Fantastic Four #6 [Regular Edition]
(September 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-06-12
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 has variants:

The Diabolical Duo Join Forces! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie 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

Indexer Notes

Dick Ayers confirmed to Nick Caputo that he inked this cover (GCD Error List 2 November 2006).

An Amazing Invention—"Magic Art Reproducer" (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Captives of the Deadly Duo! Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. KIRBY)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed as Ayers (box)); 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 Sub-Mariner and offers him an alliance against the Fantastic Four and all mankind.
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft; Baxter Building schematic; dolphins; fan mail

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Sinnott's personal records. Primary inker Dick Ayers' signature appears at the bottom of page one splash panel.

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

Amazing New Home Training Plan (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Part 2 When Super-Menaces Unite (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. KIRBY)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Eager for a parlay, Doctor Doom folds back the wings of his aerosub and noses it into the depths of the sea...
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
Dr. Doom gives a "Grabber" to Sub-Mariner and Human Torch discovers that Invisible Girl hides a photo of the Sub-Mariner in a book.
Reprints
Keywords
aerosub; aircraft; H-bomb; statues; undersea civilizations

Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Part 3 When Friends Fall Out! (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wait! We've got to keep our tempers!
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
Synopsis
The Sub-Mariner plants the "Grabber" in the Baxter Building and it is lifted into space by Doctor Doom.
Reprints
Keywords
Baxter Building; security systems

So Life-Like…You'll Expect It to Hiss! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Medford Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Save Hundred of Dollars… (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Medford Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Part 4 Trapped! (Table of Contents: 9)

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
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're now thousands of feet above the city, and going higher!
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
The Baxter Building is set on a collision course with the Sun and the Sub-Mariner discovers that Doctor Doom has betrayed him.
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft; Baxter Building; meteors; space

In Just 30 Days Be a Powerhouse of Muscles! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Major League Suppliers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Look! Boys Wanted to Sell Grit (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Colors
? (small mailbox illustration)
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters page includes a letter from the winner of a contest and names of all the runners up.
Between 4th and 5th pages of previous story sequence (pages numbered 19 and 20)

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part 5 The End... or the Beginning? (Table of Contents: 14)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as J. KIRBY)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Terry Szenics

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It worked!
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 is flung out into space and the Baxter Building is returned to its foundation.
Reprints
Keywords
Baxter Building; meteors; spacecraft

Now! Everything You Need to Start Your Valuable Stamp Collection! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Scott Publications, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Learn Any Dance Fast! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Famous Dance Course / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Live Sea Horses! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Florida Sea Horse Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys, Girls, Men, Women (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Diabolical Duo Join Forces!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. An Amazing Invention—"Magic Art Reproducer"
  3. 2. Captives of the Deadly Duo! Part 1
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Amazing New Home Training Plan
    Commercial Trades Institute
  5. 4. Part 2 When Super-Menaces Unite
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method
    Mike Marvel System
  7. 6. Part 3 When Friends Fall Out!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. So Life-Like…You'll Expect It to Hiss!
    Medford Products
  9. 8. Save Hundred of Dollars…
    Medford Products
  10. 9. Part 4 Trapped!
    Fantastic Four
  11. 10. In Just 30 Days Be a Powerhouse of Muscles!
    Major League Suppliers
  12. 11. Look! Boys Wanted to Sell Grit
    Grit
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  14. 13. Shop by Mail
  15. 14. Part 5 The End... or the Beginning?
    Fantastic Four
  16. 15. Now! Everything You Need to Start Your Valuable Stamp Collection!
    Scott Publications, Inc.
  17. 16. Learn Any Dance Fast!
    Famous Dance Course
  18. 17. Live Sea Horses!
    Florida Sea Horse Co.
  19. 18. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products
  20. 19. [no title]
    American Body Building Club
  21. 20. Boys, Girls, Men, Women
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
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