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Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #151
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 151
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    "Thundra and Lightning!" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Thundra. Script by Gerry Conway. Art by Rich Buckler (layouts) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler. Mahkizmo has come to Earth! And the man-monster's first battle is against the Thing and the Human Torch inside the Baxter Building! What does Mahkizmo want? Thundra may know! Origin of Thundra and her home world. First appearance of Mahkizmo. (Notes: The letters page includes a letter from Elfquest co-creator Richard Pini. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #21 Kull by Michael Ploog.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #152
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 152
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    "A World of Madness Made!" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring Thundra. Script by Gerry Conway. Art by Rich Buckler (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and John Romita. Thundra attacks Mahkizmo, the Nuclear Man, in order to give Reed, Ben, and Johnny a chance to recover from their fight! But in a brilliant flash of light, the powerful femizon and the monster from Machus vanish from the Baxter Building. Where did they go? Reed thinks somewhere in the future, so the Human Torch, Medusa, Thing, and Mr. Fantastic use Dr. Doom's time machine to go forward in time...to Machus! How will the FF fare in round two vs. Mahkizmo? Cameo appearances by the Invisible Girl and Franklin. (Note: The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #23 Sgt. Fury by Dick Ayers and John Severin.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #153
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 153
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    "Worlds in Collision!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring Thundra. Script by Tony Isabella. Art by Rich Buckler (layouts) and Jim Mooney (finishes). Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. Medusa has seemingly abandoned the imprisoned Mr. Fantastic, Thing, and Human Torch! But the long-haired Inhuman has traveled to the world of the femizons to elicit their help in the war vs. Mahkizmo! Meanwhile back on Machus, the three remaining members of the FF plus Thundra make their final stand vs. the Nuclear Man! Will the femizons arrive in time to turn defeat into victory? The fate of two worlds hangs in the balance! (Notes: Thundra appears next in Fantastic Four 177. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #62 The Plunderer.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #154
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 154
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    "The Man in the Mystery Mask!" Guest-starring Nick Fury. Written by Stan Lee and Len Wein. Pencils by Dick Ayers and Bob Brown. Inks by Paul Reinman, Frank Giacoia, and Mike Esposito. Cover by Gil Kane and Frank Giacoia. Reed, Ben, and Johnny are returning to the Baxter Building after their triumph on Machus, when suddenly a most unexpected foe attacks! But before the FF retaliate, the Human Torch recalls his prior battle against a similarly dressed villain in Strange Tales 127. Who is this man challenging the Fantastic Four? Flashback cameos by the Sub-Mariner, Sandman, and Trapster. Notes: The majority of this issue is a reprint of Strange Tales 127 published in December 1964. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #100 Galactus. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #155
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 155
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    "Battle Royal!" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring the Silver Surfer. Script by Len Wein. Art by Rich Buckler (layouts) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. The Fantastic Four's afternoon walk through Central Park is interrupted...first, by a gang of thugs, and then by the Silver Surfer! Why is the former herald of Galactus attacking the FF? The surfer reveals in a surprising development that he's located his beloved Shalla Bal in a castle in the Balkans! Two major problems though: the castle is located in Latveria...and the castle is occupied by Doctor Doom! Will the Silver Surfer betray the FF in order to free Shalla Bal? (Notes: The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Peter Gillis. The letters page also contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #16 Shang-Chi by Jim Starlin.) Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #156
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 156
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    "Middle Game!" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring the Silver Surfer. Script by Roy Thomas and Len Wein. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. Instead of destroying the FF to gain Shalla Bal's freedom, the Silver Surfer delivers the entranced foursome to Doctor Doom! With Mr. Fantastic, Medusa, the Thing, and the Human Torch as his prisoners, will the Latverian monarch release the Surfer's beloved? Probably not, but that's the cosmic sky-rider's problem now! The Fantastic Four are too busy just trying to stay alive inside Castle Latveria! 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #157
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 157
