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Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #201
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 201

    "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) 202

    "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) 203

    "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 #204
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 204

    "The Andromeda Attack!" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by Keith Pollard. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. This issue begins an eleven-issue intergalactic odyssey for the Fantastic Four! The day begins innocently enough as Reed Richards is probing outer space with an ion tracer beam, when suddenly an alien woman in desperate need of help appears at the Baxter Building, followed shortly thereafter by a sinister skrull! Mister Fantastic and the Thing quickly make short work of the invading skrull. And now the FF must decide whether or not to journey to the Andromeda Galaxy! Also in this issue, Johnny Storm contemplates returning to college. Cameo appearances by Agatha Harkness, Frankie Raye, and the Monocle. Notes: The letters page contains a letter from comics historian Peter Sanderson. The letters page also includes a statement of ownership: average print run 416,191; average paid circulation 177,802. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #205
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 205

    "When Worlds Die!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Keith Pollard (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott. Reed, Sue, and Ben travel to the planet Xandar to help Queen Adora's homeland fight off the Skrull's powerful star fleet! Does the FF have a chance of saving Xandar against overwhelming odds? Meanwhile, Johnny enrolls at Security College unaware that one of the school administrators is...the Monocle! Cameo appearance by the Watcher. Last 35¢ issue. Elements of this story continue in Nova (1st series) 25. Note: First full appearance of the Nova Corps. Cover price $0.35.

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

    "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.

  • Issue #207
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 207

    "Might of the Monocle!" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by Sal Buscema. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott. Guest-starring Spider-Man. The series takes a one-issue break from the intergalactic saga in the Andromeda Galaxy to see how Johnny Storm is enjoying life at Security College. Unfortunately though, the Monocle is secretly mind-controlling the Human Torch! Meanwhile, the Daily Globe sends its new photographer, Peter Parker, to Security College for a special undercover investigation. One thing leads to another and the Human Torch and the Amazing Spider-Man team up once again! Cameo appearance by Medusa. Note: The letters page includes a letter from comics editor Cat Yronwode. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #208
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 208
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    "The Power of the Sphinx!" Guest-starring Nova. Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by Sal Buscema (breakdowns), Frank Giacoia, Al Milgrom, and Frank Springer. Cover by Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott. Thanks to the intervention of Nova (aka Richard Rider) and his friends the Skrulls' attack on the planet Xandar has been temporarily halted, but now the Fantastic Four have another problem...the Sphinx! The Egyptian villain has tapped into the living computers of Xandar and gained enormous power. Fortunately, the Human Torch has linked up with his teammates, and now the entire Fantastic Four plus Nova, Comet, Crimebuster, Diamondhead, and Powerhouse will battle the Sphinx! Meanwhile, Reed, Sue, and Ben are beginning to the feel the effects of the Skrull aging ray. Cameo appearance by Doctor Sun. (Note: The letters page includes a preview of the Fantastic Four pocket novel "Doomsday" by Marv Wolfman.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #209
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 209

    "Trapped in the Sargasso of Space!" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by John Byrne (first work on the series). Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Keith Pollard and Joe Sinnott. Reed Richards has decided that only one person in the entire universe can prevent the Sphinx from destroying the Earth...Galactus! But first, can the FF find the Ravager of Worlds? And second, can they convince him to journey to Earth and save the planet? The quest begins in the Sargasso of space! Cameo appearances by Nova, Comet, Crimebuster, Diamondhead, and Powerhouse. Note: First appearance of Herbie the Robot, who was the fourth member of the Fantastic Four (instead of the Human Torch) on the FF's Saturday morning cartoon show.

    NOTE: To learn the final fate of Nova (Richard Rider) follow his story in the pages of Rom (1979) #24. - Odinson, mycomicshop Archivist Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #210
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 210

    "In Search of Galactus" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Keith Pollard and Frank Giacoia. The Fantastic Four locate Galactus' ship and confront the Devourer of Worlds inside! Galactus is open to the possibility of coming to Earth to battle the Sphinx, but the FF must do him a favor first...find his next herald! Note: The FF's preceding encounter with Galactus was in Fantastic Four 175. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #211
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 211

    1st appearance of Terrax the Tamer - "If This Be Terrax" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by John Byrne and Joe Sinnott. Galactus sends the Fantastic Four to an alien plant to capture its tyrannical ruler named Tyros! Can the three aging members of the FF plus the Human Torch muster the strength to defeat Tyros? Cameo appearance by the Watcher and flashback appearances by the Silver Surfer, Air Walker, and Firelord. Note: First appearance of Terrax the Tamer. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #212
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 212

    "The Battle of the Titans!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Walter Simonson. Galactus has returned to Earth and is ready to help the Fantastic Four defeat the Sphinx! However, Galactus' new herald, Terrax the Tamer, has his own plans...and they involve destroying the FF! Meanwhile, the Invisible Girl becomes the first member of the FF to succumb to the Skrull aging ray. Origin of the Sphinx. Cameo appearance by the Watcher. 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #213
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 213

    Galactus guest stars in "In Final Battle!" Script by Marv Wolfman. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by John Byrne and Joe Sinnott. One of the great Fantastic Four battle issues of the bronze age! It's Galactus vs. the Sphinx...and the winner gets the Earth! While this cataclysmic confrontation is taking place in the Egyptian desert, the Human Torch wages a desperate fight for survival on-board Galactus' spaceship against Terrax! The situation looks just about hopeless, but the rapidly aging Mr. Fantastic along with the Watcher may have one (ultimate) trick left! Truly an issue of cosmic magnitude! (Note: The Sphinx returns in Marvel Two-in-One 91.) 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #214
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 214

    "And Then There Was One!" Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by John Byrne and Joe Sinnott. It's the conclusion to the Andromeda Galaxy adventure that began ten issues ago! Galactus, Terrax the Tamer, and the Sphinx have all departed the Earth, but the Human Torch cannot celebrate the FF's triumph, because the climatic battle has ended as a pyrrhic victory. Reed, Sue, and Ben are now laying in suspended animation in the Baxter Building...victims of the Skrull aging ray. Does Johnny have any options left? And what ever happened to the Skrull that initially pursued Queen Adora to Earth? Cameo appearances by Dum Dum Dugan and Tony Stark. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #215
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 215

    "Blastaar!" Part 1 of 2. Written by Marv Wolfman. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Ron Wilson and Joe Rubinstein. The FF's long-time foe from the Negative Zone is back! And the Living Bomb-Burst is more powerful than ever! How did Blastaar escape the Negative Zone and what is he planning for his visit to Earth? Meanwhile, Dr. Randolph James, one of Reed Richards' scientific contemporaries, experiments with an evolutionary acceleration device. Cameo appearances by Captain America and the Vision. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #216
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 216

    Blastaar and the god named Randolph guest star in "Where There Be Gods!" Part 2 of 2. Plot by Marv Wolfman. Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Pablo Marcos (finishes). Cover by Rich Buckler and Al Milgrom. Dr. Randolph James has ascended to pseudo-godhood by using his evolution accelerator device on himself. And now after being tricked by Blastaar, the Futurist and the Living Bomb-Burst invade the Baxter Building to destroy the outer portal of the Negative Zone! Only two people stand in the powerful duo's way...the Invisible Girl and young Franklin! (Notes: This issue concludes Marv Wolfman's two-year run on the Fantastic Four series. Blastaar appears next in Marvel Two-in-One 75. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 463,916; average paid circulation 253,831.) Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #217
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 217

    "Masquerade!" Written by Bill Mantlo. Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Guest-starring Dazzler. Herbie the Robot has been acting strangely in the past few issues. Is something wrong with the robot that is supposed to be the FF's helper? Apparently so, as the Fantastic Four battle Herbie throughout the Baxter Building! Final appearance of Herbie. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #218
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 218

    Spider-Man helps the FF battle the Frightful Four in "When a Spider-Man Comes Calling!" Script by Bill Mantlo. Art by John Byrne (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Al Milgrom and Joe Sinnott. Story continues from Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man 42. The Frightful Four have successfully captured Spider-Man, and now they have set their sights on the Fantastic Four! It's a terrific action issue as the Wizard, Trapster, Sandman, and Electro invade the Baxter Building and battle the FF! (Notes: The letters page includes a half-page pin-up of the Fantastic Four by Joe Sinnott. The FF cover logo returns to the silver age style. This issue was reprinted in 2005 in the trade paperback "Fantastic Four Spider-Man Classic.") 32 pages Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #219
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 219

    "Leviathans" Written by Doug Moench. Pencils by Bill Sienkiewicz. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnott. Guest-starring the Sub-Mariner. In a daring raid on Atlantis, Captain Barracuda's men steal the Sub-Mariner's fabled horn! With the horn in his possession, Captain Barracuda begins calling giant sea creatures to attack the docks of lower Manhattan. The Thing, Torch, Sub-Mariner, and Mr. Fantastic battle the monsters, while the Invisible Girl goes after the horn! Note: The letters page includes a pin-up of the Thing by Joe Sinnott. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #220
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 220

    "And the Lights Went Out All Over the World!" Part 1 of 2. Written (his first on this book) and penciled by John Byrne. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Byrne/Sinnott cover. The entire world is experiencing power outages that last several minutes in length. The Fantastic Four journey to the North Pole to track down the source of the electromagnetic disturbances, and what they find...is truly out of this world! Brief retelling of the FF's origin. Cameo appearances by the Avengers (Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Vision) and Vindicator. Note: This issue includes a full-page pin-up by Joe Sinnott featuring the Human Torch vs. the Super Skrull. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #221
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 221

    "Tower of Crystal...Dreams of Glass!" Part 2 of 2. Written and penciled by John Byrne. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnott. A majestic crystal tower has risen from the icy waters of the Arctic Circle, and it's protected by strange shape-shifting creatures! Who are these aliens and why are they trying to reverse the magnetic polarity of the Earth? While Reed, Ben, and Johnny fight the aliens in the ice and snow, Sue enters the tower to confront their leader! Last 40¢ issue. Cover price $0.40.

  • Issue #222
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 222

    "The Possession of Franklin Richards!" Part 1 of 2. Script by Doug Moench. Art by Bill Sienkiewicz (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnott. Since being banished to the Dark Realm in Fantastic Four Annual 14, the sinister Nicholas Scratch has been searching for a gateway to return to Earth. Unfortunately, he has now found a path...through the Negative Zone, into the Baxter Building, and inside the mind of Franklin Richards! With young Franklin possessed by the evil warlock, the FF travel to Whisper Hill seeking the help of Agatha Harkness and a mysterious man called Gabriel. First 50¢ issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #223
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 223

    "That a Child May Live" Part 2 of 2. Written by Doug Moench. Pencils by Bill Sienkiewicz. Inks by Joe Sinnott. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnott. The Fantastic Four, Agatha Harkness, and Gabriel journey to New Salem, Colorado to confront Nicholas Scratch! Upon their arrival the FF expect another fierce fight from the Salem Seven...and Brutacus, Gazelle, Hydron, Reptilla, Thornn, Vakume, and Vertigo do not disappoint! Can the Fantastic Four save Franklin from the witches of New Salem? Note: The FF previously battled the Salem Seven in Fantastic Four Annual 14. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #224
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 224

    It's the FF versus--Vikings?!? "The Darkfield Illumination." Script by Doug Moench, pencils by Bill Sienkiewicz, inks by Pablo Marcos. "The Darkfield Illumination" Part 1 of 2. Script by Doug Moench. Art by Bill Sienkiewicz (breakdowns) and Pablo Marcos (finishes). Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnott. A mysterious red mist drifts over Manhattan, and when the crimson dust reaches the Baxter Building the FF lose control of their powers! What is going on? The fabulous foursome travel to the North Pole via the Pogo-plane to investigate! And once there...they discover space age Vikings! This issue also publishes, for the first time, the original, unused Jack Kirby/Dick Ayers cover to Fantastic Four 3. Second back up feature: Full-page FF pin-up by Bill Sienkiewicz and Terry Austin. Third back up feature: Four silver age reprinted pages explaining the powers of Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Girl, and the Human Torch. Script by Stan Lee. Art by Jack Kirby. 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #225
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 225
    • Signed by artist Bill Sienkiewicz (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Thour guest-stars in "The Blind God's Tears" Part 2 of 2. Script by Doug Moench. Art by Bill Sienkiewicz (breakdowns) and Pablo Marcos (finishes). Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnott. The god of the modern Vikings, Korgon, demands that Mr. Fantastic find a cure for his deteriorating condition or the FF will perish! However, the actions of the Vikings have come to the attention of the all-father Odin in Asgard, and shortly thereafter the thunder god is on his way to the crystal dome! The Mighty Thor and the Fantastic Four join forces to battle the Vikings! 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #226
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 226

    "The Samurai Destroyer" Guest-starring the Shogun Warriors. Script by Doug Moench. Pencils by Bill Sienkiewicz. Inks by Pablo Marcos and Bruce Patterson. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Bob McLeod. The gigantic Samurai Destroyer has demolished the three robots of the Shogun Warriors. And now the rampaging destroyer is wreaking devastation in Japan! The Fantastic Four along with Genji, Ilongo, and Richard travel to Mount Fujimoto to battle the renegade robot! What is the final fate of the Shogun Warriors? (Notes: This issue served as an epilogue to the Shogun Warriors series that was written by Doug Moench. This issue contains a full-page ad for Hostess Fruit Pies featuring Captain America and Nick Fury vs. the Trapster.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #227
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 227

    "The Brain Parasites!" Written by Doug Moench. Pencils by Bill Sienkiewicz. Inks by Bruce Patterson. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnott. The Fantastic Four take a vacation to Pennsylvania! However, there is no rest for the four heroes as a meteor impact brings bizarre trilobite creatures to the FF's lakeside resort. Can the FF track down the alien parasites? Meanwhile, Franklin Richards' powers are growing stronger every day. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #228
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 228

    "Ego-Spawn" Script by Doug Moench. Art by Bill Sienkiewicz (layouts) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnott. Reed and Sue decide that it's time for Franklin to undergo formal psychological testing concerning his special powers. The FF travel to Massachusetts and visit one of Reed's colleagues in the neurology field. Initially, the tests on Franklin produce ordinary results, but then extraordinary things start happening! 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #229
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 229

    "The Thing From The Black Hole" Part 1 of 3. Script by Doug Moench. Art by Bill Sienkiewicz (layouts) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnott. Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny are enjoying a quiet Saturday afternoon out on the town, when suddenly Manhattan goes haywire! A powerful being from outer space is wreaking havoc on the city! The Ebon Seeker batters the FF and forces the heroic foursome to make their final stand on a remote island in the Atlantic Ocean. The situation looks hopeless. Can anyone stop the Ebon Seeker? (Note: The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 456,547; average paid circulation 228,207.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #230
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 230

    "Firefrost And The Ebon Seeker" Part 2 of 3. Guest-starring the Avengers. Script by Doug Moench. Art by Bill Sienkiewicz (breakdowns) and Joe Sinnott (finishes). Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnott. Thanks to the timely intervention of Firefrost, the Fantastic Four barely survive their offshore clash with the awesome Ebon Seeker! But while the FF regroup, the powerful being spawned from a black hole trudges back to Manhattan to do more damage. However, there is another group of heroes that calls Manhattan home...the Avengers! Will the FF let the Avengers battle the Ebon Seeker? Or could Earth's Mightiest Heroes actually ruin Reed's plan to use the Negative Zone to save the city? Avengers lineup: Beast, Captain America, Iron Man, Scarlet Witch, Thor, and the Vision. 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #231
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 231

