(1987)

Marvel, 1987 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
?
Pages
270
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
7.25" x 10.25"
Binding
Hardcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

Reprints seven previously published stories and one new Wolverine story. This volume was distributed exclusively through the Sears catalog and in their department stores.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
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The Origin of the Fantastic Four! (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (breakdowns); Joe Sinnott (finished art)
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; The Thing

The Black Panther! (Table of Contents: 2)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther [T'Challa]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Karnak; Crystal; Gorgon]; Maximus; Wyatt Wingfoot
Synopsis
The Black Panther invites the FF to Wakanda and demonstrates his powers by attacking them.
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Indexer Notes

introduction of T'Challa, the Black Panther.

The Way It Began..! (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; the Thing]; Black Panther; Wyatt Wingfoot; T'Chaka; Klaw
Synopsis
The Black Panther tells the story of Klaw's first attack on Wakanda. Klaw attacks the Black Panther and the FF.
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The Origin of the Incredible Hulk! (Table of Contents: 4)

Hulk / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones

Sasquatch! (Table of Contents: 5)

Hulk / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern; John Byrne
Pencils
Sal Buscema (breakdowns); Alfredo Alcala (finished art)
Inks
Alfredo Alcala
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Sasquatch [Walter Langkowski]; Thunderbolt Ross; Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson](cameo)
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The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 6)

Spider-Man / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Timothy Harrison; Uncle Ben Parker (cameo flashback); Aunt May Parker (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Spidey visits a young boy who is one of his biggest fans. He shows him his powers, tells him his origin and even reveals his secret identity. Peter's secrets are safe, however, as Timothy Harrison is dying of leukemia.
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If This Be My Destiny! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen (pages 1-10); Art Simek (pages 11-20)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Harry Osborn (introduction); Gwen Stacy (introduction); Master Planner; Aunt May; Flash Thompson; Dr. Bromwell; Professor Warren; J. Jonah Jameson; Frederick Foswell; Betty Brant; Ned Leeds; Foxy Briggs
Synopsis
Aunt May falls deathly ill on Peter's first day of college. Meanwhile, the Master Planner is stealing scientific gadgets.
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Man on a Rampage! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Doctor Octopus; Betty Brant; Ned Leeds; J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May; Dr. Curt Conners; Frederick Foswell
Synopsis
Aunt May is dying due to some radioactivity in her blood, and Dr. Octopus has stolen the radioactive isotope that Peter and Dr. Conners need to create a serum to save her life.
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The Final Chapter! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man;Aunt May Parker; Curt Connors; Frederick Foswell; J. Jonah Jameson; Betty Brant; Dr. Octopus' Henchmen; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Uncle Ben; Kraven (cameo)
Synopsis
Trapped under a pile of rubble in an underwater base that is filling with water, Spidey has to use all of his strength and determination to break himself free as Aunt May's life hangs in the balance. Spidey escapes and takes down Doc Ock's goons so he can deliver a serum that will remove the radiation from his Aunt's system.
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The Living Legend (Table of Contents: 10)

Captain America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (page 22 only)
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers] (origin); Ms. Rogers [Cap's mother]; General Phillips; Agent R; Abraham Erskine; Dr. Anderson; Heinz Kruger; Bucky Barnes; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Sgt. Duffy; Red Skull (cameo); Nazis; Adolf Hitler (cameo); Baron Zemo (cameo); Master Man (cameo); Warrior Woman (cameo); Baron Blood (cameo); Invaders [Namor the Sub-Mariner; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Spitfire; Union Jack] (cameo); Avengers [Thor; Iron Man; Giant-Man; Wasp] (all appearances except for Cap himself are flashbacks)
Synopsis
Cap relives his origin in minute detail.
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Indexer Notes

All but page 22 are reproduced from Byrne's pencils.

The Answer at Last! (Table of Contents: 11)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; Don Blake (origin); Heimdall; Odin; Storm Giants of Niffelheim (flashback); Balder (flashback); Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg] (flashback); Gondolff (introduction) (flashback)
Synopsis
Odin reveals that he created the identity of Dr. Don Blake when he exiled Thor to Midgard years ago.
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The Wrath of the Wrecker! (Table of Contents: 12)

Thor / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thor; The Wrecker; Pedro Luis Lopez (Introduction)
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A Mystic Reborn! (Table of Contents: 13)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
Paul Smith
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Morgana Blessings; Wong; Sara Wolfe; Adria [Sylvia Nettlebaum]; Kaecilius [Joe Crocker]; Demonicus [Tyrone Lewis]; The Ancient One (flashback); Baron Mordo (flashback); Loki (cameo); Dormammu (cameo); Silver Dagger (cameo); The Hulk (cameo); Princess Clea (cameo); Eternity (cameo)
Synopsis
A retelling of the origin of Dr. Strange. Demonicus, Adria, and Kaecilius attempt to attack Dr. Strange in his mansion, but are captured by Adria's misuse of the Purple Dimension. All three last defeated in Strange Tales #143.
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The Origin of the Uncanny X-Men (Table of Contents: 14)

X-Men / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cycops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler]

He'll Never Make Me Cry (Table of Contents: 15)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
John Romita, Jr. (breakdowns); Dan Green (finished art)
Inks
Dan Green
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Rogue; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde]; Illyana Rasputin [Magik]; Juggernaut; Mystique [Raven Darkholme]; Selene; Val Cooper
Synopsis
Colossus breaks up with Kitty because of events in Secret Wars and Wolvie and Nightcrawler decide to teach him a lesson by making him go one-on-one against the Juggernaut.
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Indexer Notes

Art credit details confirmed 2006 by Dan Green.

The Hunter (Table of Contents: 16)

Wolverine / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
Marshall Rogers
Inks
Randy Emberlin
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wolverine; Sabuko; Mariko Yashida
Synopsis
Mariko has been kidnapped and Wolverine goes to free her.
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Origin of the Fantastic Four!
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. The Black Panther!
    Fantastic Four
  4. 3. The Way It Began..!
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. The Origin of the Incredible Hulk!
    Hulk
  6. 5. Sasquatch!
    Hulk
  7. 6. The Kid Who Collects Spider-Man!
    Spider-Man
  8. 7. If This Be My Destiny!
    Spider-Man
  9. 8. Man on a Rampage!
    Spider-Man
  10. 9. The Final Chapter!
    Spider-Man
  11. 10. The Living Legend
    Captain America
  12. 11. The Answer at Last!
    Thor
  13. 12. The Wrath of the Wrecker!
    Thor
  14. 13. A Mystic Reborn!
    Dr. Strange
  15. 14. The Origin of the Uncanny X-Men
    X-Men
  16. 15. He'll Never Make Me Cry
    X-Men
  17. 16. The Hunter
    Wolverine
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