Fantastic Four Epic Collection #1 - The World's Greatest Comic Magazine
(September 2014)

Marvel, 2014 Series
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Volume
1
Price
34.99 USD; 38.99 CAD
Pages
456 ?
On-sale Date
2014-09-30
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Epic; Marvel
ISBN
978-0-7851-8832-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785188322
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; glossy interior
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected editions

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Human Torch; Mr. Fantastic; the Invisible Girl; the Thing]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Doctor Doom
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg (see notes)
Letters
Art Simek (cover lettering and logo design); Sol Brodsky (logo design) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Monster from Monster Isle
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Goldberg coloring credit disclosed in February 2011 http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31016 http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/?p=20698 and mentioned on Fantastic Four #600 letters page.

Logo design credit from Todd Klein and Mark Evanier from Klein's Facebook page, used by permission. Klein says generally early Marvel logos were designed by Brodsky and either inked or finished by Simek.

The Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 2)

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Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
V-372
First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the sudden fury of a thunderbolt, a flare is shot into the sky over Central City!
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]] (introduction, origin); the Mayor of Central City; the Mole Man (introduction, origin); Monsters of Monster Isle
Synopsis
Dr. Reed Richards takes his friends on a rocket trip that changes their lives forever. Atomic plants disappear all around the world. Reed Richards pinpoints a place which is at the same distance from them all: Monster Isle. Having captured the Fantastic Four, the Mole Man recounts how he discovered his underground kingdom.
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft; automobiles; blindness; cosmic rays; diamonds; fighter jets; flare guns; French army; missiles; Monster Isle; monsters; nuclear power plants; parachutes; rockets; spacecraft

Indexer Notes

The story is told in the following chapters:
The Fantastic Four! (13 pages)
The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man! (6 pages)
The Moleman's Secret! (6 pages)

Skrulls from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They had taken a deadly oath to destroy the Fantastic Four!
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Skrulls
Reprints
Keywords
extraterrestrials

The Fantastic Four Meet the Skrulls from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Job Number
V-457
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is happening here??
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Skrulls (introduction)
Synopsis
Four shape-changing Skrulls pose as the Fantastic Four and act as criminals while the true ones are in the country and recall their origin. The real FF are imprisoned by the government. They escape and decide to flush out the imitating Skrulls. The FF infiltrate the Skrull mothership and pose as the Skrull spies. Mr. Fantastic uses clippings from Strange Tales and Journey Into Mystery to trick the Skrulls into thinking that the Earth forces are too strong to attack. The four Skrull spies are captured, forced to take on the form of cows and then hypnotized to forget all of their former lives.
Reprints
Keywords
cattle; cells; Daily Bugle; Daily Globe; diamonds; extraterrestrials; flareguns; megaphones; monsters; newspapers; off-shore oil drilling platform; policemen; rayguns; rockets; rowboats; snakes; spacecraft; spotlights; swimming; United States Army

Indexer Notes

The story is told in the following chapters:
The Fantastic Four Meet the Skrulls from Outer Space! (6 pages)
Part 2 Prisoner of the Skrulls (8 pages)
The Fantastic Four Fight Back! (5 pages)
The Fantastic Four... Captured! (5 pages)

The Thing (Table of Contents: 5)

The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Job Number
V-457
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this great collectors'-item issue, you will see, for the first time...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]
Reprints
Keywords
Fantasticar

Indexer Notes

Johnny Storm has two left hands. The thumb on his right hand is on the wrong side of his palm.
The characters receive matching costumes.

