Fantastic Four #9 [Regular Edition]
(December 1962)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-09-04
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:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The End of The Fantastic Four! (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
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

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)

The End of The Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as 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
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four are bankrupt and the Sub-Mariner is scheming to use this.
Reprints
Keywords
Baxter Building; Fantasti-car

How the Human Torch Flies! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Part 2 Sub-Mariner Gives the Orders! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Job Number
V-995
First Line of Dialogue or Text
A few days, and many weary miles later, at the newly-formed S.M. Studios is Hollywood, California...
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; James Arness; Alfred Hitchcock; Dean Martin; Bob Hope
Synopsis
The Sub-Mariner offers the Fantastic Four one million dollars if they star in a film that he's producing.
Reprints
Keywords
Muscle Beach; schooner; treasure

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

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

Part 3 The Fury of Mr. Fantastic (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of course I live!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; The Cyclops
Synopsis
Mr. Fantastic discovers that the film project is a setup.
Reprints
Keywords
Africa; cyclops; jungle

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Part 4 The Flame of Battle (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Flame on!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Synopsis
Human Torch and Thing discover that the film project is a setup.
Reprints
Keywords
Africa; beach; jungle; volcano

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Best Values Co. Coin Catalogue / 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
Colors
? (background only)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Editor, I would like to know how the Human Torch can see through the flames in his eyes.
Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
Synopsis
Letters of comment from Dennis Smith, Weskan Kansas; Buddy Saunders, Arlington Texas; Leroy Auston, Jacksonville Texas; Mike Tuohey, Detroit Michigan; Paul Gambaccini, West Port Connecticut; Richard Berry, Haskell New Jersey; and Harold Smith, New Orleans Louisiana
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letter page replies by Stan Lee.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Vengeance Is Ours! Part 5 (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Job Number
V-995
First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, you don't, fish-man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Synopsis
The film is produced and an unwilling Sub-Mariner pays the Fantastic Four their money.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; S.M. Studios

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The End of The Fantastic Four!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Are you skinny like I was?"]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. The End of The Fantastic Four!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. How the Human Torch Flies!
    A Fantastic Four Feature Page!
  5. 4. ["Will you work Saturday mornings for $5.00 to $20.00 extra?"]
    Mr. Ned Mason
  6. 5. Part 2 Sub-Mariner Gives the Orders!
    The Fantastic Four
  7. 6. ["Amazing new home training plan"]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  8. 7. Part 3 The Fury of Mr. Fantastic
    The Fantastic Four
  9. 8. ["1001 things that you can get free"]
  10. 9. ["Bike bonanza of big buys"]
    Honor House Products
  11. 10. Part 4 The Flame of Battle
    The Fantastic Four
  12. 11. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit
  13. 12. ["Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co. Coin Catalogue
  14. 13. ["Dear Editor, I would like to know how the Human Torch can see through the flames in his eyes."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  15. 14. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  16. 15. Vengeance Is Ours! Part 5
    The Fantastic Four
  17. 16. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method can build you a magnificent new he-man-muscled body in just ten minutes a day"]
    Mike Marvel System
  18. 17. ["Boys, girls, men, women if you know just 20 people…"]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
  19. 18. ["Learn radio-television electronics by practising at home in your spare time"]
    National Radio Institute
  20. 19. ["He’s looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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