(July 2009)

Marvel, 2009 Series
 
Price:
24.99 USD
Pages:
352
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN:
978-0-7851-3743-6 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978078513743652499
Editing:
John Rhett Thomas (collection editor); Jeff Youngquist (senior editor, special projects); Mark D. Beazley (editor, special projects); Jennifer Grunwald (editor, special projects); Cory Sedlmeier (Masterworks editor); John Denning (assistant editor); Cory Levine (assistant editor); Alex Starbuck (editorial assistant); Jess Harrold (research); Dugan Trodglen (research)
Color:
color
Binding:
softcover; trade paperback

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Alan Davis
Inks:
Mark Farmer
Colors:
Paul Mounts

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man; Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]; Wolverine; Spider-Man; Thor; Hulk; Thing; Captain America; Miss America; Sub-Mariner; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Miss America; Whizzer [Robert Frank]; Bucky Barnes; Destroyer [Keen Marlow]

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

credits / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Seven Decades of Comics Classics (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Welcome to Marvel's 70th Anniversary Collection! (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John Rhett Thomas
Letters:
typeset

The '40s (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jess Harold; Dugan Trodglen
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduces the stories selected to represent Marvel in the 40s, plus runners-up.

[This Month...] (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Inks:
Frank R. Paul [as F. Paul] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; most typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Human Torch
Reprints:

[Origin of the Sub-Mariner ["Here is the Sub-Mariner!"]] (Table of Contents)

The Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor] (introduction and origin); Anderson; Nelson (death); Carley (death); Princess Fen (flashback, introduction); Emperor Tha-Korr (introduction, un-named in story); Dorma (introduction)
Synopsis:
Prince Namor, having learned of what the race of white men once did to his undersea kingdom, vows, and is encouraged, to make war on the surface dwellers.
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Trapped in the Nazi Stronghold! (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Simon
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America; Bucky; Adolf Hitler
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Greg Theakston.

Trapped In the Nazi Stronghold (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Joe Simon; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Joe Simon (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]; Adolf Hitler; Hermann Goering; Agent 3-21
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencil credits from Greg Theakston.

Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge (Table of Contents)

Captain America / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing:
Joe Simon (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [Bucky Barnes]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with 2 illustrations

The '50s (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jess Harold; Dugan Trodglen
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduces the selections from the 50s and lists the runners-up.

Till Death Do Us Part! (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:
Keywords:
brides; skeletons; weddings

Till Death Do Us Part! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-925

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X! (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Groot
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Steve Ditko cover inks credit fron Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, February 2009.

I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-839

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Groot (introduction, origin); Leslie Evans; Alice Evans
Synopsis:
The monarch of planet X arrives on Earth in order to capture a town for experimental purposes back on his homeworld. The hero of our story defeats Groot with termites.
Reprints:

The '60s (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jess Harold; Dugan Trodglen
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduces selections from the 1960s and lists the runners-up.

Those Who Change! (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Those Who Change (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?; Wil Glass; All Thumbs Creative (reconstruction)
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-536

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Three unnamed scientists
Reprints:

The Red Ghost! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Al Hartley ? (alterations)
Inks:
Don Heck ?; Al Hartley ? (alterations)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]
Reprints:
Keywords:
the Moon

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (1 November 2006); the original indexer credited George Roussos.

The Fantastic Four Versus the Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes! [Part 1] (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-138

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; the Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff] (origin); the Red Ghost's super-apes (origin)
Synopsis:
While Reed prapares a journey to the Blue Area of the Moon, Ivan Kragoff trains three apes to pilot a spaceship and take possession of the Moon "for the communist empire".
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Part 2 Menace on the Moon! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]]; the Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; the Red Ghost super-apes; the Watcher [Uatu] (introduction)
Synopsis:
In space, the Fantastic Four's ship crosses that of Ivan Kragoff and they learn of the powers the apes have acquired before landing on the moon
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Part 3 The Watcher Appears! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-138

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; the Watcher [Uatu]; the Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; the Red Ghost's super-apes
Synopsis:
The Watcher appears and explains where he comes from and why he cannot take sides in the battle between the Fantastic Four and the Red Ghost.
Reprints:

Part 4 Duel in the Dead City! (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-138

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Fantastic Four [the Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; the Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; The Red Ghost [Ivan Kragoff]; the Red Ghost's super-apes; the Watcher [Uatu]
Synopsis:
The Fantastic Four battles the Red Ghost and his super-apes on the Moon.
Reprints:

The Origin of Dr. Strange (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (co-plot, script); Steve Ditko (co-plot, un-credited)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange] (origin); Ancient One [Yao]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo] (origin)
Synopsis:
Dr. Stephen Strange, a top neurosurgeon, damages his hands in an accident and seeks out a mystic for help. He saves the seer from his treacherous student, becoming his pupil and finding a new purpose.
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Spider-Man No More! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
Mike Esposito ? ; John Romita ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints:

Spider-Man No More! (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
Mike Esposito [as Mickey Dimeo]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (origin recap); Aunt May Parker; Anna May Watson; Harry Osborn; Professor Miles Warren; Gwen Stacy; J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant; Mary Jane Watson; Patch [Frederick Foswell]; Kingpin [Wilson Fisk]; The Mob; Johnny Carson; Ed McMahon; Uncle Ben Parker (cameo flashback); The Burglar (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
Fearing for his aunt's health and tired of being hounded by Jameson, Peter gives up being Spider-Man and concentrates on being a simple college student; A kid finds the discarded Spidey suit in the trash can and brings it to the Daily Bugle where Jonah proudly puts it on display; Pete's personal life starts looking up but crime increases as the Kingpin gathers the mob under his leadership; Feeling guilty about the crime wave, Peter remembers the lessons taught to him by his uncle's death and decides to become Spider-Man once again.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Continued in the next 2 issues. Mike Esposito's alias Mickey Demeo was misspelled as Dimeo in this issue.

The '70s (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jess Harold; Dugan Trodglen
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduces the section of 1970s stories, including list of the runners-up.

This Beach-Head Earth! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams (signed); Marie Severin (alterations)
Inks:
Tom Palmer (signed); Marie Severin (alterations)
Colors:
Tom Palmer ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Avengers [Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Vision; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]; Mr. Fantastic (Skrull imposter); Human Torch (Skrull imposter); Thing (Skrull imposter)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible cover alterations (Mr. Fantastic and the Thing) by Marie Severin, per Nick Caputo.

This Beachhead Earth (Table of Contents)

Avengers / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
Tom Mullin; Michael Kelleher; Wil Glass; All Thumbs Creative
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Avengers [Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Vision]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Ultron-1 (cameo); Goliath [Henry Pym] (cameo)
Reprints:

Part Two: A Journey To the Center of the Android! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
Tom Mullin; Michael Kelleher; Wil Glass; All Thumbs Creative
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
714-Z

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Avengers [Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Vision; Goliath [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]; Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Crosby (death); Stills; Nash; H. Warren Craddock (Skrull imposter) (flashback); Thor (Skrull imposter) (flashback); Captain America (Skrull imposter) (flashback); Iron Man (Skrull imposter) (flashback); Mr. Fantastic (Skrull imposter); Human Torch (Skrull imposter); Thing (Skrull imposter)
Reprints:

Part Three: War of the Weirds! (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Tom Palmer
Colors:
Tom Mullin; Michael Kelleher; Wil Glass; All Thumbs Creative
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
714-Z

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Avengers [Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Vision; Goliath [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch]; Mr. Fantastic (Skrull imposter); Human Torch (Skrull imposter); Thing (Skrull imposter); Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Rick Jones; Carol Danvers (Super-Skrull in disguise); Super-Skrull
Reprints:

Demon In a Bottle! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Layton (signed)
Inks:
Bob Layton (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]
Synopsis:
Tony Stark faces alcoholism.
Reprints:

Demon In a Bottle (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Layton (plot); David Michelinie (plot, script)
Pencils:
John Romita, Jr. (breakdowns); Bob Layton (finished art)
Inks:
Bob Layton
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
LG555

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Bethany Cabe; Edwin Jarvis; Alexander Van Tilberg (Intro; Death; Flashback)
Synopsis:
Tony Stark battles alcoholism.
Reprints:

The '80s (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jess Harold; Dugan Trodglen
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduces the 1980s section and lists the runners-up.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Cyclops; Storm; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Sebastian Shaw; Harry Leland; Donald Pierce; Mastermind
Reprints:

And Hellfire Is Their Name! (Table of Contents)

X-Men / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne (plot); Chris Claremont (plot, script)
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Terry Austin
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Tom Orzechowski

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Angel; Candy Southern; Hellfire Club [Sebastian Shaw; Harry Leland (1st Full); Donald Pierce; Mastermind; Tessa]; Hellfire Soldiers; White Queen [Emma Frost] (cameo flashback); Dazzler (cameo flashback); Kitty Pryde (cameo flashback)
Synopsis:
The X-Men seek out Angel's advice on how to deal with the Hellfire Club as he is a member; The X-Men infiltrate the Club and are beaten by the inner circle; Mastermind works his final mojo on Jean Grey and she becomes the Black Queen of the Hellfire Club; Wolverine is the only X-Man left to mount a rescue.
Reprints:

Elecktra Once He Loved Her...Now She Is His Most Deadly Enemy! (Table of Contents)

Daredevil / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Frank Miller
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil; Elektra
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Elektra misspelled "Elecktra" on cover.

