([November] 1987)

Marvel, 1987 Series
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Volume
2
Price
29.95 USD
Pages
264
On-sale Date
1987-12-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
ISBN
0-87135-307-5 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Bob Budiansky (credited); Adam Blaustein (credited) (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

The first printing has story for Fantastic Four #5 with page 3 printed out of order after page 5.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Fantastic Four Vol. 2 Marvel Masterworks] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Gold embossing on a dark blue field, includes the words "Marvel Masterworks" and the numeral 4 inside a circle. Spine also has gold embossed text "Fantastic Four", "Vol. 2" and "Marvel Masterworks".

[Fantastic Four #1 Cover] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Fantastic Four / insert or dust jacket / 0 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek; typeset
Editing
Stan Lee (original)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

See indexer notes at https://www.comics.org/issue/16556/#toc_130267 for details on credits. Cover art is reduced to about 33% of original.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustrations)
Inks
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky (ilustrations)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

[Fantastic Four #1] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Glynis Oliver ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]
Reprints

The Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations)
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Origin of the team.

The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man (Table of Contents: 6)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations)
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man (Harvey Elder)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Vs. the Mole Man, 1st and intro.

[Fantastic Four #2] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]
Reprints

The Fantastic Four Meet the Skrulls From Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
John Duffy
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

vs the Skrulls, 1st and intro.

[Fantastic Four #3] (Table of Contents: 9)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky (alterations)
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alterations on the Torch by Sol Brodsky.

The Menace of the Miracle Man (Table of Contents: 10)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Miracle Man [Joshua Ayers]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

vs the Miracle Man, 1st and intro.

[Fantastic Four #4] (Table of Contents: 11)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]; Sub-Mariner
Reprints

The Coming of the Sub-Mariner! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Revival of the Sub-Mariner as a noble anti-hero. He also appears in 6, 9, 14, 27 for his earliest appearances.

[Fantastic Four #5] (Table of Contents: 13)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]; Doctor Doom
Reprints

Prisoners of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

vs. Dr Doom, 1st and intro.

[Fantastic Four #6] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]; Doctor Doom; Sub-Mariner
Reprints

Captives of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents: 16)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers; Joe Sinnott (page 2, panels 5-8)
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Terry Szenics
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]
Synopsis
Vs Sub-Mariner and Dr. Doom together.
Reprints

[Fantastic Four #7] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]
Reprints

Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X (Table of Contents: 18)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek; Terry Szenics
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Kurrgo
Reprints

[Fantastic Four #8] (Table of Contents: 19)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Glynis Oliver

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]; Puppet Master
Reprints

Prisoners of the Puppet Master! (Table of Contents: 20)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]; Alicia Masters
Reprints

Indexer Notes

vs. Puppet Master, 1st and intro. Intro of Alicia Masters, Ben Grimm's early romantic interest.

[Fantastic Four #9] (Table of Contents: 21)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]; Sub-Mariner
Reprints

The End of the Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 22)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Alicia Masters
Reprints

Indexer Notes

vs Sub-Mariner.

[Fantastic Four #10] (Table of Contents: 23)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]; Doctor Doom
Reprints

The Return of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 24)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Alicia Masters; Stan Lee; Jack Kirby
Reprints

Indexer Notes

vs Dr. Doom.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Fantastic Four Vol. 2 Marvel Masterworks]
  2. 1. [Fantastic Four #1 Cover]
    The Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. [Fantastic Four #1]
    The Fantastic Four
  6. 5. The Fantastic Four!
    The Fantastic Four
  7. 6. The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man
    The Fantastic Four
  8. 7. [Fantastic Four #2]
    The Fantastic Four
  9. 8. The Fantastic Four Meet the Skrulls From Outer Space!
    The Fantastic Four
  10. 9. [Fantastic Four #3]
    The Fantastic Four
  11. 10. The Menace of the Miracle Man
    The Fantastic Four
  12. 11. [Fantastic Four #4]
    The Fantastic Four
  13. 12. The Coming of the Sub-Mariner!
    The Fantastic Four
  14. 13. [Fantastic Four #5]
    The Fantastic Four
  15. 14. Prisoners of Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
  16. 15. [Fantastic Four #6]
    The Fantastic Four
  17. 16. Captives of the Deadly Duo!
    The Fantastic Four
  18. 17. [Fantastic Four #7]
    The Fantastic Four
  19. 18. Prisoners of Kurrgo, Master of Planet X
    The Fantastic Four
  20. 19. [Fantastic Four #8]
    The Fantastic Four
  21. 20. Prisoners of the Puppet Master!
    The Fantastic Four
  22. 21. [Fantastic Four #9]
    The Fantastic Four
  23. 22. The End of the Fantastic Four!
    The Fantastic Four
  24. 23. [Fantastic Four #10]
    The Fantastic Four
  25. 24. The Return of Doctor Doom!
    The Fantastic Four
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