Marvel's Greatest Comics (1972): 35-96

With issue 35, Marvel's Greatest Comics became a regular-sized comic that sequentially reprinted the Fantastic Four. Issues 35-96 reprinted Fantastic Four #48-54, 56, 61-93, 95-100, and 102-116. I have noted where the missing issues are reprinted. You can check my Fantastic Four list for more info.

Initially there were new covers drawn for these reprints. But starting issue 42, Marvel starting using facsimile covers.

The page cuts start in issue 56 (Fantastic Four #74). Issue 42 was an out-of-order reprint. It has the cover of Fantastic Four #55 but actually reprinted Fantastic Four #72.

These are classic Lee/Kirby and Thomas/Buscema collaborations. Even Aunt Petunia recommends them. All these stories have been reprinted completely in the Masterworks.

updated 27 Feb 2014


Marvel's Greatest Comics #35 (6/1972)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #48 w/ new cover
(20-cent cover)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #36 (7/1972)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #49 w/ new cover

Marvel's Greatest Comics #37 (9/1972)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #50 w/ new cover

Marvel's Greatest Comics #38 (10/1972)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #51 w/ new cover

Marvel's Greatest Comics #39 (11/1972)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #52 w/ new cover

Marvel's Greatest Comics #40 (1/1973)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #53 w/ new cover

Marvel's Greatest Comics #41 (3/1973)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #54 w/ new cover

Marvel's Greatest Comics #42 (5/1973)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #72 w/ cover to FF #55
(Facsimile covers start)

NOTE: Fantastic Four #55 was reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #1 and 
Origins of Marvel Comics HC/TPB (Fireside, 1974).

Marvel's Greatest Comics #43 (7/1973)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #56

NOTE: Fantastic Four #57-60 were reprinted in Marvel Triple Action #1-4.

Marvel's Greatest Comics #44 (9/1973)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #61

Marvel's Greatest Comics #45 (10/1973)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #62

Marvel's Greatest Comics #46 (11/1973)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #63

Marvel's Greatest Comics #47 (1/1974)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #64

Marvel's Greatest Comics #48 (3/1974)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #65
(last 20-cent cover)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #49 (5/1974)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #66
(1st 25-cent cover)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #50 (7/1974)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #67

Marvel's Greatest Comics #51 (9/1974)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #68

Marvel's Greatest Comics #52 (10/1974)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #69

Marvel's Greatest Comics #53 (11/1974)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #70

Marvel's Greatest Comics #54 (1/1975)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #71

NOTE: Fantastic Four #72 was reprinted earlier in Marvel's Greatest Comics #42.

Marvel's Greatest Comics #55 (3/1975)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #73

Marvel's Greatest Comics #56 (5/1975)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #74
	(-2 pgs: panels 1-3, 5 of 2, panel 1 of 3, panels 3-4 of 10,
		 panels 2-3 of 11, panel 3 of 12)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #57 (7/1975)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #75
	(-2 pgs: panels 1-2, 4 of 5, panels 2-3 of 6, panels 2-5 of 12;
		 panel 1 of 6 expanded upward, all of pg 13 (4 panels)
		 shrunk and cropped to fit under panel 1 of 12)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #58 (8/1975)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #76 (-2 pgs: 3, 14)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #59 (10/1975)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #77
	(-2 pgs: panels 2-4 of 5, 6, panel 2 of 7;
		 panel 1 of 5 cropped at bottom and right side)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #60 (11/1975)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #78 (-2 pgs: 4, 13)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #61 (1/1976)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #79 (-1 pg: 3)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #62 (3/1976)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #80 (-1 pg: 3)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #63 (5/1976)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #81
	(-2 pgs: panels 2, 4 of 6, panels 1-2 of 7, 11)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #64 (7/1976)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #82 (-2 pgs: 9, 18)
(last 25-cent cover)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #65 (9/1976)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #83 (-2 pgs: 4-5)
(1st 30-cent cover)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #66 (10/1976)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #84
	(-2 pgs: 2, panels 2, 4 of 9, panels 1-2 of 11)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #67 (11/1976)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #85 (-2 pgs: 15-16)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #68 (1/1977)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #86 (-2 pgs: 3, 5)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #69 (3/1977)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #87
	(-2 pgs: 4, panels 3-4 of 10, panels 1-2 of 11)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #70 (5/1977)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #88 (-2 pgs: 6, 8)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #71 (7/1977)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #89 (-2 pgs: 8, 16)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #72 (9/1977)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #90
	(-2 pgs: panel 5 of 12, panels 1-3 of 13, 18)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #73 (10/1977)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #91 (-2 pgs: 7, 20)
(last 30-cent cover)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #74 (11/1977)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #92 (-2 pgs: 3, 14)
(1st 35-cent cover)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #75 (1/1978)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #93 (-2 pgs: 3, 11)

NOTE: Fantastic Four #94 was reprinted in Marvel Treasury Edition #11.

Marvel's Greatest Comics #76 (3/1978)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #95 (-2 pgs: 3, 9)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #77 (5/1978)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #96 (-2 pgs: 5, 8)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #78 (7/1978)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #97 (-2 pgs: 5-6)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #79 (9/1978)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #98 w/ reversed cover (-2 pgs: 3, 11)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #80 (11/1978)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #99 (-2 pgs: 14-15)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #81 (1/1979)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #100 (-1 pg: 2)

NOTE: Fantastic Four #101 was reprinted in Fantastic Four #180. 

Marvel's Greatest Comics #82 (3/1979)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #102 (-1 pg: 16)
(last 35-cent cover)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #83 (12/1979)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #103 (-2 pgs: 2, 6)
(1st 40-cent cover)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #84 (1/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #104
	(-1 pg: panel 1 of 4, panels 1-2, 5-6 of 5)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #85 (2/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #105
	(-1 pg: panels 1-3, 5 of 9, panel 1 of 10)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #86 (3/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #106 (-1 pg: 15)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #87 (4/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #107
	(-1 pg: panels 4-5 of 7, panel 1 of 8, panels 1-3 of 9)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #88 (5/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #108 (-1 pg: 10)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #89 (6/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #109
	(-1 pg: panels 1-7 of 10, panel 5 of 11)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #90 (7/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #110 (-1 pg: 4)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #91 (8/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #111
	(-1 pg: panels 6-7 of 6, panels 1-4 of 7)
(last 40-cent cover)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #92 (9/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #112 (-1 pg: 7)
(1st 50-cent cover)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #93 (10/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #113 (-1 pg: 11)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #94 (11/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #114 (-2 pgs: 11-12)
	Reprint: Tales to Astonish #40 (Ant-Man, 1st 6 pgs)
		 (missing panels 1 & 3 of pg 6)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #95 (12/1980)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #115 w/ reversed cover
	(-2 pgs: panels 1-5 of 2, panel 1 of 3,
		 panels 1-5 of 11, panels 2-3 of 12 )
	Reprint: Tales to Astonish #40
		 (Ant-Man, new splash pg plus last 5 pgs)

Marvel's Greatest Comics #96 (1/1981)
	Reprint: Fantastic Four #116 
	(-11 pgs: 3-5, panels 2-4 of 6, panels 1, 3-4 of 7, 8, panels 3-4 
		  of 10, panels 1-2 of 11, 15-16, panels 2-5 of 20, 
		  panels 1-3 of 21, panels 1, 4-5 of 22, 25; panels 3-4 of 11
		  were adjusted in size, pg 23 reduced to 2/3 of a pg)
(There were multiple cuts because Fantastic Four #116 was a giant-sized comic)

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