What If? #27 [Direct]
(July 1981)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1981-03-10 ?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Tom DeFalco (credited as DeFalco) (editor); Mark Gruenwald (credited as Gruenwald) (editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Written in the indicia: Featuring the X-Men.
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

What If Phoenix Had Not Died? (Table of Contents)

What If?; X-Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Miller (signed as FM)
Inks
Frank Miller (signed as FM)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The X-Men ask:
Genre
superhero
Characters
X-Men [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Colossus [Peter Rasputin]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan]]
Reprints

What If Phoenix Had Not Died? (Table of Contents: 1)

What If?; X-Men / comic story / 34 pages (report information)

Script
Jo Duffy (credited as Mary Jo Duffy)
Pencils
Jerry Bingham (credited)
Inks
John Stuart (credited) (pages 1-21); Al Milgrom (page 26, uncredited); Terry Austin (pages 31, 34, uncredited); ? (pages 22-25, 27-30, 32, 33)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited as Carl Garford)
Letters
Jean Simek (credited as Simek) (pages 1-21); Janice Chiang (credited as Chaing) (pages 22-34)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the Watcher, one of a race of timeless beings who have dedicated themselves to observing the events that transpire on all the myriad inhabited worlds across the universe.
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu]; X-Men [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast [Hank McCoy]; Colossus [Peter Rasputin]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Havok [Alex Summers]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Phoenix [Jean Grey] (also as Dark Phoenix, also as Marvel Girl in flashback); Polaris [Lorna Dane]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Sprite [Kitty Pryde]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan]]; Shi'ar [Lilandra Neramani; Imperial Guard [Earthquake; Gladiator [Kallark]; Manta; Oracle [Sybil]; Smasher [Vril-Rokk]; Starbolt] (flashback)]; Galactus [Galan]; Terrax [Tyros]; Senator Robert Kelly; Sentinels; Aramans (aliens); Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [Avalanche [Dominikos Petrakis]; Blob [Fred Dukes]; Pyro [St. John Allerdyce]] (flashback); Firelord [Pyreus Kril] (flashback); Mastermind [Jason Wyngarde] (flashback); Henry Peter Gyrich (flashback)
Reprints
Keywords
Avenger's Quinjet; Earth-81727; X-Men's Blackbird

Indexer Notes

Based on The X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #137 (September 1980). Additional inker and letterer information added 2005 by Steven Tice.

Kree Encounter! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Mark Gruenwald (credited as Gruenwald)
Pencils
Ron Wilson (credited as Wilson)
Inks
Bruce Patterson (credited as Patterson)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited as Gafford)
Letters
Jack Morelli (credited as Morelli)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the Watcher, and for untold eons it has been my duty to observe and record all significant events in your solar system...
Feature Logo
Untold Tales of the Marvel Universe!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu]; Sentry #213; Eternals [Arlok; Astron; Shastra; Uranos]; Kree [Har-An; Ro-Tar; Talos (voice)]
Reprints
Keywords
quantum bands; Saturn; Uranus

Indexer Notes

Continued in #28.

Spider-Man vs. the Human Computer! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If Phoenix Had Not Died?
    What If?; X-Men
  2. 1. What If Phoenix Had Not Died?
    What If?; X-Men
  3. 2. Kree Encounter!
    Untold Tales of the Marvel Universe!
  4. 3. Spider-Man vs. the Human Computer!
    Hostess Cup Cakes; Spider-Man
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