Fantastic Four #244 [Direct]
(July 1982)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1982-04-13
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 (credited) (editor); Lance Tooks (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #10.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

When Calls Galactus! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nova [Frankie Raye]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

From a cover sketch by Ed Hannigan.

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

Cracker Jack / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Beginnings and Endings (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited as Glynis Wein)
Letters
Jim Novak (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The young woman doing terrible things to herself in the name of good health...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; The Avengers [Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Wasp]; Dr. Strange; Franklin Richards; HERBIE-like robot; Nova [Frankie Raye] (introduction as Nova); Galactus (villain); Terrax (cameo flashback); Doctor Doom (cameo)
Synopsis
Reed Richards saves Galactus' life. Frankie Raye becomes his herald. Richards buys the Baxter Building from Collins.
Reprints

[The Woods of Oakthorn] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure! / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

Bullpen Bulletins / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

Fantastic 4 Fan Page / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before we get to the nitty gritty on this...
Feature Logo
Fantastic Four Fan Page
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]

Indexer Notes

Letters from Elizabeth Holden, Dan H. Eiler, Anthony Passaniti, Doug Gessell, Verlin J. Curtiss, Francis Herman, and Eric Hampton.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Calls Galactus!
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. Beginnings and Endings
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [The Woods of Oakthorn]
    A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure!
  5. 4. ["It's that time again..."]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. ["Before we get to the nitty gritty on this..."]
    Fantastic 4 Fan Page
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