(August 2008)

Marvel, 2008 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
4.99 USD; 4.99 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
one-shot
On-sale Date
2008-06-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
Barcode
759606053018 07258
Editing
Nathan Cosby; Mark Paniccia (consulting editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy paper
Binding
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Diamond order code: APR083897

Cover title: What If This Was the Fantastic Four?: A Tribute to Mike Wieringo.

What If This Was the Fantastic Four? (Table of Contents)

New Fantastic Four / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Wieringo
Inks
Karl Kesel
Colors
Paul Mounts
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Wolverine; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Hulk

Mike Wieringo 1963-2007 (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rose Toth (Photo)
Inks
Rose Toth (Photo)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Bio and tribute to Mike Wieringo who died Aug. 12, 2007 of heart failure.

This What If... (Table of Contents: 2)

New Fantastic Four / recap / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jeff Parker; Nathan Cosby
Pencils
Art Adams
Inks
Art Thibert
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Recap of the original "New Fantastic Four" story in the FF with small reproductions of the original covers.

All Possible Worlds (Table of Contents: 3)

New Fantastic Four / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script
Jeff Parker
Pencils
Mike Wieringo (pages 1-2, 4-8); Art Adams (page 3); Paul Renaud (page 9); Stuart immonen (pages 10-11); Cully Hamner (page 12); Alan Davis (page 13); Casey Jones (page 14); David Williams (pages 15-17); Sanford Greene (page 18); Humberto Ramos (pages 19-20); Skottie Young (pages 21-24); Mike Allred (page 25); Barry Kitson (pages 26-27)
Inks
Karl Kesel (pages 1-2, 4-8, 10-11, 13-14, 19-20, 25); Art Adams (pages 3, 15-17); Paul Renaud (page 9); Cully Hamner (page 12); Nathan Massengill (page 18); Skottie Young (pages 21-24); Barry Kitson (pages 26-27)
Colors
Val Staples; Leanne Hannah (assistant)
Letters
Blambot; Nate Piekos

Genre
superhero
Characters
New Fantastic Four [Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Wolverine [Logan]; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; The Watcher [Uatu]; Super Skrull (villain); Blastaar (villain); Dr. Doom [Victor von Doom] (villain); Mephisto (villain); Sandman (villain); Venom [Eddie Brock] (villain); Sabretooth [Victor Creed] (villain); Abomination [Emil Blonsky](villain); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo); Tony Stark [Iron Man] (cameo); She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters] (cameo); Dr. Strange [Dr. Stephen Strange] (cameo); Vision (cameo); Professor X [Charles Xavier] (cameo); Cyclops [Scott Summers] (cameo); Jean Grey; Franklin Richards; D'Lilah (cameo flashback); Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards; Invisible Woman [Sue Storm Richards; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]] (cameo flashback)
Synopsis
When Reed, Sue and Johnny are killed by a Skrull, the replacement Fantastic Four are convinced into becoming the real Fantastic Four. Spidey, Wolvie, Hulk and Ghost Rider tackle the FF's old foes but find one of their greatest challenges comes when Dr. Doom teams up with the deadly Mephisto.

Indexer Notes

Jeff Parker explains in the recap that he accidentally made the Ghost Rider in this story Johnny Blaze when he should have been Danny Ketch.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

New Fantastic Four / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Giarrusso
Pencils
Chris Giarrusso
Inks
Chris Giarrusso
Colors
Chris Giarrusso
Letters
Chris Giarrusso

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
New Fantastic Four [Spider-Man; Wolverine; Ghost Rider; Hulk]; GUESTS: Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Human Torch; The Thing; Iron Man; Thor; Colossus; Rogue; Hawkeye; Gambit; Captain America; Quicksilver
Synopsis
When the Fantastic Four decide to try and get a spot on a sold out cruise ship, they convince Spider-man, Wolverine, Ghost Rider and Hulk to give up their spots and become the New Fantastic Four while they are away.

[Credits] (Table of Contents: 5)

Fantastic Four / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Wieringo
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch; The Thing

Original What If? Cover (Table of Contents: 6)

New Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Art Adams
Inks
Art Adams
Colors
Kelsey Shannon
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Wolveine; Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]; Hulk

Indexer Notes

Presents what was supposed to be the cover art for this story when it was slated as a regular issue.

The Hero Initiative (Table of Contents: 7)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rose Toth (Photo)
Inks
Rose Toth (Photo)
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Short article explains that most of the artists who worked on this book did so at a reduced rate (some at $1.00 per page) in order to produce it; Includes a photo of Wieringo.

Tribute (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Matt Wieringo;Chuck Wojtkiewicz; Scott Hampton; Mark Waid; Jeff Parker; Richard Case
Pencils
Mike Wieringo; Jeff Parker; Richard Case
Letters
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Creator's tributes to Mike Wieringo presented with pencilled art for this issue as well as two original sketches by Jeff Parker and Richard Case.

Acknowledgements (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 10)

Fantastic Four / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Richard Case (?)
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Human Torch; The Thing; Mike Wieringo

Indexer Notes

Presents the tribute to Mike Wieringo that appeared in most Marvel comics.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If This Was the Fantastic Four?
    New Fantastic Four
  2. 1. Mike Wieringo 1963-2007
  3. 2. This What If...
    New Fantastic Four
  4. 3. All Possible Worlds
    New Fantastic Four
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    New Fantastic Four
  6. 5. [Credits]
    Fantastic Four
  7. 6. Original What If? Cover
    New Fantastic Four
  8. 7. The Hero Initiative
  9. 8. Tribute
  10. 9. Acknowledgements
  11. 10. [Back Cover]
    Fantastic Four
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