(2008)

Marvel, 2008 Series
 
Price
16.99 USD; 27.25 CAD
Pages
444
On-sale Date
2008-01-28
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics
ISBN
978-0-7851-2727-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
759606127276 00111
Editing
Mark D. Beazley (credited) (collection editor); John Denning (credited) (assistant editor); Cory Levine (credited) (assistant editor); Jennifer Grünwald (credited) (associate editor); Jeff Youngquist (credited) (senior editor, special projects)

Issue Notes

Reprints Marvel Saga issues 1 to 12.

The Official History of the Marvel Universe (Table of Contents)

Marvel Saga / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Bob Layton (signed as Layton)
Colors
Andy Troy of Avalon Studios (b. 1998) (credited as Avalon's Andy Troy); ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl]; Professor X; Wolverine; Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Dr. Strange; Rawhide Kid; Peter Parker [Spider-Man]; Flash Thompson; Sentry
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wrap-around cover. Frenz's signature has been cut off.

[Graphic Novels] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Thor

Indexer Notes

Page has title and publishing credits.

Featuring: The Secrets of The Fantastic Four! Alpha Flight! The X-Men! And Much, Much More! (Table of Contents: 3)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ron Frenz (signed as Frenz)
Inks
Bob Layton (signed as Layton)

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl]; Professor X; Wolverine; Vindicator [James MacDonald Hudson]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Dr. Strange; Rawhide Kid; Peter Parker [Spider-Man]; Flash Thompson; Sentry
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Danny Fingeroth (signed as Danny Fingeroth)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (Typesetter)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to The Marvel Saga.
Genre
superhero; historical
Reprints

Book I: The Saga Begins...! (Table of Contents: 5)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited) (Writer, Researcher); Stan Lee (credited); Larry Lieber (credited); John Byrne (credited); Ernie Hart (credited as H. E. Huntley)
Pencils
Ron Frenz (credited) (pp. 1-5); Jack Kirby (credited); John Byrne (credited); Ron Wilson (credited); Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited) (pp. 1-5); George Klein (credited); Don Heck (credited); Dick Ayers (credited); John Byrne (credited); Joe Sinnott (credited); Hilary Barta (credited); Brett Breeding (credited)
Colors
Paul Becton (credited); George Roussos (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typesetter)

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Galactus; Watchers; Skrulls; Kree; Celestials; Eternals; Deviants; Sentry; Inhumans; Conan; Hercules; Black Knight [Sir Percy of Scandia]; Kid Colt; Rawhide Kid; Night Rider; Two-Gun Kid; Union Jack; Baron Blood; Sgt. Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Howling Commandos; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky; Red Skull; Nazis; Tony Stark [Iron Man]; General Ross; Bruce Banner [the Hulk]; Betty Ross; Hank Pym; Don Blake [Thor]; Charles Xavier; Jean Grey; Doctor Strange; Matt Murdock; Foggy Nelson; Peter Parker [Spider-Man]; Flash Thompson; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]] (origin of all); Nathaniel Richards; Albert Einstein; Daniel Grimm; Victor Von Doom; Gormuu; Mole Man (origin); James MacDonald Hudson [Vindicator; Guardian] (origin); Jerry Jaxon; Heather McNeil; Logan [Wolverine]; Maria Pym; Hank Pym [Ant Man] (origin); Skrulls
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Indexer Notes

Janet Jackson (Design); Bill Valley (Design); Ron Zalme (Production); Barry Shapiro (Production); Phil Felix (Production); Ken Lopez (Production); Harry Condelario (Production); Bruce N. Solotoff (Production); Rob Carosella (Production); Paul Becton (Production); Dawn Geiger (Production).

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 6)

Ant-Man; The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (Writer and Researcher); Janet Jackson (Design); Bill Vallely (Design)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
?
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Henry Pym[Ant-Man]; Skrulls
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints of Fantastic Four #1-2 and Tales to Astonish #27.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ron Frenz (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed)

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing; Invisible Girl]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Danny Fingeroth (signed)
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Greetings, all!
Genre
historical; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Editorial with artist credits, and indicia.

