What If? #23 [Direct Edition]
(October 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:
Denny O'Neil; 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 has variants.

Letters page replies by Mark Gruenwald.


What If the Hulk Had Become a Barbarian? (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Buscema [as JB] (signed)
Inks:
Al Milgrom [as AM] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Rick Parker ?; typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk
Reprints:

What If...Hulk's Girlfriend Jarella Had Not Died? (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter Gillis
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk; Watcher; Jarella; Clay Quartermain; Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Glen Talbot; Hank Pym; Lord Visis
Synopsis:
Jarella lives and the Hulk goes to live in her world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Based on The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #203.

The First Celestial Host! (Table of Contents)

Celestials / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils:
Ron Wilson (breakdowns); Chic Stone (finished art)
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Michael Higgins

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Celestials [Gammenon; Ziran the Tester; Nezzar the Calculator; Oneg the Prober]; Watcher
Synopsis:
The story of the Celestials' first visit to Earth.
Reprints:

What If Aunt May Instead of Her Nephew Peter Had Been Bitten by That Radioactive Spider? (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Alan Kupperberg
Inks:
Alan Kupperberg
Colors:
Alan Kupperberg
Letters:
Alan Kupperberg

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Aunt May Parker; Uncle Ben Parker
Synopsis:
Aunt May gets bitten.
Reprints:

The Human Torch Saves the Valley! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch

Indexer Notes

Ad for Hostess Fruit Pies

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What If the Hulk Had Become a Barbarian?
    Hulk
  2. 1. What If...Hulk's Girlfriend Jarella Had Not Died?
    Hulk
  3. 2. The First Celestial Host!
    Celestials
  4. 3. What If Aunt May Instead of Her Nephew Peter Had Been Bitten by That Radioactive Spider?
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. The Human Torch Saves the Valley!
    Human Torch; Hostess
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