What If? #32 [Direct Edition]
(April 1982)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.00 USD; 0.40 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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 the Avengers Had Become Pawns of Korvac? (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Layton (signed)
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Janice Chiang?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Wonder Man]; Galactus; the Gardener; the Grandmaster; the High Evolutionary; the In-Betweener; Korvac; the Living Tribunal; Odin; the Shaper of Worlds; the Stranger; the Watcher
Reprints:

A Cracker Jack Story (Table of Contents)

Scottie; Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children; sports
Characters:
Scottie

Indexer Notes

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

What If...the Avengers Had Become the Pawns of Korvac? (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson ("plot input")
Pencils:
Mark Gruenwald (layouts); Greg LaRocque ("finished art"); various ("embellishment")
Inks:
Rick Magyar (Arishem, Universal Armada); Jack Abel (the Avengers; Grandmaster, Korvac: Energy, Thor); Alan Kupperberg (Badoon); Joe Rubinstein (Captain America, Captain Marvel, Korvac: Ultimate, Watchers); Vince Colletta (Carina); Walter Simonson (Chaos, Order); Terry Austin (Collector); Jim Starlin? [as Himself] (Death); Alan Weiss (Doctor Strange); Mark Gruenwald (Eternity); Rick Bryant (Gardener); Bob Wiacek (Godheads, Stranger); Bob Layton (Galactus, Hercules, Iron Man, Korvac: Human); Al Milgrom (Guardians of the Galaxy, In-Betweener, Starhawk); Larry Hama (High Evolutionary); John Tartaglione (Humanity); Klaus Janson (Immortus); Herb Trimpe (Jocasta); Marie Severin (Living Tribunal); Frank Miller (Moondragon); John Romita (Ms. Marvel); Frank Giacoia (Odin); Dave Cockrum (Phoenix); Steve Mitchell (Shaper of Worlds); Ron Wilson (Silver Surfer); Dave Simons (Vision, Wonder Man); John Byrne (Zeus)
Colors:
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Arishem (Celestial); the Avengers [the Beast; the Black Widow; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye; Hercules; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jocasta; Moondragon; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; Quicksilver; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision; the Wasp; Wonder Man; Yellowjacket [Henry Pym]]; Badoon (flashback); Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Carina Walters; the Collector (flashback); Death; Dr. Strange; Eternity; Galactus; the Gardener; the Grandmaster; the Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Martinex; Nikki; Starhawk; Yondu]; the High Evolutionary; Immortus; the In-Betweener; Korvac [Michael]; the Living Tribunal; Lord Chaos; Master Order; Mephisto; Odin; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; the Shaper of Worlds; the Silver Surfer; the Stranger; the Watcher (story host); Watchers; Zeus
Synopsis:
Korvac destroys the Avengers and then recreates them to do his bidding.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Based on the Korvac Saga in The Avengers #167-177. A sequel appears in #43. All pages are inker jam pages, with each inker inking certain characters, as listed. This information indexed 2005 by Steven Tice.

Why Not -- Extra! (Table of Contents)

letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
various
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inking credits and suggestions for future story titles.

U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required By 39 U.S.C. 3685) (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Shukin
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average number of copies of each issue during the previous year: 262,341. Single issue nearest to filing date: 261,112.

Why Not? (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
various
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on What If? #27.

Fury Unleashed! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Nick Fury; the Trapster
Synopsis:
Captain America saves Nick Fury from the Trapster's goon by distracting him with Hostess Fruit Pies.

Indexer Notes

Comics ad for Hostess Fruit Pies from Continental Baking Company.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What If the Avengers Had Become Pawns of Korvac?
    The Avengers
  2. 1. A Cracker Jack Story
    Scottie; Cracker Jack
  3. 2. What If...the Avengers Had Become the Pawns of Korvac?
    The Avengers
  4. 3. Why Not -- Extra!
  5. 4. U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required By 39 U.S.C. 3685)
  6. 5. Why Not?
    Why Not?
  7. 6. Fury Unleashed!
    Captain America; Hostess Fruit Pies
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  • Max Capp
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