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    "And Now The Endgame Cometh!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring the Silver Surfer. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. The master plan of Victor Von Doom stands revealed! Steal the power of the Silver Surfer and transfer it to a new giant Doomsman android! And then, of course, unleash the Doomsman on the unsuspecting Fantastic Four! However, there is an even more sinister being manipulating the events inside Castle Latveria! Who is the target of Mephisto's wrath? (Note: The saga of the Silver Surfer and Shalla Bal continues in the 2nd (1987) Silver Surfer series.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #158
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 158
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    "Invasion from the 5th (Count It, 5th!) Dimension" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Inhumans. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and Al Milgrom. A quiet Friday night at the Baxter Building is disrupted by Quicksilver! And after a brief skirmish with the Human Torch, the mutant speedster tells the FF that Attilan has been overrun by Xemu, the Master of the Fifth Dimension! Xemu plans to destroy the Earth with the Thunder Horn! Will Reed, Ben, Johnny, Medusa, and Pietro get back to the Hidden Land in time? Cameo appearance by the Invisible Girl. Flashback cameos by Iron Man and Thor to recap the events of Fantastic Four 150. (Notes: Xemu previously appeared in Strange Tales 103. The letters page contains a statement of ownership: average print run 428,583; average paid circulation 218,330.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #159
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 159
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    "Havoc in the Hidden Land!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the Inhumans. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. One of the best Fantastic Four covers of the bronze age as the FF storm into the Great Refuge to free the royal family! Can the fabulous foursome accomplish their mission before Xemu forces Black Bolt to speak into the Thunder Horn? An invisible stowaway on the flight to the Hidden Land holds the key to victory! (Notes: In this issue Medusa returns to the Inhumans and the Invisible Girl rejoins the FF. Also, the Human Torch switches back to his traditional blue FF uniform. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #84 Doctor Doom.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #160
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 160
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    "In One World and Out the Other!" Part 1 of 4. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Chic Stone (finishes). Cover by Gil Kane and Al Milgrom. In the middle of Manhattan's garment district, Arkon and the Thing wage a fierce battle as Alicia Masters stands close by. When the two combatants disappear in a flash of lightning, Alicia rushes to the Baxter Building to get help! But when she reaches the FF's headquarters, Alicia finds Ben Grimm safe and sound. What is going on? With the assistance of Lockjaw, the Thing begins his journey to solve the mystery! Cameo appearances by Crystal and Quicksilver. (Notes: Arkon previously appeared in Avengers (1st series) 84. This alternate Earth first appeared in the second story of Fantastic Four 118 and was later designated Earth-721. This issue includes a full-page ad for Hostess Twinkies featuring Captain Marvel vs. Nitro. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series A #32 the Red Skull.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #161
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 161
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    "All the World Wars at Once!" Part 2 of 4. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. The Thing's odyssey with Lockjaw has taken him to an Alternate Earth (Earth-721), where years ago cosmic rays transformed Reed Richards into the Thing, and Susan Storm married Ben Grimm instead. What a pair of revolting developments! But the plot is only beginning to get complicated as Johnny Storm travels to the 5th Dimension to visit Valeria and discovers that her homeland is under attack from robots...built by the Reed Richards! And now the Human Torch and the 5th Dimension prepare to counterattack Earth! But which Earth? Chaos and confusion reign as three worlds move towards all-out war! 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #162
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 162
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    "The Shape of Things to Come!" Part 3 of 4. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. Arkon's devious master plan is coming into focus! The warlord of Polemachus has tricked three worlds (Earth, Alternate Earth, 5th Dimension) into believing that they are under attack from one another! As the inter-dimensional battles begin, the situation looks grim. However, once the FF's Reed Richards and Alternate Earth's Reed Richards make contact with each other, the duo develops a strategy to foil Arkon! First, stop the 5th Dimension's invasion of Alternate Earth; second, destroy the swirling Nexus among all three worlds; and third, take the fight directly to Arkon on Polemachus! Sounds like a good plan...but will it be as easy as one, two, three? Cameo appearances by Gaard (Alternate Earth Johnny Storm) and Alternate Earth General Thunderbolt Ross. (Note: Dan Adkins inked the final two pages of the issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #163
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 163

