Fantastic Four #253 [Direct]
(April 1983)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1983-01-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Al Milgrom; Ann Nocenti (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Kestorians
Reprints
Keywords
Negative Zone

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

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Quest (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Kestorians; Annihilus (villain)
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four try to help the Kestorians find a new planet to populate but things aren't exactly as they seem.
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 Fan Page / letters page / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Marvel Masters: Who are you trying...

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Jim Fucinari, Phil Jones, Mark Waldman, Marc Christensen and Daniel Pei.

U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685) (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Ed Shukin (business manager)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total Number Copies Printed (net press run): Average number of copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 443,238. Single issue nearest to filing date: 430,727.

Reactor (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Reactor; Parker Brothers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. Quest
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. ["I'm back!"]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. ["Dear Marvel Masters: Who are you trying..."]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
  6. 5. U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685)
  7. 6. Reactor
    Reactor; Parker Brothers
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