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

    Whitman Variant. "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) Whitman Variants 180

    Whitman Variant. "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) Whitman Variants 181

    Whitman Variant. "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) Whitman Variants 182

    Whitman Variant. "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) Whitman Variants 183

    Whitman Variant. "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
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 184

    Whitman Variant. "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
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 185

    Whitman Variant. "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) Whitman Variants 186

    Whitman Variant. "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) Whitman Variants 187

    Whitman Variant. "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
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 188

    Whitman Variant. "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
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    Whitman Variant. "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 #193
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 193

    Whitman Variant. "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.

  • Issue #194
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 194

    Whitman Variant. "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
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 195

    Whitman Variant. "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 #197
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 197

    Whitman Variant. "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) Whitman Variants 198

    Whitman Variant. "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
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 199

    Whitman Variant. "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 #201
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 201

    Whitman Variant. "Home Deadly Home!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (layouts) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott. The Fantastic Four are back together again! And basking in the glow of their victory over Doctor Doom in the previous issue. After returning to Manhattan, the FF move back into the Baxter Building and unpack all of their equipment and personal belongings. But something isn't quite right with the computers in the Baxter Building, and suddenly the FF find themselves under attack! 32 pages Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #202
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 202

    Whitman Variant. "There's One Iron Man Too Many!" Part 2 of 2. Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by John Buscema. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by John Buscema and Joe Sinnott. Guest-starring Iron Man. With the help of a pseudo-Iron Man, Quasimodo has incredibly stolen the top five floors of the Baxter Building and moved them to a tropical island! Now the FF and the golden avenger are in hot pursuit! It's an awesome battle between the Fantastic Four and Quasimodo! Notes: Quasimodo previously appeared in Marvel Team-Up 22. The letters page includes a letter from comics editor Cat Yronwode. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #203
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 203

    Whitman Variant. "And A Child Shall Slay Them!" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by Keith Pollard. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Dave Cockrum and Joe Sinnott. Reed Richards volunteers to help a comatose young boy, Willie Evans, Jr., who is suffering from cosmic radiation poisoning. However, young Willie has latent mutant powers and creates an evil doppelganger version of his favorite superhero group, the Fantastic Four! The FF battle their evil twins atop the Statue of Liberty! Note: Willie appears next in Iron Man Annual 8. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #206
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) Whitman Variants 206

    Whitman Variant. "The Death of the Fantastic Four!" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by Keith Pollard. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott. The situation is dire indeed as Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, and the Thing have fallen in battle to the Skrulls, and now stand trial for treason against the Skrull Empire! Will the FF receive a fair trial on the Skrull Throneworld? Meanwhile, the Skrull armada makes its final assault on Xandar, but Nova and his friends arrive just in time to oppose them! Cameo appearances by Comet, Crimebuster, Diamondhead, Doctor Sun, Nova, Powerhouse, and the Sphinx. Cover price $0.40.