(April 1966)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1966-01-11
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 (editor)

If This Be Doomsday! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
Galactus [Galan]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Polaris Nuclear Sub (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Polaris Nuclear Sub / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

If This Be Doomsday! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited); Jack Kirby (co-plotter, uncredited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Galactus has landed on Earth!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
Galactus [Galan]; Alicia Masters; Punisher Half-Robot Alien (Galactus) (first appearance); Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; The Watcher [Uatu]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four try to slow Galactus while the Watcher takes the Human Torch to find a weapon to defeat Galactus. Alicia Masters convinces Silver Surfer to help humanity.
Reprints
Keywords
elemental converter

Indexer Notes

Kirby's co-plotting is acknowledged by Lee and Kirby in many interviews. The credits read: "Written in the masterful manner of Stan Lee Illustrated in the magnificent mode of Jack Kirby."

The Punisher character in this issue is not the same as the latter Marvel hero.

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

Spider-Man; Thor; Marvel Collectors’ Item Classics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Joker’s Special (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Ultra Products Novelties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Christy Trades School Training / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Precise Publications Defense Training / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Stamps (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

"X-Ray" Specs [Glasses] / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

U.S. Gov't Surplus (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Surplus Bargains / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hypno-Coin (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Hypno-Coin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration); Gil Kane (illustration); Gene Colan (illustration)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (illustration); Gil Kane (illustration); Vince Colletta (ilustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, lately, there seems to be a trend in your plots to eliminate any romantic implications.
Feature Logo
Fantastic Four Fan Page
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Thing; Sub-Mariner; Hulk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Ronald Lindenboom, Duke University North Carolina; Dave Cockrum, Naval Air Station Miramar California; W. A. Krohn, New Haven Connecticut; Allen Howlett, Jr., Long Beach California; Pete von Sholly, Chatham New York; Mike Glicksohn, Willowdale Ontario; Kathy Sue Krajco, Janesville Wisconsin; Stephen Stumpp, New York New York; Kenneth Kirby, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania; Phil Watgen, Elgin Illinois; and Kevin Morgan, Johnstown Pennsylvania.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Hit Records / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

American Basic Science Labs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Mike Marvel Scientific Isometric Dynaflex System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. If This Be Doomsday!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Polaris Nuclear Sub
    Polaris Nuclear Sub
  3. 2. If This Be Doomsday!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. ["More triumphs for Marvel..!"]
    Spider-Man; Thor; Marvel Collectors’ Item Classics
  5. 4. Joker’s Special
    Ultra Products Novelties
  6. 5. ["Start your own business!"]
    Christy Trades School Training
  7. 6. ["Now... fear no man! Don't be bullied! Turn your hands into "explosive" defense mechanism!"]
    Precise Publications Defense Training
  8. 7. ["100 pc. Toy soldiers $1.25"]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  9. 8. ["Come on, fella grab the chance to make $1 to $5 weekly and win dandy prizes, too"]
    Grit Newspaper
  10. 9. Stamps
  11. 10. ["Amazing illusory X-ray vision instantly!"]
    "X-Ray" Specs [Glasses]
  12. 11. Shop by Mail
  13. 12. U.S. Gov't Surplus
    Surplus Bargains
  14. 13. Hypno-Coin
    Hypno-Coin
  15. 14. ["More mirthful, monumental, mind-staggering memoranda from your Marvel madmen!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  16. 15. ["Do people mutter yechh when you walk by?"]
  17. 16. ["Dear Stan and Jack, lately, there seems to be a trend in your plots to eliminate any romantic implications."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  18. 17. ["Record riot"]
    Hit Records
  19. 18. ["American Basic Science Club's Master Lab..."]
    American Basic Science Labs
  20. 19. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method"]
    Mike Marvel Scientific Isometric Dynaflex System
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Dwayne Best
  • Chris Boyko
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Mark Gordon
  • Del Gruber
  • Steve Jenner
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
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