(October 1970)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly except December, semi-monthly
On-sale Date
1970-07-14
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 1970 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress with a correction factor of plus 28 days.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The Thing Battles Namor! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (signed as J. R.)
Inks
John Verpoorten (signed as J. V.)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; Morrie Kuramoto ("The Thing Battles Namor" blurb)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's clobberin' time!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
Namor the Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints
Keywords
Fantasticar

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

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

At War with Atlantis! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
John Romita (credited)
Inks
John Verpoorten (credited as J. Verpoorten)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Job Number
385 Z
First Line of Dialogue or Text
See -- the Fantastic Four are aware of my military preparations!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four: Crystal [Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
Ebony; Agatha Harkness; Lady Dorma; Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr]; Namor the Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Richard Nixon; Franklin Richards
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four convince President Nixon to give them a chance to avert a full-scale war between the United States and Atlantis. They confront Namor and realize that they have all been manipulated by the evil mutant Magneto. Meanwhile, Magneto has kidnapped Invisible Girl and Namor's beloved Lady Dorma in order to force Namor and the FF into obeying him. Magneto usurps the leadership of the Atlantean army and invades New York!
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis; New York; sea

Snoopy Strikes Again! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Monogram Models / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Mighty Marvel Checklist / in-house column / 0.4 page (report information)

Super Poster Offer (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Joe Weider Course and Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

Columbia Record Club / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

advertisement / 1.5 pages (report information)

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

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith ?; Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
Barry Windsor-Smith ?; Joe Sinnott (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan and Jack, Stop the presses!
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl]; Conan
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Lee A. Ruff, Neil A. Armstrong & Edwin E. Aldrin & Michael Collins, John Ostapkovich, and Sgt. T. K. Tallmon. Includes a small house ad for Conan the Barbarian (Marvel, 1970 series).

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

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

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

American Basic Science Club, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Thing Battles Namor!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. ["400 crazy labels"]
    Johnson Smith & Co. Catalog
  3. 2. At War with Atlantis!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Snoopy Strikes Again!
    Monogram Models
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  6. 5. Super Poster Offer
    Marvelmania
  7. 6. ["Famous name prizes or cash...from Olympic"]
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards
  8. 7. ["Secret muscle-building 'tools’"]
    Joe Weider Course and Products
  9. 8. ["Comic books for sale"]
  10. 9. ["We sell Giant 40 page comic catalog We buy"]
  11. 10. ["Second chance for high school drop-outs to get a diploma"]
    Academy for Home Study
  12. 11. ["Now...save almost 50% on the hit records you want!"]
    Columbia Record Club
  13. 12. ["Big! Model rocket supply catalog"]
  14. 13. ["Boys 12 or older sell Grit in your spare time"]
    Grit Newspaper
  15. 14. ["A pandemonious plethora of perplexing pronouncements passionately prepared and philosophically proferred!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Stan's Soapbox
  16. 15. ["Now ya gotta believe that mighty Marvel is on the move again!"]
    Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner
  17. 16. ["Dear Stan and Jack, Stop the presses!"]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
  18. 17. ["We're looking for people who like to draw"]
    Famous Artists Schools
  19. 18. ["America's greatest values in science labs and courses!"]
    American Basic Science Club, Inc.
  20. 19. ["If you need extra money & you know just 10 people..."]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
This issue was modified by, among others
  • David Bruce
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Del Gruber
  • David Haglund
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Richard Thomson
  • Jim Van Dore