Fantastic Four #257 [Direct]
(August 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
1983-04-26
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 (editor); Ann Nocenti (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #24, with newsstand on-sale date of 1983-05-17.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
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]]; Galactus; Nova [Frankie Raye]; Death
Reprints
Keywords
skeletons

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

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fragments (Table of Contents: 2)

The 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]]; Nova [Frankie Raye]; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Galactus (villain); Death (villain); Skrulls (villains); Franklin Richards (cameo); H.E.R.B.I.E. (cameo)
Synopsis
Galactus devours Skrull homeworld. With Franklin badly injured by Annihilus, the Richardses decide to move to the burbs to try and give him a normal life while still taking part in the FF. Sue discovers she is pregnant.
Reprints

Star Frontiers (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Star Frontiers; TSR / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Script
John Byrne; ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from W. Everett Chestnut, Brian Smith, Stephen Gawronski, Mitchell B. Craig. Also commentary on Duffy Vohland's death by John Byrne.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Scottie in A Cracker Jack Story [Basketball]
    Cracker Jack
  3. 2. Fragments
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. Star Frontiers
    Star Frontiers; TSR
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four Fan Page
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