(May 1995)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
3.95 USD; 5.35 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
Barcode:
75960602462940011
Editing:
Nelson Yomtov (Editor); Michael Marts (Assistant Editor); Mark Gruenwald (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Triple-Size. Silver metallic foil cover on cardstock paper. Glossy interior paper.


[Foil Cover] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Ryan (signed)
Inks:
Paul Ryan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Woman [Sue Storm Richards]]; Kristoff Vernard

[Table of Contents] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

Even the Watchers Can Die! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco (plot; script); Paul Ryan (plot)
Pencils:
Paul Ryan
Inks:
Dan Bulanadi
Colors:
John Kalisz
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Woman [Sue Storm Richards]; Lyja the Laserfist]; Huntara; Vibraxas; Kristoff Vernard; Ant-Man [Scott Lang]; Psi-Lord [Franklin Richards]; Aron the Rogue Watcher; Devlor; Uatu the Watcher; The Celestials; The One; Extar; Arishem; Grand Watcher; Blastaar; Dragon Man; The Frightful Four [The Wizard; Sandman; Medusa; The Trapster]; Nathaniel Richards; Red Ghost; Igor; Mikhlo; Peator; Annihilus; Mole Man; Black Panther; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Terrax; Doctor Doom; Devos the Devastator; Super-Skrull; Hulk; Gladiator; Hate-Monger; Thundra; Zarrko [as Boris]

Defending a Title (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Marts
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero

In Memoriam! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco (plot; script); Paul Ryan (plot)
Pencils:
Paul Ryan
Inks:
Dan Bulanadi
Colors:
Scott Marshall
Letters:
Brad K. Joyce

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nick Fury; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver; Silver Surfer; Thor; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Thunderstrike; Black Panther; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Silver Sable; Ant-Man [Scott Lang]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; She-Hulk; Huntara; Lyja the Lazerfist; Human Torch; Zarrko [as Boris]; Kristoff Vernard; Willie Lumpkin; Black Bolt; Vision; Crystal; Invisible Woman; Mister Fantastic (flashback)

Fantastic Forum (Table of Contents)

letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

7 letters of comment by Janone Ovomorto, Sean Dinnelly, Napolean Tellez, Ben Dotson, Kristopher Myers, Bob Bonner, Colin O'Neil, plus preview art of "Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising" storyline.

[Marvel Subscription Form] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

House Advertisement for Marvel Comics Series (subscription page).

Bullpen Bulletins (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Indexer Notes

"Still On Sale" (13 titles), plus features of RUNE/SILVER SURFER #1, FANTASTIC FOUR: ATLANTIS RISING #1, CAPTAIN AMERICA #440, FORCE WORKS #12.

[House Advertisements] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

House Advertisements for: TALES OF THE MARVELS: BLOCKBUSTER oneshot, AVENGERS series.

[Ads] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 10 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 10 one-page advertisements for: True Lies (game, Acclaim), Nerds (candy, Willy Wonka), Cap'n Crunch (cereal, Quaker Oats Company), Slugs (milkcaps, Pinnacle), Skittles (candy, Mars), Marvel Metal Cards (collector cards, Fleer), Prime Vs. Hulk (exclusive collector comic, American Entertainment), Kool-Aid (soft drink, Kraft), Cro (tv, ABC), '95 Fleer Ultra (trading cards, Fleer).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Foil Cover]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. [Table of Contents]
  3. 2. Introduction
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Even the Watchers Can Die!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. Defending a Title
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. In Memoriam!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. Fantastic Forum
  8. 7. [Marvel Subscription Form]
  9. 8. Bullpen Bulletins
  10. 9. [House Advertisements]
  11. 10. [Ads]
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