(February 1986)

Marvel, 1985 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.75 CAD
Pages
68
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Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Barcode
0714860203402
Editing
Howard Mackie (assistant editor); Mark Gruenwald

Issue Notes

Comic is An Index of Marvel Characters Employing Text, Original Art, and Previously Published Clip Art; Joe Rubinstein is Listed as Inker and James Fry as Art Enhancer So Both Have Been Listed as Inkers for All Entries; All Entries For Eliot Brown Are For Equipment Diagrams; All Series Volumes are From Silver Age On
This issue is a variant of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Marvel, 1985 series) #3 [Direct]. There exist further variants:

Cloak to Doctor Octopus (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (as Josef Rubinstein)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Wraparound Cover

Scientific Method (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

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Indexer Notes

Page contains artist credits, table of contents, indicia, plus an article explaining the criteria for inclusion in the index

Cloak (Table of Contents: 2)

Cloak / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Rick Leonardi
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cloak [Tyrone Johnson]
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Indexer Notes

1st Appearance Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 1976 series) #64

Cloud (Table of Contents: 3)

Cloud / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Craig Hamilton
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
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Cloud
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Indexer Notes

1st Appearance Defenders (Marvel, 1972 series) #123

Cobra (Table of Contents: 4)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Ron Frenz; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
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Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Cobra [Klaus Voorhees]
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1st Appearance Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #98

Collector (Table of Contents: 5)

Collector / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Rudy Nebres; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
Characters
Collector [Taneleer Tivan]
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1st Appearance Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #28

Colossus (Table of Contents: 6)

Colossus / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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Dave Cockrum
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Colossus [Piotr "Peter" Nikolayevich Rasputin]
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Brother of Magik; 1st Appearance Giant Size X-Men (Marvel, 1975 series) #1

Constrictor (Table of Contents: 7)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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Tom Lyle
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Constrictor [Frank Schlichting]
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Indexer Notes

1st Appearance Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #212

Contemplator (Table of Contents: 8)

Contemplator / character profile / 1 page (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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Alan Weiss
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Contemplator [Tath Ki]
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1st Appearance Marvel Treasury Special Featuring Captain America's Bicentennial Battles (Marvel, 1968 series) #1

Controller (Table of Contents: 9)

Controller / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Al Milgrom; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Controller [Basil Sandhurst]
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1st Appearance Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #12

Corruptor (Table of Contents: 10)

Corruptor / character profile / 1 page (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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Dave Gibbons
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Corruptor [Jackson Day]
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Indexer Notes

1st Appearance Nova (Marvel, 1976 series) #4

Corsair (Table of Contents: 11)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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James Fry
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Corsair [Major Christopher Summers]
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Indexer Notes

Father of Cyclops and Havok; 1st Appearance X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #107

Cottonmouth (Table of Contents: 12)

Cottonmouth / character profile / 1 page (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Rich Buckler
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
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Cottonmouth [Quincy McIver]
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Indexer Notes

1st Appearance Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #310

Crimson Dynamo (Table of Contents: 13)

Crimson Dynamo / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Bob Layton; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
Characters
Crimson Dynamo [Dimitri Bukharin]
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Indexer Notes

1st Appearance (as Crimson Dynamo) Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #109

Crossfire (Table of Contents: 14)

Crossfire / character profile / 1 page (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Kerry Gammill
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Crossfire [William Cross]
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Indexer Notes

1st Appearance Marvel Two-In-One (Marvel, 1974 series) #52

Crusader (Table of Contents: 15)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Bob Hall
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Crusader [Arthur Blackwood]
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1st Appearance Thor (Marvel, 1966 series) #330

Crystal (Table of Contents: 16)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
John Byrne
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Crystal [Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff]
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1st Appearance Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #45

Cybele (Table of Contents: 17)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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Sal Buscema
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Cybele
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1st Appearance Eternals (Marvel, 1985 series) #1

Cyclops (Table of Contents: 18)

Cyclops / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Butch Guice (as Jackson Guice); Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
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Cyclops [Scott Summers]
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Indexer Notes

Son of Corsair; Brother of Havok; Husband of Jean Grey; Father of Cable and Phoenix [Rachel Summers]; 1st Appearance X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #1

Cypher (Table of Contents: 19)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Mary Wilshire
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Cypher [Douglas Ramsey]
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Indexer Notes

1st Appearance New Mutants (Marvel, 1983 series) #13

Dagger (Table of Contents: 20)

Dagger / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Rick Leonardi
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dagger [Tandy Bowen]
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Indexer Notes

1st Appearance Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 1976 series) #64

Daily Bugle (Table of Contents: 21)

Daily Bugle / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
John Romita; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
J. Jonah Jameson; Robbie Robertson [Joe Robertson]; Betty Leeds; Ned Leeds; Glory Grant; Lance Bannon; Ben Urich; Charley Snow; Jacob Conover; Wendy Thornton; Ann Macintosh
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1st Appearance Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #1

Daredevil (Table of Contents: 22)

Daredevil / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
David Mazzucchelli; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Daredevil [Matt Murdock]
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1st Appearance Daredevil (Marvel, 1964 series) #1

Darkstar (Table of Contents: 23)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Cynthia Martin
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Darkstar [Laynia Petrovina]
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1st Appearance Champions (Marvel, 1975 series) #7

Dazzler (Table of Contents: 24)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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Bob Layton
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Dazzler [Alison Blaire]
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1st Appearance X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #130

Death (Table of Contents: 25)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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David Mazzucchelli
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Death
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1st Appearance Captain Marvel (Marvel, 1968 series) #27

Deathbird (Table of Contents: 26)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
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Deathbird
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Shi'ar; 1st Appearance Ms. Marvel (Marvel, 1977 series) #9

Deathlok (Table of Contents: 27)

Deathlok / character profile / 2.5 pages (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Mike Zeck; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]
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1st Appearance Astonishing Tales (Marvel, 1970 series) #25

Death-Throws (Table of Contents: 28)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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Paul Neary
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Death-Throws [Ringleader; Oddball; Bombshell; Tenpin; Knickknack]
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1st Appearance Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #317

Deathurge (Table of Contents: 29)

Deathurge / character profile / 1 page (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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Mark Gruenwald
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Deathurge
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1st Appearance Marvel Two-In-One (Marvel, 1974 series) #71

Demons (Table of Contents: 30)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Dave Simons
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Chthon; Set; Y'Garon; Gaea; Belathauzer; Mephisto, Satannish; Thog; Asmodeus; Baphomet; Zarathos; Ningal; Ludi; Dagoth; D'Spayre; Ikthalon; Allatou; Sligguth; Shuma-Gorath; Kierrok; Nightmare; Dormammu; Dweller in Darkness; Saturnine; Zom; Visimajoris; Ikonn; Inferno; Undying One; Null
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Destiny (Table of Contents: 31)

Destiny / character profile / 1 page (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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Paul Smith
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Destiny [Irene Adler]
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Indexer Notes

1st Appearance X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #141

Deviants (Table of Contents: 32)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Sal Buscema
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Kro; Tode; Ghaur; Ransak; Cataphrax; Ranar; Ahqlau; Vira; Dragona; Erishkigel; Zakka; Shelmar; Toro Rojo; Broop; Ragar; Sluice; Karygmax; Yrdisis
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1st Appearance Eternals (Marvel, 1976 series) #1

Diablo (Table of Contents: 33)

Diablo / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
John Byrne
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
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Diablo [Esteban Diablo]
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1st Appearance Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #30

Diamondback (Table of Contents: 34)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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Paul Neary; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Diamondback [Rachel Leighton]
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1st Appearance Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #310

Doc Samson (Table of Contents: 35)

Doc Samson / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
John Byrne
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
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Doc Samson [Leonard Samson]
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1st Appearance Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #141

Doctor Demonicus (Table of Contents: 36)

Doctor Demonicus / character profile / 1 page (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Tom Christopher
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Doctor Demonicus [Douglas Birely]
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Indexer Notes

1st Appearance Godzilla (Marvel, 1977 series) #4

Doctor Doom (Table of Contents: 37)

Doctor Doom / character profile / 3.5 pages (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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John Byrne; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]
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1st Appearance Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #5

Doctor Doom's Castle (Table of Contents: 38)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
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Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
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Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
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Doctor Druid (Table of Contents: 39)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
Pencils
Nestor Redondo
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry
Colors
Andy Yanchus
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Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Doctor Druid [Anthony Druid]
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1st Appearance Weird Wonder Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #19

Doctor Octopus (Table of Contents: 40)

Doctor Octopus / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

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Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson
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John Romita Jr.; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
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Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
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Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

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superhero
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Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]
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1st Appearance Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #3

Glossary (Table of Contents: 41)

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Mark Gruenwald
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typeset

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The inside back cover contains a glossary that is continued from last issue and a text article, "Scientific Method", continued from inside front cover.

Glossary contains the following entries: magic; mass accruing; metamorph; microverse; micro-world; multiverse; mutagenic; mutant; mutate; mutation; Negative Zone; nexus; omnipotent; omnium; pantheon; parallel Earth; parallel world; phase; pocket-dimension; polymorph; precognition; prosthesis; psi; psion; psionic; psychic; psychokinesis; Pym particles; radar sense; robot; sentient; sorcerer supreme; soul; space warp

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Cloak to Doctor Octopus
  2. 1. Scientific Method
  3. 2. Cloak
    Cloak
  4. 3. Cloud
    Cloud
  5. 4. Cobra
    Cobra
  6. 5. Collector
    Collector
  7. 6. Colossus
    Colossus
  8. 7. Constrictor
    Constrictor
  9. 8. Contemplator
    Contemplator
  10. 9. Controller
    Controller
  11. 10. Corruptor
    Corruptor
  12. 11. Corsair
    Corsair
  13. 12. Cottonmouth
    Cottonmouth
  14. 13. Crimson Dynamo
    Crimson Dynamo
  15. 14. Crossfire
    Crossfire
  16. 15. Crusader
    Crusader
  17. 16. Crystal
    Crystal
  18. 17. Cybele
    Cybele
  19. 18. Cyclops
    Cyclops
  20. 19. Cypher
    Cypher
  21. 20. Dagger
    Dagger
  22. 21. Daily Bugle
    Daily Bugle
  23. 22. Daredevil
    Daredevil
  24. 23. Darkstar
    Darkstar
  25. 24. Dazzler
    Dazzler
  26. 25. Death
    Death
  27. 26. Deathbird
    Deathbird
  28. 27. Deathlok
    Deathlok
  29. 28. Death-Throws
    Death-Throws
  30. 29. Deathurge
    Deathurge
  31. 30. Demons
    Demons
  32. 31. Destiny
    Destiny
  33. 32. Deviants
    Deviants
  34. 33. Diablo
    Diablo
  35. 34. Diamondback
    Diamondback
  36. 35. Doc Samson
    Doc Samson
  37. 36. Doctor Demonicus
    Doctor Demonicus
  38. 37. Doctor Doom
    Doctor Doom
  39. 38. Doctor Doom's Castle
    Doctor Doom's Castle
  40. 39. Doctor Druid
    Doctor Druid
  41. 40. Doctor Octopus
    Doctor Octopus
  42. 41. Glossary
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