What If? #28 [Direct]
(August 1981)

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 [entire top banner]
Editing
Denny O'Neil (editor); 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.

Indicia title is What If? Featuring Ghost Rider and Daredevil


What If Daredevil Became an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.? (Table of Contents)

Daredevil; Ghost Rider / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil; Hydra; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]
Reprints

What If Ghost Rider Were Separated from Johnny Blaze? (Table of Contents: 1)

Ghost Rider / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Tom Sutton
Inks
Tom Sutton
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Vic Carey

Genre
superhero
Characters
Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Watcher; Azazih; Ghost Rider [Azazih]; Johnny Blaze; the Pope
Synopsis
The Ghost Rider taken over by a sorcerer and Blaze must stop him.
Reprints
Keywords
occult

Indexer Notes

Based on Ghost Rider #43-44.

Matt Murdock, Agent of...S.H.I.E.L.D. (Table of Contents: 2)

Daredevil / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Miller (Co-plot); Mike W. Barr
Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Matt Murdock [Daredevil]; Watcher; Tony Stark [Iron Man]; SHIELD; Nick Fury; Hydra; Battling Jack Murdock; Dr. Frost
Synopsis
After gaining his powers, Matt Murdock is recruited into SHIELD and has to save his dad from Hydra.
Reprints

A "Dungeons and Dragons" Adventure! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Dungeons and Dragons / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

New Life (Table of Contents: 4)

Eternals / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Ron Wilson (breakdowns); Bruce Patterson (finished art)
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Morelli

Genre
superhero
Characters
Eternals; Watcher; Kree; Uranos; Supreme Intelligence; Bal-Tok; Shastra; Arlok
Synopsis
Conclusion of Eternals history.
Reprints

Wonders of Nature (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Why Not? / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald ?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Watcher

Indexer Notes

includes letters by Brad Keefauver, Howard Bloch, Rick S. Jones, Glenn Dressler, Keith A. Bowden, Penny Jacobsen, a list of requested what if? tales and a partial list of those who entered the Mighty Marvel Win-Yourself-Some-Big-Bucks Contest

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If Daredevil Became an Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.?
    Daredevil; Ghost Rider
  2. 1. What If Ghost Rider Were Separated from Johnny Blaze?
    Ghost Rider
  3. 2. Matt Murdock, Agent of...S.H.I.E.L.D.
    Daredevil
  4. 3. A "Dungeons and Dragons" Adventure!
    Dungeons and Dragons
  5. 4. New Life
    Eternals
  6. 5. Wonders of Nature
    Fantastic Four; Hostess Fruit Pies
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Why Not?
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