The Fantastic Four #4

Published
April 1975
Page count
44?
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 (1974–1976)
 
Newton Comics (1974–1976)
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/335067

Credits

Editing
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Show/hide Cover Meet… Doctor Doom! (The Fantastic Four) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]

Credits

Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Joe Sinnott, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #5 (July 1962)
Meet... Doctor Doom!
Also printed
United States
Fantastic Four Omnibus (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (2005)
Meet... Doctor Doom!

Notes

The colouring on this reprint differs significantly from Stan Goldberg's colours on the US original.

Show/hide 1. You Asked for It, So… Subscribe Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 2. Prisoners of Doctor Doom! Part 1 (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-735
Characters
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [signed]
 
Joe Sinnott, inker
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #5 (July 1962)
Prisoners of Doctor Doom! Part 1

Synopsis

Doctor Doom takes the Invisible Girl hostage to insure her teammates' obedience.

Show/hide 3. Part 2 Back to the Past! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-735
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [signed]
 
Joe Sinnott, inker
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #5 (July 1962)
Part 2 Back to the Past!

Synopsis

Doctor Doom brings the FF to his castle stronghold in the USA. There he sends the Torch, the Thing and Mr. Fantastic back in time to retrieve the pirate Blackbeard's treasure.

Notes

First appearance of Doctor Doom's time machine.

Show/hide 4. Part 3 On the Trail of Blackbeard (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-735
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [signed]
 
Joe Sinnott, inker
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #5 (July 1962)
Part 3 On the Trail of Blackbeard

Synopsis

The Thing takes command of a sailing ship in the era of the pirate Blackbeard.

Show/hide 5. Part 4 Battle! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-735
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom] (his hand only)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [signed]
 
Joe Sinnott, inker
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #5 (July 1962)
Part 4 Battle!

Synopsis

The Thing takes on the role of Blackbeard the Pirate and wishes to remain in the past.

Show/hide 6. Untitled (Silver Surfer) Illustration, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
Silver Surfer
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Silver Surfer; Dr. Frankenstein; Borgo

Credits

Art
John Buscema, penciller
 
Sal Buscema, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
Sam Rosen, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Silver Surfer (Marvel, 1968 series) #7 (August 1969)
The Heir of Frankenstein!
Also printed
Australia
The Silver Surfer Giant 100 Page Special (Newton, 1975?) ([1975?])
Sky-Rider of the Spaceways! Silver Surfer

Notes

"Free inside super color poster". The colouring on this poster is distinctly different to the original US colouring by Sam Rosen.

Show/hide 7. Part 5 The Vengeance of Doctor Doom! (The Fantastic Four) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Fantastic Four
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-735
Characters
The Fantastic Four [The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Doctor Doom's robot

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller [signed]
 
Joe Sinnott, inker
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #5 (July 1962)
Part 5 The Vengeance of Doctor Doom!

Synopsis

Doom tries to kill the FF when they return from the past, but Invisible Girl saves them. Doom escapes with his jetpack.

Show/hide 8. The Human Torch Meets Paste-Pot Pete! (The Human Torch) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Human Torch
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-377
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete ("Master Criminal") (Intro)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (Script)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Text
Artie Simek, letterer
Editing
Stan Lee, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #4 (March 1975)
The Human Torch Meets Paste-Pot Pete!

Synopsis

Human Torch stops Paste-Pot Pete from stealing an experimental missile from the military.

Notes

This sequence reprints the first appearance of Paste-Pot Pete.

Show/hide 9. Super Hero Tee Shirts Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page
Show/hide 10. Win a Monster (Toltoys) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Toltoys

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Entry created

  • 26/07/2017

Cover added

  • 26/07/2017

Last updated

  • 16/08/2021