-- And Today! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Salicrup ?
Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

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

Fantastic Four Feature Page (Table of Contents)

Mr. Fantastic / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl
Synopsis:
Explanation of Reed Richards' powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From an early issue of Fantastic Four.

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

Invisible Girl / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Invisible Girl
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of the Invisible Girl from an early issue of Fantastic Four.

Captain Marvel Defends the Earth! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fantastic Four Feature Page (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch
Synopsis:
Explanation of Johnny Storm's powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From an early issue of Fantastic Four.

A Fantastic Four Feature Page! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Synopsis:
More information on Johnny Storm's powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From an early issue of Fantastic Four.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoners of the Space-Gods!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Darkfield Illumination
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Be Elite! (It's Neat!) Become a Privileged Marvel Subscriber!
    Marvel Subscriptions
  4. 3. The Fantastic Four Yesterday --
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. -- And Today!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Fantastic Four Feature Page
    Mr. Fantastic
  7. 6. The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
    Invisible Girl
  8. 7. Captain Marvel Defends the Earth!
    Captain Marvel; Hostess
  9. 8. Fantastic Four Feature Page
    Human Torch
  10. 9. A Fantastic Four Feature Page!
    Human Torch
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