Fantastic Four #238 [Direct]
(January 1982)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
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 [various positions]
Editing
Jim Salicrup (Editor); Lance Tooks (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.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (signed); Jim Salicrup (design)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alicia Masters; Doctor Doom; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Franklin Richards; John Byrne
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Indexer Notes

Salicrup cover design credit from the letters page in Fantastic Four #243 (June 1982).

The Lady Is for Burning! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Bob Sharen
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]]; Frankie Raye [Nova] (gains fire super powers); Jake (doctor); Penny (Jake's wife, doctor); Professor Phineas T. Horton (flashback); Sam
Synopsis
Johnny discovers that his girlfriend Frankie has developed superpowers similar to his own. As her repressed memories return, she recalls how she gained her powers in an accident where her stepfather, Professor Phineas T. Horton, tried to revive the original Human Torch, the robot fighter from WWII.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Set in New York and Benson, Arizona.

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 2)

The Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Byrne

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Invisible Girl
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Set in New York.

The More Things Change... (Table of Contents: 3)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alicia Masters; the Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Franklin Richards; HERBIE-like robot
Synopsis
Reed makes a robot to keep an eye on Franklin. Reed tries once again to cure Ben of his rocky form but ends up devolving him to a rougher rocky state.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Set in New York.

Play the Bubble Yum Sweepstakes (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Flea Bargaining (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Jim Salicrup
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Brett Kelley, A. Anthony White, Richmond L. Gardner, John A. Wilcox, Kevin C. McConnell, Mike R. Weselnak, Joe Caberra, Kirk Moore, Paul Munz, Stu Krull, Ben Bundens, John Zuber Jr., Peter Ivanick, Brenda Robnett, and Rick S. Jones.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. The Lady Is for Burning!
    The Fantastic Four
  3. 2. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The More Things Change...
    The Fantastic Four
  5. 4. Play the Bubble Yum Sweepstakes
    Bubble Yum
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  7. 6. Flea Bargaining
    Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
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