Super Mario Bros. #21873 - Tatanga Invades Earth
(1991)

Acclaim / Valiant, 1991 Series
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Price
[none]
Pages
52 ?
On-sale Date
1991
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Valiant
Publisher's Brand
Valiant Illustrated Action Books
ISBN
0-307-21873-2; 0-307-21873-6
Barcode
033500755002
Editing
Laura Hitchcock (editor)

Issue Notes

In the indicia, this book uses the name "SUPER MARIO" while others in the series use "SUPER MARIO BROS." ISBN 0-307-21873-2 is printed on the front and rear covers. ISBN 0-307-21873-6 is printed in the indicia, which may be an error.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Game Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mario; Tatanga
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In the Palm of Your Hand... (Table of Contents: 1)

Game Boy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne (credited)
Pencils
Gray Morrow (credited); Jim Shooter (credited as Paul Creddick); Haedrich Todd (credited)
Inks
Art Nichols (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Ken Lopez (credited)

Genre
adventure
Characters
Mario; Princess Daisy; Herman Smirch; Tatanga (antagonist)
Synopsis
Tatanga, the villain from Super Mario Land, escapes from a Game Boy and takes over a mall.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Creators listed as "By George Caragonne, Todd Haedrich, Art Nichols, Gray Morrow, Paul Creddick, Ken Lopez, The Gradations".

In the Palm of Your Hand... Part II (Table of Contents: 2)

Game Boy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
George Caragonne
Pencils
Gray Morrow; Jim Shooter; Haedrich Todd
Inks
Art Nichols ?
Colors
The Graduations
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
science fiction; adventure
Characters
Mario; Princess Daisy; Herman Smirch; Tatanga (antagonist)
Synopsis
Mario follows Tatanga out of the Game Boy and forces him to retreat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from Part I earlier in the issue. No credits are listed on this specific story. Credits recorded here are based on those attached to Part I.

It's a Small World After All (Table of Contents: 3)

Game Boy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Mark McClellan (credited); Bill Vallely (credited)
Pencils
Dennis Francis (credited)
Inks
Art Nichols (credited)
Colors
The Graduations (credited as The Gradations)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited as Jade)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tannis, this is Eliana.
Genre
adventure
Characters
Princess Daisy; Herman Smirch; Tatanga
Synopsis
Tatanga, the villain from Super Mario Land, escapes from a Game Boy again. This time he hijacks a plane and space shuttle.
Reprints

It's a Small World After All Part II (Table of Contents: 4)

Game Boy / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Mark McClellan; Bill Vallely
Pencils
Dennis Francis
Inks
Art Nichols
Colors
The Graduations
Letters
Jade Moede

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tatanga, conqueror-king of Sarasaland, has come from the Super Mario Land game to Earth--!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Mario; Pionpi; Princess Daisy; Herman Smirch; Tatanga (antagonist)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued from Part I earlier in the issue. No credits are listed on this specific story. Credits recorded here are based on the previous story.

International Enquistor - July 20, 1990 (Table of Contents: 5)

Game Boy / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Synopsis
A simulated newspaper page. One of the articles is based on the events of the story "It's a Small World After All."
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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Game Boy
  2. 1. In the Palm of Your Hand...
    Game Boy
  3. 2. In the Palm of Your Hand... Part II
    Game Boy
  4. 3. It's a Small World After All
    Game Boy
  5. 4. It's a Small World After All Part II
    Game Boy
  6. 5. International Enquistor - July 20, 1990
    Game Boy
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