(March 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
Magazine Management Co.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee (credited) (Editor)

Issue Notes

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

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."

Secrets of Teaching Yourself Music (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

U.S. School of Music / 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)

Boys 12 or Older Sell Grit in your Spare Time (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

4 New "Finds for Coin Collectors (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Missile Tank (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)

Brilliant Bits of Block-Busting Bombast Straight from Your Blushin' Bullpen! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

We Pay $100 for Only 59 Lincoln Pennies (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Magic World of Surprises and Mystery (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

American Circle Cotp. / 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.

Two More Triumphs for Marvel! (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 School / 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 Comics Group
  6. 5. Now You Can Finish High School at Home
    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.
  9. 8. Missile Tank
    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
  13. 12. We Pay $100 for Only 59 Lincoln Pennies
    Centre Coin Co.
  14. 13. Magic World of Surprises and Mystery
    American Circle Cotp.
  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 School
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