Fantastic Four #8 [Regular Edition]
(November 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-08-09
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:

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

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

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

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

Prisoners of the Puppet Master! (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
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie 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)
Synopsis
The Puppet Master tests his radioactive clay that gives him the power to remotely control people that are modeled in the clay.
Reprints
Keywords
bridge tower

Indexer Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.

[The Human Torch] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.

[Will You Work Saturday Mornings...?] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Mr. Ned Mason / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Hands of the Puppet Maker Part 2 (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
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-950
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Father! I heard you cry out!
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; Alicia Masters (introduction); Warden Williams (introduction)
Synopsis
The Puppet Master gets the Thing under his command and imprisons the Invisible Girl. He then send the Thing and Alicia Masters to infiltrate the Baxter Building.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.

Amazing New Home Training Plan (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Lady and the Monster! Part 3 (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-950
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reed -- I can't flame on yet!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Alicia Masters
Synopsis
While acting under the Puppet Master's influence, the Thing is subjected to one of Mister Fantastic's potions that changes him back to Ben Grimm.
Reprints
Keywords
state prison

Indexer Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Bike Bonanza of Big Buys (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Face-to-face with the Puppet Master! Part 4 (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
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-950
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Puppet Master is so engrossed in manipulating a jailbreak, that this is my chance to escape!
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; Puppet Master's winged horse; Warden Williams
Synopsis
The Puppet Master stages a jailbreak just to prove his might. Invisible Girl sends a distress signal to her teammates and the Puppet Master flees when meeting the combined forces of the Fantastic Four.
Reprints
Keywords
flying horse; prison

Indexer Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
Characters
Mr. Fantastic
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters page replies by Stan Lee. Mr. Fantastic illo likely from earlier issue.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Death of a Puppet! Part 5 (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
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-950
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! The wall's cavin' in!
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; Alicia Masters
Synopsis
The jail break is stopped by the Fantastic Four and the Puppet Master falls to what seems to be his death.
Reprints
Keywords
convicts; prison

Indexer Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.

Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Boys, Girls, Men, Women (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[Learn Radio-Television Electronics] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoners of the Puppet-Master!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Are you skinny like I was?"]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. Prisoners of the Puppet Master!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [The Human Torch]
    A Fantastic Four Feature Page!
  5. 4. [Will You Work Saturday Mornings...?]
    Mr. Ned Mason
  6. 5. The Hands of the Puppet Maker Part 2
    The Fantastic Four
  7. 6. Amazing New Home Training Plan
    Commercial Trades Institute
  8. 7. The Lady and the Monster! Part 3
    The Fantastic Four
  9. 8. ["1001 things that you can get free"]
  10. 9. Bike Bonanza of Big Buys
    Honor House Products
  11. 10. Face-to-face with the Puppet Master! Part 4
    The Fantastic Four
  12. 11. Look! Boys Wanted to Sell Grit
    Grit
  13. 12. Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin!
    Best Values Co. Catalog
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  15. 14. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  16. 15. Death of a Puppet! Part 5
    The Fantastic Four
  17. 16. Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method
    Mike Marvel System
  18. 17. Boys, Girls, Men, Women
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
  19. 18. [Learn Radio-Television Electronics]
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw
    Famous Artists Schools
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