(August 1982)

Marvel, 1982 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics [in banner, no "group"]
Barcode
0714860215908
Editing
Mark Gruenwald (editor); Tom DeFalco (editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy covers; newsprint interiors
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Limited Series

And the Winner...Death! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan (signed)
Inks
Al Milgrom (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
the Thing; Iron Fist; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Sasquatch [Walter Langowski]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Black Panther; Storm; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Invisible Girl; Wolverine; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; She-Hulk; Defensor; Peregrine; Shamrock; Talisman (Australian); Vanguard; Sabra; Arabian Knight
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Chapter 4 Third Contest: Siege In the City of the Dead! Chapter 5 Fourth Contest: Struggle in the Jungle! Chapter 6 Winner Takes None! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Mark Gruenwald (story); Steven Grant (story); Bill Mantlo (story, script)
Pencils
John Romita, Jr.
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
Don Warfield; Carl Gafford
Letters
Joe Rosen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In an orbiting arena on the threshold of space,
Genre
superhero
Characters
the Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Wonder Man; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Iron Man [Tony Stark]]; Beast; Black Panther; Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Vanguard; Wolverine; the Thing; Peregrine; Sasquatch [Walter Langowski]; Blitzkrieg; Storm; Shamrock; Collective Man; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; She-Hulk; Captain Britain [Brian Baddock]; Darkstar; Talisman (Australian); Defensor; Sabra; Arabian Knight; Iron Fist; Sunfire; Invisible Girl; GUEST: Collector (restored to life); VILLAINS: Grandmaster (Death but later Resurrected); Death; CAMEOS: American Eagle; Blue Shield; Shooting Star; Quasar [Wendell Vaughn]; Union Jack; Hulk [Bruce Banner]
Synopsis
The third contest takes place in a Japanese city between Thing, Wolverine and Peregrine vs. Black Panther, Angel and Vanguard. The Thing wins for the Grandmaster. The fourth contest takes place in the jungle between Captain America, Sasquatch and Blitzkrieg and Storm, Shamrock and Collective Man. Shamrock wins for the Grandmaster (?; See note below). Grandmaster is declared the winner and the Unknown, who Invisible Girl reveals to be Death, uses the Golden Globe of Life to resurrect the Collector but she uses the Grandmaster's life force to do so. The heroes are returned to earth.
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Indexer Notes

In one of the bigger blunders on record, with the final contest looming, the score stands Grandmaster-2 The Unknown-1. Shamrock triumphs in the last conflict and the Grandmaster is declared the winner for the final part of the story. The only problem is that Shamrock was on The Unknown's team which would have made the battles tied. I guess even cosmic entities can make mistakes.

Marvel Super Heroes-1982 (Table of Contents: 2)

Marvel Heroes / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald?
Pencils
clip art
Inks
clip art
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
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Indexer Notes

Concluding the alphabetical listing of Marvel heroes as of 1982. This sequence indexed 2005 by Steven Tice.

A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure! [The Black Swamp of Lobella] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Dungeons & Dragons / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. And the Winner...Death!
    Marvel Heroes
  2. 1. Chapter 4 Third Contest: Siege In the City of the Dead! Chapter 5 Fourth Contest: Struggle in the Jungle! Chapter 6 Winner Takes None!
    Marvel Heroes
  3. 2. Marvel Super Heroes-1982
    Marvel Heroes
  4. 3. A Dungeons & Dragons Adventure! [The Black Swamp of Lobella]
    Dungeons & Dragons
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin