(2008)

Marvel UK, 2008 Series
Published in English (United Kingdom) United Kingdom
 
Price
14.99 GBP
Pages
344
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
Marvel Graphic Novel
ISBN
978-1-84653-400-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781846534003
Color
colour
Dimensions
standard modern age
Binding
trade paperback
Publishing Format
one-shot

Issue Notes

Published by Panini Publishing.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Iron Fist [Danny Rand]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Wolverine [Logan]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson]

The Fine Art of Dying! (Table of Contents: 3)

Dracula / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
Tom Palmer ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dracula
Reprints

Dark Asylum! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella; David Anthony Kraft
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Rudy Nebres
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Reprints

Mind-Storm! (Table of Contents: 5)

Iron Fist / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
martial arts; superhero
Characters
Iron Fist; Angar the Screamer
Reprints

Morning of the Mindstorm! (Table of Contents: 6)

Iron Fist / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Al McWilliams
Colors
Michele Wolfman
Letters
Karen Mantlo

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You are Iron Fist and this man is trying to kill you.
Genre
martial arts; superhero
Characters
Iron Fist; Lee Wing; Colleen Wing; Jeryn Hogarth (introduction); Princess Azir; Lt. Rafael Scarfe; Angar the Screamer (villain); Khumbala Bey (introduction, villain); Wendell Rand (illusion); Lei Kung, the Thunderer (illusion)
Synopsis
Iron Fist arrives at the Wings to discover Colleen missing and Lee raving like a mad man; Danny and Scarfe try to track down Colleen but are assaulted by illusions courtesy of Angar; Beating Angar down, Iron Fist discovers a Stark International i.d. card on the villain and figures the company is behind the disappearance of his friend.
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Indexer Notes

Continued in Iron Fist (Marvel, 1975 series) #1

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Human Torch; Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Annette Kawecki ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why are the Fantastic Four trying to kill me?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Super-Skrull [Kl'rt]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Al Milgrom cover pencils credit confirmed 2010 by Al Milgrom.

Not All Thy Powers Can Save Thee! (Table of Contents: 8)

Human Torch; Spider-Man / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Dave Hunt
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; John Costanza

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a mess!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (flashback); Thing [Ben Grimm] (flashback)]; Carol Danvers [Ms. Marvel]; Tigra [Greer Nelson] (flashback); Captain Jean DeWolff; Lt. Rafael Scarfe; Officer Ryan; Daniel; Super-Skrull [Kl'rt; also as Joshua Plague (flashback)] (villain)
Synopsis
After being released from the legendary Soul-Catcher, Super-Skrull defeats the Human Torch, and then it's up to Spider-Man to face him alone.
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Showdown with the Super-Skrull! (Table of Contents: 9)

Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Havoc aboard the Queen Elizabeth II!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; Super-Skrull [Kl'rt]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover letters credit confirmed by Todd Klein in The Danny Crespi Files Part 12, posted 23 June 2017 on his blog (Todd Klein's Blog at Goodreads). Previous indexer credited John Costanza.

All This and the QE2 (Table of Contents: 10)

Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Dave Hunt
Colors
Dave Hunt
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; Captain Jean DeWolff; Lt. Rafael Scarfe; Daniel; Josiah Rubin; Mrs. Rubin; Super-Skrull [Kl'rt] (villain)
Synopsis
Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man team up to stop the Super-Skrull. The would-be alien conqueror is looking for a crystal that enables hyperspace travel, and he locates it on a ship at sea, in the cabin of an antiques dealer. Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel discover that Super-Skrull is powered by an extremely powerful energy beam from outer space and uses this energy and the crystal to send Super-Skrull off-planet.
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Phoenix Must Die! (Table of Contents: 11)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
?
Letters
Jim Novak; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cyclops; Jean Grey
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The Fate of the Phoenix! (Table of Contents: 12)

X-Men / comic story / 35 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne; Chris Claremont
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am--the Watcher!
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Jean Grey [Dark Phoenix; Marvel Girl] (death); Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Nightcrawler]; Watcher [Uatu]; Recorder; Beast; Angel; Majestrix Lilandra; Chamberlain Araki; Shi'ar; Kree; Skrulls; Supreme Intelligence; Empress Rk'll; Gladiator; Imperial Guard [Starbolt; Oracle; Tempest; Nightside; Smasher; Warstar [B'Nee; Cc'll] (first); Earthquake (first); Hussar (first); Manta (first)]; Raksar
Synopsis
Lilandra transports the X-Men to her base so that Phoenix can be killed for her crime of wiping out an entire star system. Xavier explains that the Phoenix Force has been purged from Jean and demands the right to trial by combat when his captors refuse to listen. The X-Men and the Imperial Guard fight on the Blue Area of the Moon to determine Jean's fate. During the battle, Dark Phoenix manifests herself once again and Jean sacrifices herself rather than let the Phoenix loose on the universe.
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Keywords
Blue Area of the Moon; Moon; trial by combat

Indexer Notes

As is now known, Phoenix and Jean Grey were never one and the same as revealed in Jean's resurrection in Avengers #263 and Fantastic Four #286. In the original story, Jean Grey didn't die and the story with the original ending is printed in Phoenix: The Untold Story #1.

