Fantastic Four #14 [Regular Edition]
(May 1963)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-02-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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 Sub-Mariner Strikes! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last we meet again!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Corner symbol box invented by Steve Ditko (as revealed in the letters page of Fantastic Four # 19) begins with this issue.

The Merciless Puppet Master (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-144
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Puppet Master; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Alicia Masters; Mole Man [Moleman] (cameo); the Skrulls (cameo); Doctor Doom (cameo)
Synopsis
The Puppet Master is declared healed and plans his revenge againt the Fantastic Four. This time, he'll use the Sub-Mariner.
Reprints
Keywords
"roving-eye" viewer; Baxter Building; coral; Fantasti-car; flame-eater; hypno-fish; Idlewild Airport; moon-ship; octopus; sub

Watch For The Greatest Symbols in Comics! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Characters
Invisible Girl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Stewart Scheifer, Bill Hauptman, David Languth, Victor Phillips, Lee Whittlesey, Jeffrey Roy Pontello, Mark Savage, Katheleen McCoy,Joseph Shoemaker, Richard Eilts, Kevin Johnson, Jim Broeker, Arthur Davis, Jr., and Barry Goldstein; replies to letters by Stan Lee. Includes Invisible Girl illo from an earlier issue and Special Announcement Time!

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sub-Mariner Strikes!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Merciless Puppet Master
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Watch For The Greatest Symbols in Comics!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
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