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
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 the U. S. Copyright Office filings.


The Fantastic Four Meet the Hulk! (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
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).

The Incredible Hulk [Part 1] (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-101
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; 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: 2)

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

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

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

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

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: 5)

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

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

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!"

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fantastic Four Meet the Hulk!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Incredible Hulk [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Part 2 Mission: Stop the Hulk!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Part 3 Who Is the Wrecker?
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. Part 4 The Hulk at Last!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
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