Book II: Transformation and Rebirth! (Table of Contents: 9)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited); Stan Lee (credited); Roger Stern (credited)
Pencils
Ron Frenz (credited); Jack Kirby (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Greg LaRocque (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited); George Klein (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Bob Wiacek (credited); Sol Brodsky (credited); Paul Reinman (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typesetter); John Duffy; Artie Simek (as Art Simek); Jean Simek

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing; Invisible Girl]; Skrulls; Aunt May; Uncle Ben; Flash Thompson; Crusher Hogan; the Miracle Man; Igor Starsky; General Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Rick Jones; the Gargoyle [Yuri Topolov]
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Keywords
Gamma Bomb; Gamma Radiation; United States Army

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 10)

The Fantastic Four; The Hulk; Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
various
Letters
Artie Simek (as Art Simek); Brenda Mings

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints of Amazing Fantasy #15, The Incredible Hulk #1 and Fantastic Four #3.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
John Byrne
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Dr. Doom [Victor von Doom]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fantastic Four [The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Invaders [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Bucky [James Barnes]; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro [Thomas Raymond]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Danny Fingeroth (signed as Danny Fingeroth)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can we Talk?
Genre
historical; superhero
Reprints

Book III: A Gathering of Dooms! (Table of Contents: 13)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited); Stan Lee (credited); Roy Thomas (credited); John Byrne (credited)
Pencils
Ron Frenz (credited); Jack Kirby (credited); Alex Schomburg (credited); John Buscema (credited); Frank Robbins (credited); Gil Kane (credited); Bill Everett (credited); John Byrne (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Werner Roth (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited); Dick Ayers (credited); Alex Schomburg (credited); Dan Adkins (credited); John Romita (credited); Bill Everett (credited); Frank Giacoia (credited); Sol Brodsky (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Joe Sinnott (credited); Chic Stone (credited); Jerry Ordway (credited); John Verpoorten (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited); Artie Simek (as Art Simek); Sam Rosen; John Workman

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Sub-Mariner; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Kull; Deviants; Kamuu; Zartra; Tha-Korr; Fen; Leonard Mckenzie; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Betty Dean; Namora; Byrrah; Dorma; Paul Destine; Giganto; The Thing; Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic; Hulk; Rick Jones; General Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Toad Men; Werner Von Doom; Dr. Doom; Boris; Valeria; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Burglar; Charles Xavier
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Indexer Notes

material from Fantastic Four #4-5, 278, Annual #1-2, Marvel Mystery Comics #9, Sub-Mariner #1, #8, #51, Incredible Hulk #2, Amazing Fantasy #15, X-Men #38, Giant-Size Invaders #1

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 14)

The Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Jack Kirby; John Buscema
Inks
Sol Brodsky; Joe Sinnott
Letters
Brenda Mings; Sam Rosen; Artie Simek (as Art Simek)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints from Fantastic Four #4,5 and Sub-Mariner #1.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ron Frenz; Butch Guice (as Jackson Guice)
Inks
Al Milgrom
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Professor X; Magneto; Cyclops; Lucifer; Thor [Donald Blake]; Odin; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Dr. Doom; Namor the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Danny Fingeroth (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oops. I forgot.

Book IV: Of Gods and Mutants (Table of Contents: 17)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited); Roy Thomas (credited); Stan Lee (credited); Chris Claremont (credited); Larry Lieber (credited); Alan Zelenetz (credited)
Pencils
Tom Morgan (credited); Werner Roth (credited); Jack Kirby (credited); Alex Toth (credited); John Byrne (credited); Dave Cockrum (credited); John Buscema (credited); Brent Anderson (credited); Bob Hall (credited)
Inks
Tom Morgan (credited); John Verpoorten (credited); Vince Colletta (credited); Terry Austin (credited); Bob Wiacek (credited); Dick Ayers (credited); Klaus Janson (credited); Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Herb Trimpe (credited); Joe Sinnott (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited)

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Cyclops; Charles Xavier; Juggernaut; Magneto; Jack O' Diamonds; Havok; Corsair; Thor; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Dr. Doom; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Janet Jackson (Design); Bill Vallely (Design); Bruce N. Solotoff (Design); Anita Duncan (Production Manager); Jim Novak (Production); Barry Shapiro (Production); Phil Felix (Production); Ken Lopez (Production); Harry Candelario (Production); Rob Carosella (Production); Dawn Geiger (Production); Paul Becton (Production); Barbara Johnson (Production); John Romita, Sr. (Art Supervisor); Tom Morgan (Art Department); James W. Fry (Art Department); Mark McKenna (Art Department); Jose Marzan (Art Department).

