What The--?! #2 [Direct Edition]
(September 1988)

Marvel, 1988 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1988
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics
Brand:
Marvel [black, no background]
Editing:
Carl Potts
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
originally a limited series but became an ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Superbman vs. the Fantastical Four (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
John Byrne
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

The Contents Page (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Superbman vs. the Fantastical Four (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Byrne
Pencils:
John Byrne
Inks:
Jerry Ordway
Colors:
Petra Scotese
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

The Retirement of Knick Furey, Ex-Agent of S.H.E.E.L.D. (Table of Contents)

Knick Furey / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Hembeck
Pencils:
John Severin
Inks:
John Severin
Colors:
Max Scheele
Letters:
Ken Lopez

Genre:
satire-parody

Terry Austin's Famous Inker's School Talent Test (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Terry Austin (signed)
Pencils:
Terry Austin (signed); Bret Blevins (signed); Fred Hembeck (signed)
Inks:
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Credit information provided 2008 by Michel Faber. The second page includes a half-page subscription ad.

They Call Me Woof 'R' Eam (Table of Contents)

Woof 'R' Eam / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Al Milgrom
Pencils:
Mike Mignola
Inks:
Al Williamson
Colors:
Petra Scotese
Letters:
Phil Felix

Genre:
satire-parody
Reprints:

The Secret, Unsuspected Sanctum Sancyouverymuch of Doctor Deranged (Table of Contents)

Doctor Deranged / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Peter B. Gillis
Pencils:
Phil Foglio
Inks:
Phil Foglio
Colors:
Bob Sharen
Letters:
Jim Novak

Genre:
satire-parody

Bullish Bulletins (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marc Siry
Pencils:
Marc Siry
Inks:
Marc Siry
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Satire of Bullpen Bulletins page

Honest John Novelty and Perilous Items Supply Company (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Marc Siry
Pencils:
Marc Siry
Inks:
Marc Siry
Colors:
Marc Siry
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Parody of the traditional novelty-item ad.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Superbman vs. the Fantastical Four
  2. 1. The Contents Page
  3. 2. Superbman vs. the Fantastical Four
  4. 3. The Retirement of Knick Furey, Ex-Agent of S.H.E.E.L.D.
    Knick Furey
  5. 4. Terry Austin's Famous Inker's School Talent Test
  6. 5. They Call Me Woof 'R' Eam
    Woof 'R' Eam
  7. 6. The Secret, Unsuspected Sanctum Sancyouverymuch of Doctor Deranged
    Doctor Deranged
  8. 7. Bullish Bulletins
  9. 8. Honest John Novelty and Perilous Items Supply Company
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  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jerry Hillegas
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