    "Finale!" Part 4 of 4. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. It's the dramatic conclusion to the Fantastic Four's cross-dimensional saga! Ben Grimm battles Gaard one-on-one to destroy the universal nexus in hyperspace that could funnel energy to Arkon's world! While at the same time, the Human Torch and Alternate Earth Reed Richards slug it out on Polemachus with Arkon himself! Can the FF pull off two victories in two dimensions? Cameo appearance by Franklin. (Note: The Earth-721 Johnny Storm returns many years later as Vangaard in Fantastic Force 11 and 12.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #164
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 164

    "The Crusader Syndrome!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by George Perez (breakdowns - 1st art on the Fantastic Four series) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. Johnny Storm's date in Greenwich Village is rudely interrupted by the stark raving mad Crusader! Who is the Crusader? And where did he come from? The Human Torch wants to know! But once he's blinded in battle by his mysterious adversary, the torch only wants to survive! First appearance of Frankie Raye (aka Nova, the future herald of Galactus). First modern appearance of Marvel Boy. (Notes: Marvel Boy (aka Robert Grayson) previously appeared in the 1950's Atlas series titled Astonishing. This issue includes a full page ad for Hostess Fruit Pies featuring the Hulk vs. the Abomination and Wendigo.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #165
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 165
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    "The Light of Other Worlds!" Part 2 of 2. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by George Perez (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Ron Wilson and Joe Sinnott. The Crusader's bizarre attacks on banks across Manhattan continue! But Reed has figured out the villain's pattern! And now the Fantastic Four make a beeline to the Bronx to intercept the Crusader! The battle at the bank rages from the rooftop to the vault to the street! Can the FF shut down the Crusader? Origin of the Crusader (aka Robert Grayson). Flashback cameo by Dr. Horace Grayson. Notes: The Crusader's quantum bands are eventually inherited by Wendell Vaughn (aka Quasar). The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Peter Gillis.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #166
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 166
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    "If It's Tuesday, This Must Be The Hulk!" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring the Hulk. Script by Roy Thomas. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by Rich Buckler and Dan Adkins. The federal government asks Reed Richards to take the Fantastic Four to the Midwest to apprehend the Hulk! Will the FF be able to find the Green Goliath? Yes! And that's were the trouble begins! However, the fabulous foursome successfully captures the Hulk and hands the behemoth over to the military. It looks like mission accomplished for the FF...until the Thing becomes dismayed over the rough treatment of Dr. Banner. Would Ben actually consider freeing the rampaging Hulk? Yes again! (Note: The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series B #13 Doctor Strange by Frank Brunner.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #167
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 167
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    "Titans Two!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring the Hulk. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by George Perez (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. In a shocking development, the Thing frees the Hulk! And the powerful pair escapes in a hovercraft towards St. Louis! Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, and the Human Torch follow in hot pursuit; and on top of the famous Gateway Arch, Ben Grimm will face a critical decision, when the Hulk threatens Reed's life! (Notes: The Hulk's adventure in the Midwest continues in Incredible Hulk 195. In response to a fan letter, Roy Thomas clarifies the terms: artist, penciler, embellisher, and inker. The letters page contains Marvel Value Stamp series B #38 Conan the Barbarian by Barry Windsor-Smith.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #168
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 168

    "Where Have All the Powers Gone?" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Power Man. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. After being exposed to excessive gamma radiation from the Hulk last issue, the Thing has reverted back to normal Ben Grimm! And now Ben and his girlfriend, Alicia Masters, have a chance to build a new life together. But there may be someone (operating behind the scenes) that doesn't want Ben and Alicia to have a new anything! Meanwhile, Reed decides to replace the Thing right away. Someone powerful...so how about Power Man? Luke Cage accepts Mr. Fantastic's offer; and when the Wrecker starts creating havoc at a local bank, Power Man gets his first test with the Fantastic Four! (Notes: This issue contains Marvel Value Stamps Series B #65 Conan by Barry Windsor-Smith and #66 Doctor Strange by Frank Brunner. Fantastic Four 168 was the only issue that contained two Series B Marvel Value Stamps. This issue includes a statement of ownership: average print run, 429,115; average paid circulation, 216,260.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #169
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 169
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    "Five Characters in Search of a Madman!" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring Power Man. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by Rich Buckler (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and Joe Sinnott. Ben Grimm is struggling to cope with his return to normal life. Does he secretly wish to still be the Thing? In the meantime, his replacement was terrific against the Wrecker last issue. It looks like Reed made a great choice in adding Power Man to the FF... that is until Luke Cage attacks the Invisible Girl! What has possessed Luke to attack Sue and then the rest of the Fantastic Four?! (Notes: One plotline from this issue sets up the story in Fantastic Four Annual 11. A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #170
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 170
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    "A Sky-Full of Fear!" Part 3 of 3. Guest-starring Power Man. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by George Perez (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Ed Hannigan and Joe Sinnott. Reed designs an exo-skeleton for Ben, so the Thing can return to the Fantastic Four. Now Mr. Fantastic and the new Thing take off in hot pursuit of the rampaging Power Man! Who is secretly manipulating Luke Cage? Alicia Masters seems to know! When she confronts her step-father in the slammer, Power Man busts in and grabs both her and the Puppet Master! And in the skies high above the prison, Ben Grimm and Luke Cage lock up in a titanic battle with Alicia's life hanging in the balance! (Notes: The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Bill Mantlo. This issue contains Marvel Value Stamps Series B #90 Doctor Strange by Frank Brunner. A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #171
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 171
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    First appearance of Gorr in "Death is a Golden Gorilla!" Part 1 of 5. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by George Perez, Rich Buckler, and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. Gorr has come to New York! And like a scene from a King Kong movie, the giant gorilla climbs to the top of the Baxter Building with the Invisible Girl as his captive! However, the FF eventually subdue the golden gorilla, and to the foursome's surprise...Gorr speaks! And what he says begins a five-issue odyssey across the universe for the Fantastic Four! Cameo appearance by Frankie Raye. (Note: A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #172
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 172
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    "Cry, The Bedeviled Plant!" Part 2 of 5. Plot by Roy Thomas. Script by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. After being tricked into boarding Gorr's spaceship, the Fantastic Four reluctantly agree to protect Counter-Earth from the Ravager of Worlds! But the FF may be too late since Galactus' herald, the Destroyer, has already engaged the High Evolutionary on his command asteroid. Nevertheless, the Thing springs into action against the armored herald! Can Ben beat the Destroyer before Galactus becomes aware of Counter-Earth? Flashback cameos by Adam Warlock and the Hulk to recap the events of Incredible Hulk 178. (Notes: Both Galactus and the Destroyer previously appeared in Thor 228. A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #173
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 173
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    "Counter-Earth Must Die -- At the Hands of Galactus!" Part 3 of 5. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. Galactus has arrived at Counter-Earth! And that means the planet's days are numbered. Is there anything the FF can do to save the High Evolutionary's creation? Perhaps another world could be substituted for Counter-Earth to satisfy the Devourer of Worlds' appetite. So to that end, Reed and Ben journey to the planet Mekka and renew acquaintances with the Thing's old ally Torgo; while Johnny and Gorr travel to a medieval planet. Flashback cameos by the Air Walker, Firelord, and the Silver Surfer. (Note: A 30-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #174
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 174
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    "Starquest!" Part 4 of 5. Script by Roy Thomas. Art by John Buscema (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Jack Kirby and Frank Giacoia. The situation is becoming desperate on Counter-Earth as both Reed & Ben and Johnny & Gorr have run into major problems on their potential substitute planets with Torgo and the Skrulls, respectively. The Invisible Girl tries to help her teammates, but accidentally transports herself to yet a third planet, which is totally devoid of life! Meanwhile, the countdown to Galactus' destruction of Counter-Earth continues, and the High Evolutionary has only one option left...fight the Ravager of Worlds one-on-one! 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #175
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 175
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    "When Giants Walk The Sky!" Part 5 of 5. Written by Roy Thomas. Pencils and Inks by John Buscema. Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. Galactus and the High Evolutionary clash in the skies over Counter-Earth, while four billion souls below wonder if they will live or die! Can the High Evolutionary defeat the Devourer of Worlds ,and if not, do the Fantastic Four have a back-up plan to stave off the hunger of Galactus? It looks like mission impossible for the FF! Notes: Galactus returns in Fantastic Four 210. The High Evolutionary and Counter-Earth appear next in Marvel Two-In-One 62. The Impossible Man previously appeared way back in Fantastic Four 11. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #176
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 176
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    "Improbable as it May Seem, the Impossible Man is Back in Town!" Written by Roy Thomas. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Joe Sinnott and Dave Hunt. Guest starring the Impossible Man, the Wizard, the Sandman, and the Trapster. Guest appearances by Stan lee, Jack Kirby, Roy Thomas, Marv Wolfman, John Verpoorten, Archie Goodwin, George Perez, John Romita Sr., Len Wein, Gerry Conway, Roger Stern, Marie Severin, and Jim Shooter. Cameos by Galactus, the Hulk, the Vision, Iron Man, Conan, Daredevil, Doctor Strange, the Eternals, Iron Fist, the Black Panther, Spider-Man, Luke Cage, Thor, Red Sonja, the Black Widow, Howard the Duck, Black Bolt, the Wasp, Cyclops, the Sub-Mariner, Captain America, and the Silver Surfer. (Some of these characters appear as posters on the Marvel offices walls or disguises used by the Impossible Man.) The letters page contains a long essay by Roy Thomas about the creation of this issue's story. Jack Kirby/Sinnott cover. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #177
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 177
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    "Look Out for the Frightful Four!" Written by Roy Thomas. Plot assists from Mike Friedrich and Bob Wayne. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. The Wizard, Sandman, and Trapster have taken over the Baxter Building! And after defeating the surprised Fantastic Four, the treacherous trio begins the tryouts for the fourth member of their team! An unusual collection of super beings show up to strut their stuff including the Texas Twister, Tigra, Thundra, and Captain Ultra. The Wizard's search appears to be going nowhere until the Brute arrives! Who is the Brute and where did he come from? Notes: The Brute first appeared in Warlock 6 and 7. First appearance of the Texas Twister. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #178
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 178
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    "Call My Killer, the Brute!" Written by Roy Thomas. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Dave Hunt. Cover by John Romita and Joe Sinnott. Guest-starring Tigra and Thundra. The Frightful Four and their new member, Reed Richards (aka the Brute) from Counter-Earth, are in control! The captive Fantastic Four along with Tigra and Thundra are being held for ransom for one billion dollars! Will anyone put up the ransom? The Impossible Man doesn't have any money, but he does have enough mischief to foil the Wizard's plan, and thus set the stage for a great battle between the Fantastic Four and the Frightful Four! Cameo appearances by the Impossible Man, Ron Howard, Henry Winkler, President Gerald Ford, Presidential nominee Jimmy Carter, and former California Governor Ronald Reagan. Note: This issue is the first Marvel Comics appearance for future President Ronald Reagan. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #179
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 179

    "A Robinson Crusoe in the Negative Zone!" Guest-starring Tigra and Thundra. Plot by Gerry Conway. Script by Gerry Conway and Roy Thomas. Art by Ron Wilson (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. Near the end of last issue's fabulous fight, the Reed Richards of Counter-Earth threw Mr. Fantastic into the Negative Zone and (unbeknownst to Sue, Ben, and Johnny) assumed the leadership role of the FF! Will Sue realize that something is wrong with her husband? Meanwhile, Reed floats helplessly in the Negative Zone fearing an attack from a long-time Negative Zone nemesis. Also in this issue, the Metalloid interrupts the Thing and Tigra's dinner, and the battle is on! Cameo appearances by the Impossible Man, Annihilus, Lindsay Wagner (the bionic woman), and Humphrey Bogart. 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #180
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 180
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    "Bedlam in the Baxter Building" from issue 101 Written by Stan Lee. Pencils by Jack Kirby, Inks by Joe Sinnott. New cover by Kirby/Sinnott was done for the story intended for this issue but bumped to next issue, so it does not match the story inside. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #181
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 181
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    "Side by Side with...Annihilus?" Guest-starring Tigra and Thundra. Written by Roy Thomas. Pencils by Ron Wilson. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. After a one-issue hiatus, Reed Richards' odyssey into the Negative Zone continues! When Annihilus appears, Reed prepares for the worst, but the FF's old foe just wants to ask Mr. Fantastic for help. Meanwhile back at the Baxter Building, the Invisible Girl is certain that the Counter-Earth Reed Richards is posing as her husband. So she goes to Alicia's place...just in time to watch Agatha Harkness take off with young Franklin! How many crises can the FF handle? Cameo appearances by the Mad Thinker and Frankie Raye. Note: This issue concludes Roy Thomas' 2-year stint as the writer for the Fantastic Four series. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #182
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 182
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    "Enter: The Mad Thinker!" Plot by Len Wein, Archie Goodwin, and Jim Shooter. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Ron Wilson and Joe Sinnott. The Reed Richards of Counter-Earth tricks Ben and Johnny into entering the Negative Zone to look for the 'other' Reed! The Thing and the Human Torch find Reed...and Annihilus...and the Mad Thinker's giant android monster! How many bad guys are in this story? Meanwhile at Whisper Hill, Sue and Alicia witness a mysterious group of men abducting Agatha Harkness and Franklin! A hysterical Invisible Girl rushes back to the Baxter Building...to battle the Brute! Does Sue have a chance of defeating the powerful Brute? The odds do not look good. Cameo appearances by Tigra, Thundra, and the Impossible Man. 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #183
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 183
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    "Battleground: The Baxter Building!" Written by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by George Perez and Joe Sinnott. Guest-starring Tigra and Thundra. It's the cataclysmic conclusion to the Brute (aka Reed Richards of Counter-Earth) storyline! After rescuing the free-falling Invisible Girl; the Impossible Man, Tigra, and Thundra (along with a revived Sue) charge into the Baxter Building to stop the Brute! While at the same time; Reed, Ben, Johnny, and Annihilus fly towards the Negative Zone portal to catch the Mad Thinker's monster android! No less than four villains and seven heroes will fight to the finish inside the Baxter Building! Who will win, and perhaps more importantly, who will lose? Notes: Annihilus appears next in Marvel Two-in-One 75. The letters page contains a short essay describing the development of this six-issue storyline. Note: A 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #184
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    "Aftermath: The Eliminator!" Written by Len Wein. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by George Perez and Joe Sinnott. The Impossible Man, Thundra, Tigra, and the Fantastic Four battle the Eliminator. The battle against the Brute is finally over, but since Agatha Harkness and Franklin are still missing, the FF have little time for rest. So Reed (without his stretching powers), Sue, and Ben head to Whisper Hill. First, they find a semi-conscious Human Torch and then...the Eliminator! Cameo appearances by the Impossible Man, Thundra, and Tigra. Note: A 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #185
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    "Here There Be Witches!" Written by Len Wein. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by George Perez and Joe Sinnott. The Fantastic Four hop in the pogo-plane and fly to New Salem, Colorado in search of young Franklin. The quaint little town of New Salem seems very quiet and peaceful upon the FF's arrival, but appearances can be deceiving! One thing leads to another, and the fabulous foursome find themselves knee deep in gargoyles and witches! Cameo appearance by the Impossible Man. Note: A 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue. First appearance of Nicholas Scratch. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #186
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 186
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    "Enter: Salem's Seven!" Written by Len Wein. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by George Perez and Joe Sinnott. The Fantastic Four faces three daunting tasks! First, stop the planned execution of Agatha Harkness; second, find and rescue Franklin; and third, defeat a new group of super villains...the Salem Seven! How will the FF match up against Brutacus, Gazelle, Hydron, Reptilla, Thornn, Vakume, and Vertigo? Hopefully, it's favorable; otherwise everything will be lost!. Cameo appearance by the Impossible Man. Notes: Nicholas Scratch and the Salem Seven return in Fantastic Four Annual 14. The letters page contains a letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek. A 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue. First appearance of the Salem Seven. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #187
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 187
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    "Trouble Times Two!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Len Wein. Art by George Perez (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Dave Cockrum. The Fantastic Four return from Colorado and discover the Impossible Man knocked out cold. The Thing begins a room-by-room search of the Baxter Building and discovers the FF's long-time foe...Klaw! But the murderous master of sound is not alone! He has a new partner...the all-powerful Molecule Man! In Reed's electro-lab, the FF and the deadly duo battle for control of the psi-amplifier! Will the FF grasp victory? Or will it be just out of reach? Flashback cameo by the Man-Thing to recap the Molecule Man's previous appearance in Iron Man Annual 3. Last 30ยข issue. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Kurt Busiek. A 35-cent cover price variant exists for this issue.) 32 pages Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #188
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    "The Rampage of Reed Richards!" Part 2 of 2. Written by Len Wein. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by George Perez and Joe Sinnott. On the verge of victory last issue, Reed accidentally picked up the Molecule Man's wand. Now the Molecule Man has taken control of Reed's body and begun a colossal rampage through Manhattan! It's going to take all of the power and skill of the Human Torch, Invisible Girl, Thing, Impossible Man, and even the Watcher to stop the Molecule Man! Will the FF survive? Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #189
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 189
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    "The Torch That Was!" Script by Stan Lee. Pencils by Jack Kirby. Inks by Joe Sinnott. New cover by Keith Pollard and Frank Giacoia. The Fantastic Four series takes a one-issue hiatus from the current saga to reprint the first story from Fantastic Four Annual 4. The Mad Thinker orchestrates the first meeting between Johnny Storm and the Original Human Torch. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #190
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 190
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    The Thing has a solo story, "The Way It Was!" Script by Marv Wolfman, breakdowns by Sal Buscema, finished art by Tony DeZuniga. Cameos by the Sub-Mariner, Doctor Doom, the Wizard, the Sandman, the Trapster, Medusa (of the Inhumans), the Mad Thinker, Crystal, the Watcher, Thundra, Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girls, and the Human Torch. Jack Kirby/Frank Giacoia cover Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #190PIZ
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    Variant has centerfold subscription offer for "Pizzazz" Magazine. The Thing has a solo story, "The Way It Was!" Script by Marv Wolfman, breakdowns by Sal Buscema, finished art by Tony DeZuniga. Cameos by the Sub-Mariner, Doctor Doom, the Wizard, the Sandman, the Trapster, Medusa (of the Inhumans), the Mad Thinker, Crystal, the Watcher, Thundra, Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girls, and the Human Torch. Jack Kirby/Frank Giacoia cover Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #191
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    "Four No More!" Written by Len Wein. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by George Perez and Joe Sinnott. Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny say their goodbyes to one another and depart the Baxter Building, but the former leader of the FF decides to stay behind and watch the (phony) SHIELD agents box up his scientific equipment. When Reed gets suspicious of their activity, the Plunderer makes his move! Upon seeing the emergency flare, the Thing, Human Torch, and Invisible Girl rush back to the Baxter Building! Are the Fantastic Four staying together after all? Cameo appearances by Agatha Harkness, Willie Lumpkin, Frankie Raye, and Thundra. Cover price $0.35.

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    Variant has centerfold subscription offer for "Pizzazz" Magazine. "Four No More!" Script by Len Wein. Art by George Perez (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Joe Sinnott. Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny say their goodbyes to one another and depart the Baxter Building. But the former leader of the FF decides to stay behind and watch the (phony) SHIELD agents box up his scientific equipment. When Reed gets suspicious of their activity, the Plunderer makes his move! Upon seeing the emergency flare, the Thing, Human Torch, and Invisible Girl rush back to the Baxter Building! Are the Fantastic Four staying together after all? Cameo appearances by Agatha Harkness, Willie Lumpkin, Frankie Raye, and Thundra. Letters page. 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #192
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 192
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    "He Who Soweth The Wind...!" Plot by Len Wein. Written by Roger Slifer. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by George Perez and Frank Giacoia. Johnny Storm heads out west to compete in a motor sports drag race! Johnny is running in 2nd place when suddenly the Texas Twister strikes! The Human Torch and his long-time friend, Wyatt Wingfoot, team up to take down the Twister! Cover price $0.35.

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    Variant has centerfold subscription offer for "Pizzazz" Magazine. "He Who Soweth The Wind!" Plot by Len Wein. Script by Roger Slifer. Art by George Perez (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by George Perez and Frank Giacoia. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #193
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    "Day of the Death-Demon!" Part 1 of 2. Plot by Keith Pollard and Len Wein. Written by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Keith Pollard. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott. Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters are touring the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; when out of nowhere Darkoth (last seen in Fantastic Four 144) attacks! After the Thing chases away Darkoth, Ben gets ready for his test flight of NASA's new solar shuttle. The shuttle flight is going smoothly until Diablo sabotages the flight controls! Now the blue-eyed idol of millions is heading for a crash landing in the West Texas desert! Meanwhile, Reed starts his new research job for the government, and Sue arrives in Hollywood to film a movie. Cameo appearances by the Impossible Man and Wyatt Wingfoot. Note: Diablo previously appeared in Fantastic Four 118. Cover price $0.35.

