The Fantastic Four #3

Published
March 1975
Page count
48
Cover price
0.30 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Newton Comics

Credits

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

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #4 ([May 1962])
The Coming of the Sub-Mariner!
Show/hide 1. The Comic of… Sub-Mariner! Chapter 1 On the Trail of the Torch! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-643

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #4 ([May 1962])
The Coming of... Sub-Mariner! Chapter 1 On the Trail of the Torch!
Also printed
Australia
Fantastic Four (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #189 (December 1977)
The Coming of… Sub-Mariner! Chapter 1 On the Trail of the Torch!

Synopsis

The Fantastic Four is searching for the runaway Human Torch.

Show/hide 2. Chapter 2 Enter the Sub-Mariner! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #4 ([May 1962])
Chapter 2 Enter the Sub-Mariner!
Also printed
Australia
Fantastic Four (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #189 (December 1977)
Chapter 2 Enter the Sub-Mariner!

Synopsis

Fleeing the Thing, the runaway Human Torch finds the amnesiac Sub-Mariner.

Notes

Revival of the Sub-Mariner as a noble anti-hero.

Show/hide 3. Chapter 3 Let The World Beware! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-643

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #4 ([May 1962])
Chapter 3 Let the World Beware!
Also printed
Australia
Fantastic Four (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #189 (December 1977)
Chapter 3 Let the World Beware!

Synopsis

The Human Torch drops the Sub-Mariner into the sea and he regains his memory.

Show/hide 4. Chapter 4 Sub-Mariner's Revenge! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #4 ([May 1962])
Chapter 4 Sub-Mariner's Revenge!

Synopsis

The Sub-Mariner sends Giganto to smash New York.

Show/hide 5. Chapter 5 Return to the Deep! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-643

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #4 ([May 1962])
Chapter 5 Return to the Deep!

Synopsis

The Thing walks into Giganto with a bomb and blows him up. The Human Torch sweeps the Sub-Mariner and Giganto away into the sea. The Sub-Mariner says "I'll be back!"

Show/hide 6. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (The Human Torch) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Human Torch
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-823

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #103 (December 1962)
Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #5 (November 1966)
Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
 
United States
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #3 (January 1975)
Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
 
Australia
The Human Torch (Yaffa, 1977? series) #3 (1980)
Prisoner of the 5th Dimension Part 2: Trapped in Another World Part 3: The End of Zemu
 
United States
Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([October] 2003)
Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!

Synopsis

Perfectly good houses sink into the ground after they're built. Reed suggests sabotage; a farmer blames "swamp demons". When Johnny investigates, he sees strange men with blue skin using an "electro gamma wave" ray gun to make the houses sink. The farmer, confronted, proves to be one of them as well, and he uses an "anti-matter electron" gun to make Johnny's flame go out!

Notes

Part 1 of 3.

Show/hide 7. Part 2 Trapped in Another World! (The Human Torch) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Human Torch
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-823

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #103 (December 1962)
Part 2: Trapped in Another World!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #5 (November 1966)
Part 2: Trapped in Another World!
 
United States
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #3 (January 1975)
Part 2: Trapped in Another World!
 
United States
Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([October] 2003)
Part 2: Trapped in Another World!

Synopsis

Johnny is transported to another dimension, where, in a futuristic city, he's taken before Zemu, a despot who plans to conquer Earth, and had been trying to drive away the real estate developers from the dimensional passageway. Imprisoned in a water tank, Johnny is freed by Valeria, whose father Phineas wishes to overthrow the tyrant. Zemu's troops attack, threatening to kill the others if Johnny doesn't surrender. But he frees his new friends...

Notes

Part 2 of 3. 1st appearances of Zemu, Valeria, Phineas & Theos.

Show/hide 8. Part 3 The End of Zemu! (The Human Torch) Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Human Torch
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-823

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #103 (December 1962)
Part 3: The End of Zemu!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #5 (November 1966)
Part 3: The End of Zemu!
 
United States
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #3 (January 1975)
Part 3: The End of Zemu!
 
United States
Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([October] 2003)
Part 3: The End of Zemu!

Synopsis

Johnny uses his flames to create a tornado to take out the asbestos-covered armored tanks, then writes a message in the sky to inspire an uprising! Zemu is quickly overthrown, the people can now live free, and Valeria wishes Johnny could stay. Back in school, Johnny daydreams about her, thinking "I'll never be able to get her out of my mind..." (Ah, so young!)

Notes

Part 3 of 3. Zemu, Valeria & Phineas would return in Fantastic Four #158 (May 1975).

Show/hide 9. Win a Sharp Transistor Radio Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Details

Printed
1975
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Show/hide 10. Untitled (The Hulk) Illustration, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Hulk
Genre
Superhero

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 62893

Entry created

  • 21/01/2012

Cover added

  • 16/11/2016

Index completed

  • 16/11/2016

Last updated

  • 16/11/2016