Fantastic Four #224 [Direct]
(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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


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: 1)

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: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Fantastic Four Yesterday -- (Table of Contents: 3)

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: 4)

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: 5)

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: 6)

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: 7) (Expand) /

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

Fantastic Four Feature Page (Table of Contents: 8)

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: 9)

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.

Editing
Related Scans
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!
  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 Twinkies
  9. 8. Fantastic Four Feature Page
    Human Torch
  10. 9. A Fantastic Four Feature Page!
    Human Torch
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