What If? #28 [Direct Edition]
(August 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:
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 has variants.

Indicia title is What If? Featuring Ghost Rider and Daredevil


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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