Fantastic Four #238 [Direct]
(January 1982)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (Editor); Lance Tooks (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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne (signed); Jim Salicrup (design)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Franklin Richards; John Byrne
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Salicrup cover design credit from the letters page in Fantastic Four #243 (June 1982).

The Lady Is for Burning! (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
Bob Sharen
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]]; Frankie Raye [Nova] (gains fire super powers); Jake (doctor); Penny (Jake's wife, doctor); Professor Phineas T. Horton (flashback); Sam
Synopsis:
Johnny discovers that his girlfriend Frankie has developed superpowers similar to his own. As her repressed memories return, she recalls how she gained her powers in an accident where her stepfather, Professor Phineas T. Horton, tried to revive the original Human Torch, the robot fighter from WWII.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Set in New York and Benson, Arizona.

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
John Byrne (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Byrne

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Invisible Girl
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Set in New York.

The More Things Change... (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alicia Masters; the Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Franklin Richards; HERBIE-like robot
Synopsis:
Reed makes a robot to keep an eye on Franklin. Reed tries once again to cure Ben of his rocky form but ends up devolving him to a rougher rocky state.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Set in New York.

Flea Bargaining (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four Fan Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
various; Jim Salicrup
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Lady Is for Burning!
    The Fantastic Four
  3. 2. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The More Things Change...
    The Fantastic Four
  5. 4. Flea Bargaining
    Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
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