([July] 1988)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.75 USD; 2.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
annually
On-sale date:
1988-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Ralph Macchio (Editor); Tom DeFalco (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

On the Surface of the Moon--Crystal In Crisis! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Frenz (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Ms. Marvel [Sharon Ventura]; Crystal]; Black Bolt; Medusa; Gorgon; Karnak

Crystal Blue Persuasion (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Englehart
Pencils:
Kieron Dwyer (breakdowns)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (finishes)
Colors:
Greg Wright
Letters:
Ken Lopez

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Ms. Marvel [Sharon Ventura]; Crystal (Leaves)]; GUESTS: Luna; Willie Lumpkin; Watcher; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Gorgon; Karnak; Triton; Quicksilver; Lockjaw; Mara]; Fantomask; VILLAINS: High Evolutionary; Gatherers; Eliminators; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Belasco; Moloids; Comet Man; Master Pandemonium; Punisher; Dani Moonstar; Speedball; Eternals [Ikarus; Sersi; Makkari; Thena; Karkas]
Synopsis:
The Inhumans arrive on earth to tell Crystal that Quicksilver has returned to the fold and that she is required to return and reconcile with her husband; The FF object and battle the Inhumans; Meanwhile, on the moon, the High Evolutonary sends his Gatherers and Eliminators to steal the Terrigen Mists from the Inhumans; The FF and Inhumans return to the Moon and drive the Evolutionary's forces off; Rather than see Johnny quit the FF, Crystal decides to stay with her people.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Evolutionary War Part 5; Continued between Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #317 and 318; Continued from New Mutants Annual (Marvel, 1984 series) #4; Continued in Amazing Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #22.

Pin-Up Section! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Keith Pollard (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Thing; Ms. Marvel [Sharon Ventura]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Alicia Storm; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Franklin Richards; Dr. Doom; Kristoff; Crystal

Crystal (Table of Contents)

Crystal / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Edward L. Norton
Pencils:
Jackson Guice (breakdowns)
Inks:
Jose Marzan (finishes)
Colors:
Greg Wright
Letters:
Ken Lopez

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: Crystal; GUESTS: Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Gorgon; Karnak; Triton; Quicksilver; Lockjaw; Mara]; CAMEO: Dr. Doom
Synopsis:
Crystal gets reacquainted with her estranged husband little knowing that Quicksilver has dealings with Dr. Doom.

High Evolutionary Chapter 5: Silver and Crimson (Table of Contents)

High Evolutionary / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils:
Ron Lim
Inks:
Tony DeZuniga
Colors:
Gerg Wright
Letters:
Ken Lopez; Joe Albelo

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
FEATURE: High Evolutionary; GUESTS: Werewolf by Night; Moloids
Synopsis:
Wyndham creates his High Evolutionary armor to protect himself from a werewolf.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued from New Mutants Annual (Marvel, 1984 series) #4; Continued in Amazing Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #22.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. On the Surface of the Moon--Crystal In Crisis!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Crystal Blue Persuasion
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Pin-Up Section!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Crystal
    Crystal
  5. 4. High Evolutionary Chapter 5: Silver and Crimson
    High Evolutionary
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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