In addition to the excerpted material, information from a wide variety of sources was incorporated into the entire issue's bridging text.

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 18)

Ant-Man; Thor; X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Dave Cockrum
Inks
various
Letters
Brenda Mings; Artie Simek (as Art Simek)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints from Journey Into Mystery #83, Uncanny X-Men #161 and Tales to Astonish #35.

More X-Men X-Factor Origins! (Table of Contents: 19)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Paul Ryan (credited)
Inks
Brett Breeding (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
X-Men [Angel; Iceman]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki; Odin; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Circus of Crime [Ringmaster; Princess Python; the Clown]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Danny Fingeroth (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Things're really movin' now, aren't they?

Book V: Terror in the Skies! (Table of Contents: 21)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited); Stan Lee (credited); Arnold Drake (credited); Tom DeFalco (credited); David Michelinie (credited); Larry Lieber (credited); Gary Friedrich (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited); Werner Roth (credited); Jerry Bingham (credited); Don Heck (credited); George Tuska (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited); Vince Colletta (credited); George Tuska (credited); Chic Stone (credited); George Roussos (credited); John Verpoorten (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited); Terry Szenics; Jean Simek; Artie Simek (as Art Simek); Michael Higgins

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
X-Men [Angel; Iceman]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki; Odin; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Circus of Crime [Ringmaster; Princess Python; the Clown]; General Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones; Heimdall; Laufey; Kurrgo; Wizard
Reprints

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 22)

The Fantastic Four; The Hulk; Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson; Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Brenda Mings; Artie Simek (as Art Simek)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints of Fantastic Four #6, Journey Into Mystery #85 and The Incredible Hulk #3.

X-Men X-Factor Origins Continue! (Table of Contents: 23)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Brent Anderson (credited)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Iceman]; Odin; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Puppet Master; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Surtur
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Danny Fingeroth (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You wouldn't believe the people l've got to put up with to edit this mag!

Book VI: Love, Hate... And Sacrifice! (Table of Contents: 25)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited); Roy Thomas (credited); Gary Friedrich (credited); Stan Lee (credited); Larry Lieber (credited); Walter Simonson (credited); Steve Englehart (credited); Gerry Conway (credited); Alan Zelenetz (credited)
Pencils
Al Milgrom (credited); Walter Simonson (credited); Don Heck (credited); Werner Roth (credited); Jack Kirby (credited); John Buscema (credited); Gil Kane (credited); George Tuska (credited)
Inks
John Tartaglione (credited); Dick Ayers (credited); Don Heck (credited); Walter Simonson (credited); Tony DeZuñiga (credited); John Verpoorten (credited); Mike Esposito (credited); George Roussos (credited); Vince Colletta (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen; Artie Simek; John Workman (as John Workman Jr.); Ray Holloway; Brenda Mings (credited)

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
X-Men [Iceman; Cyclops; Professor X]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl]; Puppet Master; Alicia Masters; Thor [Donald Blake]; Artur Zarrko; Odin; Surtur; Ymir; Buri [Tiwaz]; Bor; Bestia; Vili; Ve; Malekith the Accursed; Hela; Jord [Mother Earth]; Frigga; Loki; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Protector; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Wong-Chu; Professor Ho Yinsen
Reprints
Keywords
Cobalt Bomb; Frost Giants; Hel; Jotunheim; Rainbow Bridge

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 26)

The Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck; Dick Ayers
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints of Tales of Suspense #39, Journey Into Mystery #86 and The Fantastic Four #8.

