(October 1968)

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
1968-07-16
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 1968 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

This Monster Forever! (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
Thing [Ben Grimm]
Reprints

A Monster Forever? (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How's it feel to be Ben Grimm again, big buddy?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Richards]]; Crystal; O'Hoolihan; Alicia Masters; a Mad Thinker Android
Synopsis
Ben and Alicia are attacked by a Mad Thinker android. Reed learns of Sue's medical problems but does not tell her.
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Indexer Notes

Kirby's co-plot credit is widely acknowledged by Lee and Kirby in numerous interviews. Credit here reads: "Mighty Marvel's Most Masterful Masters of Modern-Day Mythology, Stan (The Man) Lee and Jack (King) Kirby Have Definitely Done it Again!"

Items of Incredible Import to Illuminate Your Interest, Invigorate Your Imagination, and Intoxicate Your Id! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, I am a fairly recent, yet avid, fan of your comics.
Characters
Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bernard Cicirello, S. L. Cox, Franklin Roy, Randy Rasmussen, George and Linda Pelley, James Ritchie, and Perry Turner.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. This Monster Forever!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. A Monster Forever?
    The Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Items of Incredible Import to Illuminate Your Interest, Invigorate Your Imagination, and Intoxicate Your Id!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, I am a fairly recent, yet avid, fan of your comics."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
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