Komikai Micro Comics Ultimate Marvel #[67] - Fantastic Four #1

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg (see notes)
Letters
Artie Simek (cover lettering and logo design); Sol Brodsky (logo design) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Monster from Monster Isle
Reprints
  • US from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #1 (November 1961) [This is a "missing man" version of the cover. In the original, there are five cowering figures on the right hand side. In this reprinted image, the top two figures are absent!]
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the inker of the cover. Mark Evanier also agrees on Klein's credit. Inkers originally cited as possibilities included Chris Rule and Dick Ayers (who has affirmed he did not ink the cover or interior).

Goldberg coloring credit disclosed in February 2011 http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31016 http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/?p=20698 and mentioned on Fantastic Four #600 letters page.

Logo design credit from Todd Klein and Mark Evanier from Klein's Facebook page, used by permission. Klein says generally early Marvel logos were designed by Brodsky and either inked or finished by Simek.

Characters added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05).

An entire facsimile issue including the front cover and complete story was reprinted (minus the ads) in Golden Book and Record Set # SLP-185 in 1966. Maximum Fantastic Four contains the full issue (with ads) as a poster.

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

Fantastic Four / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four
Synopsis
A brief introduction to the character accompanied by an illustration and an endorsement for readers to follow the Fantastic Four's adventures in Komikai Micro Comics.

Indexer Notes

Appears on inside front cover.

The Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-372
First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the sudden fury of a thunderbolt, a flare is shot into the sky over Central City!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]] (introduction, origin); the Mayor of Central City
Synopsis
Dr. Reed Richards takes his friends on a rocket trip that changes their lives forever.
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; cosmic rays; fighter jets; flare guns; missiles; parachutes; rockets; spacecraft

Indexer Notes

Characters, synopsis: Added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05).

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the primary inker, with alterations likely by Sol Brodsky.

In the letters page of issue #281 it states according to Roz and Jack Kirby, via Steve Leialoha, that it was Artie Simek who inked the first issue of FF and that Sol Brodsky started inking with issue #2 (Brodsky actually started inking with # 3). Previous indexer credited Chris Rule as possible inker.

The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man! (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-372
First Line of Dialogue or Text
And now, having met our four amazing characters, let us resume our tale...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man [Moleman] (introduction); Monsters of Monster Isle
Synopsis
Atomic plants disappear all around the world. Reed Richards pinpoints a place which is at the same distance from them all: Monster Isle.
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft; diamonds; French army; monsters; nuclear power plants

Indexer Notes

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the primary inker with Sol Brodsky likely providing corrections. Previous indexer credited Chris Rule.

The Moleman's Secret! (Table of Contents: 4)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before we witness the breath-taking conclusion of our amazing tale, let us gather together all the loose ends!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man [Moleman] (origin); Monsters of Monster Isle
Synopsis
Having captured the Fantastic Four, Moleman recounts how he discovered his underground kingdom.
Reprints
  • 5 pages of 6. The third page of this sequence (page 22) has been omitted.
Keywords
aircraft; blindness; Monster Isle; monsters

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05).

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the inker, with alterations likely by Sol Brodsky. Previous indexer credited Chris Rule.

Marvel Comics (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Human Torch Komikai 500 Points (Table of Contents: 6)

Human Torch / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Pencils
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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]

Indexer Notes

This is the Komikai game piece, printed on the back cover of the comic.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!"]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Fantastic Four!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. The Moleman's Secret!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Marvel Comics
  7. 6. Human Torch Komikai 500 Points
    Human Torch
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