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 (editor)

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in the U. S. Copyright Office filings.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Sub-Mariner Strikes! (Table of Contents)

The 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.

[All-Male He-Man] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Once Again, The Fantastic Four Face the Threat of Sub-Mariner, and “The Merciless Puppet Master” Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 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-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 Skulls (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

Indexer Notes

The “Part 1” in the title suggests that this story was originally intended to be divided into chapters.

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Grayson Products’ Giant Kite / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Watch For The Greatest Symbols in Comics! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
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 illustration from an earlier issue and Special Announcement Time!

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

Live Squirrel Monkey / advertisement / 0.16 page (report information)

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

Florida Sea Horse Co. / advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

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

Famous Dance Course / advertisement / 0.17 page (report information)

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sub-Mariner Strikes!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. [All-Male He-Man]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. Once Again, The Fantastic Four Face the Threat of Sub-Mariner, and “The Merciless Puppet Master” Part 1
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. ["You can have the secret weapon"]
    Padell Book Co. Booklets
  5. 4. ["Great new idea from CTI"]
    Commercial Trades Institute Booklets
  6. 5. ["Learn radio television electronics by practicing at home in your spare time"]
    National Radio Institute Catalog
  7. 6. ["Reward $9,985.50 for this coin!"]
    Best Values Co. Catalog
  8. 7. ["Fly this exciting giant 7 foot windhooker!"]
    Grayson Products’ Giant Kite
  9. 8. Watch For The Greatest Symbols in Comics!
  10. 9. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  12. 11. ["Darling live pet monkey!"]
    Live Squirrel Monkey
  13. 12. ["Live sea horses!"]
    Florida Sea Horse Co.
  14. 13. ["Learn any dance fast!"]
    Famous Dance Course
  15. 14. ["Boys 12 or older make $1 to $5 weekly in your spare time"]
    Grit
  16. 15. ["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
  17. 16. ["Fill the gaps in your family's education with the amazing Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia"]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  18. 17. ["He’s looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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