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:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound (some saddle-stitched)
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
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Indexer Notes

The cover signature reads "Byrning Bright".

Mario Bros. (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset
Editing:
?

Genre:
children
Characters:
Luigi
Synopsis:
Luigi is in a maze and danger makes him call out for his brother Mario.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Comic strip ad for the Mario Bros. video game from Atari.

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
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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
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Indexer Notes

Continued from the previous story.

Editing

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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