(September 1983)

Marvel, 1982 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.50 USD; 1.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1983-05-17
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [various positions]
Printer
Printed in Canada
Editing
Al Milgrom (credited) (editor); Jim Shooter (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Marvel Age #3, with newsstand on-sale date of 1983-06-07.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Widow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed as George Perez)
Inks
George Pérez (signed as George Perez)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Editori-Al / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Milgrom
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Parker ?

Genre
humor
Characters
Al Milgrom; Ann Nocenti (only voice); Jim Shooter (only voice); Carl Potts (only voice)

Widow (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Widow / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
George Pérez (credited) (co-plot); Ralph Macchio (credited) (plot, script)
Pencils
George Pérez (credited)
Inks
Brett Breeding (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Within the computerized fortress of international law enforcement...
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
S.H.I.E.L.D.: Nick Fury
Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff] (featured) (also origin retold in flashback); Ivan Petrovich (flashback); Sam Sawyer; Alexi Shostakov (flashback); S.H.I.E.L.D. [unnamed agents]
Reprints
Keywords
Black Widow's apartment; Black Widow's Gauntlets; Manhattan; Midtown Manhattan; New York City; Russia; S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters; Stalingrad; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics; Waldorf Towers

Chapter II, With Friends Like These... (Table of Contents: 3)

Black Widow / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Ralph Macchio (credited) (plot, script); George Pérez (credited) (co-plot)
Pencils
Bob Layton (credited) (pp. 1-2); Luke McDonnell (credited) (pp. 3-9)
Inks
Brett Breeding (credited)
Colors
Petra Goldberg (credited as Petra Scotese)
Letters
Tom Orzechowski (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Before darkness claims her completely, some sharply-honed survival instinct...
Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo flashback); Goliath [Hank Pym] (cameo flashback); Goliath [Clint Barton] (cameo flashback); Hawkeye [Clint Barton] (cameo flashback); Iron Man [Tony Stark] (cameo flashback); Scarlet Witch [Wanda Maximoff] (cameo flashback)
The Champions: Angel [Warren Worthington III] (cameo flashback); Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze] (cameo flashback); Hercules (cameo flashback); Iceman [Bobby Drake] (cameo flashback)
S.H.I.E.L.D.: Dum Dum Dugan (cameo flashback); Nick Fury (also in flashback)
Black Widow [Natasha Romanoff] (featured) (also origin retold in flashback); Daredevil [Matt Murdock] (cameo flashback); Ivan Petrovich (cameo flashback); Power Man [Erik Josten] (cameo flashback); Red Guardian [Alexi Shostakov] (cameo flashback); Sam Sawyer; Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (cameo flashback); Swordsman [Jacques Duquesne] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
Origin of the Black Widow continues.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Widow's Gauntlets; Manhattan; Midtown Manhattan; New York City; S.H.I.E.L.D. Headquarters

How Fear Came (Table of Contents: 4)

The Jungle Book / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Rudyard Kipling (credited) (original short stories); Jo Duffy (credited as Mary Jo Duffy) (adaptation)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
P. Craig Russell (credited)
Colors
Christie Scheele (credited)
Letters
Jim Novak (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"The stream is shrunk -- the pool is dry, and we be comrades, thou and I..."
Genre
jungle
Characters
Bagheera; Baloo; Mowgli; Shere Khan; Hathi; Tha (flashback)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1894).

Brent Anderson Portfolio (Table of Contents: 5)

illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils
Brent Anderson (credited) (signed as Anderson)
Inks
Brent Anderson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Moon Knight [Marc Spector]; Shang-Chi; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Wolverine [Logan]
Reprints

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

Shooter's Page / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter (credited) (signed as Shooter); Al Milgrom (credited) (signed as Milgrom)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Announces that Milgrom goes freelance and is replaced by Carl Potts on the Defenders group of comics (Defenders, Hulk, Dr. Strange, The Thing, Fantastic Four) but stays on Marvel Fanfare.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Jungle Book / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
P. Craig Russell (signed as PCR [narrow])
Inks
P. Craig Russell (signed as PCR [narrow])
Colors
?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Shere Khan
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Widow
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Editori-Al
  3. 2. Widow
    Black Widow
  4. 3. Chapter II, With Friends Like These...
    Black Widow
  5. 4. How Fear Came
    The Jungle Book
  6. 5. Brent Anderson Portfolio
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Shooter's Page
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Jungle Book
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Brett Breeding
  • Steve Coates
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Darrel McCann
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Mark Q
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Jim Van Dore