Marvels #0
(August 1994)

Marvel, 1994 Series
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Volume
1
Price
2.95 USD; 4.00 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
One-Shot
On-sale date
1994-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Entertainment Group, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics
Barcode
759606015863 00111
Editing
Marcus McLaurin; Tom DeFalco (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Acetate cover; Glossy interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
limited series

[none] (Table of Contents)

Marvels / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors
Alex Ross (painted)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spider-Man; Green Goblin
Reprints

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

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Pencils
John Romita; Alex Ross
Inks
Alex Ross
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, look. Another one of those Zero issues.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Spider-Man; Green Goblin; Namor
Synopsis
Kurt Busiek describes how "Marvels" came together from his perspective.

Indexer Notes

The sequence begins on the inside front cover and continues on the inside back cover. How the series came about.

[The Origin of the Human Torch] (Table of Contents: 2)

Marvels / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Darnall; Alex Ross
Pencils
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters
Comicraft

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"It is with considerable difficulty that I remember the original era of my being..." - Mary Shelley
Genre
superhero
Characters
Phineas Thomas Horton; Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
Synopsis
Phineas Horton creates the Human Torch; however, seeing that society is not ready for such a being, Horton seals away his creation beneath the earth. Eventually, a crack develops in the concrete encasing the Human Torch and he is freed from his imprisonment.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The "First Line" field quote by Mary Shelley is from Frankenstein.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Alex Ross
Pencils
Alex Ross
Inks
painted
Colors
Alex Ross (painted)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
First of all, I should probably come right out and say I have kind of a difficult time judging between fantasy and reality, so until I get my medication, this is my story, and I'm sticking to it.
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Human Torch
Synopsis
Alex Ross provides some insight on how "Marvels" came to fruition.

Images (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Alex Ross
Pencils
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
pinups of various Marvel Superheroes
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [none]
    Marvels
  2. 1. ["Oh, look. Another one of those Zero issues."]
  3. 2. [The Origin of the Human Torch]
    Marvels
  4. 3. ["First of all, I should probably come right out and say I have kind of a difficult time judging between fantasy and reality, so until I get my medication, this is my story, and I'm sticking to it."]
  5. 4. Images
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Mark Boyer
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Del Gruber
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ralf Haring
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll