What If? #36 [Newsstand]
(December 1982)

Marvel, 1977 Series
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Volume
1
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860268612
Editing
Mark Gruenwald (editor); Michael Carlin (assistant editor); Jim Shooter (editor-in-chief)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of What If? (Marvel, 1977 series) #36 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


What If the Fantastic Four had not Gained Super-Powers? Plus! What if Richard Rider had not lost the Power of Nova? (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Four; Nova / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Byrne (signed)
Inks
Terry Austin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Rick Parker ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Reed Richards; Johnny Storm; Ben Grimm; Sue Storm; Nova [Richard Rider]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover is an homage to the cover of Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #1 (November 1961).

What If the Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Powers? (Table of Contents: 1)

Fantastic Four / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
John Byrne
Pencils
John Byrne
Inks
John Byrne
Colors
Bob Sharen
Letters
Joe Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Thing; Invisible Girl; Human Torch [John Storm]]; Mole Man; Watcher
Synopsis
The FF wait until their ship has proper shielding and never get their powers.
Reprints

What if Nova had not Given Up his Powers? (Table of Contents: 2)

Nova / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Mantlo
Pencils
Mike Vosburg
Inks
Mike Vosburg
Colors
Christie Scheele
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Nova [Richard Rider]; Centurion; Protector; Comet; Powerhouse; Skrulls; Rom; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; the Thing; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl]; Watcher
Reprints

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

Why Not? / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers: Paul R. David, Dennis Gregoire, Mark Yee, Ken Mitchell, Michael O'Regan, Robert S. Smith, Ronnie Bonds, Roy Veldboon

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. What If the Fantastic Four had not Gained Super-Powers? Plus! What if Richard Rider had not lost the Power of Nova?
    Fantastic Four; Nova
  2. 1. What If the Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Powers?
    Fantastic Four
  3. 2. What if Nova had not Given Up his Powers?
    Nova
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Why Not?
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