Rampage #18
(February 15, 1978)

Marvel UK, 1977 Series
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Price
0.10 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
weekly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics International Ltd.
Editing
Nick Laing (editor)

Issue Notes

Alloa Printing and Publishing Co. Ltd., 16-20 Mar Street, Alloa

Doomball! (Table of Contents)

The Defenders / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Bulldozer; Thunderball [Dr. Franklin]; Piledriver]
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Doomball! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Defenders / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Claremont (credited); Len Wein (credited) (plot)
Pencils
Sal Buscema; Klaus Janson (credited as K. Janson)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited as K. Janson); Sandy Klinger (credited) (tone)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Freeze-frame: a moment ago, these eight men were locked in mortal combat.
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Defenders [Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]]; Power Man [Luke Cage]; Wrecking Crew [Wrecker; Piledriver; Bulldozer; Thunderball [Dr. Franklin] (origin)] (villains); Pennyworth (flashback); Joey
Synopsis
After taking Thunderball's Gamma Bomb from the Wrecking Crew the Defenders have to figure out how to defuse it.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Rampagers Ravings / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Nova; Hulk

Indexer Notes

Letters from Paul Haggerty, David Sie, Jeremy Woolfrey, Anthony Hancock and David Young are printed.

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

in-house column / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Trapped in the Arena of Ankh! (Table of Contents: 5)

Iron Man / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Gene Colan (credited)
Inks
Syd Shores
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahhh, Iron Man--I note the glare of hatred in your eyes--
Genre
superhero
Characters
Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Madame Masque [Whitney Frost]; Nick Fury; Kevin O'Brien; Zodiac [Aquarius [Darren Bentley]; Capricorn [Willard Weir]; Saggitarius [Harlan Vargas] Aries (cameo, flashback)]; Spymaster; Brotherhood of the Ankh [Lawholder] (introduction); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo, flashback); Thor (cameo, flashback)
Synopsis
The Scorpio Key transports our cast of heroes and villains to another dimension, where the Brotherhood of the Ankh forces them to battle to replenish the power of the key.
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3. Story continues from "Behold...The Brotherhood!" in Rampage #17.

Revenge of the Megaman! (Table of Contents: 6)

Nova / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman (credited)
Pencils
Sal Buscema (credited); Frank Giacoia (credited)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (credited); Howard Bender (credited) (signed as HB) (tones); Mike Esposito ? (signed as ME) (tones)
Letters
Joe Rosen (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A friend of yours, uhh, Rich Rider, said you were missing.
Genre
superhero; science fiction
Characters
Nova [also appears as Richard Rider]; Megaman (origin); Powerhouse (cameo); Condor (cameo); Diamondhead (cameo); Zorr (flashback); Centurion Nova-Prime (flashback); Charles Rider; Robert Rider; Bernie Dillon; Roger "Caps" Cooper; Ginger Jaye
Synopsis
The villains from the previous issue abandon Nova on his spaceship. He returns to Earth in time to rescue his friend Caps, who tells him that he was kidnapped by his uncle who is now the villainous Megaman.
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Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 2. Story continues from "My Uncle..My Enemy!" in Rampage #17.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Doomball!
    The Defenders
  2. 1. Doomball!
    The Defenders
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Rampagers Ravings
  4. 3. ["Savoury snippets of snappy and sensational bullpen blockbusters!"]
  5. 4. ["And now...Marvel Productions bring you the Star Wars official collectors edition"]
    Star Wars
  6. 5. Trapped in the Arena of Ankh!
    Iron Man
  7. 6. Revenge of the Megaman!
    Nova
  8. 7. ["The second great special edition is now on sale throughout the galaxy!"]
    Star Wars
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