(April 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
1969-01-09
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A. by World Color Press, Inc., Sparta, Illinois 62286
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1969 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

...Within This Tortured Land! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Joe Sinnott; John Romita (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Crystal]
Reprints
Keywords
robots

Indexer Notes

Alterations on FF faces by John Romita. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2016.

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Within This Tortured Land (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited as Smilin' Stan Lee)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited as Jolly Jack Kirby)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I told you Doom would never let us leave--alive!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Crystal]; Dr. Doom; Warrior Robots; Latverians; Hauptmann; Invincible Robots; Sue Richards [Invisible Girl]
Reprints
Keywords
Latveria

[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] (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. / 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 (illustration)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey, you! Yeah, you!
Characters
Dr. Doom
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Philip Massey, Ronald Rubin, Brad Pastore, Christopher Daria, Bill Williams, Allan Latawiec, and Jack Hogston; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 15)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average print run during previous 12 months: 531,325; single issue nearest to filing date: 575,200.

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

Captain America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ...Within This Tortured Land!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Look what's happening"]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. Within This Tortured Land
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. ["Be the one who “makes’ every party!"]
    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. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
    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]
  12. 11. ["Fabulous facts and frivolous fables for frantic fans, faithful friends, and fiendish foes!"]
    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.
  15. 14. ["Hey, you! Yeah, you!"]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  16. 15. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  17. 16. ["Another Marvel masterpiece"]
    Captain America
  18. 17. ["If you need extra money & you know just 10 people..."]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
  19. 18. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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