What If? #31 [Newsstand Edition]
(February 1982)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Barcode:
0714860268602
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 Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk? (Table of Contents)

Wolverine / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Budiansky (signed)
Inks:
Bob Wiacek (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Hulk; Wolverine
Reprints:

A Crackerjack Story (Table of Contents)

Scottie; Crackerjack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; sports
Characters:
Scottie

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Comics ad for the Crackerjack snack from Borden. Baseball story.

What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk? (Table of Contents)

Wolverine / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils:
Bob Budiansky
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Karin Nemri

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision; the Wasp]; Betty Ross; the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [the Blob; Lorelei; Magneto; Mastermind; Unus; Wolverine]; Daredevil; Edwin Jarvis; the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic; the Thing]; General Thunderbolt Ross; the Hulk; James MacDonald Hudson; Jean-Paul; Sentinels; Spider-Man; the Watcher; Wendigo; the X-Men [Angel; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl; Professor X]
Synopsis:
Wolverine kills the Hulk and joins Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Based on The Incredible Hulk #181 (November 1974).

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

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

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Grimslade; Indel; Saren; Valerius

Indexer Notes

Comics ad for the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game from TSR Hobbies, Inc.. Willingham credits added 2005 by Steven Tice.

...What If There Was No Fantastic Four? (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo (plot); Roger Stern (script)
Pencils:
Alan Kupperberg
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alicia Masters; Bruce Banner; the Fantastic Three [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic]; General Thunderbolt Ross; the Puppet Master; Spider-Man; the Thing; Thor [Don Blake]; Tony Stark; the Watcher
Synopsis:
The Thing never joins the team which has repercussions throughout the Marvel Universe.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits read: Based on a plot by Bill Mantlo.

Why Not? (Table of Contents)

Why Not? / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
various
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers on What If? #25: Frank Titone, Chris Green, Don Shover, Wilson Rivera, Richard H. Whitten, J. Vicko

Daredevil's Longest Fight! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chic Stone?
Inks:
Chic Stone?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Irving Watanabe
Editing:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Baby Face Johnny; Daredevil

Indexer Notes

Comics ad for Hostess Fruit Pies from Continental Baking Company. Credits added 2005 by Steven Tice.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk?
    Wolverine
  2. 1. A Crackerjack Story
    Scottie; Crackerjack
  3. 2. What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk?
    Wolverine
  4. 3. A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure!
    Dungeons & Dragons
  5. 4. ...What If There Was No Fantastic Four?
    The Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Why Not?
    Why Not?
  7. 6. Daredevil's Longest Fight!
    Daredevil; Hostess Fruit Pies
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