The Menace of the Miracle Man (Table of Contents: 7)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed); Sol Brodsky (see notes)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
V-563
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can even the Fantastic Four defeat a man who performs... miracles???
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Miracle Man (introduction)
Synopsis
The Miracle Man performs his supervillain debut at his magic show by humiliating the Thing. The Miracle Man declares war on humanity and animates a movie monster statue. The Human Torch torches the animated Monster from Mars-statue and the Invisible Girl stowes away on the atomic tank that the Miracle Man has stolen. The Thing recalls the origin of the Fantastic Four while the Invisible Girl is taken prisoner by the Miracle Man. The Miracle Man is defeated, but at the cost of the Human Torch leaving the Fantastic Four.
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; Baxter Building schematic; cinemas; dogs; Fantasticar; flareguns; helicopters; hypnotism; machine guns; monsters; policemen; stage magic; tanks; United States Army

Indexer Notes

Alterations on the Torch by Sol Brodsky.

The story breaks down in those parts:
Chapter 1 The Menace of the Miracle Man
Chapter II The Monster Lives!
Chapter III The Flame that Died!
Chapter IV In the Shadow of Defeat!
Chapter V The Final Challenge!

Johnny Storm the Human Torch! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
V-564
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Reprints

The Coming of the Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents: 9)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop him!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

The Coming of... Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
V-643
First Line of Dialogue or Text
At a secret skyscraper hideout, in the caverns of New York, three of the most fantastic humans on earth are found!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Monster from Mars-statue (flashback); Miracle Man (flashback); Namor the Sub-Mariner; Giganto (introduction, death)
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four are searching for the runaway Human Torch. Fleeing the Thing, the runaway Human Torch finds the amnesiac Sub-Mariner. The Human Torch drops the Sub-Mariner into the sea and he regains his memory. The Sub-Mariner sends Giganto to smash New York. The Thing walks into Giganto with a bomb and blows him up. The Human Torch sweeps the Sub-Mariner and Giganto away into the sea. The Sub-Mariner says "I'll be back!"
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; Baxter Building; comic books; commuter trains; Fantasticar; flop houses; helicopters; monsters; motorcycles; nuclear bombs; undersea civilizations

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1 On the Trail of the Torch!
Chapter 2 Enter the Sub-Mariner!
Chapter 3 Let the World Beware!
Chapter 4 Sub-Mariner's Revenge!
Chapter 5 Return to the Deep!

Mister Fantastic (Table of Contents: 11)

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Stan Lee (signed)
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Jack Kirby (signed)
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Sol Brodsky
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Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]
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Meet... Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 12)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
With a turn of this dial, I shall destroy the four of you forever!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom
Reprints
Keywords
bondage

Prisoners of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 13)

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Stan Lee (signed)
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Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
V-735
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Fantastic Four!! Hah!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Synopsis
Doctor Doom takes the Invisible Girl hostage to insure her teammates' obedience. Doctor Doom brings the FF to his castle stronghold in the USA. There he sends the Torch, the Thing and Mr. Fantastic back in time to retrieve the pirate Blackbeard's treasure. The Thing takes command of a sailing ship in the era of the pirate Blackbeard. The Thing takes on the role of Blackbeard the pirate and wishes to remain in the past. Doom tries to kill the FF when they return from the past, but the Invisible Girl saves them. Doom escapes with his jetpack.
Reprints
Keywords
Baxter Building; bondage; castles; chess; Dr. Doom's time machine; flareguns; helicopters; jetpacks; jewelry; pirates; robots; rowboats; sailing ships; shipwrecks; swords; telescopes; time travel; treasure chests

Indexer Notes

The story breaks down like this:
Prisoners of Doctor Doom! Part 1
Part 2 Back to the Past!
Part 3 On the Trail of Blackbeard
Part 4 Battle!
Part 5 The Vengeance of Doctor Doom!

The Diabolical Duo Join Forces! (Table of Contents: 14)

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?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have the Fantastic Four at last met their match when mighty Sub-Mariner and evil Doctor Doom team up?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Doctor Doom
Reprints

Captives of the Deadly Duo! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 15)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers; Joe Sinnott (page 2, panels 4-8)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Terry Szenics

Job Number
V-835
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's the Human Torch!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Doctor Doom
Synopsis
Doctor Doom presents himself to the Sub-Mariner and offers him an alliance against the Fantastic Four and all mankind. Dr. Doom gives a "Grabber" to the Sub-Mariner and the Human Torch discovers that the Invisible Girl hides a photo of the Sub-Mariner in a book. The Sub-Mariner plants the "Grabber" in the Baxter Building and it is lifted into space by Doctor Doom. The Baxter Building is set on a collision course with the Sun and the Sub-Mariner discovers that Doctor Doom has betrayed him. Doctor Doom is flung out into space and the Baxter Building is returned to its foundation.
Reprints
Keywords
aerosub; aircraft; Baxter Building schematic; dolphins; fan mail; H-bomb; meteors; security systems; space; spacecraft; statues; undersea civilizations

Indexer Notes

Captives of the Deadly Duo! Part 1
Part 2 When Super-Menaces Unite
Part 3 When Friends Fall Out!
Part 4 Trapped!
Part 5 The End... or the Beginning?

The Master of Planet X (Table of Contents: 16)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why does the human race turn against the Fantastic Four??
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]
Reprints
Keywords
flying saucers

Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X (Table of Contents: 17)

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Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek; Terry Szenics (pages 12-19)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hah! Little do the Earthlings suspect that I, Kurrgo, Master of Planet X, many light years away from their primitive Earth, have been monitoring their actions for weeks!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; Kurrgo (introduction); Kurrgo's robot (introduction)
Synopsis
Kurrgo sends a robot to take the Fantastic Four to Planet X. The robot from Planet X puts on a "hostility ray" to make people riot against the Fantastic Four. The robot grants the Fantastic Four asylum on Planet X. Kurrgo orders the Fantastic Four to save his people from Planet X's destruction. Kurrgo perishes on Planet X, but his people gets away from its destruction.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 1 It Came From the Skies!
Part 2 Outlawed
Part 3 Bound for Planet X!
Part 4 Twenty Four Hours till Zero!
Part 5 The End of Planet X!

Prisoners of the Puppet-Master! (Table of Contents: 18)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Obey me, my puppets!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; the Puppet Master
Reprints
Keywords
marionettes

Prisoners of the Puppet Master! (Table of Contents: 19)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
V-950
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Thing! I didn't expect him back so soon!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Puppet Master (introduction); Alicia Masters (introduction); Warden Williams (introduction)
Synopsis
The Puppet Master tests his radioactive clay to remotely control people modeled in the clay. He gets the Thing under his command and imprisons the Invisible Girl. He then sends the Thing and Alicia to infiltrate the Baxter Building. The Thing is subjected to one of Mister Fantastic's potions that changes him back to Ben Grimm. The Puppet Master stages a jailbreak to prove his might. The Invisible Girl sends a distress signal to her teammates and the Puppet Master flees when meeting the Fantastic Four. They stop the jailbreak and the Puppet Master falls to his seeming death.
Reprints
Keywords
bridge tower; convicts; flying horse; state prison

Indexer Notes

Part 1
The Hands of the Puppet Maker Part 2
The Lady and the Monster! Part 3
Face-to-face with the Puppet Master! Part 4
Death of a Puppet! Part 5

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

A Fantastic Four Feature Page! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Reprints

The End of the Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 21)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Little do they dream that they will soon be at the mercy of the Sub-Mariner!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints
Keywords
Baxter Building

The End of the Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 22)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
V-995
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bulletin! The world-famous Fantastic Four are bankrupt!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Alicia Masters; James Arness; Alfred Hitchcock; Dean Martin; Bob Hope; the Cyclops
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four are bankrupt and the Sub-Mariner is scheming to use this. The Sub-Mariner offers the Fantastic Four one million dollars if they star in a film that he's producing. Mr. Fantastic discovers that the film project is a setup. Human Torch and Thing discover that the film project is a setup. The film is produced and an unwilling Sub-Mariner pays the Fantastic Four their money.
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Keywords
Africa; Baxter Building; beach; cyclops; Fantasti-car; jungle; Muscle Beach; S.M. Studios; schooner; treasure; volcano

Indexer Notes

Part 1
Part 2 Sub-Mariner Gives the Orders!
Part 3 The Fury of Mr. Fantastic
Part 4 The Flame of Battle
Vengeance Is Ours! Part 5

How the Human Torch Flies! (Table of Contents: 23)

A Fantastic Four Feature Page! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
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Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Reprints

The Return of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 24)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
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Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold your breath!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom; Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Reprints
Keywords
imposters

The Return of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 25)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
X-38
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't move, Sue!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom; Stan Lee; Jack Kirby; the Ovoids (flashback, introduction)
Synopsis
Doctor Doom returns from his unwanted journey in space and visits Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in order to make them set a trap for the Fantastic Four. Doctor Doom tells how he managed to return to Earth with the help of the Ovoids and then he changes bodies with Mr Fantastic using Ovoid technology. Doctor Doom convinces the rest of the team he is Mr Fantastic and displays his new shrinking-ray while Mr. Fantastic (in Doom's body) escapes from Doom's castle. Doctor Doom and Mr. Fantastic get their bodies back and Doom is put under his own shrinking-ray and shrinks down to sub-atomic size.
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Keywords
Fantasti-car; reducing ray; statue of Mole Man; statue of Namor the Sub-Mariner; statue of the Miracle Man; statue of the Skrulls; zoo animals

Indexer Notes

Part 1
Part 2 Back from the Dead!
Part 3 The End of Mr. Fantastic?
Part 4 No Place to Turn!
Part 5 The Real Doctor Doom!

Invisible Girl (Table of Contents: 26)

The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
John Duffy

Characters
The Invisible Girl
Reprints

The Impossible Man (Table of Contents: 27)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Al Hartley ? (alterations)
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; Al Hartley ? (alterations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; the Impossible Man
Reprints

A Visit with the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
X-72
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]] (origin retold); Willie Lumpkin (introduction]; the Skrulls (flashback)
Synopsis
Willie Lumpkin brings to the Fantastic Four their huge mailbag. It makes them think about their youths and their origin.
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Indexer Notes

This story contains the first mention of the Yancy Street Gang.

It also contains a defense of Sue Storm's membership by Reed which appears to be a justification of her membership. It will be another year before Sue is given additional forcefield powers to "beef up" her abilities.

The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page (Table of Contents: 29)

Sub-Mariner / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Stan Goldberg
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Art Simek

Job Number
X-75
Characters
Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of Namor and his undersea headquarters.

The Impossible Man (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
X-73
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; the Impossible Man (introduction)
Synopsis
The police call the Fantastic Four to help against a childish extra-terrestrial.
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Indexer Notes

Superman (DC, 1987 series) #50 (Dec. 1990) depicts Mr. Mxyzptlk on a vacation as the Impossible Man harassing the Fantastic Four, with dialogue taken from this issue.

The Fantastic Four Meet the Hulk! (Table of Contents: 31)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Stan Goldberg
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Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another second and I'll destroy them all!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; the Hulk
Reprints
Keywords
caves; monsters

The Incredible Hulk (Table of Contents: 32)

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Script
Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
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Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
X-101
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; the Hulk (also as Bruce Banner); Alicia Masters; General Thunderbolt Ross; Captain Nelson (introduction); Rick Jones; Doctor Karl Kort (introduction)
Synopsis
General Ross asks the Fantastic Four "to find and destroy the Hulk". His base was victim of a saboteur and the Hulk is the only suspect. The Fantastic Four go to a briefing at the base in New Mexico. There, they meet Bruce Banner and his assistant, Karl Kort, to discuss how to stop the Hulk. Rick Jones identifies Karl Kort as the saboteur. Karl Kort brings Rick in caves where the Hulk and the Fantastic Four are searching for him.
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Keywords
Fantasti-car; flaming lasso; infantrymen; monsters; Project 34; rocket sled; soldiers; tunnels

Indexer Notes

The Incredible Hulk [Part 1]
Part 2 Mission: Stop the Hulk!
Part 3 Who Is the Wrecker?
Part 4 The Hulk at Last!

The Red Ghost! (Table of Contents: 33)

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Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Al Hartley ? (alterations)
Inks
Don Heck ?; Al Hartley ? (alterations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mystery on the Moon!!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Red Ghost
Reprints
Keywords
Moon

The Fantastic Four Versus the Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes! (Table of Contents: 34)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
X-138
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Twilight in New York!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; the Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff] (origin); the Red Ghost's super-apes (origin); Uatu the Watcher (introduction)
Synopsis
While Reed prepares a journey to the Blue Area of the Moon, Ivan Kragoff trains three apes to pilot a spaceship and take possession of the Moon "for the communist empire". In space, the Fantastic Four's ship crosses that of Ivan Kragoff and they learn of the powers the apes have acquired before landing on the Moon. The Watcher appears and explains where he comes from and why he cannot take sides in the battle between the Fantastic Four and the Red Ghost. The Fantastic Four battle the Red Ghost and his super-apes on the Moon.
Reprints
Keywords
ancient civilization; apes; baboon; Blue Area; crater; disintegrator ray; gorilla; meteorite; Moon; orangutan; pneumatic-powered car; Watcher's domicile

Indexer Notes

The Fantastic Four Versus the Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes! [Part 1]
Part 2 Menace on the Moon!
Part 3 The Watcher Appears!
Part 4 Duel in the Dead City!

The Sub-Mariner Strikes! (Table of Contents: 35)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Steve Ditko
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Stan Goldberg
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Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last we meet again!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Corner symbol box invented by Steve Ditko (as revealed in the letters page of Fantastic Four #19) begins with this issue.

The Merciless Puppet Master (Table of Contents: 36)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Stan Goldberg
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Art Simek

Job Number
X-144
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Puppet Master; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Alicia Masters
Synopsis
The Puppet Master is declared healed and plans his revenge against the Fantastic Four. This time, he'll use the Sub-Mariner.
Reprints
Keywords
"roving-eye" viewer; Baxter Building; coral; Fantasti-car; flame-eater; hypno-fish; Idlewild Airport; moon-ship; octopus; sub

The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android! (Table of Contents: 37)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let none of the Fantastic Four leave alive!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; the Mad Thinker; the Thinker's Awesome Android
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The Fantastic Four Battle... the Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android! (Table of Contents: 38)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Stan Goldberg
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Art Simek

Job Number
X-191
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The android... neither animal, nor vegetable, nor mineral!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Mad Thinker (introduction); the Thinker's Awesome Android (origin); Alicia Masters; Cousin Bones (introduction); Fatal Finnegan (introduction); Willie Lumpkin; Peggy; Shorty
Synopsis
The Mad Thinker has summoned gang leaders to try to become the king of New York. To achieve his goal, he must defeat the Fantastic Four. So he makes sure they are all offered interesting opportunities. While they disband, the Thinker uses the Baxter Building to build his Awesome Android.
Reprints
Keywords
Central Park; circus; computers; Fifth Avenue; meteor; vibra-guns; wrestling; Yancy Street

The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page (Table of Contents: 39)

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Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]
Reprints

The Return of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 40)

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Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom; Ant-Man
Reprints
Keywords
magnifying glasses

The Micro-World of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 41)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richard]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Doctor Doom; the Warriors of Tok (introduction); Alicia Masters; King Pearla (introduction); Princess Pearla (introduction); Molly Margaret McSnide (introduction); The Wasp
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four answer a cry for help from someone too small to be seen. They arrive in a micro-world whose leader is Doctor Doom.
Reprints
Keywords
lizard men; molecular ray apparatus; sleep-inducing mist

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

In the Clutches of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 42)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Stan Goldberg
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Art Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can America's most colorful super-combo escape from...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom
Reprints

Defeated by Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 43)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Job Number
X-315
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Happy landings, Ant-Man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom; Alicia Masters; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Princess Pearla; President John F. Kennedy; Nikita Khrushchev
Synopsis
Back from the micro-world, Doctor Doom attacks the Fantastic Four once more by kidnapping Alicia.
Reprints
Keywords
Daily Herald; disintegrator ray guns; electro-scanner; grappler ray; power spheres; radar; robots; ultra-heat beam

The All-Powerful Super-Skrull! (Table of Contents: 44)

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Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm], Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; the Super-Skrull
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A Skrull Walks Among Us! (Table of Contents: 45)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Stan Goldberg
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Art Simek

Job Number
X-361
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I just love the evening TV news broadcast...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Super-Skrull (introduction); the Skull Emperor (introduction); Skrulls
Synopsis
The Skrull Emperor sends the Super-Skrull, a Skrull possessing all the powers of the Fantastic Four, to conquer Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Andromeda galaxy; Crater Isle; passenger I.C.B.M.; pogo plane; Times Square
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!"]
    The Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Fantastic Four!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Skrulls from Outer Space!
    The Fantastic Four
  5. 4. The Fantastic Four Meet the Skrulls from Outer Space!
    The Fantastic Four
  6. 5. The Thing
    The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
  7. 6. ["In this great collectors'-item issue, you will see, for the first time..."]
    The Fantastic Four
  8. 7. The Menace of the Miracle Man
    The Fantastic Four
  9. 8. Johnny Storm the Human Torch!
    The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
  10. 9. The Coming of the Sub-Mariner!
    The Fantastic Four
  11. 10. The Coming of... Sub-Mariner!
    The Fantastic Four
  12. 11. Mister Fantastic
    The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
  13. 12. Meet... Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  14. 13. Prisoners of Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  15. 14. The Diabolical Duo Join Forces!
    The Fantastic Four
  16. 15. Captives of the Deadly Duo! Part 1
    The Fantastic Four
  17. 16. The Master of Planet X
    The Fantastic Four
  18. 17. Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X
    The Fantastic Four
  19. 18. Prisoners of the Puppet-Master!
    The Fantastic Four
  20. 19. Prisoners of the Puppet Master!
    The Fantastic Four
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    A Fantastic Four Feature Page!
  22. 21. The End of the Fantastic Four!
    The Fantastic Four
  23. 22. The End of the Fantastic Four!
    The Fantastic Four
  24. 23. How the Human Torch Flies!
    A Fantastic Four Feature Page!
  25. 24. The Return of Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  26. 25. The Return of Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  27. 26. Invisible Girl
    The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
  28. 27. The Impossible Man
    The Fantastic Four
  29. 28. A Visit with the Fantastic Four
    The Fantastic Four
  30. 29. The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
    Sub-Mariner
  31. 30. The Impossible Man
    The Fantastic Four
  32. 31. The Fantastic Four Meet the Hulk!
    The Fantastic Four
  33. 32. The Incredible Hulk
    The Fantastic Four
  34. 33. The Red Ghost!
    The Fantastic Four
  35. 34. The Fantastic Four Versus the Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes!
    The Fantastic Four
  36. 35. The Sub-Mariner Strikes!
    The Fantastic Four
  37. 36. The Merciless Puppet Master
    The Fantastic Four
  38. 37. The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android!
    The Fantastic Four
  39. 38. The Fantastic Four Battle... the Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android!
    The Fantastic Four
  40. 39. The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
    The Fantastic Four
  41. 40. The Return of Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  42. 41. The Micro-World of Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  43. 42. In the Clutches of Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  44. 43. Defeated by Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  45. 44. The All-Powerful Super-Skrull!
    The Fantastic Four
  46. 45. A Skrull Walks Among Us!
    The Fantastic Four
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