(January 1984)

Marvel, 1983 Series
Volume
1
Price
2.00 USD; 2.25 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1983-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Al Milgrom (original editor); Michael Higgins (reprint editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in -chief)

Issue Notes

A reprinting of the last nine pages of Marvel Comics Micronauts #3 and issues #4-5 by Bill Mantlo and Michael Golden. Printed on glossy paper with new coloring enhancements by Bob Sharen. No ads.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Micronauts / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Butch Guice (signed)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein [Josef Rubinstein] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters
Prince Acroyear; Bug; Marionette; Microtron; Biotron; Commander Arcturus Rann [Space Glider] [All as the Micronauts]; Professor Phillip Prometheus (villain); Baron Karza (villain)

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

The Creation Of The Micronauts: A Confession (Table of Contents: 1)

Editorial / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Bug; Time Traveller [Time Traveler]
Synopsis
Text article by original Micronauts writer Bill Mantlo on how the series based on a toyline came to be.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Artwork of Bug by Michael Golden appears on the bottom of the page. Mantlo got the inspiration for this series when his mother bought his son, Adam several Micronaut toys by Mego during Christmas, 1978.

Death-Duel At Daytona Beach! Part Two (Table of Contents: 2)

Micronauts / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Michael Golden; Butch Guice (page one only)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein [As Josef Rubinstein]
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Prince Acroyear; Bug; Marionette; Microtron; Biotron; Commander Arcturus Rann [Space Glider] [All as the Micronauts]; Baron Karza (villain); Ray Coffin; Wing-Fighter pilot; Eddy (A skateboarder); Skateboarders; Time Traveller [Time Traveler]; Skateboard park manager Martinelli; Prince Shaitan (villain); Police officer Thompson; Unnamed police officers; Acroyear Battle Cruiser pilot; Tiger 8 pilots; Cape Control coordinator
Synopsis
On earth, following a victorious battle with Prince Shaitan and his Battle Cruisers at a skateboard park, the Micronauts begin a search for their missing partner, Bug.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Second part of reprint containing the last nine pages from Micronauts #3, continued from Micronauts Special Edition #1. New Butch Guice splash page art featured on the first page of the story. The coloring is newly enhanced by Bob Sharen from it's original colorist, Carl Gafford and some of the colors have been changed from the original issues.

A Hunting We Will Go! (Table of Contents: 3)

Micronauts / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Joe Rubinstein [As Josef Rubinstein]
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Prince Acroyear; Bug; Marionette; Microtron; Biotron; Commander Arcturus Rann [Space Glider] [All as the Micronauts]; Baron Karza (villain); Slug; Underground rebels; Dog Soldiers; Major D'ark; Tril (death); Steve Coffin; Ray Coffin; Muffin; Charly; Cape Canaveral guard; Professor Phillip Prometheus (introduction); Abner Jenkins; Time Traveller [Time Traveler]
Synopsis
Slug is sent to the Body Banks and begins her search for Prince Argon. While the Micronauts search for Bug at the Coffin residence and the Coffin family, with a stowawayed Bug, bring the remains of a Wing Fighter to Phillip Prometheus at the Human Engineering Life Laboratories (H.E.L.L.).
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The team roll call sidebar artwork from page one of the original issue is removed in this reprinted version. The coloring is newly enhanced by Bob Sharen from it's original colorist, Carl Gafford and some of the colors have been changed from the original issues. Page four of this story features a slightly modified text placement change than what appears in the original issue. Introduction of Phillip Prometheus.

Map Of Homeworld (Table of Contents: 4)

Micronauts / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Armando Gil
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction; superhero
Synopsis
A map detailing some of the important locations found in the Microverse's Homeworld.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

There are no credits given for this map. Credits taken from original GCD index.

The Prometheus Pit! (Table of Contents: 5)

Micronauts / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Joe Rubinstein [As Josef Rubinstein]
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Jim Novak [James Novak]

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Prince Acroyear; Bug; Marionette; Microtron; Biotron; Commander Arcturus Rann [Space Glider] [All as the Micronauts]; Baron Karza (villain); Muffin; Steve Coffin; Ray Coffin; H.E.L.L. security guards; Time Traveler [Time Traveller] (cameo); Ray Coffin; Professor Phillip Prometheus (villain); Dog Soldiers; Slug; Prince Argon [Force Commander] (introduction as a centaur); Underground rebels; Body Bank security guards; Duchess Belladonna; Shadow Priests; H.E.L.L. Humanoid security guards
Synopsis
The Micronauts encounter Phillip Prometheus who is revealed to be a cyborg and has created a doorway to the Microverse with his Prometheus Pit. Meanwhile on Homeworld, Prince Argon attacks Baron Karza and his dog soldiers in his altered form as centaur but is easily subdued and the Baron chooses Slug as the host body for Duchess Belladonna.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The coloring is newly enhanced by Bob Sharen from it's original colorist, D. R. Martin and some of the colors have been changed from the original issues. Introduction of Prince Argon [Force Commander] in his centaur form.

Death's Stronghold (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Michael Golden
Inks
Joe Rubinstein [Josef Rubinstein]
Colors
Bob Sharen ?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Baron Karza (villain); Underground rebels
Reprints

Prometheus Pit! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Michael Golden (signed)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein [Josef Rubinstein] (signed)
Colors
Bob Sharen ?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Prince Acroyear; Bug; Marionette; Microtron; Commander Arcturus Rann [Space Glider] [All as the Micronauts]; Steve Coffin; Professor Philip Prometheus (villain); Baron Karza (villain) (In corner box only); Muffin
Reprints

In The Microverse Life Is The Exception... Death Is The Rule! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

The X-Men And The Micronauts / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Micronauts
  2. 1. The Creation Of The Micronauts: A Confession
    Editorial
  3. 2. Death-Duel At Daytona Beach! Part Two
    Micronauts
  4. 3. A Hunting We Will Go!
    Micronauts
  5. 4. Map Of Homeworld
    Micronauts
  6. 5. The Prometheus Pit!
    Micronauts
  7. 6. Death's Stronghold
    Micronauts
  8. 7. Prometheus Pit!
    Micronauts
  9. 8. In The Microverse Life Is The Exception... Death Is The Rule!
    The X-Men And The Micronauts
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