What If? #20 [Direct]
(April 1980)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 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]
Editing
Dennis O'Neil; Mark Gruenwald (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


What If the Avengers Fought the Kree-Skrull War Without Rick Jones? (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Al Milgrom (signed as M)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (credited as S)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza ?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
the Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision]; Rick Jones; Ronan
Reprints

What If the Avengers Had Fought the Kree-Skrull War Without Rick Jones? (Table of Contents: 1)

The Avengers [superhero] / comic story / 35 pages (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco
Pencils
Sal Buscema (pages 1-3, uncredited); Al Kupperberg (credited as Alan Kupperberg) (layouts, pages 4-35)
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited as Carl G.)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski (credited as Tom Orz) (pages 2-35); Rick Parker ? (splash)

Job Number
LF-829
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the Watcher! My sacred trust is to observe and chronicle...
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
the Angel [Thomas Halloway] (simulacrum, flashback); the Avengers [the Black Panther; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Goliath [Clint Barton]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision]; Balder; the Black Widow; the Blazing Skull (simulacrum, flashback); Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Daredevil; Dr. Doom; Dr. Strange; Dum Dum Dugan; Emperor Dorrek VII (Skrull); the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic; the Thing]; the Fin (simulacrum, flashback); the Hulk; the Human Torch [Jim Hammond] (simulacrum, flashback); Inhumans [Black Bolt; Gorgon; Karnak; Medusa; Triton]; Kree; Nick Fury; Odin; Princess Anelle (Skrull); Rick Jones; Ronan the Accuser; Sif; Skrulls; Spider-Man; the Sub-Mariner; the Super-Skrull; the Supreme Intelligence; the Vision [Aarkus] (simulacrum, flashback); the Warriors Three [Hogun; Fandral; Volstagg]; the Watcher; the X-Men [Angel; the Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl; Professor X]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on the Kree-Skrull War in The Avengers #89-91. Art credits from Alan Kupperberg through Daniel Best via the GCD Error List (January 3rd, 2007).

A Hot Time in the Old Town (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Human Torch; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

What's Wrong With This Picture? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Marvel Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Why Not? / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on What If? #16 and 17. Includes a letter by Kevin J. Dooley.

U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required By 39 U.S.C. 3685) (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script
Ed Shukin
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average number of copies of each issue during the previous year: 135,381. Single issue nearest to filing date: 146,653.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If the Avengers Fought the Kree-Skrull War Without Rick Jones?
  2. 1. What If the Avengers Had Fought the Kree-Skrull War Without Rick Jones?
  3. 2. A Hot Time in the Old Town
    The Human Torch; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. What's Wrong With This Picture?
    Marvel Comics
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required By 39 U.S.C. 3685)
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