Fantastic Four Annual #18 [Direct Edition]
([July] 1984)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
annually
On-sale date:
1984-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Michael Carlin; Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound (#1-15, 21-27); Saddle-stitched (#16-20)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Wedding of Black Bolt and Medusa! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mark Bright [as Byrning Bright] (signed)
Inks:
John Byrne [as Byrning Bright] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Colonel Bel-Dann; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; She-Hulk; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]]; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa]; Warlord Raksor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The cover signature reads "Byrning Bright".

Mario Bros. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mario Bros. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prolog: Ten Lunar Orbits Ago (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Mark Gruenwald (script); Chris Claremont (partial script, uncredited, see notes)
Pencils:
Mark Bright
Inks:
Mike Gustovich
Colors:
Petra Scotese
Letters:
Phil Felix

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Colonel Bel-Dann (Kree soldier); Empress R'klll of the Skrulls; the Supreme Intelligence; Warlord Raksor (Skrull warrior, poses as Storm); the Watcher [Uatu]; Wolverine
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continues in the next story. The story follows up on events in The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #137 (September 1980). In particular, pages 2 and 3 are a new version of pages 22 and 23 of that X-Men issue, with the dialogue being largely the same (hence the Claremont script credit).

Something Old, Something New! (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 28 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Mark Gruenwald (script)
Pencils:
Mark Bright
Inks:
Mike Gustovich
Colors:
Petra Scotese
Letters:
Phil Felix

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Colonel Bel-Dann; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; She-Hulk]; the Inhumans [Black Bolt; Crystal; Gorgon; Karnak; Lockjaw; Luna; Medusa; Triton]; Quicksilver; Warlord Raksor; the Watcher
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from the previous story.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Wedding of Black Bolt and Medusa!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Mario Bros.
    Mario Bros.
  3. 2. Prolog: Ten Lunar Orbits Ago
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Something Old, Something New!
    The Fantastic Four
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