(1991)

Marvel, 1991 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
2.25 USD; 2.70 CAD; 1.10 GBP
Pages
84
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
Barcode
071486019046 01
Editing
Renee Witterstaetter (credited as Renée Witterstaetter) (editor); Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor-in-chief)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Squarebound
Publishing Format
One-Shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur Adams (signed as Arthur Adams [circles])
Inks
Arthur Adams (signed as Arthur Adams [circles])
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Stop that bearded man!
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Thor [Eric Masterson]]; Captain Ultra; the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Woman; Mr. Fantastic; the Thing]; Ghost Rider [Danny Ketch]; the Punisher; Santa Claus; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the X-Men [Banshee; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Storm; Wolverine]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover. Signature dated November 1991.

Marvel Holiday Special (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Spider-Man

Indexer Notes

Credits and indicia.
Inside front cover.

A Miracle a Few Blocks Down from 34th Street (Table of Contents: 2)

X-Men / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Lobdell (credited)
Pencils
Dave Cockrum (credited)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (credited)
Colors
Paty Cockrum (credited)
Letters
Roxanne Starr (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What an enchanting custom, Banshee.
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Banshee]; Blob (villain); Toad (villain); Mastermind (villain); Unus (villain); Cyclops (cameo); Jean Grey (cameo); Amanda Sefton (cameo); Matt Murdock [Daredevil] (cameo); Chris Claremont (cameo)
Synopsis
The X-Men battle members of the Brotherhood on the way to Rockefeller Center.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story takes place immediately before The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #98 (April 1976).

A Christmas Coda (Table of Contents: 3)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Walter Simonson (credited)
Pencils
Arthur Adams (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Marie Javins (credited)
Letters
Brad K. Joyce (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Silver bells, silver bells... and once again as it says in the old song, it's Christmas time in the city.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Human Torch; Thing]; Franklin Richards; Alicia Masters; Jacob Marley
Synopsis
Franklin learns the true meaning of Christmas in figuring out how to free Jacob Marley from the curse of being a holiday ghost.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Marie Severin (signed as SEVERIN)
Inks
Marie Severin (signed as SEVERIN)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Woman; Mr. Fantastic; the Thing]; Franklin Richards
Reprints

Midknight Drear (Table of Contents: 5)

Punisher / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steven Grant (credited)
Pencils
Klaus Janson (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Klaus Janson (credited)
Letters
Phil Felix (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Church bells. It's midnight. No stars in the sky. The wind is an icy knife.
Genre
superhero; crime
Characters
Punisher
Synopsis
Punisher redistributes some drug dealer cash to the homeless for Christmas.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Punisher / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom Grindberg (signed as GRINDBERG)
Inks
Tom Grindberg (signed as GRINDBERG)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero; crime
Characters
Punisher

Indexer Notes

Signature dated 1991.

'Twas a Mid-Winter's Night (Table of Contents: 7)

Thor / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited)
Inks
Sal Buscema (credited)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited)
Letters
Roxanne Starr (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Countless are the colorful legends of the Norse gods! While many are the thrilling epics of heroic courage and noble combat, some are only simple fables!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor; Odin; Sia; Sigurd; Harrak; Vizier; Grylak (villain)
Synopsis
Thor battles a nasty troll bent on Asgard's destruction. Odin answers a prayer and plays Santa.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Thor / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ron Frenz (credited)
Inks
Patrick Olliffe (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Thor [Eric Masterson]

Ghosts of Christmas Comics Past (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Barry Dutter (credited)
Pencils
John Byrne (signed as JOHN BYRNE [stacked]); various
Inks
John Byrne (signed as JOHN BYRNE [stacked]); various
Colors
various
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When I was growing up, I always looked forward to Christmas time.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Willie Lumpkin; Black Panther; She-Hulk; Cyclops; Wolverine; Spider-Man; Hulk; Captain America; Giant-Man; Wasp; Iceman; Vision

Indexer Notes

Listing and commentary on past Marvel comics that featured Christmas stories. Includes holiday inspired reprint images.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Darren Auck (credited)
Inks
Steve Montano (credited)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Beast; Colossus; The Thing; Iceman; She-Hulk; Strong Guy

Precious Gifts (Table of Contents: 11)

