Fantastic Four #217 [Direct]
(April 1980)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.40 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
0714860246204
Editing
Mark Gruenwald (Editor); Morrie Kuramoto (Assistant Editor); Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief)
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.


By Herbie Betrayed! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Sinnott
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; H.E.R.B.I.E. [Dr. Sun]
Reprints
Keywords
robots

Masquerade! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Marv Wolfman (Co-Plot); Bill Mantlo
Pencils
John Byrne (breakdowns); Joe Sinnott (finished art)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
LF57
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Dazzler; H.E.R.B.I.E. [Dr. Sun] (destroyed, villain); Quasar (cameo flashback); Living Sphinx (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Reed has H.E.R.B.I.E. help him beef up security in the Baxter Building little knowing that something is very wrong with his robot.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Characters
Rom; the Thing; Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]

Indexer Notes

Stan's Soapbox; Marvel Masterpieces on Sale This Month!; house ad for Spider-Woman and The Thing cartoon series.

The Hungry Battleaxe! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Iron Man; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Matt Kaufman, Kurt S. Olsson, and David Christopher Hill.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. By Herbie Betrayed!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Masquerade!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Hungry Battleaxe!
    Iron Man; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
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