Fantastic Four #10 [Regular Edition]
(January 1963)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-10-09
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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Return of Doctor Doom! (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
Hold your breath!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom; Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Reprints
Keywords
imposters

Indexer Notes

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

The Return of Doctor Doom! (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
X-38
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't move, Sue!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom (villain); Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Synopsis
Doctor Doom returns from his unwanted journey in space and visits Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in order to make them set a trap for the Fantastic Four.
Reprints
Keywords
statue of Mole Man; statue of Namor the Sub-Mariner; statue of the Miracle Man; statue of the Skrulls

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Invisible Girl (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters
The Invisible Girl
Reprints

Part 2 Back from the Dead! (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
John Duffy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tell Mr. Fantastic to come here right away -- to discuss a new story with you!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Ovoids (flashback, introduction); Doctor Doom (villain); Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Synopsis
Doctor Doom tells how he managed to return to Earth with the help of the Ovoids and then he changes bodies with Mr Fantastic using Ovoid technology.
Reprints

Part 3 The End 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
John Duffy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
So! Lee and Kirby were right!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom (villain)
Synopsis
Doctor Doom convinces the rest of the Fantastic Four that he is Mr Fantastic.
Reprints

Part 4 No Place to Turn! (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
John Duffy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A short time later, at the Fantastic Four's headquarters...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom (villain); Alicia Masters
Synopsis
Doctor Doom (as Mr. Fantastic) displays his new shrinking-ray and Mr. Fantastic (in Doom's body) escapes his captivity in Doom's castle.
Reprints
Keywords
reducing ray; zoo animals

[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 Stan and Jack, in ish #7, on page 11 you have the Fantasti-car flying upside down while being chased by a flying saucer!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from David Santiage, San Jose California; Steve Stern, Oceanside New York; Rob Sansing, Pensacola Florida; Lee Cohen, Skokie Illinois; and G.B. Love, Miami Florida.

Part 5 The Real Doctor Doom! (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
John Duffy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There! Lucky I struck a vulnerable spot!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom (villain); Alicia Masters
Synopsis
Doctor Doom and Mr. Fantastic get their bodies back and Doom is put under his own shrinking-ray and shrinks down to sub-atomic size.
Reprints
Keywords
Fantasti-car; reducing ray
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Return of Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Invisible Girl
    The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
  4. 3. Part 2 Back from the Dead!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. Part 3 The End of Mr. Fantastic?
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Part 4 No Place to Turn!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. ["Dear Stan and Jack, in ish #7, on page 11 you have the Fantasti-car flying upside down while being chased by a flying saucer!"]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  8. 7. Part 5 The Real Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
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