Fantastic Four #11 [Regular Edition]
(February 1963)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-11-01
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:

The Impossible Man (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Al Hartley ? (alterations)
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; Al Hartley ? (alterations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What’s going on here?
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 Impossible Man (introduction)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List (1 November 2006), suggests that the cover may be inked by Kirby; Dick Ayers has affirmed to Caputo that he did not ink the cover (GCD Error List 2 November 2006). Alterations on Sue likely by Al Hartley, also per Nick Caputo, July 2012.

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Visit with the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 11 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
X-72
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Say, fella, what's everyone standin' on line for?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]] (origin retelling); Willie Lumpkin (introduction]; The Skrulls (flashback)
Synopsis
Willie Lumpkin brings to the Fantastic Four their huge mailbag. It makes them think about their youths and their origin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story contains a defense of Sue Storm's membership by Reed which appears to be a justification of her membership. It will be another year before Sue is given additional forcefield powers to "beef up" her abilities.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Padell Book Co. Books / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Tiki Gods (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Greenwich Village Handicrafts / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Balcony Products; Vacutex / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Fantastic 4 Fan Page / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky ? (illustrations)
Inks
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky ? (illustrations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Job Number
X-74
Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Invisible Girl; The Thing; Mr. Fantastic; The Human Torch]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from James Barnhill and Larry Berry, Larry Tucker, Billy Rintz, Kurt Dagenais, William Paul, Betty Dille, Johnny Storm, David Lancaster, and Sherman Howard with replies by Stan Lee. Illos of Sue, Ben and Reed from earlier stories. Human Torch illo possibly by Sol Brodsky.

Prince Namor, the Mighty Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Job Number
X-75
Genre
superhero
Characters
Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of Namor and his undersea headquarters. Job number from original art.

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

Clyde Beatty / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Boys — 12 or Older — (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Impossible Man (Table of Contents: 10)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 11 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
X-73
First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's the most dangerous creature in the galaxy!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; The Impossible Man (introduction)
Synopsis
The police call the Fantastic four to help against a childish extra-terrestrial.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Superman (DC, 1987 series) #50 (Dec. 1990) depicts Mr. Mxyzptlk on a vacation as the Impossible Man harassing the Fantastic Four, with dialogue taken from this issue.

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

Perrywheel / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Kissing Dolls (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Kissing Dolls / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Magic Viewer / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

New Accordians — Save up to 1/2 (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Accordions / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Boys! Girls! Men! Women! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Blair Quality Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Learn Radio Television Electronics (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. Coin Catalog / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Impossible Man
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Shop by Mail
  3. 2. A Visit with the Fantastic Four
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. ["You can have the secret weapon!"]
    Padell Book Co. Books
  5. 4. Tiki Gods
    Greenwich Village Handicrafts
  6. 5. Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds
    Balcony Products; Vacutex
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  8. 7. Prince Namor, the Mighty Sub-Mariner!
    The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
  9. 8. ["Hey kids! Join the Clyde Beatty Tropical Animal Club of America and receive a free live pet!"]
    Clyde Beatty
  10. 9. Boys — 12 or Older —
    Grit
  11. 10. The Impossible Man
    The Fantastic Four
  12. 11. ["Hey kids be a wheel in the neighborhood with the new Perrywheel"]
    Perrywheel
  13. 12. Kissing Dolls
    Kissing Dolls
  14. 13. ["Here’s something you’ve always wanted Storyland series"]
    Magic Viewer
  15. 14. New Accordians — Save up to 1/2
    Accordions
  16. 15. ["Amazing new home training plan in auto repairing"]
    Commercial Trades Institute Booklet
  17. 16. Boys! Girls! Men! Women!
    Blair Quality Products
  18. 17. Learn Radio Television Electronics
    National Radio Institute
  19. 18. Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin!
    Best Values Co. Coin Catalog
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