Marvel Comics Presents #31 [Direct]
(Early November 1989)

Marvel, 1988 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.60 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-weekly
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); Kelly Corvese (assistant editor); Tom DeFalco (editor-in-chief)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Havok; Excalibur; Black Panther; Coldblood / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jon Bogdanove (signed)
Inks
Hilary Barta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; superhero
Characters
Havok; Plasma [Leila O'Toole]; Excalibur [Captain Britain; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Rachel Summers]; Kitty Pryde; Meggan; Lockheed]; The Loonies [Rooster Cockburn; Billy Bird; Southpaw; Guns Gummy; Ham; Tailgunner] (parodies of Looney Tunes characters); Black Panther; Coldblood

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover. The inside front cover credits the cover art to Bogdanove and P. Craig Russell, but the back portion of the cover is signed "Bogdanove & Barta Team Supreme".

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title, credits, summary, indicia, on the inside front cover.

Pharaoh's Legacy Part 8: A Heart Attacked (Table of Contents: 2)

Havok / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Mackie
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Bruce Patterson
Colors
Andy Yanchus
Letters
Bill Oakley

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You? You're Plasma?!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Havok; Wolverine; Plasma [Leila O'Toole]; Trackers
Synopsis
Havok and Wolvie take down the woman Alex thought he wanted to rescue.

Panther's Quest Part XIX: Chances (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don McGregor (credited)
Pencils
Gene Colan (credited)
Inks
Tom Palmer (credited)
Colors
Mike Rockwitz (credited)
Letters
Jade Moede (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've noticed in your country (America) that if it's not on the tube then it hasn't happened.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Black Panther [T'Challa]; Zanti Chikane; Sarah Slade; Doeke Riebeeck (villain); Sergeant van der Merwe (villain); Elmer Gore (villain); Strike (villain); Miyo Moshigo (villain); Anton Pretorius (villain)
Synopsis
Minister Doeke Riebeeck and Sgt. van der Merwe catch up with T'Challa at Patrick Slade's store. Gore and his men escape without being seen leaving T'Challa suspected of killing Slade. T'Challa and Zanti Chikane escape. Later, T'Challa returns to Sarah Slade who gives him an envelope she received from one of Gore's men. The letter is from Ramonda who writes telling T'Challa to stop causing trouble and just go away.
Reprints
Keywords
jeeps; Slade's African Artifacts; sonar gliders; South Africa

Operating Theater; (Rise and Shine part 6) (Table of Contents: 4)

Coldblood / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench
Pencils
Paul Gulacy
Inks
Paul Gulacy
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Tim Harkins

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In pieces-- Vital signs stable.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Coldblood; Gina; Mako; Savin

Having a Wild Weekend Part 1 (Table of Contents: 5)

Excalibur / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Higgins
Pencils
Erik Larsen
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Tim Harkins

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Excalibur was spending aquiet evening at home.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Excalibur [Captain Britain [Brian Braddock]; Nightcrawler; Phoenix [Rachel Summers]; Kitty Pryde; Meggan; Lockheed; Widget]; Arcade (cameo)
Synopsis
Excalibur battles and are defeated by monstrous parodies of the Loony Tunes characters.

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Mark Lucas, Ed Goldberg, Ron Erickson, Daniel Brown, Chris Hines and Jonny. On the inside back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Havok; Excalibur; Black Panther; Coldblood
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Pharaoh's Legacy Part 8: A Heart Attacked
    Havok
  4. 3. Panther's Quest Part XIX: Chances
    Black Panther
  5. 4. Operating Theater; (Rise and Shine part 6)
    Coldblood
  6. 5. Having a Wild Weekend Part 1
    Excalibur
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Readers Present
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