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
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.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Introducing: The Sensational Black Panther! (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
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)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Throw your voice
Characters
Frankenstein's monster

Indexer Notes

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

The Black Panther! (Table of Contents: 2)

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
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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Masked Marauder [Frank Farnum]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Joe Smith; Lizard; Thor; Ant-Man

Indexer Notes

House ad for the Amazing Spider-Man #38, Daredevil #17 and Marvel Tales #3.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Incredible, indubitable, interminable items to startle your senses and soothe your soul!
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

Includes the Mighty Marvel Checklist and "Let's meet 26 more M.M.M.S. members!"

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Last chance (until next issue!)...
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Spider-Man; Hulk

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: 6)

Fantastic Four 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...
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.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I have done it for millions.
Characters
Ben Rebhuhn

Indexer Notes

Ad by the American Bodybuilding Club.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
3 complete fishing outfits

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad for fishing equipment.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're looking for people who like to draw
Characters
Norman Rockwell

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad for the Famous Artists Schools.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Introducing: The Sensational Black Panther!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
  3. 2. The Black Panther!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. More Marvel Masterpieces...
    Daredevil; Spider-Man
  5. 4. ["Incredible, indubitable, interminable items to startle your senses and soothe your soul!"]
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. ["Last chance (until next issue!)..."]
  7. 6. ["Dear Stan and Jack, The Marvel Comic Co..."]
    Fantastic Four 4 Fan Page
  8. 7. ["I have done it for millions."]
  9. 8. ["3 complete fishing outfits"]
  10. 9. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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