(March 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
1968-12-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
The story-arc, "Within this Tortured Land," starting here and running through issue #87, is widely known to have been inspired by the British TV series THE PRISONER. Kirby was a fan of the show and based the plot on key elements of The Prisoner, as documented in Comic Book Resources (https://www.cbr.com/the-100-greatest-stan-lee-stories-ever-told-35-31/2/) and The Jack Kirby Collector #11 (https://twomorrows.com/kirby/articles/11prisoner.html).
Keywords
The Prisoner
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Name Is -- Doom! (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
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Crystal]; Doctor Doom; Latverians
Reprints
Keywords
castles; Latveria; marching bands

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Name Is Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited); Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only those blasted Inhumans would dream up a nutty gizmo like...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Crystal]; Nick Fury; Dum-Dum Dugan; S.H.I.E.L.D.; Dr. Doom; Latverians
Synopsis
Nick Fury asks the FF to investigate rumors of secret army assembling in Europe; their investigations take them to Latveria where they become prisoners of Doom.
Reprints
Keywords
Doombots

Indexer Notes

Kirby's co-plot credit is widely acknowledged by Lee and Kirby in numerous interviews. Credit here reads: "Produced by: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby."

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

U.S. School of Music / 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) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Littleton Coin Co. Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Shop by Mail; Stamps] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

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

Centre Coin Co. Catalog / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

American Circle Corp. Products / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, The Fantastic Four is, without a doubt...
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Crystal]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letter of comment from Joe Pearson, Chris Loye, Bill Nichols, Jerry Winana, David Shuman, "Pressed Rat and Warthog", and Jeffrey H. Wasserman.

Includes two panels reprinted from an earlier issue and Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

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

Silver Surfer; Not Brand Echh! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Famous Artists Schools / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Name Is -- Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. The Name Is Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. ["Secrets of teaching yourself music"]
    U.S. School of Music
  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. ["It's brand new!! Marvel's swingin' inflatable plastic pillows!"]
    Academy for Home Study
  7. 6. ["Boys 12 or older sell Grit in your spare time"]
    Grit
  8. 7. ["4 new “finds” for coin collectors"]
    Littleton Coin Co. Catalog
  9. 8. ["Missile tank only $6.98"]
    Honor House Products
  10. 9. ["20 course home study program"]
  11. 10. [Shop by Mail; Stamps]
  12. 11. ["Brilliant bits of block-busting bombast straight from your blushin' bullpen!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  13. 12. ["We pay $100.00 for only 59 Lincoln pennies"]
    Centre Coin Co. Catalog
  14. 13. ["Magic world of surprises & mystery"]
    American Circle Corp. Products
  15. 14. ["Dear Stan and Jack, The Fantastic Four is, without a doubt..."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  16. 15. ["Two more triumphs for Marvel..!"]
    Silver Surfer; Not Brand Echh!
  17. 16. ["Amazing $1 art offer"]
    Colonial Studios
  18. 17. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
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