(April 1985)

Marvel, 1984 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD; 0.50 GBP; 1.25 CAD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1984-12-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel [standalone or inside vertical box]
Editing
Tom DeFalco (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Double sized final issue; The heroes return to their own books in Amazing Spider-Man #252, Avengers #243, Fantastic Four #265, Incredible Hulk #295, Iron Man #182 and Uncanny X-Men #181.
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Parts of this issue are reprinted:

After the Big Bang! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mike Zeck
Inks
Mike Zeck
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom; Mr. Fantastic; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Storm; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Cyclops; Professor X; Wolverine [Logan]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Rogue; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Iron Man [James Rhodes]
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Indexer Notes

Zeck pencils & inks credit confirmed by www.mikezeck.com (15 June 2011).

...Nothing to Fear... (Table of Contents: 1)

Marvel Super Heroes / comic story / 43 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Shooter
Pencils
Mike Zeck; Arthur Adams (p. 30, see notes)
Inks
John Beatty; Arthur Adams; Art Nichols; Joe Rubinstein; Mike Mignola (p. 30, see notes)
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Twenty-one lie dead here.
Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; She-Hulk [Jennifer Walters]]; Professor X; X-Men [Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine [Logan]; Colossus; Rogue; Nightcrawler]; Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Iron Man [James Rhodes]; Thor [Donald Blake]; Wasp [Janet Van Dyne]; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Spider-Woman [Julia Carpenter]; Lockheed; Zsaji (death);

Dr. Doom (villain); Magneto (villain); Klaw (villain); Absorbing Man (villain); Lizard [Curt Connors] (villain); Wrecker (villain); Thunderball (villain); Piledriver (villain); Bulldozer (villain); Dr. Octopus (villain); Molecule Man [Owen Reece] (villain); Enchantress (villain); Ultron (villain); Titania (villain); Volcana (villain); Beyonder (villain, also in flashback)
Synopsis
The heroes are dead and Doom tries to contain the power of the Beyonder. The villains, heading back, begin to squabble. Klaw manipulates Doom to resurrect the heroes. The Beyonder sucks his power back out of Doom. Doom, Klaw and Ultron disappear. The heroes return changed to earth; Spider-Man with a black alien costume, Curt Connors cured of the Lizard, Hulk has a busted leg. Colossus has lost love, Zsaji, the X-Men get new costumes, Lockheed returns with another dragon, Captain America's shield is restored, and She-Hulk joins the Fantastic Four when The Thing remains on Battleworld.
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Indexer Notes

A number of uncredited inkers worked on this book to beat the deadline of which Arthur Adams sequence is the most recognizable.

Per Stuart Neft via the GCD Error Report #11231 (27 August 2017), Neft owns the original art for page 30 and it was penciled by Arthur Adams and inked by Mike Mignola. It is possible that the pair also did another page for this story, but which page is not yet known.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. After the Big Bang!
    Marvel Super Heroes
  2. 1. ...Nothing to Fear...
    Marvel Super Heroes
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