Fantastic Four #4 [British]
(May 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
9d [0-0-9 GBP]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1962-02-08 ?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.
This issue is a variant of Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #4 [Regular Edition].

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

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

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

Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. Catalog / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Coming of... Sub-Mariner! Chapter 1 On the Trail of the Torch! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. Kirby)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie 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)
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four is searching for the runaway Human Torch.
Reprints
Keywords
Baxter Building; Fantasticar; motorcyles

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic 4 Fan Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
Characters
Thing; Invisible Girl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Len Blake, Anthony Gonzales, S. Goldberg, Shirley Howard, Bruce Fogel, Jim Moony, and "unsigned."

How to 'Take Charge' of a Highly-Paid Job in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter 2 Enter the Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. Kirby)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flame off, Torch!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Synopsis
Fleeing the Thing, the runaway Human Torch finds the amnesiac Sub-Mariner.
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; comic books; flop houses

Indexer Notes

Revival of the Sub-Mariner as a noble anti-hero.

8mm Motion Picture Projector (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Complete 4 Piece Matched Set of Luggage (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Chapter 3 Let the World Beware! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. Kirby)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-643
First Line of Dialogue or Text
At the very moment that Johnny Storm makes his incredible discovery, the other members of the Fantastic Four are continuing their strange search...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Synopsis
The Human Torch drops the Sub-Mariner into the sea and he regains his memory.
Reprints
Keywords
commuter trains; helicopters; undersea civilizations

Learn Radio-Television Electronics (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute Catalog / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter 4 Sub-Mariner's Revenge! (Table of Contents: 10)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. Kirby)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No sooner does Namor utter those fateful words, than the three other members of the mighty foursome, back at their headquarters again, planning their next move, see...
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; Giganto (introduction)
Synopsis
The Sub-Mariner sends Giganto to smash New York.
Reprints
Keywords
Fantasticar; monsters; nuclear bombs

I'll Give You the Keys to This Brand New Car… (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Mason Shoe Mfg. Co. Sales Kit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Look! Boys Wanted to Sell Grit (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Mister Fantastic (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of Reed Richards/Mr.Fantastic

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter 5 Return to the Deep! (Table of Contents: 15)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. Kirby)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-643
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Slowly, warily, knowing that each step might be his last, the Thing stalks deeper and deeper inside the gigantic sea creature...
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; Giganto (death)
Synopsis
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
monsters; nuclear bombs

Bike Bonanza of Big Buys (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Record Your Voice at Home (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Start Your Own Business! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Christy Trades School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Coming of the Sub-Mariner!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin!
    Best Values Co. Catalog
  3. 2. The Coming of... Sub-Mariner! Chapter 1 On the Trail of the Torch!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  5. 4. How to 'Take Charge' of a Highly-Paid Job in Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
    Commercial Trades Institute
  6. 5. Chapter 2 Enter the Sub-Mariner!
    The Fantastic Four
  7. 6. 8mm Motion Picture Projector
    Honor House Products
  8. 7. Complete 4 Piece Matched Set of Luggage
    Honor House Products
  9. 8. Chapter 3 Let the World Beware!
    The Fantastic Four
  10. 9. Learn Radio-Television Electronics
    National Radio Institute Catalog
  11. 10. Chapter 4 Sub-Mariner's Revenge!
    The Fantastic Four
  12. 11. I'll Give You the Keys to This Brand New Car…
    Mason Shoe Mfg. Co. Sales Kit
  13. 12. Look! Boys Wanted to Sell Grit
    Grit
  14. 13. Mister Fantastic
    The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
  15. 14. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  16. 15. Chapter 5 Return to the Deep!
    The Fantastic Four
  17. 16. Bike Bonanza of Big Buys
    Honor House Products
  18. 17. Record Your Voice at Home
    Honor House Products
  19. 18. Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method
    Mike Marvel System
  20. 19. Start Your Own Business!
    Christy Trades School
  21. 20. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw
    Famous Artists Schools
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