Fantastic Four #30 [Regular Edition]
(September 1964)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1964-06-09
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

On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Will the mysterious Diablo finally be the villain who suceeds in breaking up the F.F.??!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; The Thing]; Diablo
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
3 complete fishing outfits

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for fishing equipment.

The Dreaded Diablo! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited as Art Simek)

Job Number
X-730
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even on vacation, the F.F. never know when danger will strike!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grim]; Baron Hugo; Featherstone; Diablo (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
On a vacation in Transylvania, the FF encounter a castle inhabited by Diablo.
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza

Indexer Notes

Ad for the Yubiwaza system of self-defense.
Between story pages 6 and 7.

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

Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Play 1964 big league baseball games
Synopsis
Ad for Strat-O-Matic baseball game.

Indexer Notes

Located between story pages 11 and 12.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, fella grab the chance to make $1 to $5 weekly and win dandy prizes, too
Synopsis
Ad soliciting sellers of Grit newspaper.

Indexer Notes

On top half of page between story pages14 and 15.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Good Luck Charms / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Genuine shark’s tooth
Synopsis
Good luck charms from World Wide Specialities

Indexer Notes

On lower half of page between story pages14 and 15.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Scott-Mitchell House / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
? (background only)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No sweat! No strain! No exhaustion!
Synopsis
Two small ads from Scott Mitchell, for an isometric exerciser and for 100 magnets.

Indexer Notes

On top half of page between story pages 19 and 20.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Littleton Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
? (background and lettering only)
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Curious coins! Odd paper money!

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Littleton Coin Company's packet of coins and money on lower half of page between story pages 19 and 20.

2 More Triumphs for Marvel ..! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby (Marvel Tales Annual); Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man Annual; Marvel Tales Annual)
Inks
Sol Brodsky (Marvel Tales Annual); Steve Ditko (Amazing Spider-Man Annual; Marvel Tales Annual)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (Marvel Tales Annual); Artie Simek (Amazing Spider-Man Annual); typeset

Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Sinister Six [Sandman [Flint Marko]; Kraven [Sergei Kravinoff]; Dr. Octopus [Otto Octavius]; Mysterio [Quentin Beck]; Vulture [Adrian Toomes]; Electro [Max Dillon]]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Thor [Thor Odinson; Donald Blake]; Sergeant Nick Fury; Iron Man [Tony Stark]

Indexer Notes

Between story pages 19 and 20. House advertisement for Amazing Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 and Marvel Tales Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 using reprints of their covers.

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 10)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Spectacular! Old U.S.!

Indexer Notes

Ad for stamps and other products, between story pages 19 and 20.

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Colors
? (title panel only)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, F.F. #26 was a wild one and I loved it!
Feature Logo
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Scott Frederick, Lucy and Joseph Fernandez, Jim McDaniel, Brady Flowers, Gail Sutton, James E. Kunkel, Bruce Levy, Chris Apostal, Bruce Hall, Gardner Ruffin and Beth Oxford, with replies from Lee. Includes special announcements section.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Colors
? (panel backgrounds and lettering only)
Letters
?; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method
Characters
Mike Marvel (photo)

Indexer Notes

Ad for a muscle building system.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you proud of your paycheck?

Indexer Notes

Ad for the Commercial Trades Institute.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?; ? (photographs)
Inks
?; ? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Treasure chest of fun

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for various novelty items.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boys, girls, men, women

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for the Wallace Brown line of Christmas cards.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Will the mysterious Diablo finally be the villain who suceeds in breaking up the F.F.??!"]
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  3. 2. The Dreaded Diablo!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
  5. 4. ["Play 1964 big league baseball games"]
    Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game
  6. 5. ["Come on, fella grab the chance to make $1 to $5 weekly and win dandy prizes, too"]
    Grit
  7. 6. ["Genuine shark’s tooth"]
    Good Luck Charms
  8. 7. ["No sweat! No strain! No exhaustion!"]
    Scott-Mitchell House
  9. 8. ["Curious coins! Odd paper money!"]
    Littleton Coin Co.
  10. 9. 2 More Triumphs for Marvel ..!
  11. 10. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  12. 11. ["Dear Stan and Jack, F.F. #26 was a wild one and I loved it!"]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  13. 12. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method"]
  14. 13. ["Are you proud of your paycheck?"]
  15. 14. ["Treasure chest of fun"]
    Honor House Products
  16. 15. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
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