He's the People's Choice Captain America for President! (Table of Contents: 13)

Captain America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Reprints
Keywords
election; Election Day; fictional characters for president; politics

Cap for President! (Table of Contents: 14)

Captain America / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern; Don Perlin; Roger McKenzie; Jim Shooter
Pencils
John Byrne; Joe Rubinstein
Inks
Joe Rubinstein
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Jim Novak

Job Number
LF191
Genre
superhero
Characters
Agent Agent Zimmer (F.B.I.); The M.L.A. (terrorist group; first appearance); Congressman Gundersen (first appearance); Charlie (first appearance); Harv (first appearance); Marty (first appearance); Edna Crosley (first appearance; flashback); Charles P. Irwin
Synopsis
Captain America turns down the chance to run for president.
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Keywords
election; Election Day; fictional characters for president; politics

Indexer Notes

Shooter, Perlin and McKenzie credits derived from this issue's letters page. Credits for Byrne and Rubinstein state "photography by"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Fantastic Four / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne; Marie Severin
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Storm [Ororo Monroe]; Wolverine [Logan]; Sprite [Kitty Pryde]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Yellowjacket [Hank Pym]; Vision; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; Impossible Man; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Valkyrie; Franklin Richards; Agatha Harkness; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thor; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Iron Fist [Danny Rand]; Hellcat [Patsy Walker]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Shang-Chi; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Silver Surfer [Norrin Radd]; Black Panther [T'Challa]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Willie Lumpkin; Stan Lee
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Indexer Notes

Severin penciled Stan Lee's face. Info per Jack Morelli and Terry Austin.

Terror in a Tiny Town (Table of Contents: 16)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Alicia Masters (guest star); Franklin Richards (guest star); Puppet Master (villain); Doctor Doom [Victor von Doom] (villain)
Synopsis
The Fantastic Four find themselves living in a strange world with lives almost similar to their own, little knowing that Doctor Doom has hooked them up to machines and transported them there.
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Indexer Notes

Story in two parts: Part 1 "As I Lay Dreaming..." (18 pp.) & Part 2 "If This Be Doomsday!" (22 pp.).

And One Shall Surely Die! (Table of Contents: 17)

Alpha Flight / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson]; Sasquatch [Dr. Walter Langkowski]; Shaman; Snowbird; Aurora; Northstar; Puck]
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Indexer Notes

Signature dated 1984.

...And One Shall Surely Die (Table of Contents: 18)

Alpha Flight / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Michael Higgins

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Mrs. Hudson you seem... agitated?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Alpha Flight [Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson] (death); Shaman; Snowbird; Aurora; Northstar; Puck; Marrina; Sasquatch [Dr. Walter Langkowski]]; Heather Hudson; MX39147 [Delphine Courtney]; Jerome Jaxon [also as Box] (origin, death); Omega Flight [Diamond Lil; Smart Alec (death); Flashback; Wildchild]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Roxxon Oil (flashback); August D'Angelo (flashback); Box [Roger Bochs]
Synopsis
Alpha Flight joins Guardian in battling Omega Flight. Mac's suit is damaged during the conflict and, with only seconds left to disable it, Heather accidentally distracts him and the Guardian suit blows up, reducing Mac to ashes.
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The War to End All Skrulls! (Table of Contents: 19)

The Avengers [superhero] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Kerry Gammill
Inks
Kyle Baker
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Starfox [Eros]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Hercules; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]]; Skrulls
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Indexer Notes

Reverse angle shot of the same scene as the cover to Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #19. (Noted by Michael Slark via the GCD Error Tracker.)

Fifth Column (Table of Contents: 20)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 40 pages (report information)

Script
Roger Stern
Pencils
John Byrne; ? (30-32, 34, 36, 38, and 39, see notes)
Inks
Kyle Baker
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Starfox [Eros]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Hercules; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]]; Zabyk (villain); Myrn (villain); Skrulls (villains)
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Indexer Notes

Continued between The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #260 and #261.

Fred Snyder contends there is a different artist penciling pages 30-32, 34, 36, 38, and 39 with Baker inking.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Bruce Banner; Betty Banner; Rick Jones; Professor Hideko Takata
Reprints

Member of the Wedding (Table of Contents: 22)

Hulk / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne; Keith Williams
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Rick Parker

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, creep!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk; Bruce Banner (also in flashback); Rick Jones (also in flashback); Betty Ross Banner; New Hulkbusters [Craig Saunders; Samuel John LaRoquette; Dr. Armand Martel; Professor Hideko Takata]; Doc Samson [Leonard Samson]; Captain America [Steve Rogers] (flashback); Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell] (flashback); Rom (flashback); Reverend Morris (first appearance); Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross
Synopsis
Rick arrives for the pending nuptials of Bruce and Betty. The Hulkbusters and Samson battle the Hulk. During the wedding ceremony of Bruce and Betty, Thunderbolt Ross shows up to stop the proceedings. Even though he shoots Rick in the gut, the show goes on and Bruce and Betty are married at last.
Reprints
Keywords
wedding

Indexer Notes

Issue is split top and bottom between Doc Samson vs. the Hulk and Bruce and Betty's Wedding.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23)

She-Hulk / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein; ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Okay, now. This is your second chance.
Genre
humour; superhero
Characters
She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]
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Indexer Notes

Cover script has She-Hulk demanding that readers buy her book or she is going to come over and rip up all their X-Men (Guess what she says on the cover to the last issue).

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

Second Chance (Table of Contents: 24)

She-Hulk / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Circus of Crime [Ringmaster [Maynard Tiboldt]; Bruto [Bruce Olafsen]; Professor; Ernesto Gambonno; Luigi Gambonno; Princess Python [Zelda DuBois]]; Headmen [Arthur Nagen; Ruby Thursday; Jerold Morgan; Chondu]; Rick Jones (flashback; cameo); Hulk [Bruce Banner] (flashback; cameo)
Synopsis
The Headmen hire the Circus of Crime to test She-Hulk's abilities.
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Out of the Depths... And Into the 90's! (Table of Contents: 25)

Namor, the Sub-Mariner / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Namor, the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

Purpose! (Table of Contents: 26)

Namor, the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
Namor, the Sub-Mariner (origin); Carrie Alexander (introduction); Dr. Alexander (introduction); Ve'ehalo (introduction); Phoebe Marrs (introduction); Desmond Marrs (introduction); Marrina (cameo); Dorma (cameo); Lady Fen (cameo flashback); Leonard McKenzie (cameo flashback); Tha-Korr (cameo flashback)
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Fade to Black (Table of Contents: 27)

X-Men / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
John Byrne (signed)
Colors
Gregory Wright (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Beast; Cyclops; Angel; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman; Professor X]
Reprints

Friends and Enemies (Table of Contents: 28)

X-Men / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
VLM
Letters
John Byrne

Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Cyclops; Angel; Beast; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]; Iceman; Professor X; Havok; Lorna Dane [Polaris]]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing; Crystal]; Magneto; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Mole Man; Dorma; The Promise (organization); Teri Martin; Ashley Martin
Synopsis
All storylines come to a close in this final issue of the series. Professor X helps the Fantastic Four combat Magneto, while the X-Men escape from the Mole Man. Havok and the Professor help rescue Polaris from the Promise, and Tobias Messenger, leader of the Promise, dies. Professor X leaves the Martin household, and all the X-Men return to the mansion to celebrate Beast's birthday one week later.
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Indexer Notes

The ending of this book is abrupt, almost as though Byrne had more story to tell, but the book was cancelled; this storyline runs concurrently with the events of Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #102-104.

Marvel Masters: The Rise of John Byrne (Table of Contents: 29)

text article / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Conroy
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Article on John Byrne's career, focusing on his Marvel work, with panels from various titles he worked on interspersed.
Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. The Fine Art of Dying!
    Dracula
  5. 4. Dark Asylum!
  6. 5. Mind-Storm!
    Iron Fist
  7. 6. Morning of the Mindstorm!
    Iron Fist
  8. 7. ["Why are the Fantastic Four trying to kill me?"]
    Human Torch; Spider-Man
  9. 8. Not All Thy Powers Can Save Thee!
    Human Torch; Spider-Man
  10. 9. Showdown with the Super-Skrull!
    Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel
  11. 10. All This and the QE2
    Spider-Man and Ms. Marvel
  12. 11. Phoenix Must Die!
    X-Men
  13. 12. The Fate of the Phoenix!
    X-Men
  14. 13. He's the People's Choice Captain America for President!
    Captain America
  15. 14. Cap for President!
    Captain America
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    The Fantastic Four
  17. 16. Terror in a Tiny Town
    The Fantastic Four
  18. 17. And One Shall Surely Die!
    Alpha Flight
  19. 18. ...And One Shall Surely Die
    Alpha Flight
  20. 19. The War to End All Skrulls!
    The Avengers [superhero]
  21. 20. Fifth Column
    The Avengers [superhero]
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  23. 22. Member of the Wedding
    Hulk
  24. 23. ["Okay, now. This is your second chance."]
    She-Hulk
  25. 24. Second Chance
    She-Hulk
  26. 25. Out of the Depths... And Into the 90's!
    Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  27. 26. Purpose!
    Namor, the Sub-Mariner
  28. 27. Fade to Black
    X-Men
  29. 28. Friends and Enemies
    X-Men
  30. 29. Marvel Masters: The Rise of John Byrne
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