What If? #23 [Direct]
(October 1980)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [various positions]
Editing
Denny O'Neil; Mark Gruenwald (assistant editor)
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.

Letters page replies by Mark Gruenwald.


What If the Hulk Had Become a Barbarian? (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Buscema [as JB] (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom [as AM] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Parker ?; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk
Reprints

What If...Hulk's Girlfriend Jarella Had Not Died? (Table of Contents: 1)

Hulk / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Gillis
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk; Watcher; Jarella; Clay Quartermain; Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Glen Talbot; Hank Pym; Lord Visis
Synopsis
Jarella lives and the Hulk goes to live in her world.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on The Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #203.

The First Celestial Host! (Table of Contents: 2)

Celestials / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Ron Wilson (breakdowns); Chic Stone (finished art)
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Michael Higgins

Genre
superhero
Characters
Celestials [Gammenon; Ziran the Tester; Nezzar the Calculator; Oneg the Prober]; Watcher
Synopsis
The story of the Celestials' first visit to Earth.
Reprints

What If Aunt May Instead of Her Nephew Peter Had Been Bitten by That Radioactive Spider? (Table of Contents: 3)

Spider-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Skeates
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Alan Kupperberg
Colors
Alan Kupperberg
Letters
Alan Kupperberg

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Aunt May Parker; Uncle Ben Parker
Synopsis
Aunt May gets bitten.
Reprints

The Human Torch Saves the Valley! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If the Hulk Had Become a Barbarian?
    Hulk
  2. 1. What If...Hulk's Girlfriend Jarella Had Not Died?
    Hulk
  3. 2. The First Celestial Host!
    Celestials
  4. 3. What If Aunt May Instead of Her Nephew Peter Had Been Bitten by That Radioactive Spider?
    Spider-Man
  5. 4. The Human Torch Saves the Valley!
    Human Torch; Hostess
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