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Issue Details

Issue #1
Published June 1982
Cover Price 0.60
Pages 36
Editing Tom DeFalco

Cover Details - "When Heroes Gather..."

Characters Captain America; Mr. Fantastic; Hulk; Daredevil; Dr. Strange; Wasp; Iron Man; Dazzler; Namor, the Sub-Mariner; Spider-Man; Thor; The Thing; Human Torch; Hellcat; Silver Surfer; Sasquatch; Cyclops; Wolverine; Angel; Black Bolt; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Moon Knight; Falcon; Arabian Knight; Nighthawk; Quasar; Shamrock; Darkstar; Defensor; Hawkeye; Blitzkrieg; Wonder Man
Genre superhero
Pencils John Romita, Jr.
Inks Bob Layton
Letters Rick Parker, typeset

21 page Marvel Heroes story "A Gathering of Heroes!"

Characters HEROES: Avengers [Captain America; Wasp; Vision; Scarlet Witch; Wonder Man; Iron Man]; Beast; Soviet Super Soldiers [Darkstar; Vanguard; Crimson Dynamo; Urda Major]; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Human Torch; The Thing]; Alpha Flight [Guardian [James MacDonald Hudson]; Shaman; Sasquatch; Aurora; Northstar; Snowbird]; X-Men [Professor X; Cyclops; Storm; Wolverine; Colossus; Nightcrawler; Kitty Pryde]; Inhumans [Black Bolt; Medusa; Quicksilver; Crystal; Gorgon; Karnak; Triton; Lockjaw]; Eternals [Makkari; Karkas; Sersi; Thena]; Power Man; Iron Fist; Dazzler; Hellcat; Valkyrie; Spider-Man; Daredevil; Moon Knight; Ka-Zar; Shanna; Power Man; Iron Fist; Dr. Strange; Devil-Slayer; Spider-Woman; Machine Man; Jack Of Hearts; Quasar; Hulk; Doc Samson; Son of Satan; Thor; Red Wolf; Sunfire; Black Knight [Dane Whitman]; Captain Britain; Sabra; Collective Man; Arabian Knight; Nighthawk; She-Hulk; Hercules; Werewolf by Night; Falcon; Ant-Man; Black Widow; Gargoyle; Rom; Jocasta; Shroud; Dr. Druid; Stingray; Night Rider; Texas Twister; Torpedo; Moondragon; Brother Voodoo; Mockingbird; Tigra; Captain Ultra; Guardsman; Living Mummy; Firebird; Whizzer; Silver Surfer; Captain Universe; 3-D Man; Peregrine [1st; Alain Racine]; Talisman (1st); Defensor [1st; Gabriel Carlos Dantes Sepulveda]; Shamrock 1st; Molly Fitzgerald]; Blitzkrieg [1st; Franz Mittelstaedt]; VILLAINS: Grandmaster; The Unknown [Death]; Red Ghost; Gypsy Moth; CAMEOS: Stan Lee; Collector; Korvac
Synopsis The Grandmaster pulls all of the heroes of earth to an orbiting arena to take place in a cosmic game he has set up with the mysterious Unknown; The Grandmaster and the Unknown each pick twelve heroes to compete in gathering four quarters of the Golden Globe of Life; If the Grandmaster's team wins, his brother, the Collector, will be returned to life but if he loses, his life will be forfeit; Every human on earth has been put in suspended animation to give the heroes a good incentive to play; Let the games begin.
Genre superhero
Script Mark Gruenwald; Bill Mantlo; Steven Grant
Pencils John Romita, Jr.
Inks Pablo Marcos
Colors Andy Yanchus; Patricia DeFalco
Letters Joe Rosen
Notes Story features every Marvel hero extant in 1982

2 page Marvel Heroes text article "Marvel Super Heroes-1982"

Genre superhero
Script Mark Gruenwald?
Pencils clip art
Inks clip art
Letters typeset
Notes The first installment of an alphabetical listing of all Marvel heroes active in 1982. This sequence indexed 2005 by Steven Tice.