(November 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 25th Anniversary
Barcode
0714860203411
Editing
Howard Mackie; Harry Eisenstein; David Wohl (assistant editor); Marc Siry (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 and Art Nichols as Art Enhancers So All Have Been Listed as Inkers for All Entries; All Entries For Eliot Brown Are For Equipment Diagrams; All Volume Numbers are for Silver Age On
This issue is a variant of The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Marvel, 1985 series) #12 [Direct]. There exist further variants:

Sif to Sunspot (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
?
Letters
Brenda Mings (typesetter)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound Cover

Optimal Conditions (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page contains artist credits, table of contents, text article, and indicia.

The text article, "Optimal Conditions", continues on the inside back cover.

Sif (Table of Contents: 2)

Sif / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Walter Simonson (as Walt Simonson)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Sif
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Asgardian; 1st App. Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #102

Silvermane (Table of Contents: 3)

Silvermane / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Kerry Gammill
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Silvermane [Silvio Manfredi]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Silvio Manfredi; 1st App. Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #73

Silver Sable (Table of Contents: 4)

Silver Sable / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Silver Sable
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #265

Silver Samurai (Table of Contents: 5)

Silver Samurai / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Silver Samurai [Kenuichio Harada]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kenuichio Harada; Cousin of Sunfire; 1st App. Daredevil (Marvel, 1964 series) #111

Silver Surfer (Table of Contents: 6)

Silver Surfer / character profile / 3.6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Norrin Radd; Former Herald of Galactus; 1st App. Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #48

Sinister Syndicate (Table of Contents: 7)

Sinister Syndicate / character profile / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Beetle; Boomerang; Speed Demon; Rhino; Hydro-Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #280

Sin-Eater (Table of Contents: 8)

Sin-Eater / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Rod Whigam
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sin-Eater [Stanley Carter]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Stanley Carter; 1st App. Spectacular Spider-Man (Marvel, 1976 series) #107

Siryn (Table of Contents: 9)

Siryn / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Steve Leialoha
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Siryn [Theresa Rourke]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Theresa Rourke; Daughter of Banshee; Niece of Black Tom; 1st App. Spider-Woman (Marvel, 1978 series) #37

Skrulls (Table of Contents: 10)

Skrulls / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Keith Williams
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Skrulls
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #2

Slyde (Table of Contents: 11)

Slyde / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Ron Frenz
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Slyde [Jalome Beacher]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jalome Beacher; 1st App. Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #272

Smartship Friday (Table of Contents: 12)

Smartship Friday / character profile / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Jon Bogdanove
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Smartship Friday
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Power Pack (Marvel, 1984 series) #1

Snarks (Table of Contents: 13)

Snarks / character profile / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Jon Bogdanove
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Queen Mother Maraud; Jakal; Snark Warrior
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Power Pack (Marvel, 1984 series) #1

Sons of the Tiger (Table of Contents: 14)

Sons of the Tiger / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero; martial arts
Characters
Abraham Brown; Robert Diamond; Lin Sun; Lotus Shinchuko; White Tiger
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Deadly Hands of Kung-Fu (Marvel, 1974 series) #1

Soviet Super-Soldiers (Table of Contents: 15)

Soviet Super-Soldiers / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Art Nichols
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ursa Major; Vanguard; Darkstar; Crimson Dynamo; Gremlin; Titanium Man; Prof. Piotr Phobos
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #258

Spaceknights (Table of Contents: 16)

Spaceknights / character profile / 1.6 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Rom; Starshine; Starshine [Brandy Clark]; Terminator; Firefall; Mentus; Hammerhand; Javelin; Astra; Trapper; Breaker; Unseen; Seeker; Scanner; Pulsar; Rainbow; Gloriole; Lightningbolt; Heatwave; Dominor
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Rom (Marvel, 1979 series) #1

Space Phantom (Table of Contents: 17)

Space Phantom / character profile / 1.4 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Space Phantom
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #2

Speed Demon (Table of Contents: 18)

Speed Demon / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Speed Demon [James Sanders]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

James Sanders; Formerly Whizzer; 1st App. (as Whizzer) Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #70; 1st App. (as Speed Demon) Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #222

Spider-Man (Table of Contents: 19)

Spider-Man / character profile / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Ron Frenz; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Peter Parker; 1st App. Amazing Fantasy (Marvel, 1962 series) #15

Spider-Woman (Table of Contents: 20)

Spider-Woman / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Mike Zeck
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Woman [Julia Carpenter]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st Full App. Secret Wars (Marvel, 1984 series) #7

Spiral (Table of Contents: 21)

Spiral / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Arthur Adams (as Art Adams)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spiral
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Longshot (Marvel, 1985 series) #1

Sprite (Table of Contents: 22)

Eternals / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
June Brigman
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sprite
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Eternal; 1st App. Eternals (Marvel, 1976 series) #9

Spymaster (Table of Contents: 23)

Spymaster / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Henri Bismuth
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spymaster
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #33

Squadron Supreme (Table of Contents: 24)

Squadron Supreme / character profile / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Paul Ryan; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols; Elot Brown
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hyperion; Nighthawk; Whizzer; Doctor Spectrum; Power Princess; Amphibian; Skrull; Black Archer; Tom Thumb; Blue Eagle; Lady Lark; Arcanna; Nuke; Ape X; Dr. Decibel; Foxfire; Lamprey; Quagmire; Shape; Redstone; Moonglow; Thermite; Haywire; Inertia
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #85

Stane International (Table of Contents: 25)

Stane International / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Inks
Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #173

Starfox (Table of Contents: 26)

Starfox / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Jim Starlin
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Starfox [Eros]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Eros; Son of Mentor; Brother of Thanos; 1st App. Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #55

Starjammers (Table of Contents: 27)

Starjammers / character profile / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Dave Cockrum
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Raza; Hepzibah; Ch'od; Sikorsky
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #104

Stilt-Man (Table of Contents: 28)

Stilt-Man / character profile / 2.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stilt-Man [Wilbur Day]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wilbur Day; 1st App. Daredevil (Marvel, 1964 series) #8

Stingray (Table of Contents: 29)

Stingray / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Bob Wiacek; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols; Eliot R. Brown (as Eliot Brown)
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stingray [Dr. Walter Newell]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dr. Walter Newell; 1st App. (as Walter) Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #95; 1st App. (as Stingray) Sub-Mariner (Marvel, 1968 series) #19

Storm (Table of Contents: 30)

Storm / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Paul Smith
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Storm [Ororo Munroe]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ororo Munroe; 1st App. Giant Size X-Men (Marvel, 1975 series) #1

Stranger (Table of Contents: 31)

Stranger / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Mike Zeck
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Stranger
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #11

Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents: 32)

Sub-Mariner / character profile / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Namor, The Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Namor McKenzie; 1st Modern App. Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #4

Subterraneans (Table of Contents: 33)

Subterraneans / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Arvell Jones
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Moloids; Tyrannoids
Reprints

Indexer Notes

1st App. (Moloids) Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #24; 1st App. (Tyrannoids) Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series) #5

Sunder (Table of Contents: 34)

Sunder / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Paul Smith
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sunder
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Morlock; 1st App. Uncanny X-Men (Marvel, 1981 series) #169

Sunfire (Table of Contents: 35)

Sunfire / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Sandy Plunkett
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sunfire [Shiro Yoshida]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Shiro Yoshida; Cousin of Silver Samurai; 1st App. X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #64

Sunspot (Table of Contents: 36)

Sunspot / character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson; Steve Saffel
Pencils
Bob McLeod
Inks
Joe Rubinstein; James Fry; Art Nichols
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Brenda Mings (typeset)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sunspot [Roberto DaCosta]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Roberto DaCosta; 1st App. Marvel Graphic Novel (Marvel, 1982 series) #4

Appendix: Other Dimensions (Table of Contents: 37)

Other Dimensions / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Dennis Mallonee
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The inside back cover contains an appendix that is continued from last issue and the "Optimal Conditions" text article continued from inside front cover.

The appendix, titled "Appendix: Other Dimensions" contains information on: Planet Perilous, Polemachus, Purple Dimension, Quadraverse, Quarl, Quasi-Universe, Rammatpolen, Realm of the Beasts, Realm of Madness, Realm of Nothingness, Realm of the Shadow Queen, Realm of the Undying Ones, Reverse Dimension, Rome-World

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sif to Sunspot
  2. 1. Optimal Conditions
  3. 2. Sif
    Sif
  4. 3. Silvermane
    Silvermane
  5. 4. Silver Sable
    Silver Sable
  6. 5. Silver Samurai
    Silver Samurai
  7. 6. Silver Surfer
    Silver Surfer
  8. 7. Sinister Syndicate
    Sinister Syndicate
  9. 8. Sin-Eater
    Sin-Eater
  10. 9. Siryn
    Siryn
  11. 10. Skrulls
    Skrulls
  12. 11. Slyde
    Slyde
  13. 12. Smartship Friday
    Smartship Friday
  14. 13. Snarks
    Snarks
  15. 14. Sons of the Tiger
    Sons of the Tiger
  16. 15. Soviet Super-Soldiers
    Soviet Super-Soldiers
  17. 16. Spaceknights
    Spaceknights
  18. 17. Space Phantom
    Space Phantom
  19. 18. Speed Demon
    Speed Demon
  20. 19. Spider-Man
    Spider-Man
  21. 20. Spider-Woman
    Spider-Woman
  22. 21. Spiral
    Spiral
  23. 22. Sprite
    Eternals
  24. 23. Spymaster
    Spymaster
  25. 24. Squadron Supreme
    Squadron Supreme
  26. 25. Stane International
    Stane International
  27. 26. Starfox
    Starfox
  28. 27. Starjammers
    Starjammers
  29. 28. Stilt-Man
    Stilt-Man
  30. 29. Stingray
    Stingray
  31. 30. Storm
    Storm
  32. 31. Stranger
    Stranger
  33. 32. Sub-Mariner
    Sub-Mariner
  34. 33. Subterraneans
    Subterraneans
  35. 34. Sunder
    Sunder
  36. 35. Sunfire
    Sunfire
  37. 36. Sunspot
    Sunspot
  38. 37. Appendix: Other Dimensions
    Other Dimensions
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