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
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.


The Impossible Man (Table of Contents)

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

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.

A Visit with the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-72
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 the first mention of the Yancy Street Gang.

It also 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: 2)

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
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters page replies by Stan Lee. Illos of Sue, Ben and Reed from earlier stories. Human Torch illo possibly by Sol Brodsky.

The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page (Table of Contents: 3)

Sub-Mariner / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

The Impossible Man (Table of Contents: 4)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-73
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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Impossible Man
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. A Visit with the Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  4. 3. The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
    Sub-Mariner
  5. 4. The Impossible Man
    Fantastic Four
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Guy Budziak
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
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  • Pierre Freyssonnet
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
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