Marvel Comics Presents #18 [Direct]
(Early May 1989)

Marvel, 1988 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-weekly
On-sale Date
1988-12-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Terry Kavanagh (editor); Mike Rockwitz (assistant editor); Tom DeFalco (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

On sale date from Amazing Heroes #155.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Black Panther; Cyclops; She-Hulk; Willie Lumpkin / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed as JOHN BYRNE [stacked])
Inks
John Byrne (signed as JOHN BYRNE [stacked])
Colors
George Roussos (sourced)
Letters
Michael Higgins (sourced)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther [T'Challa] (on game cover); Cyclops [Scott Summers] (on model kit cover); Willie Lumpkin; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters] (doll)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover.

The Retribution Affair Part 2: Plague In the Night (Table of Contents: 1)

Cyclops / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Harras
Pencils
Ron Lim
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Agustin Más

Genre
superhero
Characters
Banshee [Sean Cassidy]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Moira MacTaggert; Master Mold (cameo)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Cyclops and Banshee try to investigate Moira's mysterious bouts of sleep walking.
Reprints

Panther's Quest [Part 6 of 25]: Naked Exposures (Table of Contents: 2)

Black Panther / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Don McGregor (credited)
Pencils
Gene Colan (credited)
Inks
Tom Palmer (credited)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Magistrate of Communications Anton Pretorius has never been afraid...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther [T'Challa]; Zanti Chikane; Anton Pretorius (introduction, villain, Magistrate of Communications); Corporal Percy Boraine
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
South African Magistrate of Communications, Anton Pretorius, finds out about T'Challa's attack on Percy Boraine. Pretorius sends more troops to the black township and tells the nation about T'Challa's illegal entry into the country. T'Challa and Zanti avoid the military patrols and make it to the solar glider in time to learn about Pretorius' televised speech.
Reprints
Keywords
sonar gliders; South Africa; television studios

Indexer Notes

Story part number is from the table of contents.

X-Mas Tease (Table of Contents: 3)

She-Hulk / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
Bob Wiacek
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Michael Heisler

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ignore the evidence of your senses. This is a blue lady.
Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom] (in a daydream); Galactus [Galan] (in a daydream); Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr] (in a daydream); She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
She-Hulk is bored on Christmas Eve and calls The Thing up to have a chat.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Introduces the Sensational She-Hulk monthly comic.

A Christmas Card (Table of Contents: 4)

Willie Lumpkin / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Glenn Herdling
Pencils
Richard Howell
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
Richard Howell
Letters
Jack Morelli

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Woman [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Ms. Marvel [Sharon Ventura]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
The Inhumans: Black Bolt [Blackagar Boltagon] (unknown universe designation, cameo); Crystal [Crystalia Amaquelin Maximoff] (unknown universe designation, cameo); Gorgon (unknown universe designation, cameo); Karnak (unknown universe designation, cameo); Lockjaw (unknown universe designation, cameo); Medusa [Medusalith Amaquelin Boltagon] (unknown universe designation, cameo); Quicksilver [Pietro Maximoff] (unknown universe designation, cameo); Triton (unknown universe designation, cameo)
Willie Lumpkin; Alicia Masters; Super-Skrull [Kl'rt] (cameo); Freddie Lumpkin (unknown universe designation); Mr. Magoo (cameo; on TV)
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
Due to an unfortunate mistake, Willie Lumpkin is visited by the ghosts of Christmas and put through a christmas carol wringer which was actually meant for miser J. Jonah Jameson.

Indexer Notes

Parody of Dicken's A Christmas Carol.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Marvel Readers Present / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Mark Vanderbrook, William Blevins, and Hidalgo Nagashima. On the inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Black Panther; Cyclops; She-Hulk; Willie Lumpkin
  2. 1. The Retribution Affair Part 2: Plague In the Night
    Cyclops
  3. 2. Panther's Quest [Part 6 of 25]: Naked Exposures
    Black Panther
  4. 3. X-Mas Tease
    She-Hulk
  5. 4. A Christmas Card
    Willie Lumpkin
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Readers Present
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Katie
  • Max Capp
  • Dan Creel
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mark Q
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore