Fantastic Four #1 [Direct Edition]
(January 1998)

Marvel, 1998 Series
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Volume
3
Price
2.99 USD; 4.20 CAD
Pages
54
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
Barcode
759606044566 00111
Editing
Mark Powers (editor); Jason Liebig (assistant editor, uncredited); Bob Harras (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior (#1-42); Glossy interior (#43-588)
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Legend Begins Anew! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Mark Farmer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Woman [Sue Storm Richards]]; B'arr; Exalt; Stem
Reprints
Keywords
Heroes Return

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

Previously in Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / recap / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Woman]

Indexer Notes

Brief introduction to the major characters, with a re-cap of the events from Onslaught to Heroes Reborn: The Return.

Vive la Fantastique! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 44 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Lobdell
Pencils
Alan Davis
Inks
Mark Farmer
Colors
Liquid!
Letters
Richard Starkings; Comicraft; Albert Deschesne [as AD]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Woman [Sue Storm Richards]]; Franklin Richards; Ruined [B'arr; Exalt; Stem] (villains, intro); Mole Man; Moloids; Yvette Diamonde (intro); Laurent Levesseur (intro); Herve Dubois (intro); Aaron Starr; Tintin; Arlise (intro); Yancy Street Gang (in Paris!)
Synopsis
In Paris, Yvette Diamonde protests construction over a historic site. Several people are transformed into ancient beings called the Ruined. The Fantastic Four sets things right. Yvette finds that she has permanently acquired new powers -- just like the Fantastic Four once did.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The events in this story follow the Fantastic Four's return from the Pocket Universe in Heroes Reborn: The Return #1-4. The Ruined appear next in issue #20.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Legend Begins Anew!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Previously in Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Vive la Fantastique!
    Fantastic Four
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