Fantastic Four #543 [Direct Edition]
(January 2007 [April 2007])

Marvel, 1998 Series
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Price
3.99 USD; 4.75 CAD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
2007-03-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Rated A
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
Barcode
759606044566 54311
Editing
Tom Brevoort; Molly Lazer (Assistant); Aubrey Sitterson (Assistant)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior (#1-42); Glossy interior (#43-588)
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

The indicia of this issue does state "January, 2007". Based on the indicia and the on sale dates of the previous and next issues, this is likely a mistake and the publication date likely should have been "April, 2007". Therefore, the key date was changed to "2007-04-00" to ensure that this issue falls correctly in the natural publication order.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Adi Granov (painted)
Inks
Adi Granov (painted)
Colors
Adi Granov (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Woman; The Thing]
Reprints

[Credits and Recap] (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Adi Granov (painted)
Inks
Adi Granov (painted)
Colors
Adi Granov (painted)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Woman; The Thing]

C'Mon, Suzie, Don't Leave Us Hangin' (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Dwayne McDuffie
Pencils
Mike McKone
Inks
Andy Lanning; Cam Smith
Colors
Paul Mounts
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy [as VC]; Rus Wooton

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing; Black Panther [T'Challa] (cameo, joins); Storm (cameo, joins); Mr. Fantastic (quits); Invisible Woman (quits)]; Franklin Richards; Valeria Richards; Hank Pym (cameo); Namor, the Sub-Mariner (cameo); Dr. Doom (cameo); Willie Lumpkin (cameo); Wyatt Wingfoot (cameo); Spider-Man (cameo); Luke Cage (cameo); She-Thing [Sharon Ventura] (cameo); She-Hulk (cameo); Conan O'Brien (cameo); Oprah Winfrey (cameo); Wolverine (cameo); Tony Stark [Iron Man] (cameo); Galactus (cameo flashback); Silver Surfer (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
While Ben, Johnny and the kids watch a retrospective of the Fantastic Four on Lateline, Reed and Sue try to settle their differences over the split that came between them during the Civil War. Returning home, they tell Ben and Johnny that they are taking a leave of absence from the team to work on their marriage and introduce them to their replacement members--the Black Panther and Storm.
Reprints
Keywords
Lateline

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Four Fan Page / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Molly Lazer; Lisa Kirby; Paul Ryan; Alan Davis; Tom DeFalco; Flo Steinberg; Roy Thomas; Mike Wieringo
Pencils
Michael Turner
Inks
Michael Turner
Colors
Peter Steigerwald
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fan letters from Jack Kirby's daughter and creators who have worked on the Fantastic Four; Also presents a miniature cover for next issue.

If This Be...Anniversary! (Table of Contents: 4)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Nick Dragotta
Inks
Mike Allred
Colors
Laura Allred
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy; Rus Wooton

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Woman; The Thing]; Franklin Richards; Stan Lee; Joe Quesada; Mole Man (villain); Moloids (villain)
Synopsis
On the 45th anniversary of the Fantastic Four, Mole Man attacks the city and Reed refuses to fight him as nobody has made a big deal about their landmark achievement. Stan Lee shows up to save the day.
Reprints

A Day at the Races! (Table of Contents: 5)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Pope
Pencils
Paul Pope
Inks
Paul Pope
Colors
José Villarrubia
Letters
Virtual Calligraphy; Rus Wooton

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing]; Crystal; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Gorgon; Wyatt Wingfoot
Synopsis
Jameson sends Parker to get photos of Johnny Storm racing and, of course, the incident devolves into a battle between Spidey and the Torch.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. [Credits and Recap]
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. C'Mon, Suzie, Don't Leave Us Hangin'
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
  5. 4. If This Be...Anniversary!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. A Day at the Races!
    Fantastic Four
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