What If? #21 [Direct]
(June 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
Denny O'Neil (credited as Dennis O'Neil) (editor); Mark Gruenwald (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Follows up on on What If? #1 (February 1977).
This issue has variants:

What If Invisible Girl of the Fantastic Four Married the Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Al Milgrom ?
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic]; the Invisible Girl; Namor, the Sub-Mariner
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover credits 2005 by Steven Tice.

Decline and Fall!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 1) (Table of Contents: 1)

The Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Carl Gafford (as Gaff)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Job Number
LF-641
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the Watcher! Behold a familiar sight...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atlanteans; the Awesome Android (flashback); Lady Dorma; Dr. Doom (flashback); the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; the Thing] (also in flashback); the Invisible Girl (also in flashback); Warlord Krang; the Mad Thinker (flashback); the Red Ghost (flashback); the Sub-Mariner (also in flashback); the Super-Skrull; the Watcher
Reprints

The Trap (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Two Against Atlantis!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 2) (Table of Contents: 4)

The Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Carl Gafford (as Gaff)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How much longer, Reed?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atlanteans; Lady Dorma; the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic]; Warlord Krang; the Sub-Mariner; Susan Storm McKenzie
Reprints

Harvest of Shame!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 3) (Table of Contents: 5)

The Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
Carl Gafford (as Gaff)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Managed to make my way past the guards to...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atlanteans; Lady Dorma; the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic]; Warlord Krang (death); the Sub-Mariner; Susan Storm McKenzie; Susan Storm McKenzie and the Sub-Mariner's newborn son; the Watcher
Reprints

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

Why Not? / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Gene Colan (illustration)
Inks
Syd Shores (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters on What If? #18 from Mark Zutkoff, Leighton Ku, and Roy Veldboomand and suggestions for future story titles . Includes "The Watcher Knows..," a column answering Marvel Universe continuity questions.

The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. Simpson (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

O.J. Simpson; Dingo / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If Invisible Girl of the Fantastic Four Married the Sub-Mariner
    The Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. Decline and Fall!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 1)
    The Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. The Trap
    Spider-Man; Hostess Twinkies
  4. 3. What's Wrong With This Picture?
  5. 4. Two Against Atlantis!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 2)
    The Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner
  6. 5. Harvest of Shame!; (What If... Sub-Mariner Had Married the Invisible Girl? chapter 3)
    The Fantastic Four; Namor the Sub-Mariner
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Why Not?
  8. 7. The Dingo Kids Meet O.J. Simpson
    O.J. Simpson; Dingo
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