(27th July 2005)

Panini UK, 2005 Series
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Price
2.40 GBP
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
Every four weeks
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Panini Publishing
Brand
Marvel Collectors' Edition; Panini Comics
Barcode
9771746169009 01
Editing
Mark Irvine (managing editor)
Color
Colour
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Wieringo (signed)
Inks
Karl Kesel (signed)
Colors
Richard Isanove (signed)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Invisible Woman [Susan Storm]; Mister Fantastic[Reed Richards]; The Thing [Benjamin Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]
Reprints

Eye of the Beholder (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Carlos Pacheco; Rafael Marin (plot); Karl Kesel (dialogue)
Pencils
Mark Bagley
Inks
Karl Kesel; Al Vey
Colors
Liquid! Graphics
Letters
Richard Starkings [as RS]; Comicraft; Saida Temofonte [as Saida]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Invisible Woman; the Thing; Mister Fantastic]; Erik Jaggar; Franklin Richards; Carmine Stern; Miss Candy; Inhumans [Medusa; Black Bolt; Karnak; Triton; Gorgon; Crystal; Lockjaw]; Sandorr; Cordon; Mud-Ah; Mistur; Linga; Guardsmen; Ronan the Accuser (cameo); Johnny Storm as Rawhide Kid; Imperial Guard (cameo)
Reprints

Shadows of Doom (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Rafael Marin; Carlos Pacheco (plot); Karl Kesel (dialogue)
Pencils
Mark Bagley
Inks
Al Vey
Colors
Liquid!
Letters
Richard Starkings; Comicraft; Kiff Scholl [as KS]

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Fantastic; Chameloid; Human Torch as Rawhide Kid; Human Torch; Bob Diamond; Inhumans; Medusa; Black Bolt; Karnak; Triton; Gorgon; Crystal; Lockjaw; Guardsmen; Thing; Senso; Captain Marvel (cameo); Silver Surfer (cameo); Thor (cameo); Doctor Doom
Reprints

The Fantastic Origin of Doctor Doom! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-753
Genre
superhero
Characters
Reed Richards; Ben Grimm; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom] (origin); Boris Nachman
Reprints

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

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg (see notes)
Letters
Artie Simek (cover lettering and logo design); Sol Brodsky (logo design) (see notes)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Monster from Monster Isle
Reprints
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).

An entire facsimile issue including the front cover and complete story was reprinted (minus the ads) in Golden Book and Record Set # SLP-185 in 1966. Maximum Fantastic Four contains the full issue (with ads) as a poster.

The Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-372
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
Synopsis
Dr. Reed Richards takes his friends on a rocket trip that changes their lives forever.
Reprints
Keywords
automobiles; cosmic rays; fighter jets; flare guns; missiles; 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: 6)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-372
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
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; monsters; nuclear power plants

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: 7)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

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
Synopsis
Having captured the Fantastic Four, Moleman recounts how he discovered his underground kingdom.
Reprints
Keywords
aircraft; blindness; 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.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Eye of the Beholder
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Shadows of Doom
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Fantastic Origin of Doctor Doom!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. ["I -- I can't turn invisible fast enough!"]
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. The Fantastic Four!
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man!
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. The Moleman's Secret!
    Fantastic Four
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