([July] 1988)

Marvel, 1988 Series
 
Price:
3.50 USD; 4.75 CAD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Annually
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel Comics
ISBN:
0-87135-395-4 Search at WorldCat
Editing:
Howard Mackie (editor); Tom DeFalco (Editor in Chief); David Wohl (Assistant Editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

Issue Notes

The front and back cover have color artwork. The inside front and back covers are blank. The indicia erroneously notes that the price for this issue is $3.25. The Canadian prices are also different, with the cover price being $4.75 and the indicia price as $4.25.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Draft / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Ryan
Inks:
Paul Ryan
Colors:
Michael Higgins ?
Letters:
Jim Novak ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Harlan Mook; Randy O'Brien; Keith Remsen; Dave Landers; Nightmask; Pit Bull; Bazooka; Chris Barrett; Garth Mengeling; Jeff Walters

Roll Call (Table of Contents)

The Draft / credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

The Draft (Table of Contents)

The Draft / comic story / 46 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald; Fabian Nicieza
Pencils:
Herb Trimpe
Inks:
Kyle Baker; Mike Gustovich; Klaus Janson; Lee Weeks; Keith Williams
Colors:
Michael Higgins
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Lieutenant Keith Remsen [Nightmask]; Sergeant Haldeman (introduction); Private Chris Barrett (introduction); Tracey Barrett (introduction); Mrs. Barrett (introduction); Mr. Barrett (introduction); Private Garth Mengeling (introduction); Virginia Mengeling (introduction); Judy Mengeling (introduction); Private Harlan Mook (introduction, villain); Private Dave Landers (cameo); Bazooka [Private Dwight Frye] (cameo); Pit Bull [Private Picaro]; Major Zentner; Private Jeff Walters; Private Randy O'Brien (cameo); President Reagan
Synopsis:
Believing the Pitt to have been the work of foreign paranormal terrorists, President Reagan re-institutes the draft. Keith Remsen, his powers known to the U.S. government, is 20 years old at the time and is among the early draftees. He is made a lieutenant and placed in charge of performing psychiatric evaluations on draftees. He is responsible for determining their mental stability and evaluating their combat potential. Various paranormals are brought to Fort Benning for basic training as part of the Army's paranormal fighting force. Keith Remsen evaluates Private Harlan Mook, who has the power to teleport causing a devastating explosion at the point of teleportation. Remsen feels Mook might be unstable, but also thinks that the Nightmask persona's erratic behavior might have just unnerved him. He decides to pass Mook through. Mook is teased by Pit Bull until he fights back and uses his teleportation power. Sergeant Haldeman, the paranormals' drill instructor, puts Mook in solitary confinement for using his power. In the box, Mook loses his mind and decides to assassinate President Reagan as he gives a televised speech in Atlanta. Mook teleports behind Reagan, then teleports out. In the aftermath of the explosion in Atlanta, it is revealed, on national television, that President Reagan is a paranormal with the ability to regenerate physical damage.

Indexer Notes

The first and last pages of the story are text.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Draft / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Pitbull; Nightmask [Keith Remsen]; Sgt. Haldeman; Mastodon [Dave Landers]; Gridlock [Garth Mengeling]; Blur [Jeff Walters]; Blow Out [Harlan Mook]; Metallurgist [Chris Barrett]

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Draft
  2. 1. Roll Call
    The Draft
  3. 2. The Draft
    The Draft
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Draft
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