Enter: J. Jonah Jameson... (Table of Contents: 27)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Brent Anderson (credited)
Inks
Al Williamson (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; James Rhodes; Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; the Thing; Alicia Masters
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Script
Danny Fingeroth (credited) (signed as Danny Fingeroth)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi folks,
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Editorial on Marvel's 25th anniversary and artist credits.

Book VII: The Ties That Bind! (Table of Contents: 29)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited); Roy Thomas (credited); Stan Lee (credited); Larry Lieber (credited); David Michelinie (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Barry Windsor-Smith (credited); John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited); Don Heck (credited); Jim Mooney (credited); Bob Layton (credited); Steve Ditko (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited); Artie Simek; John Costanza; Jon D'Agostino

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Professor Ho Yinsen; Wong-Chu; James Rhodes; Thor [Donald Blake]; Loki; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Alicia Masters; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Valeria; Phineas; Zemu; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Egghead; Jane Foster; Aunt May; John Jameson
Reprints

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 30)

Ant-Man; Human Torch; Iron Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Layton; Jack Kirby
Inks
Bob Layton; Dick Ayers
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints of Iron Man #144, Tales to Astonish #38 and Strange Tales #103.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 31)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ron Frenz (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited); Brett Breeding (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; X-Men [Cyclops; Angel; Iceman]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Dr. Doom
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Script
Danny Fingeroth (credited) (signed as Danny Fingeroth)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
...the magazine that takes the diverse threads of Marvel Universe history
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Introduction and artist credits.

Book VIII: Fateful Encounters! (Table of Contents: 33)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited); Stan Lee (credited); Roy Thomas (credited); Larry Lieber (credited); Robert Bernstein (credited)
Pencils
Ron Frenz (credited); Walter Simonson (credited as Walt Simonson); Bill Sienkiewicz (credited); Jack Kirby (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Dick Ayers (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited); Walter Simonson (credited as Walt Simonson); Bill Sienkiewicz (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Don Heck (credited); Dick Ayers (credited); Sol Brodsky (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited); John Duffy; Artie Simek (as Art Simek)

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; X-Men [Cyclops; Angel; Iceman]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Dr. Doom; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Thor [Donald Blake]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Impossible Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bill Vallely (Design); Anita Duncan (Production Manager); Phil Felix (Production); Bill Oakley (Production); Ken Lopez (Production) Rob Carosella (Production); Barbara Johnston (Production); Dawn Geiger (Production); Paul Bection (Production); Harry Candelario (Production); John Romita, Sr. (Art Supervisor); Tom Morgan (Art Department); Mark McKenna (Art Department); Jose Marzan (Art Department); Kevin Maguire (Art Department).

In addition to the excerpted material, the new art of the splash page was based on material in The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #1 (March 1963); the new art on page 27 was based on material in Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #90 (March 1963); the new art on pages 30-32 was based on material in X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #55 (April 1969) and X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #56 (May 1969). Also, information from a wide variety of sources was incorporated into the entire issue's bridging text.

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 34)

The Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers
Letters
Brenda Mings; Artie Simek (as Art Simek)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Spider-Man; The Hulk; Thor; Loki; Fantastic Four
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints of the Amazing Spider-Man #1, Fantastic Four #12 and Journey Into Mystery #88.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Keith Pollard (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Dr. Octopus; Vulture; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; X-Men [Cyclops; Angel; Iceman; Professor X]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Radioactive Man; the Watcher
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Script
Danny Fingeroth (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Same intro as last issue and added The Continuity Corner to act as a recap, as well as artist credits fill out the page.

Book IX: Look to the Skies...! (Table of Contents: 37)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited); Roy Thomas (credited); Stan Lee (credited); Roger Stern (credited); Steve Englehart (credited); Ernie Hart (credited)
Pencils
Steve Geiger (credited); Jack Kirby (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Sal Buscema (credited); Gene Colan (credited); Marie Severin (credited); John Buscema (credited); John Romita Jr. (credited)
Inks
Al Williamson (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Frank Giacoia (credited); Joe Staton (credited); Syd Shores (credited); Dick Ayers (credited); Jim Mooney (credited); Don Heck (credited); Tom Palmer (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited); John Duffy; Joe Rosen; Tom Orzechowski; Artie Simek (as Art Simek); Jim Novak

