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 (credited) (editor); Mark Gruenwald (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is What If? Featuring Ghost Rider and Daredevil
This issue has variants:
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

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

Daredevil [Marvel]; Ghost Rider [occult] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Hydra; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]
Reprints

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

Ghost Rider [occult]; What If / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher (credited)
Pencils
Tom Sutton (credited)
Inks
Tom Sutton (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited as Gaff)
Letters
Vic Carey (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the Watcher, and it is my sworn duty to observe all events on your world!
Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Watcher [Uatu]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Azazih; Ghost Rider [Azazih]; Johnny Blaze; the Pope
Synopsis
The Ghost Rider is 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 [Marvel]; What If / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am the Watcher...for uncounted eons my task has been to watch the history of your world...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu]; Matt Murdock [Daredevil]; Tony Stark; SHIELD [Nick Fury]; Hydra [Agent 5; Doc Frost]; Jack Murdock (flashback)
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 & Dragons / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

New Life (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Feature Logo
Untold Tales of the Marvel Universe!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Watcher [Uatu]; Eternals [Arlok; Shastra; Thyrio (introduction); Uranos]; Kree [Bal-Tok; Korath; Supreme Intelligence]
Synopsis
Conclusion of Eternals history.
Reprints

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

Fantastic Four; Hostess Fruit Pies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Mark Gruenwald ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Watcher
Reprints

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 [Marvel]; Ghost Rider [occult]
  2. 1. What If Ghost Rider Were Separated from Johnny Blaze?
    Ghost Rider [occult]; What If
  3. 2. Matt Murdock, Agent of...S.H.I.E.L.D.
    Daredevil [Marvel]; What If
  4. 3. A "Dungeons and Dragons" Adventure!
    Dungeons & Dragons
  5. 4. New Life
    Untold Tales of the Marvel Universe!
  6. 5. Wonders of Nature
    Fantastic Four; Hostess Fruit Pies
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Why Not?
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