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Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 3 VG+ 4.5

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    Auction Item: Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 3 VG+ 4.5

    Starts Jan 6

    First 12-cent issue. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky. First appearance of the Miracle Man in "The Menace of the Miracle Man!", script by Stan Lee, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky; The Miracle Man performs his super-villain debut at his magic show by humiliating the Thing. Johnny Storm the Human Torch! Pin-Up Page, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky. Chapter II "The Monster Lives!"; Miracle Man declares war on humanity and animates a movie monster statue. Chapter III "The Flame that Died!"; Human Torch torches the animated Monster from Mars-statue and Invisible Girl stowes away on the atomic tank that Miracle Man has stolen. Chapter IV "In the Shadow of Defeat!"; The Thing recalls the origin of the Fantastic Four while the Invisible Girl is taken prisoner by Miracle Man. Chapter V "The Final Challenge!" This issue features the first appearances of the FF costumes and the Fantasticar. First FF letters page; letter to the editor from comics artist Alan Weiss. (For the original, unused Kirby/Dick Ayers cover to this issue, see Fantastic Four 224.) 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12. Grade: VG+ 4.5 explanation of grade Condition: Used (collectible)