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Angel; Iceman; Professor X]; Vulture; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; J. Jonah Jameson; Aunt May; Kree; Skrulls; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Thing]; Uatu; Watchers; Red Ghost; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Thor [Donald Blake]; Radioactive Man; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Dr. Octopus; Puppet Master
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bill Vallely (Design); Anita Duncan (Production Manager); Bill Oakley (Production); Ken Lopez (Production); Rob Carosella (Production); Barbara Johnston (Production); Dawn Geiger (Production); Paul Becton (Production); Harry Candelario (Production); John Romita, Sr. (Art Supervisor); Tom Morgan (Art Department); Mark McKenna (Art Department); Jose Marzan (Art Department); Mark Alexander (Art Department); John Lewandowski (Archivists); Mark Silverman (Archivists); Julius L. Taylor (Archivists); Eddie Marcano (Archivists).

In addition to the excerpted material, the new art on pages 1-4 was based on material in X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #56 (May 1969). Also, information from a wide variety of sources was incorporated into the entire issue bridging text.

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Pencils
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko; Don Heck
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints of the Amazing Spider-Man #2,3 and Tales to Astonish #44.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 39)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Keith Pollard (credited)
Inks
Al Williamson (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Angel; Iceman; Beast; Professor X]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor [Donald Blake]]; Loki; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo; Ancient One; Dr. Doom; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Sandman; the Lizard
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Script
Danny Fingeroth (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This issue of Marvel Saga features the origin of the Avengers
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Page contains an introduction by Fingeroth, The Continuity Corner, and artist credits.

Book X: To Stand United! (Table of Contents: 41)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited); Stan Lee (credited); Arnold Drake (credited); Denny O'Neil (credited); Chris Claremont (credited)
Pencils
Keith Pollard (credited); John Buscema (credited); Jack Kirby (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Bill Everett (credited)
Inks
Al Williamson (credited); Bob McLeod (credited); Klaus Janson (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Bill Everett (credited); Paul Reinman (credited); Dick Ayers (credited); John Tartaglione (credited); John Verpoorten (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited); Artie Simek (as Art Simek)

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Angel; Iceman; Beast; Professor X]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor [Donald Blake]]; Loki; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo; Ancient One; Dr. Doom; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Sandman; the Lizard; Nightmare; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Magneto; Flash Thompson; Dr. Octopus; Betty Brant; Harry Osborn; Liz Allen; Lady Dorma
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bill Vallely (Design); Anita Duncan (Production Manager); Bill Oakley (Production); Ken Lopez (Production); Rob Carosella (Production); Barbara Johnston (Production); Dawn Geiger (Production); Paul Becton (Production); Harry Candelario (Production); John Romita Sr. (Art Supervisor); Tom Morgan (Art Department); Mark McKenna (Art Department); Jose Marzan (Art Department); Mark Alexander (Art Department); John Lewandowski (Archivists); Mark Silverman (Archivists); Julius L. Taylor (Archivists); Eddie Marcano (Archivists).

In addition to the excerpted material, the new art on page 1 was based on material from Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #3 (July 1963). The new Beast origin art on pages 23-26 was based on material in X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #51 (December 1968), X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #52 (January 1969), and X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #53 (February 1969). The Marvel Girl origin art on pages 29 and 30 is from Bizarre Adventures (Marvel, 1981 series) #27 (March 1981). Also, information from a wide variety of sources was incorporated into the entire issues bridging text.

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 42)

The Avengers [superhero]; The Fantastic Four; Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints of Avengers #1, Fantastic Four Annual #1 and the Amazing Spider-Man #4.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 43)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Keith Pollard (credited)
Inks
Al Williamson (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Angel; Iceman; Beast; Professor X]; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Ant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor [Donald Blake]]; Loki; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo; Ancient One; Dr. Doom; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Sandman; the Lizard
Reprints

Marvel Saga's Letter Column Without A Name (Table of Contents: 44)

Marvel Saga's Letter Column Without A Name / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Danny Fingeroth (credited)
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letter from Bill Middleton and artist credits.

Book XI: Days of Power! (Table of Contents: 45)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited); Stan Lee (credited); Jim Shooter (credited); Chris Claremont (credited); Roger Stern (credited); Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Gillis (credited as Peter B. Gillis); Robert Bernstein (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Don Heck (credited); John Buscema (credited); John Romita Jr. (credited); Al Milgrom (credited); Bob Hall (credited)
Inks
Arvell Jones (credited); Al Williamson (credited); Paul Reinman (credited); Tom Palmer (credited); Dick Ayers (credited); John Beatty (credited); Steve Leialoha (credited); George Roussos (credited); John Tartaglione (credited); Bruce Patterson (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited)

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Marvel Girl; Angel; Iceman; Beast; Professor X]; Magneto; Avengers [Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor [Donald Blake]]; Jack Frost [Gregor Shapanka]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Jane Foster; Molto the Lava Man; Odin; Loki; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]]; Pharaoh Rama-Tut; Scarlet Centurion; Kang the Conqueror; Immortus; Cobra; Vanisher; Rick Jones; Space Phantom; the Watcher; Molecule Man; Beyonder; Mister Doll; Hate Monger [Adolf Hitler]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Vulture; Nick Fury; Howling Commandos [Dum Dum Dugan; Gabe Jones; Percival Pinkerton; Rebel Ralston; Dino Manelli; Izzy Cohen]; Baron Wolfgang von Strucker; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Arnim Zola
Reprints

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 46)

The Fantastic Four; Iron Man; X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos; Sol Brodsky
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints of The X-Men #1, Fantastic Four #20 and Tales of Suspense #48.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 47)

Marvel Saga / cover reprint (on interior page) / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Keith Pollard (credited)
Inks
Al Williamson (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Red Skull; X-Men [Cyclops; Angel; Marvel Girl; Iceman; Beast]; Blob; Mandarin; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Electro; Avengers [Thor [Donald Blake]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 48)

Marvel Saga's Letter Column Without A Name / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Danny Fingeroth (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here we go, folks, with ur second letter column.
Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Adam Schultz, Matt Porter, The Avitareader and artist credits.

Book XII: A Legend Reborn! (Table of Contents: 49)

Marvel Saga / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Sanderson (credited); Stan Lee (credited); Roy Thomas (credited); Roger Stern (credited)
Pencils
Keith Pollard (credited); Jack Kirby (credited); Steve Ditko (credited); Don Heck (credited); John Buscema (credited); John Byrne (credited); John Bolton (credited); Kerry Gammill (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited); Don Heck (credited); John Byrne (credited); John Bolton (credited); Dick Ayers (credited); Chic Stone (credited); George Roussos (credited); Paul Reinman (credited); Syd Shores (credited); George Tuska (credited); Frank Giacoia (credited); George Klein (credited); Joe Rubinstein (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited); Artie Simek (as Art Simek)

Genre
superhero; historical
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Red Skull; X-Men [Cyclops; Angel; Marvel Girl; Iceman; Beast]; Blob; Mandarin; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Electro; Avengers [Thor [Donald Blake]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Wasp; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Namor the Sub-Mariner; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Mole Man; Odin; Mr. Hyde; Dr. Doom; The Enforcers; Black Knight; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Union Jack; Spitfire; Bucky; Baron Zemo; Calvin Zabo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Bill Vallely (Design); Anita Duncan (Production Manager); Bill Oakley (Production); Ken Lopez (Production); Rob Carosella (Production); Barbara Johnston (Production); Dawn Geiger (Production); Paul Bection (Production); Veronica Lawlor (Production); Harry Candelario (Production); Doreen Frederick (Production); John Romita, Sr. (Art Supervisor); Tom Morgan (Art Department); Mark McKenna (Art Department); Jose Marzan (Art Department); Mark Alexander (Art Department); John Lewandowski (Archivists); Mark Silverman (Archivists); Julius L. Taylor (Archivists); Eddie Marcano (Archivists).

