Fantastic Four #16 [Regular Edition]
(July 1963)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-04-09
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

Starting with this issue the "The" is dropped from the cover logo.

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

The Return of Doctor Doom! (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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]
Reprints
Keywords
magnifying glasses

Start Your Own Business! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Christy Trades School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Micro-World of Doctor Doom! (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)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richard]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; The Warriors of Tok (introduction); Alicia Masters; King Pearla (introduction); Princess Pearla (introduction); Molly Margaret McSnide (introduction); The Wasp [Janet Van Dyne] (cameo)
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four answers a cry for help from someone too small to be seen. They arrive in a micro-world whose leader is Doctor Doom.
Reprints
Keywords
lizard men; molecular ray apparatus; sleep-inducing mist

Indexer Notes

Continued next issue.

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

Palmer-Jones Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5 to $20 Extra?] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Mr. Victor Mason / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Boys 12 or Older Make $1 to $5 in Your Spare Time (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hypno-Coin (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Hypnotic Aids Supply Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Spotlight on Reed Richards, Mister Fantastic (Table of Contents: 9)

Fantastic Four Feature Page / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many readers have asked how far I can stretch!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 19 and 20.

Page explaining Reed Richards's powers. Brodsky inks per Nick Caputo, September 2016. Previous indexer credited Dick Ayers.

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
Steve Ditko (illustration)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters page replies by Stan Lee. Thing/Mr. Fantastic illo from FF #13. Includes Special announcement Section.

Do You Want Spending Money? (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[2 Complete Fishing Outfits] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Niresk Industries, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Return of Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Start Your Own Business!
    Christy Trades School
  3. 2. The Micro-World of Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. ["Give me just one evening and I'll teach you to hypnotize easily!"]
    Palmer-Jones Publishers
  5. 4. ["How to make money as you train at home for a better job or a business of your own in Auto Mechanics"]
  6. 5. Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin!
    Best Values Co.
  7. 6. [Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5 to $20 Extra?]
    Mr. Victor Mason
  8. 7. Boys 12 or Older Make $1 to $5 in Your Spare Time
    Grit Newspaper
  9. 8. Hypno-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  10. 9. Spotlight on Reed Richards, Mister Fantastic
    Fantastic Four Feature Page
  11. 10. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  13. 12. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  14. 13. Boys! Men! My Secret New Dynaflex Method
    Mike Marvel System
  15. 14. [2 Complete Fishing Outfits]
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  16. 15. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw
    Famous Artists Schools
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