Elektra (Table of Contents)

Daredevil / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Frank Miller
Pencils:
Frank Miller (breakdowns); Klaus Janson (finished art)
Inks:
Klaus Janson
Colors:
Dr. Martin (various colorists)
Letters:
Joe Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Daredevil (Origin; details); Elektra [Elektra Natchios] (origin); Foggy Nelson (flashback); Hugo Natchios (1st and death in flashback); Eric Slaughter; Turk; Alarich Wallenquist; Grotto
Synopsis:
Matt is after an international criminal being protected by Eric Slaughter when he runs across his college sweetheart turned bounty hunter.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Todd McFarlane (signed)
Inks:
Bob Wiacek (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Wolverine
Reprints:

Vicious Circle (Table of Contents)

Hulk / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter David
Pencils:
Todd McFarlane
Inks:
Todd McFarlane
Colors:
Petra Scotese
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Clay Quartermain; X-Men [Wolverine; Rogue; Havok; Dazzler; Longshot; Psylocke]; Leader; Half-Life; Betty Banner (Cameo)
Synopsis:
The Hulk takes time off from driving around with Rick and Clay to duke it out with Wolverine.
Reprints:

The '90s (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jess Harold; Dugan Trodglen
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduces the 1990s section and lists the runners-up.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Marvels / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors:
Alex Ross (painted)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man; Green Goblin
Reprints:

[The Origin of the Human Torch] (Table of Contents)

Marvels / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Darnall; Alex Ross
Pencils:
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks:
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors:
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters:
Comicraft

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Phineas T. Horton
Reprints:

Who Will Be the Avengers? (Table of Contents)

Avengers / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Pérez (signed)
Inks:
George Pérez (signed)
Colors:
Tom Smith (signed)
Letters:
Richard Starkings; Comicraft

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
She-Hulk; Rage; Quicksilver; Stingray; Rick Jones; Hulk; Black Panther; Crystal; Sandman; Machine Man; Wasp; Hawkeye; Beast; Photon; Swordsman; Hercules; Magdalene; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Moondragon; Scarlet Witch; Tigra; Vision; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Spider-Man; Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Starfox; Binary [Carol Danvers]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Black Widow [Natasha Romanov]; Falcon; Sersi; USAgent; Justice; Spider-Woman [Julia Carpenter]; Living Lightning
Reprints:

Too Many Avengers! (Table of Contents)

Avengers / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Kurt Busiek
Pencils:
George Pérez
Inks:
Al Vey; Bob Wiacek
Colors:
Tom Smith
Letters:
Richard Starkings; Comicraft

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thor; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Wasp; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Hawkeye; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Beast; Warbird; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Black Panther; Black Widow [Natasha Romanov]; Crystal; Darkhawk; Falcon; Firebird; Hercules; Living Lightning; Machine Man; Moondragon; Photon; Quasar; Rage; Sandman; Sersi; She-Hulk; Spider-Woman [Julia Carpenter]; Starfox; Swordsman; Stingray; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Tigra; USAgent; Vision; D-Man; Magdalene; Firestar; Justice; Wonder Man; Whirlwind; Duane Freeman; Edwin Jarvis
Reprints:

The 21st Century (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jess Harold; Dugan Trodglen
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Introduces the 2000-up section, includes list of the runners-up.

Confessions (Table of Contents)

Ultimate Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mark Bagley
Inks:
Mark Bagley
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Mary Jane Watson
Reprints:

[Confessions] (Table of Contents)

Ultimate Spider-Man / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Michael Bendis
Pencils:
Mark Bagley
Inks:
Art Thibert
Colors:
Jung Choi [as JC]
Letters:
RS & Comicraft's Albert Deschesne

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Peter Parker [Spider-Man]; Aunt May Parker; Mary Jane Watson
Synopsis:
Peter tells Mary Jane his secret identity.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Spider-Man does not appear in costume in this issue.

Illuminati (Table of Contents)

Illuminati / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jim Cheung
Inks:
Mark Morales
Colors:
Justin Ponsor

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Stephen Strange; Mister Fantastic; Sub-Mariner; Charles Xavier; Iron Man; Black Bolt
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Illuminati / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Brian Michael Bendis; Brian Reed
Pencils:
Jim Cheung
Inks:
Mark Morales
Colors:
Justin Ponsor
Letters:
Virtual Calligraphy's Cory Petit

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iron Man; Mr. Fantastic; Professor X; Dr. Strange; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Black Bolt; Skrulls; Skrull versions of Captain America; Thor; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Quicksilver; Wasp; Galactus (cameo)
Synopsis:
Soon after the Kree/Skrull war, the Skrulls plot once again to take over the earth; The Illuminati shows up and warns them off; As they are escaping in their Quinjet, the ship is shot down and the heroes are captured; As Skrulls experiment on the Illuminati, Tony Stark breaks out and rescues his companions; The heroes escape thanks to a Doc Strange illusion of Galactus; But, the Skrulls still have their genetic material to work with.
Reprints:

Death of the Dream (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Epting (signed)
Inks:
Steve Epting (signed)
Colors:
Steve Epting
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Reprints:

The Death of the Dream (Table of Contents)

Captain America / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Brubaker
Pencils:
Steve Epting
Inks:
Steve Epting
Colors:
Frank D'Armata
Letters:
Joe Caramagna [as VC's Joe Caramagna]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Winter Soldier [James Buchanan; Bucky Barnes]; Sharon Carter; Peggy Carter (flashback); Batroc the Leaper (flashback); The Falcon [Sam Wilson]; Crossbones; Synthia Schmidt [Sin (Red Skull's daughter)]; Human Torch (Golden Age, flashback, cameo); Toro (flashback, cameo); Iron Man (flashback, cameo); Ms. Marvel (flashback, cameo); Spider-Woman (flashback, cameo); Julie Taylor (tv reporter); Red Skull; Dr. Faustus
Synopsis:
Captain America is taken into custody, having finally complied to the Superhuman Registration Act. While being transferred to the courthouse, he is gunned down on the courthouse steps and killed.
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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Seven Decades of Comics Classics
  4. 3. Welcome to Marvel's 70th Anniversary Collection!
  5. 4. The '40s
  6. 5. [This Month...]
    The Human Torch
  7. 6. [Origin of the Sub-Mariner ["Here is the Sub-Mariner!"]]
    The Sub-Mariner
  8. 7. Trapped in the Nazi Stronghold!
    Captain America
  9. 8. Trapped In the Nazi Stronghold
    Captain America
  10. 9. Captain America Foils the Traitor's Revenge
    Captain America
  11. 10. The '50s
  12. 11. Till Death Do Us Part!
  13. 12. Till Death Do Us Part!
  14. 13. I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X!
  15. 14. I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X!
  16. 15. The '60s
  17. 16. Those Who Change!
  18. 17. Those Who Change
  19. 18. The Red Ghost!
    Fantastic Four
  20. 19. The Fantastic Four Versus the Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes! [Part 1]
    Fantastic Four
  21. 20. Part 2 Menace on the Moon!
    Fantastic Four
  22. 21. Part 3 The Watcher Appears!
    Fantastic Four
  23. 22. Part 4 Duel in the Dead City!
    Fantastic Four
  24. 23. The Origin of Dr. Strange
    Dr. Strange
  25. 24. Spider-Man No More!
    Spider-Man
  26. 25. Spider-Man No More!
    Spider-Man
  27. 26. The '70s
  28. 27. This Beach-Head Earth!
    The Avengers
  29. 28. This Beachhead Earth
    Avengers
  30. 29. Part Two: A Journey To the Center of the Android!
    The Avengers
  31. 30. Part Three: War of the Weirds!
    The Avengers
  32. 31. Demon In a Bottle!
    Iron Man
  33. 32. Demon In a Bottle
    Iron Man
  34. 33. The '80s
  35. 34. [no title indexed]
    X-Men
  36. 35. And Hellfire Is Their Name!
    X-Men
  37. 36. Elecktra Once He Loved Her...Now She Is His Most Deadly Enemy!
    Daredevil
  38. 37. Elektra
    Daredevil
  39. 38. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  40. 39. Vicious Circle
    Hulk
  41. 40. The '90s
  42. 41. [no title indexed]
    Marvels
  43. 42. [The Origin of the Human Torch]
    Marvels
  44. 43. Who Will Be the Avengers?
    Avengers
  45. 44. Too Many Avengers!
    Avengers
  46. 45. The 21st Century
  47. 46. Confessions
    Ultimate Spider-Man
  48. 47. [Confessions]
    Ultimate Spider-Man
  49. 48. Illuminati
    Illuminati
  50. 49. [no title indexed]
    Illuminati
  51. 50. Death of the Dream
    Captain America
  52. 51. The Death of the Dream
    Captain America
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