([September] 1973)

Marvel, 1963 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.35 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
annually
On-sale date:
1973-06-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound (#1-15, 21-27); Saddle-stitched (#16-20)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

While the indicia for the Annual gives only "1973", a more precise publication date can be determined by an examination of its covers (inside front, inside back and back) compared with other Marvels of that year: only two months' issues (dated September and October) carry the same covers, which would have been a specific printing set-up for the titles published in those months. Both months' Marvels carry the same covers and interior advertisements as can be found in this issue. However, confirmation that the Annual was most probably published amongst the September-dated issues comes in the half-page advertisement (beneath the letters section) in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series #138 (September 1973), for both this issue and Amazing Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #9.

On sale date from the fanzine The Comic Reader (Street Enterprises, 1973 series) #97, which also confirms it was released with other September dated issues.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; Alicia Masters; Nick Fury; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Kang; Super Skrull; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Attuma; Mole Man [Harvey Elder]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Executioner [Skurge]
Reprints:
Keywords:
wedding

Indexer Notes

Giacoia cover inker credit provided 2006 by Nick Caputo.

Bedlam at the Baxter Building! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; the Avengers [Thor [Donald Blake]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]]; X-Men [Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Karen Page; Foggy Nelson; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nick Fury; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Watcher [Uatu]; Patsy Walker; Hedy Wolfe; Android; Attuma; Beetle [Abner Jenkins]; Black Knight [Nathan Garrett]; Cobra [Klaus Voorhees]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Enchantress [Amora]; Executioner [Skurge]; Grey Gargoyle [Paul Duval]; Human Top [David Cannon]; Kang; Mandarin; Mister Hyde [Calvin Zabo]; Mole Man [Harvey Elder]; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]; Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; Super-Apes [Igor; Mikhlo; Peotr]; Super-Skrull; Thinker; Unicorn [Milos Masaryk]; Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Synopsis:
the wedding of Sue and Reed.
Reprints:
Keywords:
wedding

The Torch That Was! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Richards]]; Quasimodo; Mad Thinker; Lockjaw; Wyatt Wingfoot; Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (origin)
Synopsis:
Re-intro the Golden Age Torch with an origin recap.
Reprints:
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Bedlam at the Baxter Building!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Torch That Was!
    Fantastic Four
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