Marvel Comics Presents #39 [Direct]
(January 1990 [December 1989])

Marvel, 1988 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.65 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
biweekly
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)

Shadow Boxing! (Table of Contents)

Hercules Unbound; Spider-Man; Wolverine; Wonder Man [Marvel] / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Butch Guice (as Jackson Guice)
Inks
Bob Layton
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero; adventure; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Wolverine; Black Shadow; White Shadow; Wonder Man; Hercules; Spider-Man
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wraparound cover

Black Shadow! White Shadow! Part 2: The Shadows Strike! (Table of Contents: 1)

Wolverine / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
Nelson Yomtov (as Nel Yomtov)
Letters
Phil Felix

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wolverine; Mai; H'siao; Ch'un; Black Shadow; White Shadow (cameo)
Synopsis
Mai meets Wolvie and helps him elude the Hong Kong police. As she introduces him to her allies, Black Shadow materializes and Wolvie attacks, freezing his arm up to the elbow in the monster's grip.
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Stardust Miseries Part 2: Tonight's the Night (Table of Contents: 2)

Wonder Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Higgins
Pencils
Javier Saltares
Inks
José Marzán Jr.
Colors
Tom Vincent
Letters
Ken Lopez

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Man; Enchantress; Johnny Carson; Ed McMahon; Beast (cameo)
Synopsis
Under the influence of his new lady love, Wondy begins work on a new movie where the director is mysteriously killed. Thinking that Simon is responsible, the police and the Beast confront him on the set of Johnny Carson's Tonight Show.

All In the Family Part 1: Mother Day (Table of Contents: 3)

Hercules / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Layton
Pencils
Bob Layton
Inks
Bob Layton
Colors
Brad Vancata
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hercules; Arimathes; Skyppi; Recorder; Layana; Akooti; Malicon; Viperus; 2 More Assassins
Synopsis
Hercules and his son make quick work of space pirates, little knowing that Arimathes' mother is hatching a plot to replace her son with Skyppi the Skrull in order to destroy Herc and take over her son's throne.
Reprints

With Liberty and Justice for All (Table of Contents: 4)

Spider-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mumy
Pencils
Aaron Lopresti
Inks
Sam Grainger
Colors
Evan Skolnick
Letters
Agustin Más

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Mary Jane Parker (cameo)
Synopsis
Spidey busts some kids trying to free animals who are slated for experimental testing at ESU.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Shadow Boxing!
    Hercules Unbound; Spider-Man; Wolverine; Wonder Man [Marvel]
  2. 1. Black Shadow! White Shadow! Part 2: The Shadows Strike!
    Wolverine
  3. 2. Stardust Miseries Part 2: Tonight's the Night
    Wonder Man
  4. 3. All In the Family Part 1: Mother Day
    Hercules
  5. 4. With Liberty and Justice for All
    Spider-Man
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