Fantastic Four #61 [Regular Edition]
(April 1967)

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
1967-01-10
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 (I don't know)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1967 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:

Where Stalks the Sandman? (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sandman
Reprints

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Where Stalks the Sandman? (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
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thank heaven we're safely back in our own...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Silver Surfer; Inhumans [Crystal; Karnak; Black Bolt; Medusa; Gorgon; Triton; Lockjaw]; Wyatt Wingfoot; Sam Thorpe
Synopsis
The Sandman attacks the Fantastic Four. During the battle, Reed is pulled into the Negative Zone and feared dead.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kirby's co-plot credit is widely acknowledged by Lee and Kirby in numerous interviews. Here the credit reads "Extravagantly executed with ebullient erudition by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby."

Stan Goldberg credit based on a note on one of the original artboards (seen here: http://www.tcj.com/im-gonna-open-sealed-door-to-negative-zone/ ) as seen by Trevor Ashfield.

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

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

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Sell Grit (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

We're Looking for People Who Like to Draw (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Shop By Mail (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Electronic Computer Brain (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

We'll Pay You $10,000 For This Lincoln Penny (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Centre Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Batty Barrage of Bombastic Bulletins; Burstin' with Bi-Partisan Banter, Bare-Faced Banality, and Unabashed Bull! (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
John F. Hayes
Letters
typeset

Check These Groovy Marvel Goodies!! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Marvel Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

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

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

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

Feature Logo
Fantastic Four Fan Page
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Silver Surfer
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Indexer Notes

Letters from Bill Homah, Nancy Newton, Wayne Witkowski, Alan Bentzel, Mark Thomas, Mike Johnson, Mike Kelly, and Grant Canfield; includes M.M.M.S. membership form.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Where Stalks the Sandman?
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Throw your voice"]
  3. 2. Where Stalks the Sandman?
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. More Marvel Masterpieces...
  5. 4. ["Polaris Nuclear Sub"]
  6. 5. Sell Grit
  7. 6. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get diplomas"]
  8. 7. We're Looking for People Who Like to Draw
  9. 8. Shop By Mail
  10. 9. Electronic Computer Brain
  11. 10. Shop By Mail
  12. 11. We'll Pay You $10,000 For This Lincoln Penny
    Centre Coin Co.
  13. 12. ["Now... fear no man! Don't be bullied! Turn your hands into "explosive" defense mechanism!"]
  14. 13. A Batty Barrage of Bombastic Bulletins; Burstin' with Bi-Partisan Banter, Bare-Faced Banality, and Unabashed Bull!
    Bullpen Bulletins
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. Check These Groovy Marvel Goodies!!
    Marvel Comics
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  18. 17. ["200pc. set World War II soldiers"]
  19. 18. ["U.S. government surplus"]
  20. 19. ["Build these Aurora hobby kits of your favorite TV shows!"]
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