Fantastic Four #15 [Regular Edition]
(June 1963)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1963-03-12
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 Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android! (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
Let none of the Fantastic Four leave alive!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; the Mad Thinker; the Thinker's Awesome Android
Reprints

The Fantastic Four Battle... the Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-191
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The android... neither animal, nor vegetable, nor mineral!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Mad Thinker (introduction); the Thinker's Awesome Android (origin); Alicia Masters; Cousin Bones (introduction); Fatal Finnegan (introduction); Willie Lumpkin; Peggy; Shorty
Synopsis
The Mad Thinker has summoned gang leaders to try to become the king of New-York. To achieve his goal, he must defeat the Fantastic Four. So he makes sure they are all offered interesting opportunities. While they disband, the Thinker uses the Baxter Building to build his Awesome Android.
Reprints
Keywords
Central Park; circus; computers; Fifth Avenue; meteor; vibra-guns; wrestling; Yancy Street

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]
Reprints

Action in the Fantastic Four Style (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

[In the next sensational issue of Fantastic Four...] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Don't Miss the Return of Dr. Doom (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters page replies by Stan Lee. Includes a letter from Roy Thomas.

Fantastic Four Fan Clubs (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Fantastic Four Battle... the Mad Thinker and His Awesome Android!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Action in the Fantastic Four Style
  5. 4. [In the next sensational issue of Fantastic Four...]
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Don't Miss the Return of Dr. Doom
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  8. 7. Fantastic Four Fan Clubs
    Fantastic Four
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