(1966)

Marvel, 1966 Series
 
Volume
?
Price
[none]
Pages
28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
[none printed]
Brand
MC
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek; Sol Brodsky

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!! How can we stop this creature, Torch?
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Giganto
Reprints
  • US from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #1 (November 1961) [This is a "missing man" cover. In the original there are five cowering figures to the right of the image. The second figure from the top is missing from this reprinted version.]
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the inker of the cover. Mark Evanier also agrees on Klein's credit. Inkers originally cited as possibilities included Chris Rule and Dick Ayers (who has affirmed he did not ink the cover or interior).

Goldberg coloring credit disclosed in February 2011 http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31016 http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/?p=20698 and mentioned on Fantastic Four #600 letters page.

Logo design credit from Todd Klein and Mark Evanier from Klein's Facebook page, used by permission. Klein says generally early Marvel logos were designed by Brodsky and either inked or finished by Simek.

Characters added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05).

A Word to Parents and Teachers About This Comic Book and Record Set (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / ? pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For pure fun and to help youngsters improve their reading.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Notes explaining how to read this book whilst listening to the narrative on the record.

The Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee [early- to mid-career])
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed as Jack Kirby [signature])
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (original editor)

Job Number
V-372
First Line of Dialogue or Text
With the sudden fury of a thunderbolt, a flare is shot into the sky over Central City!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]] (introduction, origin); the Mayor of Central City; Central City Police Department [Pete; unnamed members]; National Guard unnamed members;
Synopsis
Dr. Reed Richards takes his friends on a rocket trip that changes their lives forever.
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; Central City; cosmic rays; Fantasti-Flare; fighter jets; flare guns; missiles; National Guard; parachutes; rockets; spacecraft

Indexer Notes

Characters, synopsis: Added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05).

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the primary inker, with alterations likely by Sol Brodsky.

In the letters page of issue #281 it states according to Roz and Jack Kirby, via Steve Leialoha, that it was Artie Simek who inked the first issue of FF and that Sol Brodsky started inking with issue #2 (Brodsky actually started inking with # 3). Previous indexer credited Chris Rule as possible inker.

The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-372
First Line of Dialogue or Text
And now, having met our four amazing characters, let us resume our tale...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man [Moleman] (introduction); Monsters of Monster Isle [Giganto; Tricephalous] (introduction, all unnamed here); French Army [Pierre; unnamed soldiers]
Synopsis
Atomic plants disappear all around the world. Reed Richards pinpoints a place which is at the same distance from them all: Monster Isle.
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft; diamonds; French army; French Equatorial Africa; monsters; nuclear power plants; Subterranea; Valley of Diamonds

Indexer Notes

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the primary inker with Sol Brodsky likely providing corrections. Previous indexer credited Chris Rule.

The Moleman's Secret! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before we witness the breath-taking conclusion of our amazing tale, let us gather together all the loose ends!
Feature Logo
The Fantastic Four
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Mole Man [Moleman] (origin); Monsters of Monster Isle [Rock Monster Guardian [Ugu] (introduction); Giganto] (all unnamed)
Synopsis
Having captured the Fantastic Four, Moleman recounts how he discovered his underground kingdom.
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft; blindness; Monster Isle; monsters

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05).

Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the inker, with alterations likely by Sol Brodsky. Previous indexer credited Chris Rule.

Story concludes on inside back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!! How can we stop this creature, Torch?"]
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. A Word to Parents and Teachers About This Comic Book and Record Set
  3. 2. The Fantastic Four!
    The Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man!
    The Fantastic Four
  5. 4. The Moleman's Secret!
    The Fantastic Four
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