(February 1983)

Marvel, 1981 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
2.00 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
four times yearly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
ISBN:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Jim Shooter (Editor-in-Chief); Dennis O'Neil (Editor); Ralph Macchio (Associate Editor)
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior (#25-33); Color interior (#34)
Dimensions:
Magazine size (#25-33); Standard Modern Age U. S. (#34)
Paper Stock:
Baxter paper (#34)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

The creators own the rights to all stories with the exceptions of Howard the Duck and Bucky Bizarre. Last issue of Bizarre Adventures. Per an Error Report by Steven Grant, this issue was the first published in high end comics format, as a test, and was one of the first Marvel publications printed in a new full color process (instead of four-color) (added 2009-01-06 by Allen Ross).


[Not For Kiddies (we mean it!)] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Jusko (signed)
Inks:
Joe Jusko (signed)
Colors:
Joe Jusko (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Skeleton Santa Claus
Keywords:
Christmas

Stan Lee Presents: X-Mas (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Son of Santa! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils:
Alan Kupperberg
Inks:
Alan Kupperberg
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Son of Santa [Nick Norris] (intro, origin); Santa Claus (guest star, death); Mrs. Maria Claus (intro, death); The Anti-Claus (villain, intro); Agonistes; Donner; Blitzen
Synopsis:
The death of Santa Claus and how his son came to take over...
Keywords:
Christmas

Howard the Duck's Christmas (Table of Contents)

Howard the Duck / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Steven Grant (signed)
Pencils:
Paul Smith (signed)
Inks:
Paul Smith (signed)
Colors:
Steven Grant; Marie Severin (color printing notations)
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody; superhero
Characters:
Howard the Duck; Beverly Switzerland; Paul Same; Arthur Winslow; Jimmy
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Parody of "It's a Wonderful Life". The first Howard the Duck story since the "Howard the Duck" magazine was discontinued. Steven Grant confirmed via an Error Report that he did the coloring for this story (with a little help on the printing notations from Marie Severin (2009-01-06 by Allen Ross).

[Dr. Deth, Not to Mention Kip and Muffy] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Deth / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Hama
Pencils:
Larry Hama (layouts); Bob Camp (signed)
Inks:
Bob Camp (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; humor
Characters:
Dr. Deth; Kip; Muffy
Keywords:
Christmas

Slay Bells! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Carlin
Pencils:
Mike Carlin
Inks:
Mike Carlin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Raymond; Santa Claus;
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

The death of Santa (again). Printed in two-color (black-and-red).

Santa Bites the Big Apple! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Pencils:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Santa Claus; Lefty; Kochmayer
Keywords:
Christmas

[Christmas Excursion] (Table of Contents)

Bucky Bizarre / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Skeates
Pencils:
Steve Smallwood (signed)
Inks:
Steve Smallwood (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Bucky Bizarre
Keywords:
Christmas

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

From the Warp of Dennis O'Neil / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Dennis O'Neil
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Editorial.

Buy this book or I'll shoot this coyote!! (Table of Contents)

Coyote / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
Steve Leialoha
Inks:
Steve Leialoha
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Promo for Coyote comic book series.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Not For Kiddies (we mean it!)]
  2. 1. Stan Lee Presents: X-Mas
  3. 2. Son of Santa!
  4. 3. Howard the Duck's Christmas
    Howard the Duck
  5. 4. [Dr. Deth, Not to Mention Kip and Muffy]
    Dr. Deth
  6. 5. Slay Bells!
  7. 6. Santa Bites the Big Apple!
  8. 7. [Christmas Excursion]
    Bucky Bizarre
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    From the Warp of Dennis O'Neil
  10. 9. Buy this book or I'll shoot this coyote!!
    Coyote
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