(January 1969)

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
1968-10-10
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

[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."

80,000 Candlepower (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

Marvel Plastic Pillows; Marvel T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

Precise Publications Book and Dummy / 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) /

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Famous Artists Schools / 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. 80,000 Candlepower
    Freeman Electric Co. Skin Diving Torch
  5. 4. ["It's brand new!! Marvel's swingin' inflatable plastic pillows!"]
    Marvel Plastic Pillows; Marvel T-Shirts; Merry Marvel Marching Society Membership Kit
  6. 5. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
    Academy for Home Study Booklet
  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 Book and Dummy
  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""]
    Joe Weider
  16. 15. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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