Fantastic Four #224 [Direct Edition]
(November 1980)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 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]
Editing:
Jim Salicrup (Editor); Bob Budiansky (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

Prisoners of the Space-Gods! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz [as Sin] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott [as Sin] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jim Novak ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Hrolf
Reprints:
Keywords:
bondage; caves

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from Todd Klein, via The Crespi Files as maintained originally by Danny Crespi. Posted to Comics History Exchange page on Facebook (March 24, 2017).

The Darkfield Illumination (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Doug Moench
Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz (breakdowns); Pablo Marcos (finished art)
Inks:
Pablo Marcos
Colors:
George Roussos
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Franklin Richards; Alicia Masters; Wiglif (villain); Hrolf (villain); Korgon (villain)
Synopsis:
A strange red mist descends on New York and messes with the Fantastic Four's powers. When they head to the Arctic to investigate, they are captured by a race of scientific vikings who need help with their dying god.
Reprints:

Be Elite! (It's Neat!) Become a Privileged Marvel Subscriber! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Marvel Subscriptions / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Fantastic Four Yesterday -- (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Salicrup ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This page features an unused cover for Fantastic Four #3 "reproduced...for the first time anywhere."

-- And Today! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jim Salicrup ?
Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Reprints:

Fantastic Four Feature Page (Table of Contents)

Mr. Fantastic / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl
Synopsis:
Explanation of Reed Richards' powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From an early issue of Fantastic Four.

The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page (Table of Contents)

Invisible Girl / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Invisible Girl
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pin-up of the Invisible Girl from an early issue of Fantastic Four.

Captain Marvel Defends the Earth! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel; Hostess / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fantastic Four Feature Page (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch
Synopsis:
Explanation of Johnny Storm's powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From an early issue of Fantastic Four.

A Fantastic Four Feature Page! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Synopsis:
More information on Johnny Storm's powers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

From an early issue of Fantastic Four.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoners of the Space-Gods!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Darkfield Illumination
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Be Elite! (It's Neat!) Become a Privileged Marvel Subscriber!
    Marvel Subscriptions
  4. 3. The Fantastic Four Yesterday --
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. -- And Today!
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Fantastic Four Feature Page
    Mr. Fantastic
  7. 6. The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
    Invisible Girl
  8. 7. Captain Marvel Defends the Earth!
    Captain Marvel; Hostess
  9. 8. Fantastic Four Feature Page
    Human Torch
  10. 9. A Fantastic Four Feature Page!
    Human Torch
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