What If? #25 [Direct]
(February 1981)

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
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Denny O'Neil (credited) (editor); Mark Gruenwald (credited) (editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

What If Thor and the Avengers Battled the Gods? (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Dave Simons (signed as Simons)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (signed as Rubinstein)
Colors
?
Letters
Michael Higgins ?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Asgardians [Odin]; Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor [Donald Blake]]
Reprints

What If Thor Fought Odin Over Jane Foster? (Table of Contents: 1)

Thor; What If / comic story / 33 pages (report information)

Script
Peter Gillis (credited)
Pencils
Rich Buckler (breakdowns ?); Dave Simons ? (finished art ?); Al Milgrom (art assist); Jon D'Agostino (art assist)
Inks
Dave Simons (credited) (pages 1, 2 (panel 2 Odin face), 3, 4, 5 (partial), 15-18, 23-33); Al Milgrom (pages 2 (except panel 2 Odin face), 5 (partial), 6, 7, 10, 12-14, 19, 22); Jon D'Agostino (pages 8, 9, 11, 20, 21)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Tom Orzechowski (credited as Orz)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There came a time when Thor, Asgardian God of Thunder, stood on a desolate mountain top...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu]; Asgardians [Balder; Grand Vizier; Heimdall; Odin; Sif]; Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Goliath [Henry Pym]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff]; Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]]; Jane Foster; Doctor Keith Kincaid; Enchantress [Amora]; Executioner [Skurge]; Igron; Loki; Unknown
Synopsis
Odin forbids Thor to marry the mortal Jane Foster. Thor becomes convinced that Odin is under the influence of an evil power and recruits the Avengers in order to invade Asgard. Odin pardons the evil Loki and asks him to command the armies of Asgard. The battle rages on seemingly without end until first Iron Man and then Loki dies. Jane Foster sues for peace between Thor and Odin, but Thor no longer recognizes Odin as his king and builds a city of the gods for himself. Both Odin and Thor live out their lives miserable and separate.
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Keywords
gods

Indexer Notes

Based on Thor #136 (January 1967). Inking credits added 2005 by Steven Tice.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited); various
Letters
typeset

Feature Logo
Why Not?
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Roy Veldboom, Perery Der, John Kooser, Steve Cote, Stanley Sanders, Ernest Kerbe, Griff Mauser, Kevin Sands, Billy Cox, Wilson Rivera, Mike Steffancin, Christopher R. Krieg, Louis Paia, Peter Garcia, Mike Rabara, J. Vicko, Ernie Laszlo, Richard Cook, Karen Morchy, and Rich Breckenridge.

The First Uni-Mind (Table of Contents: 3)

Untold Tales of the Marvel Universe! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited)
Pencils
Ron Wilson (credited) (breakdowns ?); Alan Kupperberg ? (finished art ?)
Inks
Alan Kupperberg (credited)
Colors
Nel Yomtov (credited as Nelson Yomtov)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Witness, if you will, this scene from remotest prehistory...
Feature Logo
Untold Tales of the Marvel Universe!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu]; Eternals [Alars; Chronos; Zuras]
Synopsis
Sometimes, the Watcher tells stories from Earth's past, and not only imaginary stories. This time, he tells the story of the Eternals, a race of humans that were genetically modified by aliens to become almost godlike. When their city Titanos is destroyed, brothers Zuras and Alars learn that their father Chronos' experiments have made all Eternals immortal. The experiment has also granted the Eternals the ability to form a single collective mind, the Uni-Brain. Joined together, the Eternals decide that Zuras should be their new ruler, and Alars departs to seek his own destiny.
Reprints

Daredevil vs. Johnny Punk! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Daredevil [Marvel]; Hostess Fruit Pies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If Thor and the Avengers Battled the Gods?
    The Avengers [superhero]; Thor
  2. 1. What If Thor Fought Odin Over Jane Foster?
    Thor; What If
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Why Not?
  4. 3. The First Uni-Mind
    Untold Tales of the Marvel Universe!
  5. 4. Daredevil vs. Johnny Punk!
    Daredevil [Marvel]; Hostess Fruit Pies
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