What The--?! #1 [Direct]
(August 1988)

Marvel, 1988 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.25 USD; 1.75 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Carl Potts (editor); Tom DeFalco (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
originally a limited series but became an ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


...When Titans Tussle! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jon Bogdanove (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody; superhero

Switching Channels with Dr. Doof!!!!! (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
satire-parody; superhero

Accounts Overdrawn--Checks Returned for Lack of Funds (Table of Contents: 2)

The Pulveriser / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Peter B. Gillis
Pencils
Hilary Barta
Inks
John Severin
Colors
Petra Scotese
Letters
Bill Oakley

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Any comedy strip drawn by Hilary Barta gets automatic points from me; he's one of three modern artists I can think of with a Mad-quality combination of goofiness and manic energy (the other two being Kevin O'Neill and Flint Henry).

The Armor That Made a Man Out of Mac (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marc Siry
Pencils
Marc Siry
Inks
Marc Siry
Colors
Marc Siry
Letters
Marc Siry; typeset

Genre
satire-parody; superhero

Indexer Notes

The first of many Charles Atlas parodies in which Mac becomes various Marvel characters.

Bower Brats Meet Clunk and Dagnabbit (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Terry Austin
Pencils
June Brigman
Inks
Terry Austin
Colors
Glynis Oliver
Letters
Jim Novak

Genre
satire-parody; superhero

Yubewasted (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Al Milgrom
Pencils
Al Milgrom
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Al Milgrom
Letters
typeset

Genre
martial arts; satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Parody of the traditional self-defense book ad.

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

Bullish Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

When Titans Bunch! (Table of Contents: 7)

Unnecessary X-Persons & New Pubescents / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Peter B. Gillis
Pencils
Jon Bogdanove
Inks
Al Milgrom
Colors
Greg Wright
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
satire-parody; superhero

Secret Wars III (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald [as Gwen Dibley]
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
John Severin
Colors
Max Scheele
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Gruenwald credit revealed in Carl Potts' blog:

http://generaleclectic123.blogspot.com/2008/10/marvelous-tales-steve-dit...

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

What the--Mail?! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
satire-parody

Indexer Notes

Joke letters from Lisa Glynn, John Voskamp, Lewis Long, Orson Keyes, Jennifer Majewski.

Famous Inkers School (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ...When Titans Tussle!
  2. 1. Switching Channels with Dr. Doof!!!!!
  3. 2. Accounts Overdrawn--Checks Returned for Lack of Funds
    The Pulveriser
  4. 3. The Armor That Made a Man Out of Mac
  5. 4. Bower Brats Meet Clunk and Dagnabbit
  6. 5. Yubewasted
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Bullish Bulletins
  8. 7. When Titans Bunch!
    Unnecessary X-Persons & New Pubescents
  9. 8. Secret Wars III
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    What the--Mail?!
  11. 10. Famous Inkers School
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