Fantastic Four #51 [Regular Edition]
(June 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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


This Man...This Monster! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; the Thing; Invisible Girl]
Reprints
Keywords
Negative Zone portal

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Exclusive fun products by mail

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for a variety of mail order novelty items.

This Man... This Monster! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; the Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Wyatt Wingfoot; Whitey Mullins; Sam Thorpe
Synopsis
An unnamed scientist gives himself the powers and appearance of the Thing and goes to the Baxter Building, planning to kill Reed. However, an accident results in him saving Reed's life and perishing in the Negative Zone.
Reprints
Keywords
duplication apparatus; Kozy Kampus Koffee Shop; Negative Zone (introduction)

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

Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
More Marvel masterpieces...
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Professor Stromm; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Gargantus; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Watcher [Uatu]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Amazing Spider-Man #37 and Marvel Collectors' Item Classics #3. The ad is located between pages 4 and 5 of the "This Man... This Monster!" feature.

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

Daredevil / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And don't miss this spectacular!!!
Characters
Spider-Man; Daredevil

Indexer Notes

House ad for Daredevil #16. The ad is located between pages 4 and 5 of the "This Man... This Monster!" feature.

Greater, Groovier, Goofier Goodies Than Ever, Gathered From the Four Corners of Marveldom! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How about that!
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]

Indexer Notes

Items; The Mighty Marvel Checklist; list of 26 M.M.M.S. members

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You've gotta help us!
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Hulk; Spider-Man; Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Torch]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]

Indexer Notes

House ad for Marvel merchandise including a sweater, a t-shirt, a stationery kit and a pin-up.

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, You guys have got to be kiddin'!
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Bill Hitchcock, Carl H. Helmstetter, Robert Ford, George Gardiner, Dick Bandoli, Melvin Gionson, Dennie Landau, Dorothea Baker, Jack Skowron, and Peter Mancuso.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is your hair growing or going?

Indexer Notes

Ad for a formula to stop hair loss.

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

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's looking for people who like to draw
Characters
Albert Dorne

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for the Famous Artists Schools.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another two-pointer for Jerry West!
Characters
Jerry West; Jimmy Brown; Babe Ruth; Jack Dempsey; Johnny Unitas

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for Aurora hobby kits.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. This Man...This Monster!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Exclusive fun products by mail"]
  3. 2. This Man... This Monster!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. ["More Marvel masterpieces..."]
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. ["And don't miss this spectacular!!!"]
    Daredevil
  6. 5. Greater, Groovier, Goofier Goodies Than Ever, Gathered From the Four Corners of Marveldom!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  7. 6. ["You've gotta help us!"]
  8. 7. ["Dear Stan and Jack, You guys have got to be kiddin'!"]
    Fantastic Four 4 Fan Page
  9. 8. ["Is your hair growing or going?"]
  10. 9. ["He's looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
  11. 10. ["Another two-pointer for Jerry West!"]
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