What If? #36 [Direct Edition]
(December 1982)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Mark Gruenwald (Editor); Michael Carlin (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 Fantastic Four had not Gained Super-Powers? Plus! What if Richard Rider had not lost the Power of Nova? (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Nova / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Reed Richards; Johnny Storm; Ben Grimm; Sue Storm; Nova [Richard Rider]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #1 (November 1961).

What If the Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Powers? (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [John Storm]]; Mole Man; Watcher
Synopsis:
The FF wait until their ship has proper shielding and never get their powers.
Reprints:

What if Nova had not Given Up his Powers? (Table of Contents)

Nova / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Mantlo
Pencils:
Mike Vosburg
Inks:
Mike Vosburg
Colors:
Christie Scheele
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nova [Richard Rider]; Centurion; Protector; Comet; Powerhouse; Skrulls; Rom; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl]; Watcher
Reprints:

Why Not? (Table of Contents)

Why Not? / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: Paul R. David, Dennis Gregoire, Mark Yee, Ken Mitchell, Michael O'Regan, Robert S. Smith, Ronnie Bonds, Roy Veldboon

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What If the Fantastic Four had not Gained Super-Powers? Plus! What if Richard Rider had not lost the Power of Nova?
    Fantastic Four; Nova
  2. 1. What If the Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Powers?
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. What if Nova had not Given Up his Powers?
    Nova
  4. 3. Why Not?
    Why Not?
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