(November 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
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Al Milgrom [as Allen Milgrom]; Ann Nocenti (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
coated stock cover and interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Black Widow / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Pérez (signed); Al Milgrom (box)
Inks
Bob Layton (signed); Al Milgrom (box)
Colors
?

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Black Widow; Nick Fury; Black Lotus; Deadshot Darrance; Iron Maiden; Kono; Laralie; N'kama
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Signature dated 1978.

[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; Jim Shooter

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Story and indicia.

Back in the U.S.S.R. (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Widow / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Ralph Macchio (plot, script); George Pérez (co-plot)
Pencils
George Pérez
Inks
Joe Sinnott (pp. 1, 6, 8, 10-11, 17) [as J. J. Sinnabel]; Jack Abel (pp. 2-5, 7, 9, 12-16) [as J. J. Sinnabel]; Bob Layton ? (ink assists page 12)
Colors
Ben Sean
Letters
Tom Orzechowski

Genre
spy; superhero
Characters
Black Widow [also as Laura Matthers]; Nick Fury; Ivan Petrovich (flashback); Black Lotus; Damon Dran; Deadshot Darrance; Iron Maiden; Kono; Laralie; Michael Corcoran (death); N'kama
Synopsis
Undercover in the Soviet Union, the Widow falls in love with a "fellow" defector only to see him killed by KGB agents. Meanwhile, a mysterious figure sets a trap for her that involves no less than six assassins.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inker page credits provided 2006 by Steven Tice.

Kaa's Hunting (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Rudyard Kipling (original story); Mary Jo Duffy (adaptation)
Pencils
Gil Kane [as GK]
Inks
P. Craig Russell [as PCR]
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Jim Novak; P. Craig Russell (title, uncredited)

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; jungle
Characters
Bagheera (panther); Baloo (bear); Bandar-log (monkeys); Kaa (python); Mowgli
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book (1894). Russell lettering credit provided 2006 by Steven Tice. Splash page title is signed by Russell, while the last panel is signed by both Kane and Russell.

Unusu-Al Pin-Ups! (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Al Milgrom; Captain America (picture); Doctor Doom (picture); Hulk (picture)

Indexer Notes

Pinup/splash panel that introduces the following pin-up gallery.

[Cloak and Dagger] (Table of Contents: 5)

Cloak and Dagger / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Terry Austin (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Cloak; Dagger
Reprints

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

Hulk / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Shooter (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk
Reprints

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

Man-Thing / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Wiacek (signed)
Inks
Bob Wiacek (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
Man-Thing; unnamed alien

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Doctor Strange / illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange
Reprints

M Day Is Coming! (Table of Contents: 9)

Shooter's Page / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter (signed)
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Characters
Jim Shooter (illustration)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Marvel FanFlair / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Milgrom ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Letters on Marvel Fanfare #5 and 7 from readers Stephen Scott Beau Smith, Paul Azevedo, Craig Blanchard, Elizabeth Holden, Jeff Plackmeier, John Wilcox, and Brian Mainnity.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; jungle
Characters
Bagheera; Kaa; Mowgli
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Unpublished cover for Marvel Fanfare #8.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Black Widow
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Editori-Al
  3. 2. Back in the U.S.S.R.
    Black Widow
  4. 3. Kaa's Hunting
    The Jungle Book
  5. 4. Unusu-Al Pin-Ups!
  6. 5. [Cloak and Dagger]
    Cloak and Dagger
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Man-Thing
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Doctor Strange
  10. 9. M Day Is Coming!
    Shooter's Page
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Marvel FanFlair
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    The Jungle Book
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