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    Variant has centerfold subscription offer for "Pizzazz" Magazine. "Day of the Death-Demon!" Part 1 of 2. Plot by Keith Pollard and Len Wein. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott. Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters are touring the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas; when out of nowhere Darkoth (last seen in Fantastic Four 144) attacks! After the Thing chases away Darkoth, Ben gets ready for his test flight of NASA's new solar shuttle. The shuttle flight is going smoothly until Diablo sabotages the flight controls! Now the blue-eyed idol of millions is heading for a crash landing in the West Texas desert! Meanwhile, Reed starts his new research job for the government, and Sue arrives in Hollywood to film a movie. Cameo appearances by the Impossible Man and Wyatt Wingfoot. (Note: Diablo previously appeared in Fantastic Four 118.). No letters page. 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #194
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 194
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    "Vengeance Is Mine!" Part 2 of 2. Plot by Keith Pollard and Len Wein. Written by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by Keith Pollard. Inks by Dave Hunt. Cover by George Perez. The experimental solar shuttle explodes upon impact with the ground, but fortunately the Thing is thrown clear of the wreckage! Now an enraged Ben Grimm treks towards Diablo's desert hideaway for a showdown with the Master of Alchemy! But first the Thing must deal with his former friend, Darkoth (aka Desmond Pitt). Can Ben write a happy ending for Desmond, and also foil the evil plans of Diablo? Cameo appearances by the Impossible Man and the Sub-Mariner. Note: Darkoth appears next in Thor 325. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #195
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    "Beware the Ravaging Retrievers!" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by Keith Pollard. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Joe Sinnott. Guest-starring the Sub-Mariner. Lights, Camera, Action! Susan Richards makes her acting debut in a movie being produced by the Sub-Mariner's film studio. Prince Namor joins the Invisible Girl on the set in an effort to get away from his troubles in Atlantis. However, with the cameras rolling, the Retrievers of Atlantis crash the set and grab the Avenging Son! The Invisible Girl and the Sub-Mariner join forces to escape the Retrievers! Cameo appearance by the Impossible Man. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #196
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 196
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    "Who in the World is the Invincible Man?" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by Keith Pollard. Inks by Pablo Marcos. Cover by George Perez and Pablo Marcos. Ben, Sue, and Johnny get together for a mini-reunion in Los Angeles and discuss the possibility of reuniting the Fantastic Four. However, the trio's plan is derailed when the Invincible Man attacks! The victorious villain transports the fallen heroes to upstate New York and reveals his identity! The Invincible Man is Reed Richards! What in the world is going on? And which long-time super villain has masterfully orchestrated the reunion of the FF? Cameo appearance by Doctor Doom. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #197
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    "The Riotus Return of the Red Ghost!" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by Keith Pollard. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by George Perez and Joe Sinnott. Doctor Doom sends Reed Richards into outer space so the leader of the FF can regain his stretching powers! Does the Latverian monarch have an ulterior motive? Mr. Fantastic doesn't have anytime to worry about that, once the Red Ghost materializes inside his spaceship! Meanwhile, Doctor Doom brings the Invisible Girl, Human Torch, and Thing to his castle in Latveria, and also the blind sculptress...Alicia Masters! Cameo appearance by Nick Fury. Note: The Red Ghost previously appeared in Iron Man 83. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #198
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 198
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    "Invasion!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott. Reed Richards has his stretching powers back! And now the new and improved Mr. Fantastic invades Latveria to find his teammates! But after struggling to defeat Doctor Doom's robots, the leader of the FF falls into the hands of the Latverian Freedom Fighters. Is Reed going to join the revolution? Meanwhile, Victor Von Doom's master plan to hand over the monarchy to his son continues. Letters page. 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #199
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    "The Son of Doctor Doom!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott. The FF are helplessly imprisoned in Dr. Doom's transference globes while their powers are transferred into the body of Victor Von Doom the second! While the transfer takes place, the people's rebellion, lead by Zorba, grows outside Doom's castle! It looks like the invincible Doctor Doom is in supreme control, but when the Fantastic Four break out, Zorba breaks in, and Doom's son breaks down...the good doctor is under attack from all sides! 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #200
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 200
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    "When Titans Clash!" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by Keith Pollard. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott. It's a blockbuster anniversary issue as the Fantastic Four battle Doctor Doom from Latveria to New York to stop the mad monarch's plot to rule the world! With Zorba's rebels poised to take over Latveria, Victor Von Doom leaves his homeland for New York to deliver his special gift to the United Nations. Ben, Sue, and Johnny rush to the UN building to cut off Doom's henchmen, while Mr. Fantastic and Doctor Doom wage a battle for the ages inside Doom's solartron complex! Can Reed defeat the desperate Latverian monarch and save the world? Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. Cover price $0.60.