    "In The Gathered Gloom!" Part 3 of 3. Script by Doug Moench. Art by Bill Sienkiewicz, Joe Sinnott, and Jerome Moore. Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz and Joe Sinnott. The good news is that Mr. Fantastic has removed the threat of the Ebon Seeker from the Earth, but the bad news is that Reed had to send the entire city block surrounding the Baxter Building into the Negative Zone to do it. And needless to say the transplanted New Yorkers are not happy! Fortunately, Reed has a plan to get everyone back to Manhattan, but the natives are growing restless! By the way that plan better include defeating a new Negative Zone villain...Stygorr! 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #232
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 232
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    "Back to the Basics!" Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. A new era begins for the Fantastic Four as John Byrne starts his 5-year stint as writer and artist for the series. However, the new era kicks off with an old villain...Diablo! The Master of Alchemy cooks up four creatures of earth, wind, water, and fire to battle the FF! Cameo appearances by Doctor Strange and Frankie Raye. (Notes: John Byrne inks this issue under the pseudonym (or anagram) Bjorn Heyn. Diablo appears next in Iron Man 159.) 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #233
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 233
    • Signed by writer/artist John Byrne (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    "Mission for a Dead Man!" Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. A prisoner on death row makes one final request in the moments before his execution...could his former high school classmate, the Human Torch, clear his name (posthumously)? Johnny Storm picks up the pieces of a years old murder investigation and follows the trail to the Maggia and Hammerhead! Can the Torch beat the web-slinger's old foe? And perhaps clear a dead man's name? 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #234
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 234

    "The Man with the Power!" Part 1 of 2. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. It's an unusual tale as an elderly man from the Midwest travels to New York City and brings along his latent powers. The senior visitor desires to see the Fantastic Four in action and accidentally creates large-scale destruction to make his wish come true. While Ben, Johnny, and Sue help the local citizens survive the catastrophe, Reed theorizes that the Earth is under attack from outer space! Shortly thereafter, the FF blasts off into space to confront a planet-sized menace! Cameo appearances by Ego, the Living Planet and Frankie Raye. 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #235
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 235
    • Signed by writer/artist John Byrne (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    "Four Against Ego!" Part 2 of 2. Script and art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. The Fantastic Four are locked in a life-and-death struggle against the Living Planet, Ego! How can the FF defeat an entire planet? When Reed, Sue, and Johnny fall before the internal heat and pressure of the powerful bio-verse that is Ego, only the Thing remains to save the world! Can Ben find the living brain of Ego and destroy it? Cameo appearance by Frankie Raye. Note: Flashback cameos by Thor and Galactus to recap Ego's previous appearances in Thor 227 and 228. Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #236
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 236

    "Terror in a Tiny Town" Giant-sized 20th Anniversary issue. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. It's a quiet autumn day in Liddleville, where Reed Richards, Susan Richards, Ben Grimm, and Johnny Storm are going about their daily routines as a university professor, housewife, auto mechanic, and tavern owner, respectively. They seem to be leading idyllic lives, but what has happened to their super powers? There happens to be another person in Liddleville that the foursome knows very well...Phillip Masters (aka the Puppet Master)! Does the Puppet Master have the scientific genius to strip the FF of their powers and memories? Or could the deposed monarch of Latveria be lurking in the background? It's another classic Fantastic Four vs. Doctor Doom battle! Back up story: "The Challenge of Dr. Doom!" Script by Stan Lee. Breakdowns by Jack Kirby. Inks by Dick Ayers, George Bell (aka George Roussos), Sal Brodsky, John Byrne, Vince Colletta, Frank Giacoia, Pablo Marcos, Al Milgrom, Chic Stone, and Joe Sinnott. The story is a simplified version of the FF's first encounter with Doctor Doom in Fantastic Four (1st series) 5. The Fantastic Four are featured as they were in their Saturday morning cartoon show with Herbie the robot replacing the Human Torch. (Notes: This issue includes a one-page essay that details the history of the FF, the development of this issue's back up story, and a listing of all the characters on the cover. The cover portrays the Avengers, Defenders, X-Men, Daredevil, Impossible Man, Silver Surfer, Spider-Man, Sub-Mariner, Franklin, Agatha Harkenss, Willie Lumpkin, Stan Lee, and others.) 64 pages Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #237
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 237

    "The Eyes Have It!" Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne. After their epic clash with Doctor Doom in the previous issue, the Fantastic Four take some well-deserved leisure time in the city. Reed, Sue, and Franklin are horseback riding in Central Park, when suddenly they encounter Spinnerette! Who is Spinnerette and why has she come to Earth? Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Girl will find out! Meanwhile, Frankie Raye makes a startling revelation to Johnny. Cameo appearance by Doctor Doom. Last 50¢ issue. 32 pages Cover price $0.50.

