What If? #23 [Direct]
(October 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 [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.


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

The Hulk / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Gillis
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited as Gaff)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the Watcher! And it has been my solemn duty...
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)

Untold Tales of the Marvel Universe! / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the Watcher. In times past I have shared with you...
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
Al Kupperberg (credited as Alan Kupperberg)
Inks
Al Kupperberg (credited as Alan Kupperberg)
Colors
Al Kupperberg (credited as Alan Kupperberg)
Letters
Al Kupperberg (credited as Alan Kupperberg)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I sure hope Peter has a good time...
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)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Why Not? / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If the Hulk Had Become a Barbarian?
  2. 1. What If...Hulk's Girlfriend Jarella Had Not Died?
  3. 2. The First Celestial Host!
  4. 3. What If Aunt May Instead of Her Nephew Peter Had Been Bitten by That Radioactive Spider?
  5. 4. The Human Torch Saves the Valley!
    Human Torch; Hostess
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
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