Marvel Super-Heroes #4 [Direct]
(December 1990 [Winter 1990])

Marvel, 1990 Series
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Volume
2
Price
2.95 USD; 3.50 CAD; 0.95 GBP
Pages
84
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
Editing
Mike Rockwitz (credited) (editor); Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor in chief)

Issue Notes

Cover titled "Marvel Super-Heroes: Winter Special".
No # given on cover.
Six Unpublished Stories From Marvel's Vault.
This issue has variants:

[Winter Special] (Table of Contents)

Spider-Man; Nick Fury / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Nick Fury; Speedball [Robbie Baldwin]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Spitfire; Wonder Man [Simon Williams]

Mindstorm! (Table of Contents: 1)

Spider-Man; Nick Fury / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin (credited) (pages 1-5); Gerry Conway (credited) (pages 6-23)
Pencils
Don Perlin (credited)
Inks
Frank Springer (credited)
Colors
Renee Witterstaetter (credited as R. Witterstaetter)
Letters
Rick Parker (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nick Fury; J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Agent Hitchcock; Midge; Mindstorm (villain)
Synopsis
Spider-Man goes crazy after being shot up with Mindstorm's drug.

Sheer Heart Attack (Table of Contents: 2)

Daredevil [Marvel] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Campanella (credited as Campanella)
Pencils
Grant Miehm (credited as Miehm)
Inks
Robert Campanella (credited as Campanella)
Colors
Suzanne Gaffney (credited as Gaffney)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited as Starkings)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Kingpin [Wilson Fisk] (villain); Dr. Bernardo Ruiz
Synopsis
Daredevil protects the Kingpin from a human bomb.

Scout's Motto (Table of Contents: 3)

Wonder Man [Marvel] / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mumy (credited)
Pencils
Brian Murray (credited) (artist)
Inks
Brian Murray (credited) (artist)
Colors
Ken Feduniewicz (credited)
Letters
Michael Heisler (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Man [Simon Williams]; Scott; Gary
Synopsis
Simon rescues some boys who are lost in a California National Park.

Ember When (Table of Contents: 4)

Spitfire [Marvel] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Lobdell (credited)
Pencils
Ian Akin (credited) (artist)
Inks
Ian Akin (credited) (artist)
Colors
Santiago Oliveras (credited as Santiago Oliveras Jr.)
Letters
Todd Klein (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spitfire; Dr. Donal; Nurse Wendy
Synopsis
A 72 year old Jacqueline is forced to use her atrophied legs in order to save a nurse from her violent boyfriend.

This is Our Story (Table of Contents: 5)

Speedball / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Lobdell (credited)
Pencils
Ron Wilson (credited)
Inks
Don Perlin (credited)
Colors
Nel Yomtov (credited)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited as John Morelli)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Speedball [Robbie Baldwin]; Dr. Benson; Justin Baldwin; Madeline Baldwin; Vibrania [Shara] (dies)
Synopsis
Robbie becomes close with a dying patient.

Shadow of a Doubt (Table of Contents: 6)

Black Knight / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Gregory Wright (credited); Dwayne McDuffie (credited)
Pencils
Alan Davis (credited)
Inks
Paul Neary (credited)
Colors
Gregory Wright (credited)
Letters
Bill Oakley (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Annie; Jason; Kalmari (villain)

Marc Spector: Moon Knight (Table of Contents: 7)

Moon Knight / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sal Velluto (signed)
Inks
Sal Velluto (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Moon Knight [Marc Spector; Steven Grant; Jake Lockley]

[X-Men] (Table of Contents: 8)

X-Men / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Jaaska (signed)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Havok [Alex Summers]; Psylocke [Betsy Braddock]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan]]

Indexer Notes

Rubinstein inks per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited John Romita. This pinup has an adult Storm and a young Ororo Munroe.

Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 9)

Spider-Man / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Saviuk (signed)
Inks
Andy Mushynsky (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Chameleon [Dmitri Smerdyakov]; Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]; Dr. Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Electro [Max Dillon]; Green Goblin [Norman Osborn]; The Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Kraven the Hunter [Sergei Kravinoff]; Lizard [Curt Connors]; Molten Man [Mark Raxton]; Mysterio [Quentin Beck]; Prowler [Hobie Brown]; Rhino [Aleksei Sytsevich]; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Scorpion [Mac Gargan]; Shocker [Herman Schultz]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Vulture [Adrian Toomes]

Bubble Baths and Shampoos (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Mario and the Princess; Revlon / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Winter Special]
    Spider-Man; Nick Fury
  2. 1. Mindstorm!
    Spider-Man; Nick Fury
  3. 2. Sheer Heart Attack
    Daredevil [Marvel]
  4. 3. Scout's Motto
    Wonder Man [Marvel]
  5. 4. Ember When
    Spitfire [Marvel]
  6. 5. This is Our Story
    Speedball
  7. 6. Shadow of a Doubt
    Black Knight
  8. 7. Marc Spector: Moon Knight
    Moon Knight
  9. 8. [X-Men]
    X-Men
  10. 9. Spider-Man
    Spider-Man
  11. 10. Bubble Baths and Shampoos
    Mario and the Princess; Revlon
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