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Fantastic Four #1 Values

Publisher: Marvel, 1961

About Fantastic Four #1

The origin and first appearance of the Fantastic Four, Marvel's first superhero team. Also featured is the origin and first appearance of Mole Man. Jack Kirby cover and art. Currently #3 on Overstreet's list of Top 50 Silver Age Comics.

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COVER DETAILS

Fantastic Four #1 (Marvel, 1961) CGC VF/NM 9.0 Off-white to white pages....
Characters: The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; Monster from Monster Isle

Pencils: Jack Kirby

Inks: George Klein (see notes)

Colors: Stan Goldberg (see notes)

Letters: Artie Simek (cover lettering and logo design); Sol Brodsky (logo design) (see notes)

Notes: Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the inker of the cover. Mark Evanier also agrees on Klein's credit. Inkers originally cited as possibilities included Chris Rule and Dick Ayers (who has affirmed he did not ink the cover or interior). Goldberg coloring credit disclosed in February 2011 http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=31016 http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/?p=20698 and mentioned on Fantastic Four #600 letters page. Logo design credit from Todd Klein and Mark Evanier from Klein's Facebook page, used by permission. Klein says generally early Marvel logos were designed by Brodsky and either inked or finished by Simek. Characters added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05). An entire facsimile issue including the front cover and complete story was reprinted (minus the ads) in Golden Book and Record Set # SLP-185 in 1966. Maximum Fantastic Four contains the full issue (with ads) as a poster.


STORY DETAILS

Title: The Fantastic Four!

Characters: The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]] (introduction, origin); the Mayor of Central City

Synopsis: Dr. Reed Richards takes his friends on a rocket trip that changes their lives forever.

Pages: 13.000

Script: Stan Lee (signed)

Pencils: Jack Kirby (signed)

Inks: George Klein; Sol Brodsky ? (see notes)

Letters: Artie Simek

Reprints: Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #1 ([September] 1963)

Notes: Characters, synopsis: Added by Per Sandell (2005-12-05). Timely-Atlas expert Michael Vassallo has examined hundreds of known Klein art and inking samples, as has Nick Caputo, and both agree that Klein is the primary inker, with alterations likely by Sol Brodsky. In the letters page of issue #281 it states according to Roz and Jack Kirby, via Steve Leialoha, that it was Artie Simek who inked the first issue of FF and that Sol Brodsky started inking with issue #2 (Brodsky actually started inking with # 3). Previous indexer credited Chris Rule as possible inker.

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CGC Census Report*

Grade 0.5 1.0 1.5 1.8 2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 5.0 5.5 6.0 6.5 7.0 7.5 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.2 9.4 9.6 9.8 9.9 10.0 Total
Universal  83 78 121 102 145 174 221 136 173 125 100 61 55 55 50 14 20 18 10 2 3 2 0 0 0 1748
Qualified  4 3 3 1 2 0 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 21
Signature Series  16 12 10 12 20 26 31 15 14 11 6 7 3 5 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 196
Restored  35 22 32 34 37 40 49 42 43 46 51 36 31 36 35 21 20 11 5 3 7 0 0 0 0 636
Total 138 115 166 149 204 240 303 193 231 184 158 104 89 96 89 38 41 30 15 5 10 2 1 0 0 2601

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