Fantastic Four #253 [Direct Edition]
(April 1983)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
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:
Al Milgrom; Ann Nocenti (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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Quest (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]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Kestorians; Annihilus (villain)
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four try to help the Kestorians find a new planet to populate but things aren't exactly as they seem.
Reprints:

["I'm back!"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

["Dear Marvel Masters: Who are you trying..."] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four Fan Page / letters page / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Jim Fucinari, Phil Jones, Mark Waldman, Marc Christensen and Daniel Pei.

U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Shukin (Business Manager)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total Number Copies Printed (net press run): Average number of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 443,238. Single issue nearest to filing date: 430,727.

Reactor (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Reactor; Parker Brothers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. Quest
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. ["I'm back!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. ["Dear Marvel Masters: Who are you trying..."]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
  6. 5. U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685)
  7. 6. Reactor
    Reactor; Parker Brothers
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Fernandez
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp