What If? #20 [Newsstand Edition]
(April 1980)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
0714860268604
Editing:
Dennis O'Neil; Mark Gruenwald (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of What If? (Marvel, 1977 series) #20 [Direct Edition].


What If the Avengers Fought the Kree-Skrull War Without Rick Jones? (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Milgrom [as M] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott [as S] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza?

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
the Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision]; Rick Jones; Ronan
Reprints:

What If the Avengers Had Fought the Kree-Skrull War Without Rick Jones? (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 35 pages (report information)

Script:
Tom DeFalco
Pencils:
Sal Buscema (pages 1-3, uncredited); Alan Kupperberg (layouts, pages 4-35)
Inks:
Bruce Patterson
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (page 1, uncredited); Tom Orzechowski (pages 2-35)

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
the Angel [Thomas Halloway] (simulacrum, flashback); the Avengers [the Black Panther; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Goliath [Clint Barton]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision]; Balder; the Black Widow; the Blazing Skull (simulacrum, flashback); Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Daredevil; Dr. Doom; Dr. Strange; Dum Dum Dugan; Emperor Dorrek VII (Skrull); the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic; the Thing]; the Fin (simulacrum, flashback); the Hulk; the Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (simulacrum, flashback); Inhumans [Black Bolt; Gorgon; Karnak; Medusa; Triton]; Kree; Nick Fury; Odin; Princess Anelle (Skrull); Rick Jones; Ronan the Accuser; Sif; Skrulls; Spider-Man; the Sub-Mariner; the Super-Skrull; the Supreme Intelligence; the Vision [Aarkus] (simulacrum, flashback); the Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; the Watcher; the X-Men [Angel; the Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl; Professor X]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Based on the Kree-Skrull War in The Avengers #89-91. Art credits from Alan Kupperberg through Daniel Best via the GCD Error List (January 3rd, 2007).

A Hot Time in the Old Town (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flame Thrower; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]

Indexer Notes

Comics ad for Hostess Twinkies from ITT Continental Baking Company.

What's Wrong With This Picture? (Table of Contents)

Marvel Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ron Zalme (signed)
Inks:
Ron Zalme (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Comics promo for the Marvel Comics subscription service.

Why Not? (Table of Contents)

Why Not? / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
various; Kevin Dooley [as Kevin J. Dooley]
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on What If? #16 and 17.

U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required By 39 U.S.C. 3685) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Shukin
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average number of copies of each issue during the previous year: 135,381. Single issue nearest to filing date: 146,653.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What If the Avengers Fought the Kree-Skrull War Without Rick Jones?
    The Avengers
  2. 1. What If the Avengers Had Fought the Kree-Skrull War Without Rick Jones?
    The Avengers
  3. 2. A Hot Time in the Old Town
    The Human Torch; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. What's Wrong With This Picture?
    Marvel Comics
  5. 4. Why Not?
    Why Not?
  6. 5. U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required By 39 U.S.C. 3685)
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