(April 1966)

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

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 [Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Galactus; Silver Surfer
Reprints

If This Be Doomsday! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plotter)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Galactus has landed on Earth!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Galactus; Silver Surfer; Watcher; Alicia Masters; Punisher (introduction, a half-robot alien)
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.
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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: 2) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Gil Kane; Gene Colan (illustrations)
Inks
Joe Sinnott; Gil Kane; Vince Colletta (ilustrations)
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.
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Thing; Sub-Mariner; Hulk
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Ronald Lindenboom, Duke University North Carolina; Dave Cockrum, Naval Air Station Miramar California; W. A. Krohn, New Haven Connecticut; 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.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. If This Be Doomsday!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. If This Be Doomsday!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. ["More mirthful, monumental, mind-staggering memoranda from your Marvel madmen!"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins!
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan and Jack, lately, there seems to be a trend in your plots to eliminate any romantic implications."]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
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