  • Issue #238
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 238

    "The Lady Is For Burning!" Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin featuring Doctor Doom (who does not appear inside). In an amazing sequence of events from her past to the present, Frankie Raye has become another Human Torch! A bizarre chemical accident while working with her father (aka Professor Phineas Horton, creator of the original android Human Torch) several years ago sparked the incredible transformation! Does the Fantastic Four have a new member now? Origin of Frankie Raye. Back up story: "The More Things Change" Script and Pencils by John Byrne. Inks by Terry Austin. Reed believes that he has finally developed a machine that will cure Ben of being the Thing. But does Ben want to revert back to being a normal man? He's not so sure. First 60¢ issue. (Note: This issue includes a full-page pin-up of the Invisible Girl by John Byrne.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #239
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 239
    • Signed by writer/artist John Byrne (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    "Wendy's Friends" Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne. Ben Grimm's favorite aunt, Aunt Petunia, makes an unexpected, urgent visit to the Baxter Building to ask the Fantastic Four for help! And soon thereafter, the fabulous foursome and the new Human Torch (aka Frankie Raye) are on their way to Benson, Arizona to investigate the mysterious deaths of local citizens! A young girl named Wendy may have the answers. Meanwhile in the Hidden Land, Crystal's health is failing in the final month of her pregnancy, so Quicksilver must go beyond Attilan for help. 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #240
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 240

    "Exodus" Guest-starring the Inhumans. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. The fastest man in the world blazes a trail to the Baxter Building in desperate need of help from the Fantastic Four! The Inhumans are under attack in their homeland by the Enclave, and Crystal lies near death due to complications from her pregnancy. Has Quicksilver arrived in Manhattan too late? When the FF reach Attilan, they have many crises to solve including finding a new home for the Great Refuge! How about the moon? Birth and first appearance of Luna. Cameo appearances by Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, and the Watcher. (Notes: This issue ties up the loose plotline from Fantastic Four 207 concerning the capture of Medusa. The back cover features a Dungeons and Dragons ad with art by Bill Willingham.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #241
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 241

    "Render Unto Caesar!" Guest-starring the Black Panther. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. SHIELD asks the FF to travel to Africa and explore an unexplained power source near the Wakandan border. When the fabulous foursome and T'Challa reach the spot, they find a majestic black tower...and ancient Rome! Have the Fantastic Four gone back in time, or has the Roman Empire come to the 20th century? Cameo appearances by Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #242
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 242

    "Terrax the Untamed" Part 1 of 3. Guest-starring Iron Man and Thor. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne and Terry Austin. Terrax the Tamer is back with a vengeance! The former herald of Galactus (last seen in Rom 27) ambushes the Fantastic Four and brings death and destruction to New York City! In an awesome display of power, Terrax tears the island of Manhattan from its bedrock foundation and lifts the entire city into outer space! Now Terrax gives Reed, Ben, and Johnny an ultimatum...either the Fantastic Four destroy Galactus or Terrax destroys Manhattan! Cameo appearances by Daredevil, Spider-Man, and Aunt May. (Note: The letters page includes a letter from John Byrne, the writer and artist of the series.) Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #243
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 243

