Fantastic Four #256 [Direct Edition]
(July 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 (Editor); 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 [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Annihilus
Reprints:
Keywords:
Negative Zone

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

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Annihilation Gambit! (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 [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Franklin Richards; The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; She-Hulk; Starfox; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Wasp]; Annihilus (villain); Galactus (cameo); Nova [Frankie Raye] (cameo); Skrulls (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four return from the Negative Zone and send Annihilus back; they discover that the villain has hurt Alicia and Franklin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Fantastic Four get new costumes. Crossover with The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #233.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Shooter (signed); ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure! [The Avalanche] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Wallace Lee Hopkins, Dan H, Eiler, Lon Levy, Alan Yuen, Dan Granley.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story [Baseball]
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. The Annihilation Gambit!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure! [The Avalanche]
    Dungeons & Dragons
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Per Sandell
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  • Tony R. Rose
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