Fantastic Four #52 [Regular Edition]
(July 1966)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1966-04-12
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Introducing: the sensational Black Panther!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jack Kirby's original cover for this issue is printed in Jungle Action (Marvel, 1972 series) #11 (September 1974).

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Black Panther! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther [T'Challa] (introduction); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Karnak; Crystal; Gorgon]; Maximus; Wyatt Wingfoot
Synopsis
The Black Panther invites the FF to Wakanda and demonstrates his powers by attacking them.
Reprints
Keywords
cosmic channel waves; Metro College; polarity guns; titanium cuffs; Wakanda (introduction)

Indexer Notes

Introduction of T'Challa, the Black Panther.

Kirby's role as co-plotter was frequently acknowledged in interviews by Lee and Kirby. The credits read: "Script by: Smilin' Stan Lee Art by Jolly Jackie Kirby."

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

Daredevil [Marvel]; Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Games by Ludwig / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

U.S. Gov't Surplus (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Surplus Bargains / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Christy Trades School, Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Stamps; Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1.5 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Whirling Satellite / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Hypno-Coin (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Hypnotic Aids Supply Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, The Marvel Comic Co...
Feature Logo
Fantastic Four Fan Page
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Phillip Pearson, Garlad Storrow, Don Jarvis, Larry Bush, J. W. Goodwin, Dave Wieck & John Stuart & Vernon Haskell, Eugene Bearringer, Doug Nikkel, and Donald J. Brown; includes M.M.M.S. membership form.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Introducing: the sensational Black Panther!"]
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
  3. 2. The Black Panther!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. More Marvel Masterpieces...
    Daredevil [Marvel]; Spider-Man
  5. 4. ["Kids! Send today for this exciting new game!"]
    Games by Ludwig
  6. 5. U.S. Gov't Surplus
    Surplus Bargains
  7. 6. ["Play 1966 big league baseball games"]
    Strat-O-Matic Baseball Game
  8. 7. ["Boys 12 or older. Make $1 to $5 weekly in your spare time"]
    Grit
  9. 8. ["Start your own business!"]
    Christy Trades School, Inc.
  10. 9. ["Now! Olympic sports triangles and diamonds included in Zenith’s fabulous collection of 211 different stamps"]
    Zenith Company
  11. 10. [Stamps; Shop by Mail]
  12. 11. ["The whirling satellite"]
    Whirling Satellite
  13. 12. Hypno-Coin
    Hypnotic Aids Supply Co.
  14. 13. ["Incredible, indubitable, interminable items to startle your senses and soothe your soul!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  15. 14. ["Last chance (until next issue!)..."]
  16. 15. ["Dear Stan and Jack, The Marvel Comic Co..."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  17. 16. ["I have done it for millions."]
  18. 17. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
  19. 18. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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