What If? #36 [Direct]
(December 1982)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 1.25 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1982-09-14 ?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Mark Gruenwald (editor); Mike Carlin (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Amazing Heroes #14.
This issue has variants:

What If the Fantastic Four had not Gained Super-Powers? Plus! What if Richard Rider had not lost the Power of Nova? (Table of Contents)

The Fantastic Four; Nova / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Parker ?

Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Reed Richards; Johnny Storm; Ben Grimm; Sue Storm; Nova [Richard Rider]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #1 (November 1961).

What If the Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Powers? (Table of Contents: 1)

The Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [John Storm]]; Mole Man; Watcher
Synopsis
The FF wait until their ship has proper shielding and never get their powers.
Reprints

What if Nova had not Given Up his Powers? (Table of Contents: 2)

Nova / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Mike Vosburg
Inks
Mike Vosburg
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Nova [Richard Rider]; Centurion; Protector; Comet; Powerhouse; Skrulls; Rom; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl]; Watcher
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Mark Gruenwald ?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: Paul R. David, Dennis Gregoire, Mark Yee, Ken Mitchell, Michael O'Regan, Robert S. Smith, Ronnie Bonds, Roy Veldboon

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If the Fantastic Four had not Gained Super-Powers? Plus! What if Richard Rider had not lost the Power of Nova?
    The Fantastic Four; Nova
  2. 1. What If the Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Powers?
    The Fantastic Four
  3. 2. What if Nova had not Given Up his Powers?
    Nova
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Why Not?
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