Fantastic Four #31 [Regular Edition]
(October 1964)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1964-07-09
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:

The Mad Menace of the Macabre Mole Man! (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

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

Indexer Notes

Quotes are misplaced on the cover around "Macabre Mole Man" as if that was the title, but the full title is as on the splash page.

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

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

The Mad Menace of the Macabre Mole Man! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Job Number
X-764
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey!! Who's the wise guy??
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Mole Man (villain); Dr. Franklin Storm (introduction); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Moloids; the Avengers [Thor [Don Blake]; Giant Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]
Synopsis
Mole Man lowers blocks of New York City into his realm. Sue is injured in the ensuing battle and can only be saved by a surgery performed by her escaped felon father.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

4 More Marvel Masterpieces! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Stamps; Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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 Mike Friedrich (future comics writer), David Hill, John Johnson, David Grace, Patrick Scarfo, Spence Allen, Chuck Boehnaler, Tom Jones, David Catena, Mike Raub, Charles Smith, and Marlin Grenn; includes Special Announcements Section.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Mad Menace of the Macabre Mole Man!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
    Niresk Industries, Inc.
  3. 2. The Mad Menace of the Macabre Mole Man!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. 4 More Marvel Masterpieces!
  5. 4. ["Boys! Men! I'll help you master Yubiwaza"]
  6. 5. ["Play 1964 big league baseball games"]
    Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game
  7. 6. ["Come on, fella grab the chance to make $1 to $5 weekly and win dandy prizes, too"]
    Grit
  8. 7. ["Genuine shark’s tooth"]
    Good Luck Charms
  9. 8. ["No sweat! No strain! No exhaustion!"]
    Scott-Mitchell House
  10. 9. ["Curious coins! Odd paper money!"]
    Littleton Coin Co.
  11. 10. ["More triumphs for Marvel …!"]
    The Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Marvel Tales
  12. 11. Stamps; Shop by Mail
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  14. 13. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method"]
  15. 14. ["Are you proud of your paycheck?"]
  16. 15. ["Treasure chest of fun"]
    Honor House Products
  17. 16. ["Boys, girls, men, women"]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
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