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Fantastic Four (1961) - #53
"The Way It Began..!"

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Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

Jack 'King' Kirby

Joe Sinnott

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Art 'Artie' Simek

Stan 'The Man' Lee - 'Stanley Martin Lieber'

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Jack 'King' Kirby
Joe Sinnott

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Cover Date: August 1966
Cover Price: US $ 0.12

Issue Tagline: The Way It Began!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue

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The Fantastic Four are visiting Wakanda for the first time as guests of King T'Challa. He recounts for them his tragic origin and that of the villain, Klaw.
Coincidentally, Klaw returns to finish what he started and steal vibranium for a super-weapon. With the help of the FF, the Black Panther is able to defeat Klaw...for now.

Reprinted/Collected in:
44 Years of Fantastic Four (2005) DVD (NTSC)
The Best of Marvel Comics (1987) HC
Black Panther (1998) #36
Black Panther (2005) TPB vol. 01 (New Printing)
Essential Fantastic Four (2001) TPB vol. 03
Fantastic Four (1961) Omnibus HC vol. 02
Fantastic Four (2005) Vol 2
Fantastic Four Adventures (2005) #58
Fantastic Four/Silver Surfer: The Complete Collection (2007) DVD-ROM
Marvel Masterworks (1987) #28
Marvel Masterworks: The Fantastic Four (2003) HC vol. 06
Marvel's Greatest Comics (1969) #40

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