Fantastic Four #1

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
November 1961
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/16556

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Fantastic Four) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four (Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]); monster from Monster Isle

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein?
Christopher Rule?
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Essential Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1998 series) #1 (October 1998)
The Impossible Man
 
United States
Fantastic Four Omnibus (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (2005)
The Impossible Man
Printed in
in Fantastic Four, The [Golden Book and Record Set] (Marvel, 1966 series) #[nn]
in Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) #nn
in Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four (Pocket Books, 1977 series) #81445 (November 1977)
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #2
in Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) #nn
in Essential Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1998 series) #1
in Fantastic Four Legends: Unstable Molecules (Marvel, 2003 series) #1
in Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four (Marvel, 2003 series) #1
in Fantastic Four Omnibus (Marvel, 2005 series) #1
From GCD
from Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #11

Notes

Note 1: Characters added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05). Note 2: George Klein, or Chris Rule have been suggested as the inker but there is no consensus. Dick Ayers originally given inker credit, but per Nick Caputo, Ayers did not have this cover listed in his own record books (July 27, 2006). Note 3: 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.

Show/hide 1. The Fantastic Four! (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-372
Characters
Fantastic Four: Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Mayor of Central City

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
with Christopher Rule?

Reprint history

From GCD
in Fantastic Four, The [Golden Book and Record Set] (Marvel, 1966 series) #[nn]
in Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #1
in Fantastic Four, The (Lancer Books, 1966 series) #72-111 [4 pp.]
in Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) #nn
in Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four (Pocket Books, 1977 series) #81445 (November 1977)
in Fantastic Four: The Secret Story of Marvel's Cosmic Quartet, The (Ideals Publishing Corp., 1981 series) #nn
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #2
in Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) #nn
in Essential Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1998 series) #1
in Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four (Marvel, 2003 series) #1
in Fantastic Four Legends: Unstable Molecules (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 [pages 9-13 only]
in Fantastic Four Omnibus (Marvel, 2005 series) #1
in Fantastici Quattro, I (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #1
in Incredibile Devil, L' (Editoriale Corno, 1970 series) #4
in Fantastici Quattro, I (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #100

Synopsis

Dr. Reed Richards takes his friends on a rocket trip that changes their lives forever.

Notes

Inking often attributed to Dick Ayers and occasionally Art Simek. The given credit reflects the current consensus; Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Characters, synopsis: Added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05)

Show/hide 2. The Fantastic Four Meet the Mole Man! (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-372
Characters
Moleman [a.k.a. Mole Man] (intro and origin); Fantastic Four; Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; Invisible Girl; Thing; Monsters of Monster Isle

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
with Christopher Rule?

Reprint history

From GCD
in Fantastic Four, The [Golden Book and Record Set] (Marvel, 1966 series) #[nn]
in Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #7
in Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) #nn
in Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four (Pocket Books, 1977 series) #81445 (November 1977)
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #2
in Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) #nn
in Essential Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1998 series) #1
in Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four (Marvel, 2003 series) #1
in Fantastic Four Omnibus (Marvel, 2005 series) #1
in Fantastici Quattro, I (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #1

Notes

Note 1: Inking often attributed to Dick Ayers and occasionally to Art Simek, the credit given reflects the current consensus.

Show/hide 3. The Mole Man's Secret! (Fantastic Four) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Moleman [a.k.a. Mole Man] (intro and origin); Fantastic Four; Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch; Invisible Girl; Thing; Monsters of Monster Isle

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Klein
with Christopher Rule?

Reprint history

From GCD
in Fantastic Four, The [Golden Book and Record Set] (Marvel, 1966 series) #[nn]
in Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #7
in Origins of Marvel Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1974 series) #nn
in Marvel Comics' The Fantastic Four (Pocket Books, 1977 series) #81445 (November 1977)
in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #2
in Origins of Marvel Comics Revised Edition (Marvel, 1997 series) #nn
in Essential Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1998 series) #1
in Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four (Marvel, 2003 series) #1
in Fantastic Four Omnibus (Marvel, 2005 series) #1
in Fantastici Quattro, I (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #1

Synopsis

The first skirmish with the Moleman and his monsters.

Notes

Note 1: Sequence added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05)


Notes

Note 1: Characters added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05).

Note 2: George Klein, or Chris Rule have been suggested as the inker but there is no consensus. Dick Ayers originally given inker credit, but per Nick Caputo, Ayers did not have this cover listed in his own record books (July 27, 2006).

Note 3: 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.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 52151

Cover added

  • 29/08/2010

Index completed

  • 29/08/2010