What If? #17 [Direct]
(October 1979)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860268610
Editing
Mark Gruenwald (credited as M. Gruenwald); Jim Shooter (credited as J. Shooter) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

What If Ghost Rider Spider-Woman Captain Marvel Were Villains? (Table of Contents)

Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Ghost Rider [occult]; Spider-Woman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]
Synopsis
The three remain villains instead of heroes.
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Indexer Notes

Cover penciler credit provided 2006 by Nick Caputo.

What If Ghost Rider Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel Had Remained Villains? (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Ghost Rider [occult]; Spider-Woman / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Steven Grant
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In every life, there are moments when possibilities...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Watcher; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Spider-Woman [Jessica Drew]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Nick Fury; Kree Sentry #459
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Splash page introduction. This sequence added 2005 by Steven Tice.

Ghost Rider Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

Ghost Rider [occult] / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Steven Grant
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Springer
Colors
Roger Slifer
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is midnight on a lonely desert highway...
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Ghost Rider [John Blaze] (also in flashback); Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]; Watcher; Roxanne Simpson (flashback, death); Crash Simpson (flashback, death); Frank; Chill Miller (flashback, death)
Reprints

Part 2 The Spider-Woman (Table of Contents: 3)

Spider-Woman / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Steven Grant
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Her name is Jessica Drew...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Woman [Arachne; Jessica Drew]; Watcher; Nick Fury (death); SHIELD; Hydra; Jared (death); Contessa Valentina De Fontane; Count Otto Vermis; Andre (death)
Reprints

Part 3 Captain Marvel (Table of Contents: 4)

Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell] / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
Steven Grant
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now, we turn to Mar-Vell...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Watcher; Kree Sentry #459 (destroyed); Ronan the Accuser; Yon-Rogg (death); Una; Carol Danvers; Zarek, the Imperial Minister
Reprints

The Incredible Hulk and the Ultimate Weapon! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Hulk; Hostess Fruit Pies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If Ghost Rider Spider-Woman Captain Marvel Were Villains?
    Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Ghost Rider [occult]; Spider-Woman
  2. 1. What If Ghost Rider Spider-Woman and Captain Marvel Had Remained Villains?
    Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Ghost Rider [occult]; Spider-Woman
  3. 2. Ghost Rider Part 1
    Ghost Rider [occult]
  4. 3. Part 2 The Spider-Woman
    Spider-Woman
  5. 4. Part 3 Captain Marvel
    Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]
  6. 5. The Incredible Hulk and the Ultimate Weapon!
    Hulk; Hostess Fruit Pies
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