Fantastic Four #12 [Regular Edition]
(March 1963)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-12-10
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 the U. S. Copyright Office filings.
This issue has variants:

The Fantastic Four Meet the Hulk! (Table of Contents)

The 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
Another second and I'll destroy them all!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints
Keywords
caves

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Incredible Hulk [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 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-101
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Alicia Masters; General Thunderbolt Ross; Captain Nelson (introduction)
Synopsis
General Ross asks the Fantastic Four "to find and destroy the Hulk". His base was victim of a saboteur and Hulk is the only suspect.
Reprints
Keywords
infantrymen

Part 2 Mission: Stop the Hulk! (Table of Contents: 3)

The 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
These are the most recent recorded moving pictures of the Hulk himself!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; General Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones; Doctor Karl Kort (introduction)
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four goes to a briefing at the base in New Mexico. There, they meet Bruce Banner and his assistant, Karl Kort, to discuss how to stop the Hulk.
Reprints
Keywords
Fantati-car; flaming lasso

To Men who Want Big Money but Don’t Know How to Get Started (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Part 3 Who Is the Wrecker? (Table of Contents: 5)

The 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 all the blanketty-blank--!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Genral Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones; Karl Kort
Synopsis
Rick Jones identifies Karl Kort as the saboteur.
Reprints
Keywords
Project 34; soldiers

[Draw the First Day] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Magic Art Reproducer / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part 4 The Hulk at Last! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thing! Get out of there!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Karl Kort; Rick Jones; General Thunderbolt Ross
Synopsis
Karl Kort brings Rick in caves where Hulk and the Fantastic Four are searching for him.
Reprints
Keywords
rocket sled; soldiers; tunnels

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Famous Dance Course / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Florida Sea Horses / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Money-making ideas lists / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters page replies by Stan Lee. Illustrations from earlier stories. The bottom of the letters page includes this ad: "IMPORTANT NOTE: The FANTASTIC FOUR make a guest appearance in the new AMAZING SPIDER-MAN comics, # 1, on sale December 10th. DON'T MISS IT!"

104 Kings' Knights (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Mr. Victor Mason / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fantastic Four Meet the Hulk!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Fill the gaps in your family's education with the amazing Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia"]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  3. 2. The Incredible Hulk [Part 1]
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Part 2 Mission: Stop the Hulk!
    The Fantastic Four
  5. 4. To Men who Want Big Money but Don’t Know How to Get Started
    Commercial Trades Institute Booklets
  6. 5. Part 3 Who Is the Wrecker?
    The Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [Draw the First Day]
    Magic Art Reproducer
  8. 7. Part 4 The Hulk at Last!
    The Fantastic Four
  9. 8. ["Look! Boys wanted to sell Grit"]
    Grit
  10. 9. ["Learn any dance fast!"]
    Famous Dance Course
  11. 10. ["Live sea horses!"]
    Florida Sea Horses
  12. 11. ["Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co.
  13. 12. ["1001 things you can get free"]
    Money-making ideas lists
  14. 13. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  16. 15. 104 Kings' Knights
    104 Kings' Knights
  17. 16. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method can build you a magnificent new he-man-muscled body in just ten minutes a day"]
    Mike Marvel System
  18. 17. ["Learn radio television electronics by practicing at home in your spare time"]
    National Radio Institute
  19. 18. ["Make $5.00 to $20.00 a week extra operating this ‘Saturday morning shoe store’"]
    Mr. Victor Mason
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