Fantastic Four #239 [Direct]
(February 1982)

Marvel, 1961 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
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; 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.


Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Wendy's Friends (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Aunt Petunia Grimm (introduction); O'Hoolihan; Frankie Raye; Alicia Masters; Uncle Jake Grimm; Ruth Efford (introduction); Wendy (introduction); Mike (introduction, death?); Carol (introduction, death?); Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff] (cameo); Crystal (cameo); Lockjaw (cameo); Wendy's father (introduction); "Wendy's friends" (introduction)
Synopsis
At the request of the Thing's great aunt Petunia (actually young and pretty Petunia), the Fantastic Four investigate a town where a little girl has befriended strange demonic creatures.
Reprints

Play the Bubble Yum Sweepstakes (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Evil Goblins] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Time for a New Image] (Table of Contents: 5)

Bullpen Bulletins / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter (signed); Louise Simonson [as Louise Jones] (signed)
Pencils
Elliot Brown (photograph)
Inks
Elliot Brown (photograph)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Jim Shooter (photograph)

Indexer Notes

Assorted announcements, Louise Jones's Cheerfully Nice News!, The Hype Box, The Mighty Marvel Checklist; follows page 21 of the main sequence.

Daredevil's Longest Fight! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Mr. Byrne, I have just finished...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Kerry Callen, John A. Wilcox, Paul R. Davis, Alice Gordon, Jim Gibney, Anonymous and John Sweeney.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Holocaust in the Desert!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. Wendy's Friends
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Play the Bubble Yum Sweepstakes
    Bubble Yum
  5. 4. [Evil Goblins]
    A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure!
  6. 5. [Time for a New Image]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  7. 6. Daredevil's Longest Fight!
    Daredevil; Hostess Fruit Pies
  8. 7. ["Dear Mr. Byrne, I have just finished..."]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • ge.org.e
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Allen Ross
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Fernandez
  • Matthias Hofmann
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Mark Gordon
  • Max Capp