([September] 1963)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
annually
On-sale date
1963-07-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound (#1-15, 21-27); Saddle-stitched (#16-20)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

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


The Undersea Legions of Sub-Mariner! (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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Reprints

Sub-Mariner Versus the Human Race! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 37 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-324
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor] (origin recap); Dorma (introduction); Krang (introduction); Adlai Stevenson; Nikita Krushchev; Leonard McKenzie; Fen; Dr. Falton
Synopsis
The Sub-Mariner locates the remnants of his undersea race and plans a new attack against the surface world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Namor's undersea race is seen for the first time since his revival in FF #4. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Mole Man (Table of Contents: 2)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mole Man [Harvey Elder]
Reprints

The Skrulls from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 3)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Reprints

The Miracle Man (Table of Contents: 4)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Miracle Man [Joshua Ayers]
Reprints

Prince Namor, the Sensational Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents: 5)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints

Questions and Answers about the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 6)

Fantastic Four / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-343
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Mister Fantastic]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Reprints

Inside the Baxter Bldg. [sic] (Table of Contents: 7)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Doctor Doom (Table of Contents: 8)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Reprints

Kurrgo Master of Planet X (Table of Contents: 9)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kurrgo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo, 2014. Previous indexer credited Sol Brodsky.

The Puppet Master (Table of Contents: 10)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Kirby inks per Nick Caputo, June 2014. Previous indexer credited Sol Brodsky.

The Fabulous Fantastic Four Meet Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]
Synopsis
Spider-Man visits the Fantastic Four and fights them to prove he can become one of their members.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is an expanded retelling of a part of the story from Amazing Spider-Man #1 (Spider-Man vs. the Chameleon, pgs 2-4).

The Impossible Man from the Planet Poppup (Table of Contents: 12)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Impossible Man
Reprints

The Incredible Hulk (Table of Contents: 13)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super Apes (Table of Contents: 14)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?; Jack Kirby ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; Super Apes [Igor; Mikhlo; Peotr]
Reprints

The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android (Table of Contents: 15)

A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes! / character profile / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thinker; Android
Reprints

Origin of the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 16)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky (alterations)
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky (alterations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprints the first thirteen pages of Fantastic Four # 1. The first page is altered to add the word Origin and the look of the Human Torch, the Thing and Reed Richards have been updated by Sol Brodsky to reflect their contemporary (Summer 1963) appearances.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Undersea Legions of Sub-Mariner!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Sub-Mariner Versus the Human Race!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Mole Man
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  4. 3. The Skrulls from Outer Space!
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  5. 4. The Miracle Man
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  6. 5. Prince Namor, the Sensational Sub-Mariner
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  7. 6. Questions and Answers about the Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. Inside the Baxter Bldg. [sic]
    Fantastic Four
  9. 8. Doctor Doom
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  10. 9. Kurrgo Master of Planet X
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  11. 10. The Puppet Master
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  12. 11. The Fabulous Fantastic Four Meet Spider-Man!
    Fantastic Four
  13. 12. The Impossible Man from the Planet Poppup
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  14. 13. The Incredible Hulk
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  15. 14. The Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super Apes
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  16. 15. The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android
    A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Most Famous Foes!
  17. 16. Origin of the Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
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