Fantastic Four #18 [Regular Edition]
(September 1963)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1963-06-11
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:

The All-Powerful Super-Skrull! (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm], Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; The Super-Skrull
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (1 November 2006); the original indexer credited George Roussos.

A Skrull Walks Among Us! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 21 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-361
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I just love the evening tv news broadcast...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; The Super-Skrull (introduction); Dr. Doom (cameo); the Skull Emperor (introduction); Skrulls
Synopsis
The Skrull Emperor sends the Super-Skrull, a Skrull possessing all the powers of the Fantastic Four, to conquer Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Andromeda galaxy; Crater Isle; passenger I.C.B.M.; pogo plane; Times Square

Indexer Notes

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Avengers [superhero] / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

The Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; X-Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Harold Silverman, Robert Allen Ellise, Paul B. Weinstein, Dick Tedor, Robert Caldwell, R. Anderson, Steve Stough, Anthony Corda, Tom Jones, Alan Wheeler, and Ronn Foss (Alter Ego publisher at the time); includes Special Announcement Section.

In answer to a question from Paul B. Weinstein about who originated the corner cover symbol box, Stan Lee replied: "Steve Ditko dreamed up the idea, and we're sure glad he did!"

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The All-Powerful Super-Skrull!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. A Skrull Walks Among Us!
    The Fantastic Four
  3. 2. ["Don't miss"]
    The Avengers [superhero]
  4. 3. ["72 big pages"]
    The Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; X-Men
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
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