(September 1989)

Marvel, 1989 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1989-05-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Craig Anderson (editor); Tom DeFalco (editor-in-chief)

What If... Steve Rogers Had Refused to Give up Being Captain America? (Table of Contents)

Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dave Simons (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Mr. Smith [Red Skull]; Super Patriot [John Walker]; Buckies; Freedom Force [Blob; Avalanche; Pyro]

What If... Steve Rogers Had Refused to Give Up Being-- Captain America (Table of Contents: 1)

Captain America / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Valentino
Pencils
Dave Simons
Inks
Bob Downs
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Rick Parker ? (credited as Rich Parker)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers] (death); Commission; Captain America [Super Patriot; John Walker]; Avengers [Thor; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; She-Hulk; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Dr. Druid]; Mr. Fantastic; Rick Jones; Nomad [Jack Monroe]; Falcon; Freedom Force [Mystique; Destiny; Blob; Pyro; Avalanche]; Henry Peter Gyrich; D-Man; Vagabond; Falcon; Nick Fury; Jasper Stillwell; Contessa Valentina Allegro De Fontaine; SHIELD; President Ronald Reagan; Resistants [Meteorite; Quill; Mist Mistress; Crucible; Think-Thank [Marvin Flumm; Mentallo]; Occult [Peepers]; Paralyzer]; Watcher; Taskmaster; Mr. Smith [Red Skull]; Douglas Rockwell
Synopsis
When the Commission asks Cap to either work for the government or resign, Cap decides to keep his costume and continue the good fight. The government brings in John Walker to replace Cap and bring him to justice. Cap's controversial decision splits the country until President Reagan steps in and declares that Super Patriot will be the official government hero and Cap will continue as a free agent. That is, until the mysterious Mr. Smith has his agent gun down Cap in front of the world. Walker becomes the new Cap until he grows violent and unstable and is asked to resign. Red Skull wins.

Indexer Notes

Based on Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #332.

What If Ben Parker's Nephew Was Galactus? (Table of Contents: 2)

Galactus / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Sholly Fisch
Pencils
Rodney Ramos (as Rod Ramos)
Inks
Chris Ivy
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Joe Albelo (as Jose R. Albelo)

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Galactus; Aunt May Parker; Uncle Ben Parker
Synopsis
When a burglar guns down Uncle Ben during a robbery, Ben's nephew, Galactus, resurrects him with the power of a cosmic herald.

What If Frankin Richards Had Found the Hammer of Thor? (Table of Contents: 3)

Franklin Richards / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
John Rozum
Pencils
Vince Mielcarek
Inks
Chris Ivy
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Thor [Franklin Richards]
Synopsis
Young Franklin discovers that Thor's costume is too big for his small frame.

What If Wolverine Got a Real Job? (Table of Contents: 4)

Wolverine / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
John Rozum
Pencils
Vince Mielcarek
Inks
Chris Ivy
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Wolverine
Synopsis
Wolverine slices meat in a deli.

Next Issue... (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Spider-Man / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If... Steve Rogers Had Refused to Give up Being Captain America?
    Captain America
  2. 1. What If... Steve Rogers Had Refused to Give Up Being-- Captain America
    Captain America
  3. 2. What If Ben Parker's Nephew Was Galactus?
    Galactus
  4. 3. What If Frankin Richards Had Found the Hammer of Thor?
    Franklin Richards
  5. 4. What If Wolverine Got a Real Job?
    Wolverine
  6. 5. Next Issue...
    Spider-Man
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