Fantastic Four #11

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
February 1963
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/17516

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Impossible Man (The Fantastic Four) Cover, 1 page

"What’s going on here?"

Featuring

Feature
The 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 Impossible Man (introduction)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Al Hartley , penciller (alterations)
 
Jack Kirby , inker
 
Al Hartley , inker (alterations)
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Notes

Nick Caputo, via the GCD Error List (1 November 2006), suggests that the cover may be inked by Kirby; Dick Ayers has affirmed to Caputo that he did not ink the cover (GCD Error List 2 November 2006). Alterations on Sue likely by Al Hartley, also per Nick Caputo, July 2012.

Show/hide 1. Shop by Mail Advertisement, 1 page

".177 cal. famous Rosco air rifle"

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Notes

Ad for stamps and other products, inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. A Visit with the Fantastic Four (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 11 pages

"Say, fella, what's everyone standin' on line for?"

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-72
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]] (origin retelling); Willie Lumpkin (introduction]; The Skrulls (flashback)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [credited]
 
Dick Ayers, inker [credited]
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Tales (Horwitz, 1963 series) #4 ([July 1963?])
A Visit with the Fantastic Four
 
Australia
Strange Tales (Horwitz, 1965? series) #4 ([July 1965?])
A Visit with the Fantastic Four
 
United States
Marvel Treasury Edition (Marvel, 1974 series) #2 (December 1974)
A Visit with the Fantastic Four
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #6 (1988)
A Visit with the Fantastic Four
 
United States
Essential Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1998 series) #1 (October 1998)
A Visit with the Fantastic Four
 
United States
Fantastic Four Omnibus (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (2005)
A Visit with the Fantastic Four

Synopsis

Willie Lumpkin brings to the Fantastic Four their huge mailbag. It makes them think about their youths and their origin.

Notes

This story contains a defense of Sue Storm's membership by Reed which appears to be a justification of her membership. It will be another year before Sue is given additional forcefield powers to "beef up" her abilities.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Padell Book Co. Books) Advertisement, 1 page

"You can have the secret weapon!"

Featuring

Feature
Padell Book Co. Books

Credits

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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Synopsis

An advertisement for Padell Book Company's instruction booklets for self-defense, hypnotism, mechanical drawing, etc.

Notes

Between pages 6 and 7 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 4. Tiki Gods (Greenwich Village Handicrafts) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Greenwich Village Handicrafts

Credits

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Colours
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Text
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Synopsis

Ad for tiki god trinkets.

Notes

On top half of page.

Show/hide 5. Ugly Blackheads Out in Seconds (Balcony Products; Vacutex) Comics-form advertising, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Balcony Products; Vacutex

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Synopsis

Ad for a blackhead extractor.

Notes

On lower half of page.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Fantastic 4 Fan Page) Letters page, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Fantastic 4 Fan Page
Code
X-74
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Invisible Girl; The Thing; Mr. Fantastic; The Human Torch]

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
 
Sol Brodsky , line art (illustration)
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
, typeset

Notes

Letters from James Barnhill and Larry Berry, Larry Tucker, Billy Rintz, Kurt Dagenais, William Paul, Betty Dille, Johnny Storm, David Lancaster, and Sherman Howard with replies by Stan Lee. Illos of Sue, Ben and Reed from earlier stories. Human Torch illo possibly by Sol Brodsky.

Show/hide 7. Prince Namor, the Mighty Sub-Mariner! (The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four Pin-Up Page
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-75
Characters
Namor the Sub-Mariner

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Notes

Pin-up of Namor and his undersea headquarters. Job number from original art.

Show/hide 8. Untitled (Clyde Beatty) Comics-form advertising, 0.5 pages

"Hey kids! Join the Clyde Beatty Tropical Animal Club of America and receive a free live pet!"

Featuring

Feature
Clyde Beatty

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

On top half of page.

Show/hide 9. Boys — 12 or Older — (Grit) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Grit

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Synopsis

Ad soliciting sellers of Grit newspaper.

Notes

On lower half of page.

Show/hide 10. The Impossible Man (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 11 pages

"He's the most dangerous creature in the galaxy!"

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-73
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]]; The Impossible Man (introduction)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [credited]
 
Dick Ayers, inker [credited]
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Tales (Horwitz, 1963 series) #4 ([July 1963?])
The Impossible Man
 
Australia
Strange Tales (Horwitz, 1965? series) #4 ([July 1965?])
The Impossible Man
 
United States
Marvel Treasury Edition (Marvel, 1974 series) #2 (December 1974)
The Impossible Man
 
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #5 ([1975?])
The Fantastic Four Meet the Impossible Man
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #6 (1988)
The Impossible Man
 
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

Synopsis

The police call the Fantastic four to help against a childish extra-terrestrial.

Notes

Superman (DC, 1987 series) #50 (Dec. 1990) depicts Mr. Mxyzptlk on a vacation as the Impossible Man harassing the Fantastic Four, with dialogue taken from this issue.

Show/hide 11. Untitled (Perrywheel) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Hey kids be a wheel in the neighborhood with the new Perrywheel"

Featuring

Feature
Perrywheel

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Synopsis

Ad for steering wheel device to attach to a bicycle, thereby enabling it to be steered like a motor car.

Notes

On top half of page, between pages 5 and 6 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 12. Kissing Dolls (Kissing Dolls) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Only 50c complete set"

Featuring

Feature
Kissing Dolls

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Notes

On lower half of page, between pages 5 and 6 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 13. Untitled (Magic Viewer) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

"Here’s something you’ve always wanted Storyland series"

Featuring

Feature
Magic Viewer

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Synopsis

Ad for color transparencies and viewer.

Notes

On top half of page, between pages 6 and 7 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 14. New Accordians — Save up to 1/2 (Accordions) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Accordions

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
, colourist (background and lettering only)
Text
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Synopsis

Advertisement for new accordions from Accordion Corporation of America

Notes

On lower half of page, between pages 6 and 7 of previous story sequence.

Show/hide 15. Untitled (Commercial Trades Institute Booklet) Advertisement, 1 page

"Amazing new home training plan in auto repairing"

Featuring

Feature
Commercial Trades Institute Booklet

Credits

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Art
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Text
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Notes

Ad for a home study course teaching auto mechanics.

Show/hide 16. Boys! Girls! Men! Women! (Blair Quality Products) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Blair Quality Products

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Editing
, editor

Notes

Ad seeking sellers of Blair household products.

Show/hide 17. Learn Radio Television Electronics (National Radio Institute) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
National Radio Institute

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Text
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Editing
, editor

Notes

Send for free information on NRI electronics courses.

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 18. Reward $9,985.50 for This Coin! (Best Values Co. Coin Catalog) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Best Values Co. Coin Catalog

Credits

Writing
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Art
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Colours
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Text
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Synopsis

Send $1 for a catalog listing prices the company will pay for rare coins.

Notes

On back cover.


Notes

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

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