Fantastic Four #57 [Regular Edition]
(December 1966)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except November semi-monthly
On-sale Date
1966-09-08
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)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1966 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Enter... Doctor Doom! (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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom; Wyatt Wingfoot; Silver Surfer; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Reprints

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Enter... Dr. Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited); Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ben! Sue! Look sharp!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sandman; Wizard; Silver Surfer; Dr. Doom; Wyatt Wingfoot; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Triton; Medusa; Crystal; Karnak; Gorgon; Triton; Lockjaw]
Synopsis
While Sandman attempts to free the Wizard, Dr. Doom steals the Surfer's Power Cosmic.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kirby's co-plot credit is acknowledged by Lee and Kirby in many interviews. The actual credit reads "Produced by Stan Lee * Jack Kirby."

[217 Different Stamps] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

U.S. Gov’t Surplus (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Surplus Bargains, Dept. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Cheerful Card Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

See the New Super Heroes (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

CBS Saturday Cartoons / comics-form advertising / 2 pages (report information)

The Green Beret (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Royal Advtg. Corp. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Coin Wholesalers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Shop By Mail (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Stamps; Shop By Mail (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Marvel Super-Heroes Are On TV! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Captain America; The Hulk; Iron Man; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Thor / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (spot illustrations)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (spot illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, I just had to give you my compliments...
Feature Logo
Fantastic Four Fan Page
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Linda Lee Johnson, Barry Brookner, Carl Nelson, Edward Koh, Chuck Robinson, Mrs. Roslyn Smith, Eugene Frederick, and Buzzy Blair, as well as two panel reproductions from previous issues; includes M.M.M.S. membership form.

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

Grit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Basic Science Club, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Enter... Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Let me show you too, how to make yourself astronaut-tough"]
    American Body Building Club
  3. 2. Enter... Dr. Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [217 Different Stamps]
    Zenith Company
  5. 4. U.S. Gov’t Surplus
    Surplus Bargains, Dept.
  6. 5. ["Do you need extra money?"]
    Cheerful Card Company
  7. 6. See the New Super Heroes
    CBS Saturday Cartoons
  8. 7. The Green Beret
    Royal Advtg. Corp.
  9. 8. ["Coin Collector Specials!"]
    Coin Wholesalers
  10. 9. Shop By Mail
  11. 10. Stamps; Shop By Mail
  12. 11. ["Earth-shattering essays, eloquent epithets, and exaggerated endorsements which you can easily live without!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  13. 12. Marvel Super-Heroes Are On TV!
    Captain America; The Hulk; Iron Man; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Thor
  14. 13. ["Dear Stan and Jack, I just had to give you my compliments..."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  15. 14. ["Look, fellows!"]
    Grit
  16. 15. ["American Basic Science Club’s master lab… a home science lab and course"]
    American Basic Science Club, Inc.
  17. 16. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
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