Fantastic Four #231 [Direct Edition]
(June 1981)

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:
Roger Stern (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.

Per information from Roger Stern and Jim Salicrup, Stern ghost edited the issue when Salicrup was ill.


Nightmare in the Negative Zone! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Stygorr
Reprints:
Keywords:
Negative Zone

In All the Gathered Gloom! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Doug Moench; Roger Stern [as Gurland]
Pencils:
Bill Sienkiewicz (breakdowns, pages 1-28); Al Milgrom (breakdowns, page 30); Joe Sinnott (finished art); Bill Sienkiewicz (finished art); Frank Giacoia (finished art)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (pages 1-21); Bill Sienkiewicz (pages 22-28); Frank Giacoia (page 30, uncredited)
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]]; Stygorr; Alicia Masters; Franklin Richards
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Per information from Jim Salicrup and Roger Stern, it was Stern who did some rewriting as "Gurland" and Al Milgrom drew the last page (the credit line "moore" was a typo which was supposed to read "and more").

Additional art credits added 2005 by Steven Tice.

An Important Announcement to All New Subscribers! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Iron Man in "The Charge of the Rhinos!" (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script:
Jim Salicrup
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from John Zuber Jr., S. Smith, Scott Matthews, Todd Howington, John Rogers, Steven Keel, Steve Thurman, Philip Romano, James Timlick. Also includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Nightmare in the Negative Zone!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. In All the Gathered Gloom!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. An Important Announcement to All New Subscribers!
    Marvel Subscriptions
  4. 3. Iron Man in "The Charge of the Rhinos!"
    Iron Man; Hostess
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Thompson
  • Steven Tice
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Fernandez
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp