Fantastic Four #176 [Regular Edition]
(November 1976)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860246411
Editing
Roy Thomas
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S., then standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched (squarebound #116, 200, 358)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby [as K] (signed); John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Joe Sinnott [as S] (signed); John Romita (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's returned -- and he's more powerful than ever!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Impossible Man
Reprints
Keywords
comic books

Indexer Notes

Alterations on Impossible Man's face by John Romita. Info per Nick Caputo.

Improbable As It May Seem--The Impossible Man Is Back in Town! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Michele Wolfman
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Impossible Man; Stan Lee; George Pérez; Roy Thomas; Jack Kirby; Joe Sinnott; John Verpoorten; Marv Wolfman; Archie Goodwin; Gerry Conway; Marie Severin; Other Marvel Staffers; Galactus (cameo flashback); Gorr (cameo flashback); Sandman (cameo); Wizard (cameo); Trapster (cameo)
Synopsis
Impossible Man arrives on earth and invades the Marvel offices, wanting a comic book to be based on him.
Reprints

The Story Behind the Story (Table of Contents: 2)

Baxter Building Bulletins / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

No letters, an in-depth explanation of this offbeat issue of Fantastic Four.

A Scintillating Soliloquy of Stunning Stories, Sagacious Sagas, and Senses-Shattering Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 3)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed); ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Medusa; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]

Spider-Man! in the Spider-Man and the Fly! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Spider-Man / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["He's returned -- and he's more powerful than ever!"]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Improbable As It May Seem--The Impossible Man Is Back in Town!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Story Behind the Story
    Baxter Building Bulletins
  4. 3. A Scintillating Soliloquy of Stunning Stories, Sagacious Sagas, and Senses-Shattering Super-Heroes!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. Spider-Man! in the Spider-Man and the Fly!
    Spider-Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
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  • Steven Tice
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