Fantastic Four #49 [Regular Edition]
(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

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.
Reprints:

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.

["Dear Stan and Jack, lately, there seems to be a trend in your plots to eliminate any romantic implications."] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

letters of comment from Ronald Lindenboom, Duke University North Carolina; Dave Cockrum, Naval Air Station Mirimar 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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. If This Be Doomsday!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. If This Be Doomsday!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. ["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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