(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 [black, no background]
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.

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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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