Marvel Super Special #8 [tabloid]
(1978)

Marvel, 1978 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.50 USD
Pages
52
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Editing
Richard E. Marschall; Ralph Macchio (associate editor); Davida Lichter-Dale (book design)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard modern U.S. magazine size
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Indexed from the Modern Promotions "MP" reprint; contents believed to be the same as the original.
"This issue distributed by Modern Promotions."
Indicia title is "A Marvel Super Special."
Size = 10in x 13in.


The Official Adaptation of The Television Sensation! (Table of Contents)

Battlestar Galactica / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rick Bryant (signed)
Inks
Rick Bryant (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

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

Battlestar Galactica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Cylons
Synopsis
A battle scene.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.
Art does not match anything else in the book.

Stan Lee Presents: Battlestar Galactica (Table of Contents: 2)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Richard E. Marschall (signed)
Inks
Richard E. Marschall (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin (art director)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Table of Contents and indicia, with two illustrations.

Battlestar Galactica (Table of Contents: 3)

Battlestar Galactica / comic story / 31 pages (report information)

Script
Roger McKenzie (adaptation); Glen Larson (television script)
Pencils
Ernie Colon
Inks
Ernie Colon
Colors
Ernie Colon
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Apollo; Zac; President Adar; Commander Adama; Starbuck; Athena; Colonel Tigh; Cylons; Baltar; Boomer; Boxey; Lyra; Cassiopea; Imperial Leader; Sire Uri; Muffit II; Doctor Wilker; Queen Lotay; Slygg; Ovions; Tucanas (cameo)
Synopsis
The twelve human colonies of space have finally united in a peace treaty with the Cylons, who have been enemies for millennia. But the Cylons attack the assembled fleet and home planets, nearly wiping out the humans. The survivors band together with the remaining battlestar ship to find a mythical 13th colony on Earth, but continue to be harrassed by the Cylons and their allies at every turn.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Continued in Battlestar Galactica (Marvel, 1979 series) #4

Battlestar Galactica (Table of Contents: 4)

Battlestar Galactica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Marie Severin (art director)
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ovions

Indexer Notes

on page 21 of book

The Wizard of Hollywood's Dream Factory (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Swires; John Dykstra
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
Marie Severin (art director)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
John Dykstra
Synopsis
Interview with John Dykstra, special photographic effects supervisor for the Battlestar Galactica TV show.
Keywords
interview

Indexer Notes

on pages 22, 23, 25, and 28 of book

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

Battlestar Galactica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Josef Rubinstein
Inks
Josef Rubinstein
Colors
Josef Rubinstein

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Apollo ?; Zac ?

Indexer Notes

on page 24 of book

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

Battlestar Galactica / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
H. Bender (signed)
Inks
H. Bender (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin (art director)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Apollo; Commander Adama; Starbuck; Athena; Colonel Tigh; Cylons; Boomer; Boxey; Lyra; Cassiopea; Muffit II

Indexer Notes

a single illustration on pages 26-27 of book

Life In The Future (Table of Contents: 8)

Battlestar Galactica / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Rogers
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
Marie Severin (art director)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Background on the Battlestar Galactica saga.

Indexer Notes

on pages 29-30 of the book

Battle Tactics (Table of Contents: 9)

Battlestar Galactica / text article / 0.7 page (report information)

Script
Tom Rogers
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Discussion of the spacecraft and battle tactics of the Battlestar Galactica universe.

Indexer Notes

on page 31 of the book

Spaceships And Such: Hardware of The Future (Table of Contents: 10)

Battlestar Galactica / text article / 1.3 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Rogers
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
Marie Severin (art director)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Discussion of the various types of spaceships and communications devices in the Battlestar Galactica universe.

Indexer Notes

on pages 31 and 33 of the book

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Battlestar Galactica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Inks
Dave Cockrum (signed)
Colors
Marie Severin (art director)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ovion

Indexer Notes

on page 32 of book

Aliens And Robots (Table of Contents: 12)

Battlestar Galactica / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Tom Rogers
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Marie Severin (art director)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Cylon; Tucanas
Synopsis
Discussion of the various aliens in the Battlestar Galactica universe.

Indexer Notes

on pages 34-35 of the book

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13)

Battlestar Galactica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Marie Severin (art director)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Muffit II

Indexer Notes

on page 36 of the book

Welcome To The Marvel Universe (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Battlestar Galactica / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rick Bryant
Inks
Rick Bryant
Colors
Marie Severin (art director)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Would be part of a wraparound cover except for the gap caused by the square binding, which carries title and price information.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Official Adaptation of The Television Sensation!
    Battlestar Galactica
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Battlestar Galactica
  3. 2. Stan Lee Presents: Battlestar Galactica
  4. 3. Battlestar Galactica
    Battlestar Galactica
  5. 4. Battlestar Galactica
    Battlestar Galactica
  6. 5. The Wizard of Hollywood's Dream Factory
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Battlestar Galactica
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Battlestar Galactica
  9. 8. Life In The Future
    Battlestar Galactica
  10. 9. Battle Tactics
    Battlestar Galactica
  11. 10. Spaceships And Such: Hardware of The Future
    Battlestar Galactica
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Battlestar Galactica
  13. 12. Aliens And Robots
    Battlestar Galactica
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Battlestar Galactica
  15. 14. Welcome To The Marvel Universe
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Battlestar Galactica
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