    "Shall Earth Endure?" Part 2 of 3. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne. Guest-starring the Avengers and Doctor Strange. The situation has come down to this...the Fantastic Four, the thunder god, the golden avenger, the star-spangled avenger, the winsome Wasp, and the Master of the Mystic Arts vs. Galactus, the Devourer of Worlds...for the life of the Earth! Everything is on the line as the blockbuster battle rages on top of the World Trade Center! Will the 'Ravager of Worlds' finally add the Earth to his list of conquests, or can the greatest heroes on the planet do the impossible: defeat Galactus? Cameo appearances by Daredevil and Spider-Man. Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #244
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 244
    • Signed by writer/artist John Byrne (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    "Beginnings and Endings" Part 3 of 3. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne. After an unprecedented victory over Galactus, the Avengers and the Fantastic Four face a major ethical decision: should they try to save the Ravager of Worlds or let him perish as his energies dwindle? Reed decides on the former and constructs a giant machine to revitalize Galactus! However, the Devourer of Worlds needs one more thing to complete his recovery...a new herald! In a stunning move, Frankie Raye volunteers! So where does that leave the Human Torch? First appearance of Nova (aka Frankie Raye). Cameo appearances by Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Wasp, and Doctor Strange. (Notes: This trilogy was reprinted in 1989 in the trade paperback titled "Fantastic Four: Trial of Galactus." Reed's decision to save Galactus will come back to haunt the FF beginning in Fantastic Four 257.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #245
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 245

    "Childhood's End" Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne. While Sue tapes an interview for a local TV show, a tragedy unfolds at the Baxter Building. And by the time the Invisible Girl arrives back home; Reed, Ben, and Johnny have been knocked out by a tall, blonde-haired stranger with amazing powers! Who is this man? Can the Invisible Girl provide the answers to his questions? 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #246
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 246

    "Too Many Dooms" Part 1 of 2. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne. After coordinating with the Latverian ambassador, the Fantastic Four return the body of Doctor Doom to the Latverian embassy. This seems like a simple task, but everything goes haywire when the robots of Doom attack! In the middle of all the action, the true mind and body of Victor Von Doom are reunited, and that spells trouble for the FF! Cameo appearance by the Puppet Master. (Notes: The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Jill Thompson. The back cover contains an ad for Megaforce drawn by William Stout.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #247
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 247

    "This Land is Mine!" Part 2 of 2. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne. Since losing the throne of Latveria in Fantastic Four 200, Doctor Doom has been driven by one thing...getting it back! Now the deposed monarch has enlisted the FF (via his inhibitor ray) to help him regain his country! When Reed, Sue, Ben, and Johnny arrive in Latveria, they are shocked by the deplorable condition of the capital. Could Doctor Doom actually be the solution to Latveria's problems? Victor Von Doom and Zorba will battle to death for control of Latveria! First appearance of Kristoff. (Note: The letters page includes a joint letter from comics creators Richard Pini and Wendy Pini.) 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #248
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 248
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    "Nightmare!" Guest-starring the Inhumans. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne. The fabulous foursome travel to the Blue Area of the moon to visit their friends, the Inhumans. In a special ceremony, the daughter of Pietro and Crystal is set to be officially named! But before the joyous event can take place, each member of the FF and the Inhumans is caught in his or hers nightmare reality! The amphibious Inhuman, Triton, holds the key to survival! 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #249
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 249

    "Man and Super-Man!" Part 1 of 2. Script and Art by John Byrne. Cover by John Byrne. Following a brief skirmish with a Skrull spaceship near the planet Pluto, Gladiator of the Shi'ar Imperial Guard arrives on Earth! This powerful being seems somewhat disoriented, but nevertheless he quickly engages the Fantastic Four in battle! After ravaging the FF, Gladiator looks unbeatable...until the Uncanny X-Men (apparently) enter the fray! 32 pages Cover price $0.60.

  • Issue #250
    Fantastic Four (1961 1st Series) 250

    Special 250th Giant-Size Issue. "X-Factor!" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Spider-Man, Captain America, and Gladiator. Story, art, and Cover by John Byrne. The Shi'ar superman known as Gladiator has just dismantled Marvel's First Family. Now he battles his erstwhile allies the Uncanny X-Men in the devastated streets of New York City, but there is something different about Xavier's mutants. Can the Fantastic Four figure out the mystery surrounding Marvel's Merry Mutants and stop the uber powerful Gladiator before the city is totally destroyed? Maybe with a little help from the Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America, and the Amazing Spider-Man! Includes a pin-up of the Fantastic Four by John Byrne. Cover price $1.00.