What If? #32 [Direct Edition]
(April 1982)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
1.00 USD; 0.40 GBP
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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 the Avengers Had Become Pawns of Korvac? (Table of Contents)

The Avengers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Layton (signed)
Inks:
Joe Rubinstein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Janice Chiang?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
the Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor; Wonder Man]; Galactus; the Gardener; the Grandmaster; the High Evolutionary; the In-Betweener; Korvac; the Living Tribunal; Odin; the Shaper of Worlds; the Stranger; the Watcher
Reprints:

A Cracker Jack Story (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Scottie; Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

What If...the Avengers Had Become the Pawns of Korvac? (Table of Contents: 2)

The Avengers / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script:
Mark Gruenwald; Peter Sanderson ("plot input")
Pencils:
Mark Gruenwald (layouts); Greg LaRocque ("finished art"); various ("embellishment")
Inks:
Rick Magyar (Arishem, Universal Armada); Jack Abel (the Avengers; Grandmaster, Korvac: Energy, Thor); Alan Kupperberg (Badoon); Joe Rubinstein [as Josef Rubinstein] (Captain America, Captain Marvel, Korvac: Ultimate, Watchers); Vince Colletta (Carina); Walter Simonson (Chaos, Order); Terry Austin (Collector); Jim Starlin? [as Himself] (Death); Alan Weiss (Doctor Strange); Mark Gruenwald (Eternity); Rick Bryant (Gardener); Bob Wiacek (Godheads, Stranger); Bob Layton (Galactus, Hercules, Iron Man, Korvac: Human); Al Milgrom (Guardians of the Galaxy, In-Betweener, Starhawk); Larry Hama (High Evolutionary); John Tartaglione (Humanity); Klaus Janson (Immortus); Herb Trimpe (Jocasta); Marie Severin (Living Tribunal); Frank Miller (Moondragon); John Romita (Ms. Marvel); Frank Giacoia (Odin); Dave Cockrum (Phoenix); Steve Mitchell (Shaper of Worlds); Ron Wilson (Silver Surfer); Dave Simons (Vision, Wonder Man); John Byrne (Zeus)
Colors:
Glynis Oliver [as Glynis Wein]
Letters:
Rick Parker

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Arishem (Celestial); the Avengers [the Beast; the Black Widow; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hawkeye; Hercules; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Jocasta; Moondragon; Ms. Marvel [Carol Danvers]; Quicksilver; the Scarlet Witch; Thor; the Vision; the Wasp; Wonder Man; Yellowjacket [Henry Pym]]; Badoon (flashback); Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Carina Walters; the Collector (flashback); Death; Dr. Strange; Eternity; Galactus; the Gardener; the Grandmaster; the Guardians of the Galaxy [Charlie-27; Martinex; Nikki; Starhawk; Yondu]; the High Evolutionary; Immortus; the In-Betweener; Korvac [Michael]; the Living Tribunal; Lord Chaos; Master Order; Mephisto; Odin; Phoenix [Jean Grey]; the Shaper of Worlds; the Silver Surfer; the Stranger; the Watcher (story host); Watchers; Zeus
Synopsis:
Korvac destroys the Avengers and then recreates them to do his bidding.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Based on the Korvac Saga in The Avengers #167-177. A sequel appears in #43. All pages are inker jam pages, with each inker inking certain characters, as listed. This information indexed 2005 by Steven Tice.

Why Not -- Extra! (Table of Contents: 3)

letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
various
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inking credits and suggestions for future story titles.

U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required By 39 U.S.C. 3685) (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Shukin
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average number of copies of each issue during the previous year: 262,341. Single issue nearest to filing date: 261,112.

Why Not? (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
various
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters on What If? #27.

Fury Unleashed! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If the Avengers Had Become Pawns of Korvac?
    The Avengers
  2. 1. A Cracker Jack Story
    Scottie; Cracker Jack
  3. 2. What If...the Avengers Had Become the Pawns of Korvac?
    The Avengers
  4. 3. Why Not -- Extra!
  5. 4. U.S. Postal Service Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Required By 39 U.S.C. 3685)
  6. 5. Why Not?
    Why Not?
  7. 6. Fury Unleashed!
    Captain America; Hostess Fruit Pies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Steven Tice
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Peter Croome
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Richard Rider
  • Max Capp
  • Terry Staats
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • David S. Serchay
  • Max Capp