Marvel Comics Presents #1 [Newsstand]
(Early September 1988)

Marvel, 1988 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-weekly
On-sale Date
1988-05-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Barcode
071486022145 01
Editing
Terry Kavanagh; Michael Higgins; Mike Rockwitz (assistant editor); Tom DeFalco (editor in chief)

Issue Notes

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Man-Thing; Shang-Chi; Silver Surfer; Wolverine / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Walter Simonson (signed)
Inks
Walter Simonson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein (logo design); typeset

Genre
horror-suspense; martial arts; superhero; adventure; detective-mystery; science fiction
Characters
Wolverine; Man-Thing; Shang-Chi; Silver Surfer
Reprints
Keywords
kung fu; monsters

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

Logo design credit from http://kleinletters.com/.

Marvel Comics Presents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Credits and contents page.

Save the Tiger Part 1: The Good Guy (Table of Contents: 2)

Wolverine / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wolverine; O'Donnell (1st); Sapphire Styx
Synopsis
Wolverine arrives in Madripoor and goes to the Princess Bar where he receives a very unfriendly welcome.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

First Wolverine in Madripoor.

Elements of Terror Part 1 (Table of Contents: 3)

Man-Thing / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Gerber
Pencils
Tom Sutton
Inks
Tom Sutton
Colors
Petra Goldberg (as Petra Scotese)
Letters
Agustin Más

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Man-Thing; Zahner; Monteiro; The General
Reprints
Keywords
monsters; occult

Crossing Lines Part 1: Ripples (Table of Contents: 4)

Master of Kung Fu / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Tom Grindberg
Inks
Dave Cockrum
Colors
Petra Goldberg (as Petra Scotese)
Letters
Agustin Más

Genre
martial arts
Characters
Shang-Chi; Leiko Wu; Black Jack Tarr; Clive Reston; Xiao
Synopsis
Shang Chi is reunited with his old comrades in arms.
Keywords
kung fu

Indexer Notes

Storyline continues from the last issue of Master of Kung Fu #125 (June 1983). Continuity update from Henry Chin (June 25, 2004).

Fear Itself (Table of Contents: 5)

Silver Surfer / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Al Milgrom
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Greg Wright (as Gregory Wright)
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Silver Surfer; Fear Eater; An asteroid eater from Denak IV; Cameo flashbacks of Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Human Torch; The Thing; Galactus; Dr. Doom
Synopsis
The Fear Eater tries to feed off of the Surfer.
Reprints

In Two Weeks... (Table of Contents: 6)

The Captain; Man-Thing; Shang-Chi; Wolverine / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Saviuk
Inks
Klaus Janson
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense; martial arts; superhero
Characters
Wolverine; The Captain [Steve Rogers]; Shang-Chi; Man-Thing
Reprints
Keywords
kung fu; monsters

Indexer Notes

Presents the wraparound cover art for next issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Man-Thing; Shang-Chi; Silver Surfer; Wolverine
  2. 1. Marvel Comics Presents
  3. 2. Save the Tiger Part 1: The Good Guy
    Wolverine
  4. 3. Elements of Terror Part 1
    Man-Thing
  5. 4. Crossing Lines Part 1: Ripples
    Master of Kung Fu
  6. 5. Fear Itself
    Silver Surfer
  7. 6. In Two Weeks...
    The Captain; Man-Thing; Shang-Chi; Wolverine
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