(September 1989)

Marvel, 1989 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Craig Anderson; Tom DeFalco (Editor-in-Chief)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

What If... Steve Rogers Had Refused to Give up Being Captain America? (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dave Simons (signed)
Inks:
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Mr. Smith [Red Skull]; Super Patriot [John Walker]; Buckies; Freedom Force [Blob; Avalanche; Pyro]

What If... Steve Rogers Had Refused to Give Up Being-- Captain America (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Valentino
Pencils:
Dave Simons
Inks:
Bob Downs
Colors:
Tom Vincent
Letters:
Rich Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers](death); Captain America [Super Patriot; John Walker]; Avengers [Thor; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; She-Hulk; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Dr. Druid]; Mr. Fantastic; Rick Jones; Nomad [Jack Monroe]; Falcon; Freedom Force [Mystique; Destiny; Blob; Pyro; Avalanche]; Henry Peter Gyrich; D-Man; Vagabond; Falcon; Nick Fury; Jasper Stillwell; Contessa Valentina Allegro De Fontaine; SHIELD; Ronald Reagan; Resistants [Meteorite; Quill; Mist Mistress; Crucible; Think-Thank [Marvin Flumm; Mentallo]; Occult [Peepers]; Paralyzer]; Watcher; Taskmaster; Mr. Smith [Red Skull]; Douglas Rockwell
Synopsis:
When the Commission asks Cap to either work for the government or resign, Cap decides to keep his costume and continue the good fight. The government brings in John Walker to replace Cap and bring him to justice. Cap's controversial decision splits the country until President Reagan steps in and declares that Super Patriot will be the official government hero and Cap will continue as a free agent. That is, until the mysterious Mr. Smith has his agent gun Cap down in front of the world. Walker becomes the new Cap until he grows violent and unstable and is asked to resign. Red Skull wins.

Indexer Notes

Based on Captian America (Marvel, 1968 series) #332.

What If Ben Parker's Nephew Was Galactus? (Table of Contents)

Galactus / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sholly Fisch
Pencils:
Rod Ramos
Inks:
Chris Ivy
Colors:
Tom Vincent
Letters:
Jose R. Albelo

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Galactus; Aunt May Parker; Uncle Ben Parker
Synopsis:
When a burglar guns down Uncle Ben during a robbery, Ben's nephew, Galactus, resurrects him with the power of a cosmic herald.

What If Frankin Richards Had Found the Hammer of Thor? (Table of Contents)

Franklin Richards / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
John Rozum
Pencils:
Vince Mielcarek
Inks:
Chris Ivy
Colors:
Tom Vincent
Letters:
Ken Lopez

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Thor [Franklin Richards]
Synopsis:
Young Franklin discovers that Thor's costume is too big for his small frame.

What If Wolverine Got a Real Job? (Table of Contents)

Wolverine / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
John Rozum
Pencils:
Vince Mielcarek
Inks:
Chris Ivy
Colors:
Tom Vincent
Letters:
Ken Lopez

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Wolverine
Synopsis:
Wolverine slices meat in a deli.

Next Issue... (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Al Milgrom
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Thor; Hulk; Black Cat; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]

Indexer Notes

Presents cover art for next issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What If... Steve Rogers Had Refused to Give up Being Captain America?
    Captain America
  2. 1. What If... Steve Rogers Had Refused to Give Up Being-- Captain America
    Captain America
  3. 2. What If Ben Parker's Nephew Was Galactus?
    Galactus
  4. 3. What If Frankin Richards Had Found the Hammer of Thor?
    Franklin Richards
  5. 4. What If Wolverine Got a Real Job?
    Wolverine
  6. 5. Next Issue...
    Spider-Man
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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