Fantastic Four #239 [Direct Edition]
(February 1982)

Marvel, 1961 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
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 [various positions]
Editing:
Jim Salicrup; 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

Holocaust in the Desert! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wendy's Friends (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Aunt Petunia Grimm (introduction); O'Hoolihan; Frankie Raye; Alicia Masters; Uncle Jake Grimm; Ruth Efford (introduction); Wendy (introduction); Mike (introduction, death?); Carol (introduction, death?); Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff] (cameo); Crystal (cameo); Lockjaw (cameo); Wendy's father (introduction); "Wendy's friends" (introduction)
Synopsis:
At the request of the Thing's great aunt Petunia (actually young and pretty Petunia), the Fantastic Four investigate a town where a little girl has befriended strange demonic creatures.
Reprints:

Play the Bubble Yum Sweepstakes (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure! [Evil Goblins] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Dungeons & Dragons / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Time for a New Image (Table of Contents)

Bullpen Bulletins / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Shooter (signed); Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (signed)
Pencils:
Elliot Brown (photograph)
Inks:
Elliot Brown (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Jim Shooter (photograph)

Indexer Notes

Follows page 21 of the main sequence.

Daredevil's Longest Fight! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Daredevil; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Dear Mr. Byrne, I have just finished..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Kerry Callen, John A. Wilcox, Paul R. Davis, Alice Gordon, Jim Gibney, Anonymous and John Sweeney.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Holocaust in the Desert!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. Wendy's Friends
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Play the Bubble Yum Sweepstakes
    Bubble Yum
  5. 4. A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure! [Evil Goblins]
    Dungeons & Dragons
  6. 5. Time for a New Image
    Bullpen Bulletins
  7. 6. Daredevil's Longest Fight!
    Daredevil; Hostess Fruit Pies
  8. 7. ["Dear Mr. Byrne, I have just finished..."]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • ge.org.e
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Fernandez
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp