(January 1969)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except November, semi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Perfect Film & Chemical Corp.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Crystal]; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Karnak; Gorgon]
Reprints

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Mark of -- the Madman! (Table of Contents: 2)

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
You have to leave us, Crystal?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Crystal]; Lockjaw; Alpha Primitives; Maximus; Inhumans [Medusa; Black Bolt; Karnak; Gorgon; Triton]; Zorr
Synopsis
Crystal is taken captive by the Alpha Primitives. Reed, Johnny, and Ben follow them to the Inhumans Great Refuge, where Maximus has overthrown Black Bolt and imprisoned the Royal Family.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kirby's co-plot credit is widely acknowledged by Lee and Kirby in numerous interviews. Credit here reads: "Conceived, created, and carefully crafted by: Stan (The Man) Lee and Jack (King) Kirby."

[Skin Diving Torch] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Freeman Electric Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

It's Brand New!! Marvel's Swingin' Inflatable Plastic Pillows! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Now You Can Finish High School at Home (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Academy for Home Study / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Missile Firing Tank] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Honor House Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Boys 12 or Older Make $1 to $5 in Your Spare Time (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Shop by Mail] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

A Titanic Treasure-Trove of Traumatically Tempting Tid-Bits, Tastefully Tossed Together to Tease and Tantalize Thee! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

I'll Make you a Master of Karate (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Precise Publications / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, So, Ben Grimm is once again condemned to...
Feature Logo
Fantastic Four Fan Page
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Crystal]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Peter Marzano, David Fuchs, Walt Desmand, Steve Donaldson, H. R. Blanco Jr., Rusty Kirkland, Terry Levin, Mike Christiansen.
Includes "Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom”

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

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Hercules wrist band"]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. The Mark of -- the Madman!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [Skin Diving Torch]
    Freeman Electric Co.
  5. 4. It's Brand New!! Marvel's Swingin' Inflatable Plastic Pillows!
    Marvel Comics Group
  6. 5. Now You Can Finish High School at Home
    Academy for Home Study
  7. 6. [Missile Firing Tank]
    Honor House Products
  8. 7. Boys 12 or Older Make $1 to $5 in Your Spare Time
    Grit
  9. 8. [Shop by Mail]
  10. 9. [Shop by Mail]
  11. 10. A Titanic Treasure-Trove of Traumatically Tempting Tid-Bits, Tastefully Tossed Together to Tease and Tantalize Thee!
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  12. 11. I'll Make you a Master of Karate
    Precise Publications
  13. 12. ["Dear Stan and Jack, So, Ben Grimm is once again condemned to..."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  14. 13. ["Two more triumphs for Marvel..!"]
    Namor the Sub-Mariner; Spider-Man
  15. 14. ["Secret muscle building "tools""]
  16. 15. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
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