Fantastic Four #281 [Direct]
(August 1985)

Marvel, 1961 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.65 USD; 0.30 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1985-04-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Mike Carlin (editor); Michael Higgins (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Malice [Invisible Girl]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]
Reprints

With Malice Towards All! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Jerry Ordway; Al Vey (backgrounds)
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Franklin; Alicia Masters; Edwin Jarvis; Malice [Invisible Girl] (villain); Hate Monger (villain); Psycho Man (villain)
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four battles Malice (who is possessing Sue).
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The events of this issue are also depicted in Secret Wars II #2.
Al Vey credit from Jerry Ordway in the Crisis Compendium

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

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

Fantastic Forum / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Michael Higgins
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: Stan Lee, Chuck Wilson, James Grattan, Joe Frank, Jeffrey Lowndes, Evan M. Lanctot, Daniel Robert, and Josh Tretakoff; a note from Roz and Jack Kirby on the identity of the inker of Fantastic Four #1 (a matter still of debate).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. With Malice Towards All!
    The Fantastic Four
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Forum
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