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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S., then standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #116, 200, 358)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.


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

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).

Prisoners of the Puppet Master! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack 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.

The Hands of the Puppet Maker Part 2 (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
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.

The Lady and the Monster! Part 3 (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
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: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Face-to-face with the Puppet Master! Part 4 (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
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.

Death of a Puppet! Part 5 (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoners of the Puppet-Master!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Prisoners of the Puppet Master!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    A Fantastic Four Feature Page!
  4. 3. The Hands of the Puppet Maker Part 2
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. The Lady and the Monster! Part 3
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  7. 6. Face-to-face with the Puppet Master! Part 4
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. Death of a Puppet! Part 5
    Fantastic Four
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