(February 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
1968-11-12
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. Date stamp (1969-11-21) on cover of indexer's copy.

Shall Man Survive? (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Karnak; Triton; Gorgon]; Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Sue Richards [Invisible Girl]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Crystal]; Maximus the Mad
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Shall Man Survive? (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
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's hopeless, Johnny!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Karnak; Triton; Gorgon]; Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Sue Richards [Invisible Girl]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Crystal]; unnamed Richards infant [Franklin Richards]; Maximus the Mad; Stallior; Aireo; Leonus; Alpha Primitives; Zorr
Synopsis
The Inhumans break free from Maximus's prison and, with the help of the Fantastic Four, restore Black Bolt to the throne.
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Indexer Notes

Kirby's co-plot credit is widely acknowledged by Lee and Kirby in numerous interviews. Credit here reads: "Crafted and Choreographed 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 / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (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, F.F. #80 was just a stall for the...
Feature Logo
Fantastic Four Fan Page
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Crystal]; Lockjaw
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from James Judge, Joel Packer, Danny English, Alan Latawiec, Don Tyler, John Rotremmo Jr, Pete Gruenwera, and Leonard Lipton; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

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

The Avengers [superhero]; 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. Shall Man Survive?
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Hercules wrist band"]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  3. 2. Shall Man Survive?
    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
  7. 6. ["Missile firing tank only $6.98"]
    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. ["Sensational scoops to startle, stun, and soothe you!"]
    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, F.F. #80 was just a stall for the..."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  14. 13. ["Two more triumphs for Marvel..!"]
    The Avengers [superhero]; Spider-Man
  15. 14. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
    Joe Weider
  16. 15. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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