What If? #21 [Direct Edition]
(June 1980)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
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 has variants.

Follows up on on What If? #1 (February 1977).


What If Invisible Girl of the Fantastic Four Married the Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Al Milgrom?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover credits 2005 by Steven Tice.

Decline and Fall!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
Carl Gafford [as Gaff]
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski
Job Number:
LF641

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atlanteans; the Awesome Android (flashback); Dorma; Dr. Doom (flashback); the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic; Spider-Man; the Thing]; the Invisible Girl; Krang; the Mad Thinker (flashback); the Red Ghost (flashback); the Sub-Mariner; the Super-Skrull; the Watcher
Reprints:

The Trap (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sal Buscema
Inks:
Mike Esposito?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Larcenous Lil; Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

Comics ad for Hostess Twinkies from Continental Baking Company.

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

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.

Two Against Atlantis!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atlanteans; Dorma; the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic]; Krang; the Sub-Mariner; Susan Storm
Reprints:

Harvest of Shame!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Bob Wiacek
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atlanteans; Dorma; the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic]; Krang; the Sub-Mariner; Susan Storm; Susan Storm and the Sub-Mariner's newborn son; the Watcher
Reprints:

Why Not?; The Watcher Knows... (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
various; Mark Gruenwald
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on What If? #18, suggestions for future story titles and article with answers from the Watcher.

The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. Simpson (Table of Contents)

O.J. Simpson; Dingo / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
?

Genre:
sports
Characters:
the Dingo Kids; O.J. Simpson
Keywords:
celebrity

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Comics ad for Dingo boots from Northwest Industries Inc..

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What If Invisible Girl of the Fantastic Four Married the Sub-Mariner
    The Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Decline and Fall!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 1)
    The Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Trap
    Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. What's Wrong With This Picture?
  5. 4. Two Against Atlantis!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 2)
    The Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Harvest of Shame!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 3)
    The Fantastic Four
  7. 6. Why Not?; The Watcher Knows...
    Why Not?
  8. 7. The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. Simpson
    O.J. Simpson; Dingo
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