In addition to the excerpted material, the new art on page 1 was based on material in The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #3 (January 1964). The new Mr. Hyde and Thor art on pages 5-7 was based on material in Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #99 (December 1963), and Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #100 (January 1964). The panel of Iron Man vs. the Mandarin on page 9 was based on material in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #50 (February 1964). Also, information from a wide variety of sources was incorporated into the entire issue's bridging text.

Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery (Table of Contents: 50)

The Avengers [superhero]; Iron Man; Thor / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos; Sol Brodsky
Letters
Brenda Mings; Artie Simek (as Art Simek)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover reprints of The Avengers #4, Journey Into Mystery #100 and Tales of Suspense #50.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 51)

Marvel Saga / illustration / 7 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

Genre
superhero; historical

Indexer Notes

Reprint of back covers from different issues of Marvel Saga.

The Essential Marvel Library (Table of Contents: 52) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Official History of the Marvel Universe
    Marvel Saga
  2. 1. [Graphic Novels]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. Featuring: The Secrets of The Fantastic Four! Alpha Flight! The X-Men! And Much, Much More!
    Marvel Saga
  5. 4. ["Welcome to The Marvel Saga."]
    Marvel Saga
  6. 5. Book I: The Saga Begins...!
    Marvel Saga
  7. 6. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    Ant-Man; The Fantastic Four
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Saga
  9. 8. ["Greetings, all!"]
    Marvel Saga
  10. 9. Book II: Transformation and Rebirth!
    Marvel Saga
  11. 10. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    The Fantastic Four; The Hulk; Spider-Man
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Saga
  13. 12. ["Can we Talk?"]
    Marvel Saga
  14. 13. Book III: A Gathering of Dooms!
    Marvel Saga
  15. 14. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    The Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Saga
  17. 16. ["Oops. I forgot."]
  18. 17. Book IV: Of Gods and Mutants
    Marvel Saga
  19. 18. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    Ant-Man; Thor; X-Men
  20. 19. More X-Men X-Factor Origins!
    Marvel Saga
  21. 20. ["Things're really movin' now, aren't they?"]
  22. 21. Book V: Terror in the Skies!
    Marvel Saga
  23. 22. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    The Fantastic Four; The Hulk; Thor
  24. 23. X-Men X-Factor Origins Continue!
    Marvel Saga
  25. 24. ["You wouldn't believe the people l've got to put up with to edit this mag!"]
  26. 25. Book VI: Love, Hate... And Sacrifice!
    Marvel Saga
  27. 26. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    The Fantastic Four; Iron Man; Thor
  28. 27. Enter: J. Jonah Jameson...
    Marvel Saga
  29. 28. ["Hi folks,"]
  30. 29. Book VII: The Ties That Bind!
    Marvel Saga
  31. 30. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    Ant-Man; Human Torch; Iron Man
  32. 31. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Saga
  33. 32. ["...the magazine that takes the diverse threads of Marvel Universe history"]
  34. 33. Book VIII: Fateful Encounters!
    Marvel Saga
  35. 34. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    The Fantastic Four; Spider-Man; Thor
  36. 35. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Saga
  37. 36. [no title indexed]
  38. 37. Book IX: Look to the Skies...!
    Marvel Saga
  39. 38. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    Ant-Man; Spider-Man
  40. 39. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Saga
  41. 40. ["This issue of Marvel Saga features the origin of the Avengers"]
  42. 41. Book X: To Stand United!
    Marvel Saga
  43. 42. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    The Avengers [superhero]; The Fantastic Four; Spider-Man
  44. 43. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Saga
  45. 44. Marvel Saga's Letter Column Without A Name
    Marvel Saga's Letter Column Without A Name
  46. 45. Book XI: Days of Power!
    Marvel Saga
  47. 46. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    The Fantastic Four; Iron Man; X-Men
  48. 47. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Saga
  49. 48. ["Here we go, folks, with ur second letter column."]
    Marvel Saga's Letter Column Without A Name
  50. 49. Book XII: A Legend Reborn!
    Marvel Saga
  51. 50. Marvel Saga Classic Cover Gallery
    The Avengers [superhero]; Iron Man; Thor
  52. 51. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Saga
  53. 52. The Essential Marvel Library
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