(November 1977)

Pocket Books, 1977 Series
 
Price
1.95 USD
Pages
164
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Pocket Books
Brand
Pocket [Kangaroo]
ISBN
0-671-81445-1 Search at WorldCat
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Color
color
Dimensions
mass market paperback (4 1/4" x 6 7/8"; 10.7 cm x 17.4 cm)
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Additional information from Ray Bottorff Jr (December 13, 2004).


The Greatest Superhero Team of All Battles the World's Vilest Villains! (Table of Contents)

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Pencils
Gil Kane; John Romita (see notes)
Inks
Joe Sinnott; John Romita (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset; Irving Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom; Thing; Mister Fantastic; Human Torch; Invisible Girl
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Indexer Notes

Sue Richards added by John Romita, replacing the Medusa figure from the original.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Mightiest Foes! (Table of Contents: 2)

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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Stan Lee Presents the Fantastic Four (Table of Contents: 4)

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?
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typeset

Prologue (Table of Contents: 5)

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Stan Lee
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typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
They were the first!
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Introduction by Stan Lee.

[Cover: FANTASTIC FOUR #1] (Table of Contents: 6)

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Pencils
Jack Kirby
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George Klein
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?
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Artie Simek

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I--I can't turn invisible fast enough!! How can we stop this creature, Torch?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Mister Fantastic
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Indexer Notes

Credits from index to original publication.

The Fantastic Four! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 7)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations)
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?
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Artie Simek

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With the sudden fury of a thunderbolt, a flare is shot into the sky over Central City!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic); Ben Grimm (The Thing); Susan Storm (Invisible Girl); Johnny Storm (Human Torch)
Synopsis
Reed summons the Fantastic Four for the first time.
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The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man! [Part 2] (Table of Contents: 8)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations)
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?
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Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
And now, having met our four amazing characters, let us resume our tale...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing; Human Torch; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Pierre; Mole Man
Synopsis
Monsters are responsible for atomic plants disappearing.
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The Moleman's Secret! [Part 3] (Table of Contents: 9)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations)
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?
Letters
Artie Simek

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!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing; Human Torch; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Mole Man
Synopsis
The Mole Man reveals his plan.
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Skrulls from Outer Space! (Table of Contents: 10)

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?
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Jack Kirby
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George Klein
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?
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Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're too late!! Too late!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Thing; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch]; Skrulls
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Indexer Notes

Inker changed from Dick Ayers to George Klein by Bob Bailey (2 September 2005). Nick Caputo confirms (August 8, 2006).

The Fantastic Four Meet the Skrulls From Outer Space! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 11)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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George Klein
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?
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John Duffy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What is happening here??
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Skrulls
Synopsis
Alien Skrulls take on the appearance of members of the Fantastic Four and commit crimes.
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Part 2 Prisoner of the Skrulls (Table of Contents: 12)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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George Klein
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?
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John Duffy

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Even as the Fantastic Four ponder their next move, grim, silent figures stealthily creep toward their cabin -- like a horde of avenging wraiths!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Skrulls
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four are captured by the army.
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The Fantastic Four Fight Back! [Part 3] (Table of Contents: 13)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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George Klein
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?
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John Duffy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let go of that weapon!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Skrulls
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four capture the Skrulls.
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The Fantastic Four ... Captured! [Part 4] (Table of Contents: 14)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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George Klein
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?
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John Duffy

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stepping out of the now-motionless ship, four pairs of eyes are blinded by the glare of giant floodlights!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Skrulls
Synopsis
The police arrest the Fantastic Four.
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[Cover: FANTASTIC FOUR #3] (Table of Contents: 15)

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Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In this great, collectors'-item issue, you will see, for the first time: the amazing Fantasti-Car, the colorful new Fantastic Four costumes, and other startling surprises!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Mister Fantastic
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Chapter 1: The Menace of the Miracle Man (Table of Contents: 16)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky (alterations)
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Sol Brodsky
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?
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Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can even the Fantastic Four defeat a man who performs... miracles???
Genre
superhero
Characters
Miracle Man; Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch
Synopsis
Stage magician, the Miracle Man, claims he is more powerful than the Fantastic Four.
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Chapter 2: "The Monster Lives!" (Table of Contents: 17)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky (alterations)
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Sol Brodsky
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?
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Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Guess I'll see what's doin' on TV tonight, Reed!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Miracle Man; Joe
Synopsis
The Miracle Man animates a monster statue and commits crimes with it.
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Chapter 3: "The Flame That Died!" (Table of Contents: 18)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky (alterations)
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Sol Brodsky
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?
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Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Thing!! Look!! It's the Torch!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Miracle Man
Synopsis
The Miracle Man tries to steal an atomic tank.
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Chapter 4: "In the Shadow of Defeat!" (Table of Contents: 19)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky (alterations)
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Sol Brodsky
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?
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Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An hour later...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Miracle Man
Synopsis
Sue secretly finds where the Miracle Man has hidden the atomic tank.
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Chapter 5: "The Final Challenge" (Table of Contents: 20)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky (alterations)
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Sol Brodsky
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?
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Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fate works in mysterious ways!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Miracle Man
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four fights a last battle with the Miracle Man.
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[Cover: FANTASTIC FOUR #4] (Table of Contents: 21)

