Fantastic Four #256 [Direct]
(July 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
1983-03-22
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [various positions]
Editing
Al Milgrom (editor); Ann Nocenti (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #22, with newsstand on-sale date of 1983-04-12.
This issue has variants:

[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 [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Annihilus
Reprints
Keywords
Negative Zone

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

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Annihilation Gambit! (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 [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters; Franklin Richards; The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; She-Hulk; Starfox; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Wasp]; Annihilus (villain); Galactus (cameo); Nova [Frankie Raye] (cameo); Skrulls (cameo)
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four return from the Negative Zone and send Annihilus back; they discover that the villain has hurt Alicia and Franklin.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Fantastic Four get new costumes. Crossover with The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #233.

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

Bullpen Bulletins / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter (signed); ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

The Hype Box; The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

[The Avalanche] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Wallace Lee Hopkins, Dan H, Eiler, Lon Levy, Alan Yuen, and Dan Granley; printed sideways as was the issue (#252) that the letters reference.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story [Baseball]
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. The Annihilation Gambit!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  5. 4. [The Avalanche]
    A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
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