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
Dennis O'Neil [as Denny 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 Thor and the Avengers Battled the Gods? (Table of Contents)

Thor; Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

Thor / comic story / 33 pages (report information)

Script
Peter B. Gillis [as Peter Gillis]
Pencils
Rich Buckler (breakdowns); Dave Simons (finishes); Al Milgrom (finishes); Jon D'Agostino (finishes)
Inks
Dave Simons (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 [as Gaff]
Letters
Tom Orzechowski [as Orz]

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Asgardians; the Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Goliath [Henry Pym]; Hawkeye; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Quicksilver; the Scarlet Witch; Thor [Don Blake]; the Wasp]; Balder; Dr. Keith Kincaid; the Enchantress; the Executioner; Heimdall; Igron; Jane Foster; Loki; Odin; Sif; the Unknown (monster); Vizier; the Warriors Three [Fandral; Hogun; Volstagg]; the Watcher
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.
Reprints
Keywords
gods

Indexer Notes

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

Why Not? (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
various; Mark Gruenwald
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on What If? #21 and suggestions for future story titles.

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

Eternals / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Ron Wilson (breakdowns); Alan Kupperberg (finishes)
Inks
Alan Kupperberg
Colors
Nel Yomtov
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alars; Chronos; Eternals; the Watcher; 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; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If Thor and the Avengers Battled the Gods?
    Thor; Avengers
  2. 1. What If Thor Fought Odin Over Jane Foster?
    Thor
  3. 2. Why Not?
    Why Not?
  4. 3. The First Uni-Mind
    Eternals
  5. 4. Daredevil Vs. Johnny Punk!
    Daredevil; Hostess Fruit Pies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • David Haglund
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
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  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Max Capp
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  • Steven Tice
  • Jim Stangas
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