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Jack Kirby
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Sol Brodsky
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?
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Artie Simek

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Stop him! If the Sub-Mariner reaches the water, he'll become invincible!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Sub-Mariner
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The Coming of ... Sub-Mariner! [Chapter 1: On The Trail of the Torch!; Chapter 2: Enter the Sub-Mariner; Chapter 3: Let The World Beware!; Chapter 4: Sub-Mariner's Revenge; Chapter 5: Return to the Deep] (Table of Contents: 22)

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

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Sol Brodsky
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?
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Artie Simek

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At a secret skyscraper hideout, in the caverns of New York, three of the most fantastic humans on Earth are found! But... where is the fourth??
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner; Giganto; Miracle Man (flashback)
Synopsis
The Human Torch helps an amnesiac Sub-Mariner remember who he is.
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[Cover: FANTASTIC FOUR #5] (Table of Contents: 23)

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Jack Kirby
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Joe Sinnott
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?
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Artie Simek

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Meet... Doctor Doom!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Mister Fantastic; Doctor Doom
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"Prisoners of Doctor Doom!" [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 24)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Joe Sinnott
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?
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Artie Simek

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The Fantastic Four!! Hah! Little do they dream they are naught but pawns in the hands of Doctor Doom!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Doctor Doom; Hulk (picture)
Synopsis
Doctor Doom nets the Baxter Building.
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Part 2 "Back to the Past!" (Table of Contents: 25)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Joe Sinnott
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?
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Artie Simek

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He's taking Sue aboard his ship!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Doctor Doom
Synopsis
Three of the Fantastic Four are sent into the past to find Blackbeard's treasure.
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Part 3 "On the Trail of Blackbeard" (Table of Contents: 26)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Joe Sinnott
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?
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Artie Simek

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Hours later, the Thing is first to awaken...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Human Torch; Mister Spliny
Synopsis
Mr. Fantastic, Thing and Human Torch discover they have been shanghaied by pirates.
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Part 4 Battle! (Table of Contents: 27)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Joe Sinnott
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?
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Artie Simek

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Step aside, gents! I'll soften 'em up a bit first!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing [Blackbeard]; Human Torch; Doctor Doom
Synopsis
Thing leads the pirates in attacking another ship.
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Part 5 "The Vengeance of Doctor Doom!" (Table of Contents: 28)

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Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
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Joe Sinnott
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?
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Artie Simek

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Look!! Floating in the air, above us!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Human Torch; Invisible Girl; Doctor Doom
Synopsis
Doctor Doom brings the three back to the present.
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[Cover: FANTASTIC FOUR #6] (Table of Contents: 29)

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Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
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?
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Artie Simek

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The Diabolical Duo join forces!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Mister Fantastic; Doctor Doom; Sub-Mariner
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"Captives of the Deadly Duo!" [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 30)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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?
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Terry Szenics

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It's the Human Torch! Heading for the Fantastic Four's skyscraper headquarters!!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner; Doctor Doom; Pete; Harry; Tommy
Synopsis
Doctor Doom seeks out the Sub-Mariner.
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Part 2 "When Super-Menaces Unite" (Table of Contents: 31)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Terry Szenics

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Eager for a parley, Doctor Doom folds back the wings of his aerosub and noses it into the depths of the sea, as Submariner darts through the cold green shadows of his domain!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner; Doctor Doom; Matilda; Hiram
Synopsis
Doctor Doom convinces the Sub-Mariner to join him.
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Indexer Notes

Sub-Mariner is spelled as one word in the chapter.

Part 3 "When Friends Fall Out!" (Table of Contents: 32)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Terry Szenics

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Wait! We've got to keep our tempers! Let him speak his peace!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner
Synopsis
The Sub-Mariner visits the Fantastic Four.
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Part 4 "Trapped!" (Table of Contents: 33)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Terry Szenics

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We're now thousands of feet above the city, and going higher!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner; Doctor Doom
Synopsis
The Baxter Building is pulled into space.
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Part 5 "The End ... Or the Beginning?" (Table of Contents: 34)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Terry Szenics

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It worked! I was able to leap from one passing meteor to the other, until now...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Sub-Mariner; Doctor Doom
Synopsis
The Sub-Mariner goes after Doctor Doom for his betrayal.
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[Fantastic Four] (Table of Contents: 35)

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John Romita, Sr.
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Frank Giacoia ?
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?
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Four human beings -- changed by space-born cosmic rays into something more than merely human.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Thing; Human Torch
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[Pin-up: The Thing] (Table of Contents: 36)

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Jack Kirby
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George Klein
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?
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Artie Simek

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The strongest man-like creature on the face of the Earth!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing
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[Pin-up: The Human Torch] (Table of Contents: 37)

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Jack Kirby
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Sol Brodsky
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?
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Artie Simek

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superhero
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Human Torch
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[Pin-up: Mister Fantastic] (Table of Contents: 38)

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Stan Lee ?
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Artie Simek

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Many readers have asked how far I can stretch!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mister Fantastic; Invisible Girl
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[Pin-up: The Glamorous Invisible Girl] (Table of Contents: 39)

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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Artie Simek

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In answer to many requests, note the details in the control panel of Sue's section of the fabulous Fantasti-Car!
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superhero
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Invisible Girl
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Epilogue (Table of Contents: 40)

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Stan Lee
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And there you have it - the first six issues of one of the most memorable comicbook series of all time!
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superhero

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End note by Stan Lee.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Greatest Superhero Team of All Battles the World's Vilest Villains!
    Fantastic Four
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. A Gallery of the Fantastic Four's Mightiest Foes!
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Stan Lee Presents the Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Prologue
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. [Cover: FANTASTIC FOUR #1]
    Fantastic Four
  8. 7. The Fantastic Four! [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  9. 8. The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man! [Part 2]
    Fantastic Four
  10. 9. The Moleman's Secret! [Part 3]
    Fantastic Four
  11. 10. Skrulls from Outer Space!
    Fantastic Four
  12. 11. The Fantastic Four Meet the Skrulls From Outer Space! [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  13. 12. Part 2 Prisoner of the Skrulls
    Fantastic Four
  14. 13. The Fantastic Four Fight Back! [Part 3]
    Fantastic Four
  15. 14. The Fantastic Four ... Captured! [Part 4]
    Fantastic Four
  16. 15. [Cover: FANTASTIC FOUR #3]
    Fantastic Four
  17. 16. Chapter 1: The Menace of the Miracle Man
    Fantastic Four
  18. 17. Chapter 2: "The Monster Lives!"
    Fantastic Four
  19. 18. Chapter 3: "The Flame That Died!"
    Fantastic Four
  20. 19. Chapter 4: "In the Shadow of Defeat!"
    Fantastic Four
  21. 20. Chapter 5: "The Final Challenge"
    Fantastic Four
  22. 21. [Cover: FANTASTIC FOUR #4]
    Fantastic Four
  23. 22. The Coming of ... Sub-Mariner! [Chapter 1: On The Trail of the Torch!; Chapter 2: Enter the Sub-Mariner; Chapter 3: Let The World Beware!; Chapter 4: Sub-Mariner's Revenge; Chapter 5: Return to the Deep]
    Fantastic Four
  24. 23. [Cover: FANTASTIC FOUR #5]
    Fantastic Four
  25. 24. "Prisoners of Doctor Doom!" [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  26. 25. Part 2 "Back to the Past!"
    Fantastic Four
  27. 26. Part 3 "On the Trail of Blackbeard"
    Fantastic Four
  28. 27. Part 4 Battle!
    Fantastic Four
  29. 28. Part 5 "The Vengeance of Doctor Doom!"
    Fantastic Four
  30. 29. [Cover: FANTASTIC FOUR #6]
    Fantastic Four
  31. 30. "Captives of the Deadly Duo!" [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  32. 31. Part 2 "When Super-Menaces Unite"
    Fantastic Four
  33. 32. Part 3 "When Friends Fall Out!"
    Fantastic Four
  34. 33. Part 4 "Trapped!"
    Fantastic Four
  35. 34. Part 5 "The End ... Or the Beginning?"
    Fantastic Four
  36. 35. [Fantastic Four]
    Fantastic Four
  37. 36. [Pin-up: The Thing]
    Thing
  38. 37. [Pin-up: The Human Torch]
    Human Torch
  39. 38. [Pin-up: Mister Fantastic]
    Mister Fantastic
  40. 39. [Pin-up: The Glamorous Invisible Girl]
    Invisible Girl
  41. 40. Epilogue
    Fantastic Four
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
  43. 42. ["Four human beings, struck by space-born cosmic rays, are transformed into the Fantastic Four!"]
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