Captain America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Len Kaminski (credited)
Pencils
Ron Lim (credited)
Inks
James Sanders (credited)
Colors
Marie Javins (credited)
Letters
Roxanne Starr (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Many years ago, there was a terrible war in which brave men fought -- and sometimes died -- to defend the world from the madmen called Nazis.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Bucky Barnes (flashback); Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis
Captain America spends the holidays with Bucky's sister.
Reprints

[Happy Holidays] (Table of Contents: 12)

Captain America / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rik Levins (signed as LEVINS)
Inks
Dan Panosian (signed as PANOSIAN)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Diamondback

Ghost of Christmas Present (Table of Contents: 13)

Ghost Rider [occult] / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Mackie (credited)
Pencils
John Hebert (credited)
Inks
Al Milgrom (credited)
Colors
Evelyn Stein (credited)
Letters
Michael Heisler (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An hour ago, just as the snow began falling, William Rockwood Jr. was tucked into bed by his parents.
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ghost Rider [Danny Ketch]
Synopsis
Ghost Rider brings a lost blind girl home for Christmas.
Reprints

Merry Mutant Melodies II (Table of Contents: 14)

X-Men / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kelly Corvese (credited)
Pencils
Kelly Corvese (credited)
Inks
Mike White (credited)
Colors
Kelly Corvese (credited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Have yourself another X-Men spin-off
Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Professor X; Jean Grey; Domino; Kylun; Beast; Rogue; Boom Boom; Mystique; Psylocke; Polaris; Nightcrawler; Storm; Archangel; Colossus; Kitty Pryde; Iceman; Cable; Cyclops; Wolverine; Meggan; Feral

Indexer Notes

A holiday song book with familiar words turned into an X-Men theme.

'It Came and Went on a Midnight Clear!..' (Table of Contents: 15)

Captain Ultra / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Lobdell (credited as Lobdell)
Pencils
Dennis Jensen (credited as Jensen)
Inks
Barbara Kaalberg (credited as Kaalberg)
Colors
Tom Vincent (credited as Vincent)
Letters
Brad K. Joyce (credited as Joyce)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look -- it's an Avenger!
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Captain Ultra; Plantman; Thor [Eric Masterson]
Synopsis
Captain Ultra tries to keep Plantman from making off with everyone's Christmas trees.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Spider-Man / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rurik Tyler (signed as RURIK TYLER)
Inks
Rurik Tyler (signed as RURIK TYLER)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mary Jane Watson-Parker; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]

A Spider-Man Carol (Table of Contents: 17)

Spider-Man / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Danny Fingeroth (credited)
Pencils
Ron Garney (credited)
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (credited)
Colors
Steve Buccellato (credited)
Letters
Richard Starkings (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
December 23rd.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; J. Jonah Jameson; Vulture (cameo flashback); Vulturion (cameo flashback); John Jameson (cameo flashback); Scorpion (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Spider-Man helps Jonah out of a jam at a children's hospital charity and gets praise from many of the kids for impacting their lives.
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Indexer Notes

Story contains the brother of "The Kid Who Collected Spider-Man" from The Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #248.

[Happy Holidays from Everyone at Marvel] (Table of Contents: 18)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rurik Tyler (signed as RURIK TYLER [stacked])
Inks
Rurik Tyler (signed as RURIK TYLER [stacked])
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk; Wolverine; Storm; Iron Man; Captain America; Puck; She-Hulk; Namor; Cyclops; Guardian [Heather Hudson]; Spider-Man; Thing; Franklin Richards; Beast

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Stop that bearded man!"]
  2. 1. Marvel Holiday Special
  3. 2. A Miracle a Few Blocks Down from 34th Street
    X-Men
  4. 3. A Christmas Coda
    Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Midknight Drear
    Punisher
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Punisher
  8. 7. 'Twas a Mid-Winter's Night
    Thor
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Thor
  10. 9. Ghosts of Christmas Comics Past
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. Precious Gifts
    Captain America
  13. 12. [Happy Holidays]
    Captain America
  14. 13. Ghost of Christmas Present
    Ghost Rider [occult]
  15. 14. Merry Mutant Melodies II
    X-Men
  16. 15. 'It Came and Went on a Midnight Clear!..'
    Captain Ultra
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Spider-Man
  18. 17. A Spider-Man Carol
    Spider-Man
  19. 18. [Happy Holidays from Everyone at Marvel]
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