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

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)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

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
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The All-Powerful Super-Skrull!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. A Skrull Walks Among Us!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
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