What If? #27 [Direct Edition]
(July 1981)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.75 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Tom DeFalco; 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.


What If Phoenix Had Not Died? (Table of Contents)

The X-Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jo Duffy
Pencils:
Frank Miller [as FM] (signed)
Inks:
Frank Miller [as FM] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the X-Men [Angel; the Beast; Colossus; Cyclops; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine]
Reprints:

What If Phoenix Had Not Died? (Table of Contents)

The X-Men / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script:
Jo Duffy [as Mary Jo Duffy]
Pencils:
Jerry Bingham
Inks:
John Stuart (pages 1-21); ? (pages 22-25, 27-30, 32, 33); Al Milgrom (page 26, uncredited); Terry Austin (pages 31, 34, uncredited)
Colors:
Carl Gafford [as Carl Garford]
Letters:
Jean Simek (pages 1-21); Janice Chiang [as Chaing] (pages 22-34)

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
Aramans (aliens); the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Avalanche; the Blob; Pyro]; Empress Lilandra; Firelord; Galactus; the Hellfire Club [the Black Queen; Mastermind] (flashback); Henry Peter Gyrich; the Imperial Guard [Earthquake; Gladiator [Kallark]; Manta; Oracle; Smasher [Vril Rokk]; Starbolt] (flashback); Senator Robert Kelly; Sentinels; Terrax; Shi'ar; the Watcher (story host); the X-Men [Angel; the Beast; Colossus; Cyclops; Havok; Iceman; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Jean Grey] (also as Dark Phoenix, also as Marvel Girl in flashback); Polaris; Professor X; Sprite; Storm; Wolverine]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Based on The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #137 (September 1980). Additional inker and letterer information added 2005 by Steven Tice.

Kree Encounter! (Table of Contents)

Untold Tales of the Marvel Universe / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Bruce Patterson
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Jack Morelli

Genre:
superhero; science fiction
Characters:
Arlok; Astron; Eternals; Kree [including Har-An; Ro-Tar]; Sentry #213 (Kree robot, dismantled); Uranos; the Watcher (story host)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued in #28.

Spider-Man Vs. the Human Computer! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Romita Jr.
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Human Computer; Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

Comics ad for Hostess Cup Cakes from Continental Baking Company.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What If Phoenix Had Not Died?
    The X-Men
  2. 1. What If Phoenix Had Not Died?
    The X-Men
  3. 2. Kree Encounter!
    Untold Tales of the Marvel Universe
  4. 3. Spider-Man Vs. the Human Computer!
    Spider-Man; Hostess Cup Cakes
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