What If? #31 [Newsstand]
(February 1982)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 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 [various positions]
Barcode
0714860268602
Editing
Tom DeFalco; 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 Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk? (Table of Contents)

Wolverine / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Budiansky (signed)
Inks
Bob Wiacek (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Hulk; Wolverine
Reprints

A Crackerjack Story (Table of Contents: 1)

Scottie; Crackerjack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Genre
children; sports
Characters
Scottie

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Comics ad for the Crackerjack snack from Borden. Baseball story.

What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk? (Table of Contents: 2)

Wolverine / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Margopoulos
Pencils
Bob Budiansky
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Karin Nemri

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision; the Wasp]; Betty Ross; the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants [the Blob; Lorelei; Magneto; Mastermind; Unus; Wolverine]; Daredevil; Edwin Jarvis; the Fantastic Four [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic; the Thing]; General Thunderbolt Ross; the Hulk; James MacDonald Hudson; Jean-Paul; Sentinels; Spider-Man; the Watcher; Wendigo; the X-Men [Angel; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl; Professor X]
Synopsis
Wolverine kills the Hulk and joins Magneto's Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Based on The Incredible Hulk #181 (November 1974).

A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Willingham
Inks
Bill Willingham
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Willingham?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Grimslade; Indel; Saren; Valerius

Indexer Notes

Comics ad for the Dungeons and Dragons role-playing game from TSR Hobbies, Inc.. Willingham credits added 2005 by Steven Tice.

...What If There Was No Fantastic Four? (Table of Contents: 4)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo (plot); Roger Stern (script)
Pencils
Alan Kupperberg
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Alicia Masters; Bruce Banner; the Fantastic Three [the Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; the Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic]; General Thunderbolt Ross; the Puppet Master; Spider-Man; the Thing; Thor [Don Blake]; Tony Stark; the Watcher
Synopsis
The Thing never joins the team which has repercussions throughout the Marvel Universe.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits read: Based on a plot by Bill Mantlo.

Why Not? (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
various
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers on What If? #25: Frank Titone, Chris Green, Don Shover, Wilson Rivera, Richard H. Whitten, J. Vicko

Daredevil's Longest Fight! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Chic Stone?
Inks
Chic Stone?
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe
Editing
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Baby Face Johnny; Daredevil

Indexer Notes

Comics ad for Hostess Fruit Pies from Continental Baking Company. Credits added 2005 by Steven Tice.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk?
    Wolverine
  2. 1. A Crackerjack Story
    Scottie; Crackerjack
  3. 2. What If Wolverine Had Killed the Hulk?
    Wolverine
  4. 3. A "Dungeons & Dragons" Adventure!
    Dungeons & Dragons
  5. 4. ...What If There Was No Fantastic Four?
    The Fantastic Four
  6. 5. Why Not?
    Why Not?
  7. 6. Daredevil's Longest Fight!
    Daredevil; Hostess Fruit Pies
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