(October 2018)

Marvel, 2018 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
3.99 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
One-Shot
On-sale date
2018-08-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
Barcode
759606091508 00111
Editing
Mark D. Beazley (collection editor); Caitlin O'Connell (assistant editor); Kateri Woody (associate managing editor); Joe Hochstein (associate managing editor); Cory Bedlmeter (Masterworks editor); Jennifer Gr├╝nwald (senior editor, special projects); Jeff Youngquist (vice president production and special projects); John Rhett Thomas (research); Colortek (production); Adam Del Re (book designer); David Gabriel (senior vice president, sales and marketing); C. B. Cebulski (editor in chief); Joe Quesada (chief creative officer); Dan Buckley (president); Alan Fine (executive producer); John Nee (publisher); Tom Brevoort (senior vice president); David Bogart (senior vice president of business affairs and operations, publishing and partnership); Dan Carr (executive director of publishing technology); Alex Morales (director of publishing operations); Dan Edington (managing editor); Susan Crespi (production manager); Stan Lee (chairman emeritus)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Thin card stock glossy cover; white bond interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
One-Shot

Issue Notes

Copyright 2018 by Marvel. Marvel Worldwide, Inc., a subsidiary of Marvel Entertainment, LLC. Office of Publication: 135 West 50th Street, New York, New York 10020. $3.99 in the U.S. (GST # R127032852) in the direct market. Canadian agreement 40668537.

Printed in USA. Manufactured between August 3 and August 14, 2018 by Quad Graphics, Sarasota Springs, New York, USA.

Cover date as shown on cover is "AUG." Date as shown on the cover of the original (1961) is "NOV."


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Jeph York (reprint layout); Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Inks
George Klein (see notes); Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Letters
Artie Simek (original cover lettering and logo design); Sol Brodsky (original logo design) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Monster from Monster Isle
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the inker of the cover. Mark Evanier also agrees on Klein's credit. Inkers originally cited as possibilities included Chris Rule and Dick Ayers (who has affirmed he did not ink the cover or interior).

Logo design credit from Todd Klein and Mark Evanier from Klein's Facebook page, used by permission. Klein says generally early Marvel logos were designed by Brodsky and either inked or finished by Simek.

How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed); Jeph York (reprint layout); Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (see notes); Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
V-372
First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the sudden fury of a thunderbolt, a flare is shot into the sky over Central City!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]] (introduction, origin); the Mayor of Central City
Synopsis
Dr. Reed Richards takes his friends on a rocket trip that changes their lives forever.
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; cosmic rays; fighter jets; flare guns; missiles; parachutes; rockets; spacecraft

Indexer Notes

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the primary inker, with alterations likely by Sol Brodsky.

In the letters page of issue #281 it states according to Roz and Jack Kirby, via Steve Leialoha, that it was Artie Simek who inked the first issue of FF and that Sol Brodsky started inking with issue #2 (Brodsky actually started inking with # 3). Previous indexer credited Chris Rule as possible inker.

Good Job, More Money and Greater Security (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5.00 to $20.00 Extra? (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Mason Shoe Mfg. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man! (Table of Contents: 5)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Jeph York (reprint layout); Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (see notes); Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
V-372
First Line of Dialogue or Text
And now, having met our four amazing characters, let us resume our tale...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man [Moleman] (introduction); Monsters of Monster Isle
Synopsis
Atomic plants disappear all around the world. Reed Richards pinpoints a place which is at the same distance from them all: Monster Isle.
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft; diamonds; French army; monsters; nuclear power plants

Indexer Notes

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the primary inker with Sol Brodsky likely providing corrections. Previous indexer credited Chris Rule.

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Boys 12 or Older Sell Grit (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Reward $2,000.00 for This Coin (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Moleman's Secret! (Table of Contents: 9)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Jeph York (reprint layout); Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (see notes); Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before we witness the breath-taking conclusion of our amazing tale, let us gather together all the loose ends!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man [Moleman] (origin); Monsters of Monster Isle
Synopsis
Having captured the Fantastic Four, Moleman recounts how he discovered his underground kingdom.
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft; blindness; Monster Isle; monsters

Indexer Notes

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the inker, with alterations likely by Sol Brodsky. Previous indexer credited Chris Rule.

