Fantastic Four #22 [Regular Edition]
(January 1964)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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 Mole Man (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
That's it, Thing!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Mole Man; The Fantastic Four [The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; The Mole Man
Reprints

The Return of the Mole Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos [as G. Bell]
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You know, Reed, this measuring device to test my invisibility would make the kookiest hat!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; the Mole Man (villain)
Synopsis
The Mole Man arranges for the neighbors of the Fantastic Four to complain about their activities so they will be interested when they receive an ad for an island that is for sale. When they visit the island, the Mole Man is waiting for them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Invisible Girl gains the power to project invisible force fields. Note that this is about a year after Reed's defense of her membership in issue #11 which was a justification of her powers as they were.

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

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

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letter page replies by Stan Lee. Includes letters from future pros Dave Cockrum, Wayne Howard, Jack Harris and Roy Thomas and the Special Announcement Section.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mole Man
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Return of the Mole Man!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. ["Another Marvel masterpiece"]
    Spider-Man
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
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