Fantastic Four #8

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
November 1962
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17264

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Prisoners of the Puppet-Master! (Fantastic Four) Cover, 1 page

"Obey me, my puppets!"

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]]; the Puppet Master

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Fantastic Four (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #195 ([June 1978])
Prisoners of the Puppet-Master!

Notes

Dick Ayers has confirmed to Nick Caputo that he inked this cover (GCD Error List 2 November 2006).

Show/hide 1. Prisoners of the Puppet Master! (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

"The Thing! I didn't expect him back so soon!"

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-950
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Puppet Master (introduction)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Fantastic Four (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #195 ([June 1978])
Prisoners of the Puppet-Master! [Part 1]
 
United States
Essential Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1998 series) #1 (October 1998)
Prisoners of the Puppet Master!
 
United States
Fantastic Four Omnibus (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (2005)
The Fantastic Four in: Prisoners of the Puppet Master!
From GCD
from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #8

Synopsis

The Puppet Master tests his radioactive clay that gives him the power to remotely control people that are modeled in the clay.

Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.

Show/hide 2. No title recorded (A Fantastic Four Feature Page!) Character profile, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
A Fantastic Four Feature Page!
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Fantastic Four (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #195 ([June 1978])
Untitled

Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.

Show/hide 3. The Hands of the Puppet Maker Part 2 (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

"Father! I heard you cry out!"

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-950
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Puppet Master; Alicia Masters (introduction); Warden Williams (introduction)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Fantastic Four (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #195 ([June 1978])
The Hands of the Puppet Maker Part 2

Synopsis

The Puppet Master gets the Thing under his command and imprisons the Invisible Girl. He then send the Thing and Alicia Masters to infiltrate the Baxter Building.

Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.

Show/hide 4. The Lady and the Monster! Part 3 (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 3 pages

"Reed -- I can't flame on yet!"

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-950
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Alicia Masters

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Fantastic Four (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #195 ([June 1978])
The Lady and the Monster! Part 3

Synopsis

While acting under the Puppet Master's influence, the Thing is subjected to one of Mister Fantastic's potions that changes him back to Ben Grimm.

Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.

Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Fantastic 4 Fan Page) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic 4 Fan Page

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters page replies by Stan Lee. Mr. Fantastic illo likely from earlier issue.

Show/hide 6. Face-to-face with the Puppet Master! Part 4 (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

"The puppet master is so engrossed in manipulating a jailbreak, that this is my chance to escape!"

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-950
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Puppet Master; Puppet Master's winged horse; Warden Williams

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Fantastic Four (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #195 ([June 1978])
Face-to-face with the Puppet Master! Part 4

Synopsis

The Puppet Master stages a jailbreak just to prove his might. Invisible Girl sends a distress signal to her teammates and the Puppet Master flees when meeting the combined forces of the Fantastic Four.

Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.

Show/hide 7. Death of a Puppet! Part 5 (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

"Hey! The wall's cavin' in!"

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-950
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Puppet Master; Alicia Masters

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Fantastic Four (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #195 ([June 1978])
Death of a Puppet! Part 5

Synopsis

The jail break is stopped by the Fantastic Four and the Puppet Master falls to what seems to be his death.

Notes

Goldberg and Simek credits per Nick Caputo, September 2012.


Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 22571

Entry created

  • 20/07/2019

Cover added

  • 20/07/2019

Index completed

  • 20/07/2019