(December 1987)

Marvel, 1985 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.50 USD; 2.00 CAD
Pages
68
On-sale Date
1987
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Barcode
071486020349 12
Editing
Gregory Wright; David Wohl; Marc Siry; David Devries (Assistants); Mark Gruenwald

Issue Notes

Comic is An Index of Deceased Marvel Characters Employing Text, Original Art, and Previously Published Clip Art; Joe Rubinstein is Listed as Inker and Phil Lord, and Don Hudson as Art Enhancers So All Have Been Listed as Inkers for All Entries; All volume numbers are from Silver Age and up; In his intro in Issue #16, Mark Gruenwald insists that all characters appearing in this book are truly dead, but as time and plotlines proved, a number of them proved to be only mostly dead
This issue is a variant of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Marvel, 1985 series) #19.

[Book of the Dead Part 4] (Table of Contents)

Nuke to Obadiah Stane / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Keith Pollard (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound Cover.

Data Corrections (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page contains artist credits, table of contents, and text article, "Data Corrections", which continues on the inside back cover.

Nuke (Table of Contents: 2)

Nuke / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Bob Hall (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nuke [Albert Gaines]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Albert Gaines; First appearance: Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #112; Larst appearance: Squadron Supreme (Marvel, 1985 series) #3

Omega (Table of Contents: 3)

Omega / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Wayne Boring (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Omega
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Model X3Z; First appearance: Omega the Unknown (Marvel, 1976 series) #1; Last appearance: Omega The Unknown (Marvel, 1976 series) #10

Parker, Ben (Table of Contents: 4)

Ben Parker / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Paul Ryan (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Uncle Ben Parker [Benjamin Parker]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Benjamin Parker; Uncle of Spider-Man; First and last appearance: Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15

Patriot (Table of Contents: 5)

Patriot / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Patriot [Jeffrey Mace]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jeffrey Mace; First appearance: Marvel Premiere (Marvel, 1972 series) #29; Last appearance: Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #285

Phantom Eagle (Table of Contents: 6)

Phantom Eagle / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Herb Trimpe (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Eagle [Karl Kaufman]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Karl Kaufman; First appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes (Marvel, 1967 series) #16; Last appearance: Ghost Rider (Marvel, 1973 series) #12

Phantom Rider I (Table of Contents: 7)

Phantom Rider / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Paul Becton (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Rider [Carter Slade]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Carter Slade; First appearance: Ghost Rider (Marvel, 1967 series) #1; Last appearance: Western Gunfighters (Marvel, 1970 series) #7

Pip the Troll (Table of Contents: 8)

Pip the Troll / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Kyle Baker (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Pip the Troll [Pip Gofern]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pip Gofern; First appearance: Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #179; Last appearance: Marvel Two-In-One Annual (Marvel, 1976 series) #2

Porcupine (Table of Contents: 9)

Porcupine / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Mike Zeck (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Porcupine [Alexander Gentry]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alexander Gentry; First appearance: Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #48; Last appearance: Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #315

Professor Power (Table of Contents: 10)

Professor Power / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Kerry Gammill (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Professor Power [Anthony Power]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Anthony Power; First appearance: Marvel Team-Up (Marvel, 1972 series) #117; Last appearance: Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #338

Purple Man (Table of Contents: 11)

Purple Man / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Brian Bolland (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Purple Man [Zebediah Killgrave]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Zebediah Killgrave; First appearance: Daredevil (Marvel, 1964 series) #4; Final appearance: Marvel Graphic Novel (Marvel, 1982 series) #27

Rawhide Kid (Table of Contents: 12)

Rawhide Kid / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Dick Ayers (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero; western-frontier
Characters
Rawhide Kid [Johnny Bart; Clay]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Johnny Bart (Clay); First appearance: Rawhide Kid (Marvel, 1972 series) #1 (according to this index, although popular belief is that it was issue #17, when the title was revamped and starred a revamped Rawhide Kid, believed to be a different character.)

Red Guardian (Table of Contents: 13)

Red Guardian / character profile / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Kieron Dwyer (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Guardian [Alexi Shostakov]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alexi Shostakov; Former Husband of Black Widow; First appearance: Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #43; Last appearance: Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #44

Red Raven (Table of Contents: 14)

Red Raven / character profile / 1.33 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Raven
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First modern appearance: X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #44; Last appearance: Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #26

Red Skull (Table of Contents: 15)

Red Skull / character profile / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Mike Zeck (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Red Skull [Johann Shmidt]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Johann Shmidt; 1st App. First Silver Age appearance: Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #66; Last appearance: Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #300

Ringer (Table of Contents: 16)

Ringer / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Dumuria Rumph (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ringer [Anthony Davis]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Anthony Davis; First appearance: Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #51; Last appearance: Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #319

Ross, General Thunderbolt (Table of Contents: 17)

General Thunderbolt Ross / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
General Thunderbolt Ross
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance: Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series) #1; Last appearance: Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #291

Salem's Seven (Table of Contents: 18)

Salem's Seven / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
June Brigman (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Brutacus; Gazelle; Hydron; Reptilla; Thornn; Vakume; Vertigo I
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance: Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #186; Last appearance: Vision and the Scarlet Witch (Marvel, 1985 series) #5

Satana (Table of Contents: 19)

Satana / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Nestor Redondo (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Satana [Satana Hellstrom]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Satana Hellstrom; Sister of Son of Satan; First appearance: Vampire Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #2; Last appearance: Marvel Team-Up (Marvel, 1972 series) #81

Savage Land Races (Table of Contents: 20)

Savage Land Races / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Ron Lim (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Lemurans; Man-Apes; Pterons; Sun People; Swamp Men; Tree People; Zebra People; Fall People; Aerians
Reprints

Sawyer, General Sam (Table of Contents: 21)

General Sam Sawyer / character profile / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Ron Frenz (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
General Sam Sawyer
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance: Sgt. Fury (Marvel, 163 series) #1; Last appearance: Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #274

Scourge's Victims (Table of Contents: 22)

Scourge's Victims / character profile / 2.5 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Tom Morgan (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Enforcer; Miracle Man; Hate Monger III; Megatak; Melter; Titania; Basilisk; Hammer; Anvil; Fly; Death Adder; Blue Streak, Wraith, Bird-Man II; Turner D. Century; Cheetah; Commander Kraken; Cyclone; Firebrand; Grappler; Hellrazor, Hijacker; Jaguar; Letha; Mind-Wave; Mirage; Rapier; Ringer; Shellshock; Steeplejack II; Vamp; Scourge
Reprints

Serpent Crown (Table of Contents: 23)

Serpent Crown / character profile / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Marc Siry (credited); Kieron Dwyer (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance: (as Helmet of Power) Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #101; First appearance: (as Serpent Crown) Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #9; Last appearance: Marvel Team-Up Annual (Marvel, 1976 series) #5

Snowbird (Table of Contents: 24)

Snowbird / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Snowbird [Narya; Anne McKenzie Thompson]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Narya (Anne McKenzie Thompson); First appearance: (as Anne) X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #120; First appearance: (as Snowbird) X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #121; Last appearance: Alpha Flight (Marvel, 1983 series) #44

Solarr (Table of Contents: 25)

Solarr / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Chris Jones (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Solarr [Silas King]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Silas King; First appearance: Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #160; Last appearance: Power Man and Iron Fist (Marvel, 1981 series) #113

Sphinx (Table of Contents: 26)

Sphinx / character profile / 2.75 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
Paul Neary (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sphinx
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance: Nova (Marvel, 1976 series) #6; Last appearance: Thing (Marvel, 1983 series) #34

Spirit of '76 (Table of Contents: 27)

Spirit of '76 / character profile / 1.25 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
John Buscema (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spirit of '76 [William Nasland]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

William Nasland; First appearance: Invaders (Marvel, 1975 series) #14; Last appearance: What If? (Marvel, 1977 series) #4

Spymaster (Table of Contents: 28)

Spymaster / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
M. D. Bright (credited as Mark Bright)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spymaster
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance: Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #33; Last appearance: Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #220

Stacy, Gwen (Table of Contents: 29)

Gwen Stacy / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
John Romita (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Gwen Stacy [Gwendolyne Stacy; Gwendy Stacy]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gwendolyne "Gwendy" Stacy; First appearance: Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #31; Last appearance: Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #121

Stane, Obadiah (Table of Contents: 30)

Obadiah Stane / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); Peter Sanderson (credited)
Pencils
M. D. Bright (credited as Mark Bright)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited as Josef Rubinstein); Phil Lord (credited); Don Hudson (credited as Donald Hudson)
Colors
Andy Yanchus (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited) (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Obadiah Stane
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First appearance: Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #166; Last appearance: Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #200

Data Corrections (Table of Contents: 31)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited)
Letters
Brenda Mings (credited)

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continues from the inside front cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Book of the Dead Part 4]
    Nuke to Obadiah Stane
  2. 1. Data Corrections
  3. 2. Nuke
    Nuke
  4. 3. Omega
    Omega
  5. 4. Parker, Ben
    Ben Parker
  6. 5. Patriot
    Patriot
  7. 6. Phantom Eagle
    Phantom Eagle
  8. 7. Phantom Rider I
    Phantom Rider
  9. 8. Pip the Troll
    Pip the Troll
  10. 9. Porcupine
    Porcupine
  11. 10. Professor Power
    Professor Power
  12. 11. Purple Man
    Purple Man
  13. 12. Rawhide Kid
    Rawhide Kid
  14. 13. Red Guardian
    Red Guardian
  15. 14. Red Raven
    Red Raven
  16. 15. Red Skull
    Red Skull
  17. 16. Ringer
    Ringer
  18. 17. Ross, General Thunderbolt
    General Thunderbolt Ross
  19. 18. Salem's Seven
    Salem's Seven
  20. 19. Satana
    Satana
  21. 20. Savage Land Races
    Savage Land Races
  22. 21. Sawyer, General Sam
    General Sam Sawyer
  23. 22. Scourge's Victims
    Scourge's Victims
  24. 23. Serpent Crown
    Serpent Crown
  25. 24. Snowbird
    Snowbird
  26. 25. Solarr
    Solarr
  27. 26. Sphinx
    Sphinx
  28. 27. Spirit of '76
    Spirit of '76
  29. 28. Spymaster
    Spymaster
  30. 29. Stacy, Gwen
    Gwen Stacy
  31. 30. Stane, Obadiah
    Obadiah Stane
  32. 31. Data Corrections
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