Fantastic Four #12 [Direct Edition]
(October 1997)

Marvel, 1996 Series
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Volume
2
Price
2.99 USD; 4.20 CAD
Pages
54
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1997-08-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
Barcode
759606043613 01211
Editing
Ruben Diaz
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Comic has an extra-gatefold cover with recap and ads. Double-Size.


Heroes Reunited Part 1 of 4 (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Galactus; Fantastic Four [Invisible Woman; Mister Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing]

Indexer Notes

Cover art forms a quadtych with the covers of Avengers #12, Iron Man #12 and Captain America #12 (all 1996 series).

Previously in Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / recap / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Brett Booth (illustrations)
Inks
Tom McWeeney (illustrations)
Colors
? (illustrations)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Human Torch; The Thing]; Doctor Doom; Firelord; Terra; Plasma
Synopsis
Brief introduction to the major characters and recap of the story so far.

Indexer Notes

inside gatefold cover

Doomsday! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Brandon Choi; Jim Lee (plot)
Pencils
Brett Booth; Ron Lim
Inks
Mike Miller; Tom McWeeney; Homage Studios
Colors
Jessica Ruffner; Wildstorm FX
Letters
Richard Starkings; David Lanphear; Comicraft

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Doom; Ambassador Dubcek; Firelord; Terrax the Tamer; Plasma; Fantastic Four [The Thing; Invisible Woman; Mister Fantastic; Human Torch]; S.H.I.E.L.D.; Nick Fury; The Countess; Dum-Dum Dugan; Avengers [Iron Man; Captain America; The Wasp; Scarlet Witch; Thor; Hawkeye; Black Panther; Ant-Man II]; Galactus; Silver Surfer; Inhumans [Crystal; Medusa; Black Bolt; Gorgon]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Mole Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Heroes Reunited": Part 1 of 4. Story continued in AVENGERS (Marvel, 1996 series) #12.

[Marvel Subscription Form] (Table of Contents: 3)

Marvel Subscriptions / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

House Advertisement for Marvel Comics Series (subscription page).

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

Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (Stan's Soapbox); ? (news items)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

"Stan's Soapbox" by Stan Lee, "Checklist: Available September 3" (12 titles), plus promo texts for Marvel titles. Design by Comicraft.

[Ads] (Table of Contents: 5)

advertisement / 9 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Total of 9 one-page advertisements for: NBA Inside Stuff (tv, NBC), Pebbles (cereal, Post), Tangy Taffy (candy, Sunline), Impact Football (trading cards, Fleer), Charles Atlas (fitness instructions, Charles Atlas), Having trouble finding new comics? (web retailer, Mile High Comics), Dave's Comics (back issues, 1/2 page), Sometimes it's hard to be a hero (helpline, Boys Town National Hotline, 1/2 page), The Nabisco Thing (snacks, Nabisco), Chee-Tos (snack, Frito-Lay).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Heroes Reunited Part 1 of 4
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Previously in Fantastic Four
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. Doomsday!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. [Marvel Subscription Form]
    Marvel Subscriptions
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins
  6. 5. [Ads]
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