Karen: "They're IN! The new, groovy breed of ...'super-heroes with super problems'." So proclaims the cover of this Fantastic Four paperback from Lancer Books, published in 1966. Despite its age, it's not in too bad a shape -the covers have some chipping and foxing, and the interior pages are a little brown, but it's all in one piece. This little gem originally belonged to my uncle and wound up in my hands, only to get buried in the garage for many years -til now. Although I've held on to it all this time, I can't say I've really sat and read through it -not even before I had access to the comics this book reprints, because the layout is so unappealing. Each page holds a couple of black and white panels. You have to turn the book sideways to read it.
It has the Sub-Mariner and Doctor Doom team up from FF #6, which is interrupted by a partial version of FF#1, so that the reader gets the origin of the FF. Then it's back to FF #6, then FF#11, with the Impossible Man, and finally FF #31 with Sue and Johnny's convict dad (I'm not kidding) and the Mole Man. There are also a number of pin-ups sprinkled through-out.
I also had the Daredevil book from Lancer books, but that wasn't in the same treasure hoard where I found this one. I don't think I sold it or gave it away, so my guess is it is still in a box waiting to be found one of these days.