(March 1988)

Marvel, 1986 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.40 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel; New Universe
Editing
Howard Mackie (editor); Tom DeFalco (Editor in Chief)

Issue Notes

No X-Men appear in the book except as characters at a comic book convention.
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

The White Event Explained! (Table of Contents)

Star Brand / Starbrand / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Tom Palmer (signed)
Colors
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Star Brand [Ken Connell]; conventioneers dressed up as Wolverine, Nightcrawler & Storm
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The NEW UNIVERSE blurb disappears with this issue's cover. "The Pitt Begins" corner tag.

Farewell, Pittsburgh (Table of Contents: 1)

Star Brand / Starbrand / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Tom Palmer
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Maddie Felix [Debbie "the Duck" Fix] (introduction as Maddie Felix); Myron Feldman; Jane Price (introduction); Roger Price (introduction); Howard Mackie (dies); John Byrne (dies); Mark Gruenwald (dies); the Old Man (villain, origin); Bobby (dies); Cassie (dies)
Synopsis
As the Star Brand, Ken Connell attends a comic book convention in Pittsburgh. The Old Man returns and demands that Connell return the Star Brand to him. The two battle, destroying the convention site, killing over 5,000 people. The Old Man "kills" Connell by fusing with him, pouring all of his energies and memories into Connell. Ken flies to Myron Feldman who convinces Connell that he must get rid of the Star Brand. Myron tells Connell to fly into deep space and attach the Star Brand to a common barbell, leaving Ken with only 10% of his current Star Brand power. But, Ken only flies 10 miles up above Pittsburgh, thinking that would be far enough. Connell attaches the Star Brand to the barbell causing a massive explosion that destroys Pittsburgh and its environs.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Pitt starts from actions taken in this story.

Universe News (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Universe News / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The White Event Explained!
    Star Brand / Starbrand
  2. 1. Farewell, Pittsburgh
    Star Brand / Starbrand
  3. 2. Universe News
    Universe News
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Dan Creel
  • Thomas Johnson
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Richard Thomson
  • Jim Van Dore