Fantastic Four #245 [Direct]
(August 1982)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 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 [entire top banner]
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.


Look Like A Big League Player (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Childhood's End (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Bob Sharen
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]] (origin); Barbara Walker; Franklin Richards (as child and adult); Alicia Masters; HERBIE-like robot
Synopsis
Franklin Richard's powers go out of control as he transforms into an adult and tries to make things the way he thinks they should be. The Thing is returned to his rocky form.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear John, I am really, really impressed with the...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Mark Waldman, Michele Cohen, Steve Elliot, Steve Thurman, Jeffrey Lowndes, and Joe Gardner.

[The Black Swamp of Lobella] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Childhood's End!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Look Like A Big League Player
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. Childhood's End
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. ["Dear John, I am really, really impressed with the..."]
    Fantastic Four Fun Page
  6. 5. [The Black Swamp of Lobella]
    A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure!
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