(December 1969)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except November, semi-monthly
On-sale Date
1969-09-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
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 with a correction factor of plus 28 days.
This issue has variants:

Arena of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Torgo; Kralian Skrulls
Reprints
Keywords
gladiatorial matches; robots

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

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

At the Mercy of Torgo! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't get it, Reed!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Crystal]; Torgo; Kralian Skrulls [Boss Barker; Lippy Louie; Napoleon G. Robberson]; Skrull Slave-master; Primitoid; Cat-Man
Reprints
Keywords
Kral (Skrull planet)

The Race to Danger (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Lee Jeans / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Unicorn House / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 0.4 page (report information)

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.6 page (report information)

Super Saturday on ABC (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

ABC’s Super Saturday Club / advertisement / 3 pages (report information)

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

Fantastic 4 Fan Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Devastating Duo, Once a month I set aside my massive volumes of...
Feature Logo
Fantastic Four Fan Page
Characters
Mole Man; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Crystal]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Mike Burton, Doug Thornton, and Judy Axelrod.
Between story pages 12 and 13.

Shop by Mail (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

Fred Bronner Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Shop by Mail; Stamps (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Cheerful Card / Cheerful House / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Arena of Death!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["Tired of being 'skinny'?"]
    Joe Weider
  3. 2. At the Mercy of Torgo!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Race to Danger
    Lee Jeans
  5. 4. ["Magic world of surprises & mystery"]
    American Circle Corp.
  6. 5. ["Grow amazing live sea-monkeys!"]
    Unicorn House
  7. 6. ["Look, fellows!"]
    Grit
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  9. 8. ["Exciting new club Marvelmania International"]
  10. 9. Super Saturday on ABC
    ABC’s Super Saturday Club
  11. 10. ["Dear Devastating Duo, Once a month I set aside my massive volumes of..."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  12. 11. Shop by Mail
  13. 12. ["Did you know that the people who make little “Matchbox” models make big “Matchbox” models, too?"]
    Fred Bronner Corporation
  14. 13. Shop by Mail; Stamps
  15. 14. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
    Academy for Home Study
  16. 15. ["Do you need extra money?"]
    Cheerful Card / Cheerful House
  17. 16. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists School
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