Stamps...Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Juke Box Bank (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

American Merchandising Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Test Your Talent! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Art Instructors Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

If You Know Just 20 People... You Can Make at Least $50 (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Learn Radio-Television Electronics by Practicing at Home in Your Spare Time (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

National Radio Institute / 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)

Bonus Material (Table of Contents: 16)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Jeph York (layout)
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
Jeph York ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Entire page illustrated by a blow up of a panel and the bottom middle of page 13 of the first story. Includes credits for this issue.

Afterword by Dan Slott (Table of Contents: 17)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dan Slott
Colors
Jeph York ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Our Captivating Little Quartet (Table of Contents: 18)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Colors
Jeph York ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Reflections on the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 19)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Colors
Jeph York ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Before the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 20)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco (signed)
Colors
Jeph York ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

The World Shook under Kirby's Pen (Table of Contents: 21)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Walter Mosley
Colors
Jeph York ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

Stan Lee's Original Typewritten Synopsis for The Fantastic Four #1 (Table of Contents: 22)

Fantastic Four / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Colors
Jeph York ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

Fantastic Four; Avengers West Coast; X-Men; Fin Fang 4; Marvel Super Hero Squad; Future Foundation; Fearsome Four; Nova / cover reprint (on interior page) / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?; John Byrne ?
Pencils
John Buscema; John Byrne; Alex Ross (painting); Scot Eaton; Eric Powell; Clayton Crain (see notes); Marceto DiChiara; Ed McGinness; Mike Kaluta [as Michael Wm. Kaluta]; Leinit Francis Yu; Arthur Adams; Humberto Ramos; Jeph York (reprint layout); Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Inks
Joe Sinnott; Terry Austin; John Byrne; Alex Ross (painting); Gregory Wright; Scot Eaton; Eric Powell; Clayton Crain (see notes); Marceto DiChiara; Dexter Vines; Mike Kaluta [as Michael Wm. Kaluta]; Leinit Francis Yu; Arthur Adams; Humberto Ramos; Michael Kelleher (restoration); Kellustration (restoration); Peter Dawes (restoration); Joe Frontirre (restoration)
Colors
Jeph York ?; ?; Alex Ross (painting); Greg Wright; Richard Isanove; Eric Powell; Clayton Crain (see notes); Mike Kaluta [as Michael Wm. Kaluta]; Leinil Francis Yu; Justin Ponsor; Edgar Delgado
Letters
typeset; John Costanza; ?

Genre
horror-suspense; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Last four pages including inside back cover. All covers are 1/4 in size. Four covers per page.

One cover reprinted, The Fantastic Ham, is supposedly for Ultimate Civil War: Spider-Ham (Marvel, 2007 series) #1 (March 2007) done by Clayton Crain. No indication this cover was ever printed.

Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 1 TPB (Table of Contents: 24)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby (original art, credited); Dean White (painting)
Inks
George Klein (original art, credited); Dean White (painting)
Colors
Dean White (painting)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Monster from Monster Isle
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

This cover is a painted version of the original cover of Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #1 by Dean White.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!"]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. How to Gain up to 50 Lbs. of Mighty Muscles!
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Fantastic Four!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Good Job, More Money and Greater Security
    Commercial Trades Institute
  5. 4. Will You Work Saturday Mornings for $5.00 to $20.00 Extra?
    Mason Shoe Mfg. Co.
  6. 5. The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  8. 7. Boys 12 or Older Sell Grit
    Grit
  9. 8. Reward $2,000.00 for This Coin
    Best Value Co.
  10. 9. The Moleman's Secret!
    Fantastic Four
  11. 10. Stamps...Shop by Mail
  12. 11. Juke Box Bank
    American Merchandising Company
  13. 12. Test Your Talent!
    Art Instructors Schools
  14. 13. If You Know Just 20 People... You Can Make at Least $50
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  15. 14. Learn Radio-Television Electronics by Practicing at Home in Your Spare Time
    National Radio Institute
  16. 15. He's Looking for People Who Like to Draw
    Famous Artists Schools
  17. 16. Bonus Material
  18. 17. Afterword by Dan Slott
  19. 18. Our Captivating Little Quartet
  20. 19. Reflections on the Fantastic Four
  21. 20. Before the Fantastic Four
  22. 21. The World Shook under Kirby's Pen
  23. 22. Stan Lee's Original Typewritten Synopsis for The Fantastic Four #1
    Fantastic Four
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four; Avengers West Coast; X-Men; Fin Fang 4; Marvel Super Hero Squad; Future Foundation; Fearsome Four; Nova
  25. 24. Marvel Masterworks: Fantastic Four Vol. 1 TPB
    Fantastic Four
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