Fantastic Four #278 [Newsstand Edition]
(May 1985)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.65 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Barcode:
0714860246205
Editing:
Michael Carlin (Editor); Michael Higgins (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:
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]]; Kristoff von Doom
Reprints:
Keywords:
Baxter Building

True Lies (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Jerry Ordway
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
John Workman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]]; Alicia Masters; Franklin Richards; Wyatt Wingfoot; Doombots (villain); Kristoff (villain); Doctor Doom (villain, origin); Namor, the Sub-Mariner (cameo flashback); Psycho-Man (cameo); Hate Monger (cameo)
Synopsis:
Kristoff is brainwashed by the Doombots into believing that he is Doom and destroys the Baxter Building. The full origin of Doctor Doom is told.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Forum / letters page / 0.8 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Mark Klobas, Roger W. Norris, Joe Frank, Dennis Steele.

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total Number Copies Printed (net press run): Average number of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 441,031. Single issue nearest to filing date: 407,859.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. True Lies
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Forum
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership
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