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Fantastic Four (1961) - #176
"Improbable as it May Seem -- the Impossible Man is Back in Town!"

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Roy Thomas

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Jack 'King' Kirby
Joe Sinnott

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Cover Date: November 1976
Cover Price: US $ 0.30

Issue Tagline: "He's returned--and he's more powerful than ever! The Impossible Man is back!" "You're tellin' me!?"

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

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The Impossible Man comes to Earth and demands Marvel publish a comic book based on him.

Reprinted/Collected in:
44 Years of Fantastic Four (2005) DVD (NTSC)
The Best of the Fantastic Four (2005) HC vol. 01
Die Fantastischen Vier Comic-Taschenbuch (1979) #4
Essential Fantastic Four (2001) TPB vol. 08
Fantastic Four (1961) TPB
Fantastic Four (1968) #65
Fantastic Four (1998) #54
Fantastic Four Visionaries: George Perez (2005) TPB vol. 01
Fantastic Four/Silver Surfer: The Complete Collection (2007) DVD-ROM
Impossible Man (2011) TPB
Marvel Visionaries: Roy Thomas (2006) HC

* This issue won the Best Histoy section in Eagle Awards in 1977.

Galactus and Gorr appear in flashback.

Includes a "Baxter Building Bulletins" text page by Roy Thomas.

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Sal Buscema
Gerry Conway
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Archie Goodwin
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An image for Invisible Girl (Marvel) exists Invisible Girl (Marvel)
Jack 'King' Kirby
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Marie Severin
An image for Jim Shooter exists Jim Shooter
Roger Slifer
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'Rascally' Roy Thomas
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'Jumbo' John Verpoorten
Len Wein
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Marv Wolfman

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