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
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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The End of the Fantastic Four! (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
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).

The End of the Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 1)

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
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: 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

Part 2 Sub-Mariner Gives the Orders! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Part 3 The Fury of Mr. Fantastic (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Part 4 The Flame of Battle (Table of Contents: 5)

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: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee
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.
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.

Vengeance Is Ours! Part 5 (Table of Contents: 7)

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
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The End of the Fantastic Four!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The End of the Fantastic Four!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. How the Human Torch Flies!
    A Fantastic Four Feature Page!
  4. 3. Part 2 Sub-Mariner Gives the Orders!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. Part 3 The Fury of Mr. Fantastic
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Part 4 The Flame of Battle
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. ["Dear Editor, I would like to know how the Human Torch can see through the flames in his eyes."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  8. 7. Vengeance Is Ours! Part 5
    Fantastic Four
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