What If? #28 [Newsstand Edition]
(August 1981)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
0714860268608
Editing:
Denny O'Neil (editor); Mark Gruenwald (assistant editor)
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) #28 [Direct Edition].


What If Daredevil Became an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? (Table of Contents)

Daredevil; Ghost Rider / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Miller
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil; Hydra; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]
Reprints:

What If Ghost Rider Were Separated from Johnny Blaze? (Table of Contents)

Ghost Rider / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Fleisher
Pencils:
Tom Sutton
Inks:
Tom Sutton
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Vic Carey

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Watcher; Azazih; Ghost Rider [Azazih]; Johnny Blaze; the Pope
Synopsis:
The Ghost Rider taken over by a sorcerer and Blaze must stop him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
occult

Indexer Notes

Based on Ghost Rider #43-44.

Matt Murdock, Agent of...S.H.I.E.L.D. (Table of Contents)

Daredevil / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Miller (Co-plot); Mike W. Barr
Pencils:
Frank Miller
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Matt Murdock [Daredevil]; Watcher; Tony Stark [Iron Man]; SHIELD; Nick Fury; Hydra; Battling Jack Murdock; Dr. Frost
Synopsis:
After gaining his powers, Matt Murdock is recruited into SHIELD and has to save his dad from Hydra.
Reprints:

A "Dungeons and Dragons" Adventure! (Table of Contents)

Dungeons and Dragons / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Willingham
Inks:
Bill Willingham
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for D&D

New Life (Table of Contents)

Eternals / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils:
Ron Wilson (breakdowns); Bruce Patterson (finished art)
Inks:
Bruce Patterson
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Morelli

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Eternals; Watcher; Kree; Uranos; Supreme Intelligence; Bal-Tok; Shastra; Arlok
Synopsis:
Conclusion of Eternals history.
Reprints:

Wonders of Nature (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; Thing]; Franklin Richards

Indexer Notes

Ad for Hostess Fruit Pies. Credits added 2005 by Steven Tice.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Why Not? / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Watcher

Indexer Notes

includes letters by Brad Keefauver, Howard Bloch, Rick S. Jones, Glenn Dressler, Keith A. Bowden, Penny Jacobsen, a list of requested what if? tales and a partial list of those who entered the Mighty Marvel Win-Yourself-Some-Big-Bucks Contest

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What If Daredevil Became an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
    Daredevil; Ghost Rider
  2. 1. What If Ghost Rider Were Separated from Johnny Blaze?
    Ghost Rider
  3. 2. Matt Murdock, Agent of...S.H.I.E.L.D.
    Daredevil
  4. 3. A "Dungeons and Dragons" Adventure!
    Dungeons and Dragons
  5. 4. New Life
    Eternals
  6. 5. Wonders of Nature
    Fantastic Four; Hostess Fruit Pies
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Why Not?
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