(May 1984)

Marvel, 1984 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.75 USD; 0.35 GBP; 1.00 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1984-01-24
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

A Second Printing with black Spider-Man face in the lower corner box exists.

The heroes leave for Secret Wars in Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #251, Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #242, Captain America (Marvel, 1968 series) #292, Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #264, Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1968 series) #294, Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #181, and Uncanny X-Men (Marvel, 1981 series) #180.
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Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Super Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Zeck (sourced)
Inks
John Beatty (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Can the combined might of Earth's most powerful super heroes defeat the ultimate menace?!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Iron Man [Jim Rhodes]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
X-Men: Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Rogue [Anna Marie]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan]
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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Atari Presents Moon Patrol (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

The War Begins (Table of Contents: 2)

Marvel Super Heroes / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter (credited)
Pencils
Mike Zeck (credited as Michael Zeck)
Inks
John Beatty (credited)
Colors
Christie Scheele (credited)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh... my...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Avengers: Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Iron Man [Jim Rhodes]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]; Thor [Thor Odinson]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]
Fantastic Four: Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
The Wrecking Crew: Bulldozer [Henry Camp]; Piledriver [Brian Calusky]; Thunderball [Eliot Franklin]; Wrecker [Dirk Garthwaite]
X-Men: Colossus [Piotr Rasputin]; Cyclops [Scott Summers]; Nightcrawler [Kurt Wagner]; Professor X [Charles Xavier]; Rogue [Anna Marie]; Storm [Ororo Munroe]; Wolverine [Logan]
Absorbing Man [Crusher Creel]; Beyonder (voice only); Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom]; Doctor Octopus [Otto Octavius]; Enchantress [Amora]; Galactus [Galan]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Kang (Other Earth - Earth-6311); Lizard [Curt Connors]; Lockheed; Magneto [Erik Lehnsherr]; Molecule Man [Owen Reece]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Ultron (destroyed)
Synopsis
Heroes and villains each find themselves in spaceships. They witness the creation of Battleworld. The Beyonder tells them that their goal is to defeat their enemies and their wildest dreams will come true. Galactus and Doom fly off to confront the Beyonder but are repulsed. The heroes are transported to the planet and turn on Magneto. The villains are also moved to Battleworld and Doom tries to reason with them concerning the Beyonder's wishes. When no one is willing to listen, he flies off to talk to Reed but is shot down by Kang. The heroes reach Doom but get blasted.
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Indexer Notes

Professor X is shown in his wheelchair, even though he had a cloned body and could walk at the time.

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

Young Model Builders Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Zorcom Spaceship and Sound Trek Cassettes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Classified Ads] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Marvel Super Mart Comics / advertisement / 0.2 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Creation Comic Book Conventions / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Classified Ads] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.3 page (report information)

[Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Grit Newspaper / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Games Clearinghouse Video Games / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Fighting Ships; Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Hype Box; Mighty Marvel Checklist / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Special Low Price Offer (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Intellivision / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

8 Ways You Can Play Frogger at Your Pad (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Parker Brothers Games / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Can the combined might of Earth's most powerful super heroes defeat the ultimate menace?!!"]
    Marvel Super Heroes
  2. 1. Atari Presents Moon Patrol
  3. 2. The War Begins
    Marvel Super Heroes
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Young Model Builders Club
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Zorcom Spaceship and Sound Trek Cassettes
  6. 5. [Classified Ads]
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Marvel Super Mart Comics
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Creation Comic Book Conventions
  9. 8. [Classified Ads]
  10. 9. [Prizes or Cash]
    Olympic Sales / Olympia Sales Cards
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Grit Newspaper
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Games Clearinghouse Video Games
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Fighting Ships; Task Force
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bulletins; Hype Box; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  15. 14. Special Low Price Offer
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Intellivision
  17. 16. 8 Ways You Can Play Frogger at Your Pad
    Parker Brothers Games
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Chris Boyko
  • David Bruce
  • Peter Croome
  • Björn Eklöf
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Lee Lines
  • Darrel McCann
  • Nuno Miranda
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Stéphane PETIT
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Eric Rom
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Richard Thomson