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Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 1

    Cover art by Michael Golden. 2-page Spider-Man/Silver Surfer pin-up by John Byrne/Terry Austin. Fast Descent Into Hell!, script by Chris Claremont, art by Michael Golden; Tanya comes to Warren with the news that her lost love, Karl Lykos, is alive and well in the Savage Land and she asks the high flying Angel to come with her and investigate; Jameson asks Peter Parker to tag along on the Savage Land expidition and bring back a juicy story for the Bugle; Once they reach the Savage Land, Spidey and Angel are quickly captured by the Mutates and brought to Brainchild. Snow, script by Roger McKenzie, pencils by Paul Smith, inks by Terry Austin; a Daredevil Christmas story. An Open Letter to Stan Lee by Jim Shooter. Frank Miller Daredevil back cover. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #2
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 2

    Cover art by Michael Golden. To Sacrifice My Soul..., script by Chris Claremont, art by Michael Golden; Brainchild devolves Angel and Spider-Man into hideous monsters and sends them out to battle Ka-Zar and the Fall People; Tanya is captured and when Brainchild devolves her as well, Lykos gets involved and sucks the mutation out of his woman and our heroes returning them to normal but, unfortunately, causing him to transform into Sauron; Spidey and Angel leave the Savage Land with Sauron still at large. Annihilation, script by Roger McKenzie, pencils by Trevor Von Eeden, inks by Armando Gil; While working on a cure for Ben Grimm, Reed accidentally allows Annihilus access to our world. Trevor Von Eeden Mister Fantastic back cover art. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #3
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 3

    Wraparound cover pencils by Dave Cockrum, inks by Bob McLeod. Into the Land of Death..., script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Dave Cockrum, inks by Bob McLeod; On the hunt for Sauron, the X-Men invade the Savage Land only to quickly be engaged in battle with the Mutates; The X-Men are defeated and all but Angel are captured and taken to Sauron and Zaladane. Swashbucklers, script by Charlie Boatner, pencils by Trevor von Eeden, inks by Joe Rubinstein; El Aguila duels with Hawkeye to destroy a mind-control device. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #4
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 4

    Wraparound cover art by Paul Smith. Lost Souls!, script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Paul Smith, inks by Terry Austin; With the rest of the X-Men captured by Sauron, it is up to Angel and Ka-Zar to mount a rescue; Xavier cures Karl Lykos of being Sauron for good (or so he thinks). Mindgame starring Deathlok, script by David Anthony Kraft, pencils by Michael Golden, inks by Bob Downs. Ordeal! starring Iron Man, script by David Winn (visual plot) and David Michelinie (final plot; scripting), pencils by Michael Golden, inks by Dan Green. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #5
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 5

    Wraparound cover pencils by Marshall Rogers, inks by P. Craig Russell. "To Steal the Sorcerer's Soul!", script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Marshall Rogers (breakdowns) and P. Craig Russell (finishes), inks by P. Craig Russell; Hungry for power, Nicodemus attempts to steal Doctor Strange's abilities. Strange and Clea work together to set things right; Continued from events in The Defenders #53. "Shall Freedom Endure...," script by Roger McKenzie, pencils by Luke McDonnell, inks by John Beatty; Captain America encounters Stryker Jr. Shooter's Page article, script and art by Jim Shooter. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #6
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 6

    "Switch Witch" Guest-starring Spider-Man and the Scarlet Witch. Plot by Mike W. Barr and Sandy Plunkett. Script by Mike W. Barr. Pencils by Sandy Plunkett. Inks by P. Craig Russell. Cover by P. Craig Russell. The evil sorcerer Xandu is still seeking revenge on the wondrous wall-crawler and still trying to revive his beloved Melinda! And by taking possession of the Scarlet Witch, Xandu thinks he can achieve both goals at the same time! But Wanda and the web-slinger are going to fight him every step of the way! Flashback cameo by Doctor Strange to recap the events of Marvel Team-Up 21. Second story: "The Showdown!" Script by Roger Stern. Art by Charles Vess. A novice sorcerer arrives in Greenwich Village to challenge the Master of the Mystic Arts! First appearance of Ian McNee. Cameo appearance by Wong. (Notes: The back cover features Doctor Strange with art by Charles Vess. Printed on glossy paper. This story was reprinted in 2008 in the trade paperback: Marvel Fanfare Strange Tales.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #7
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 7

    Last $1.25 cover price. Cover pencils by Joe Barney, inks by George Freeman. With Friends Like These..., script by Steven Grant, pencils by Joe Barney, inks by George Freeman; The Hulk invades the circus where Blob and Unus are working. Bless the Beasts & Children..., script by Bill Mantlo, art by George Freeman; Daredevil tries to do something about cruelty towards animals. Daredevil back cover art by George Freeman. 36 pgs. $1.25. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #8
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 8

    First $1.50 cover price. Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Terry Austin. Al Milgrom discusses the price increase in Marvel Fanfare. The Light That Never Was!, script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by P. Craig Russell; James Mandarn accidentally releases the Slitherer in Shadow during an occult ritual; Meredith must enlist the aid of Doctor Strange. Wolf-Boy, script by Rudyard Kipling (original story) and Gil Kane (adaptation), pencils by Gil Kane, inks by P. Craig Russell; Mother and Father Wolf take in a human child; Adapted from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Book. The Bill Sienkiewicz Portfolio! (six pages). Hello, and Happy New Year! promo page by Jim Shooter. Mowgli back cover by P. Craig Russell. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #9
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 9

    "Rock 'n' Soul!" Guest-starring the Man-Thing. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils by Joe Brozowski. Inks by Gray Morrow (finishes). Cover by Joe Brozowski and Gray Morrow. It's an off-beat tale as a rock-n-roll singer flees to the Florida Everglades to get away from his demonic business manager! Apparently he and his bandmates sold their souls to the devil to achieve chart-topping hits! And now Beelzebub is ready to collect! But the Everglades are the home of the Man-Thing! And down in the swamp, the tormented beast picks the playlist! Second story: "Mowgli's Brothers" Script by Gil Kane. Pencils by Gil Kane. Inks by P. Craig Russell. The adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" continues. Special feature: This issue includes a portfolio of Jackson (Butch) Guice's artwork. Five full-page illustrations/pin-ups of Wolverine, Kitty Pryde, Power Man & Iron Fist, Gorgon, and Howard the Duck. (Notes: The back cover depicts the Black Widow with art by Al Milgrom. Printed on glossy paper.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #10
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 10

    "Widow" Part 1 of 4. Guest-starring the Black Widow. Script by Ralph Macchio. Pencils (and co-plotting) by George Perez. Inks by Brett Breeding. Chapter 2 pencils by Bob Layton and Luke McDonnell. Cover by George Perez. SHIELD has a new assignment for Natasha Romanoff! And this one will take her back inside the Soviet Union! But before telling the widow about her next mission, Nick Fury details to Sam Sawyer the long history and origin of the Black Widow! Flashback cameos by the Red Guardian, Hawkeye, Iron Man, Captain America, Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch, Goliath (aka Hank Pym), Daredevil, Spider-Man, Hercules, and Ivan Petrovich. Second story: "How Fear Came" Script by Mary Jo Duffy. Pencils by Gil Kane. Inks by P. Craig Russell. The adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" continues. Special feature: This issue includes a portfolio of Brent Anderson's artwork. Five full-page illustrations/pin-ups of the Thing, Captain America, Wolverine, Shang-Chi, and Moon Knight. (Notes: The back cover features a scene from the Jungle Book adaption with art by P. Craig Russell. Printed on glossy paper. The four-part Black Widow story was reprinted in the one-shot Black Widow Web of Intrigue (1999).) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #11
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 11

    "Back in the U.S.S.R." Part 2 of 4. Guest-starring the Black Widow. Plot by Ralph Macchio and George Perez. Script by Ralph Macchio. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by J.J. Sinnabel (aka Joe Sinnott pp. 1, 6, 8, 10-11, 17 and Jack Abel pp. 2-5, 7, 9, 12-16). Cover by George Perez and Bob Layton. Undercover in the Soviet Union, Natasha falls in love with a fellow defector only to see him killed by KGB agents! Meanwhile, a mysterious figure sets a trap for the Black Widow in Hong Kong that involves no less than six assassins! Cameo appearances by Nick Fury and Damon Dran. Second story: "Kaa's Hunting" Script by Mary Jo Duffy. Pencils by Gil Kane. Inks by P. Craig Russell. The adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book" concludes. Special feature: This issue includes four pin-ups: Cloak and Dagger by Terry Austin; the Hulk by Jim Shooter and Terry Austin; The Man-Thing by Bob Wiacek; and Dr. Strange by P. Craig Russell (his unpublished cover to issue #8). (Notes: The back cover features a scene from the Jungle Book adaption with art by Sandy Plunkett and P. Craig Russell. Printed on glossy paper. The four-part Black Widow story was reprinted in 2010 in the hardcover Black Widow Web of Intrigue (2009) Marvel Premier Edition.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #12
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 12

    "The Web Tightens!" Part 3 of 4. Guest-starring the Black Widow. Script by Ralph Macchio. Pencils (and co-plotting) by George Perez. Inks by Al Milgrom. Cover by George Perez. Cornered in a Hong Kong curio shop by six assassins, the Black Widow puts on a dazzling display of her powers to escape! And after teaming up with SHIELD agent James Woo, the widow descends into the sewers to find the Iron Maiden! Natasha and Agent Woo successfully locate the Iron Maiden! But unexpectedly run into the dangerous Snapdragon too! Second story: "Marvel Annfare" Script by Roger Stern and Ann Nocenti (story idea). Art by Al Milgrom. Roger Stern laments the lack of editors present in the Marvel bullpen! So Ann recommends he don the star-spangled avenger's uniform to get inspired to write a Cap story for Marvel Fanfare! Cameo appearances by Bill Mantlo and Captain America. Special feature: This issue includes a portfolio of Rick Leonardi's artwork. Five full-page illustrations/pin-ups of Iron Man, the Silver Surfer, Storm, Thor, and Angel. (Notes: The back cover illustrates a scene from the second story with art by Al Milgrom. The inside back cover features an essay from Robbie Carosella describing the work that takes place in Marvel's stat room. The Iron Maiden returns in Captain America 388. Printed on glossy paper. The four-part Black Widow story was reprinted in 2016 in the trade paperback: Black Widow Web of Intrigue.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #13
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 13

    "The Widow... Alone" Part 4 of 4. Guest-starring the Black Widow. Script by Ralph Macchio. Pencils by George Perez. Inks by John Beatty (pp. 1-13) and Brett Breeding (pp. 14-18). Cover by Art Adams. Damon Dran stands revealed as the mastermind behind the plot to destroy SHIELD and the Black Widow! And victory appears close at hand for Dran since Natasha and Ivan Petrovich are prisoners on his remote island! But the widow has been in near impossible situations before! Can the beauteous ex-Russian spy find a way to defeat Damon Dran and Snapdragon... and keep SHIELD in business for another day? Cameo appearances by Nick Fury and Jimmy Woo. Second story: "Ballad of the Warriors Three" Script by Alan Zelenetz. Art by Charles Vess. The fair Idunn asks Fandral, Hogun, and Volstagg to find her missing husband Bragi. Cameo appearances by Odin and Lady Sif. (Notes: The back cover features the Warriors Three with art by Charles Vess. Damon Dran previously appeared in Daredevil (1st series) 94. Snapdragon appears next in Captain America 388. Printed on glossy paper. The four-part Black Widow story was reprinted in the one-shot Black Widow Web of Intrigue (1999).) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #14
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 14

    "Dangerous Vision" Guest-starring the Vision and the Fantastic Four. Script by Roger McKenzie. Pencils by Rick Leonardi. Inks by Joe Rubinstein. Cover by Rick Leonardi and Joe Rubinstein. A troubled Vision takes an evening walk through Manhattan and bumps into his wife, the Scarlet Witch, under attack by the Fantastic Four! Wow, what is going on? Despite his best efforts, the synthezoid avenger falls in battle to the fabulous foursome and into the clutches of Klaw and the Mad Thinker! Precisely one hour later, the Vision invades the Baxter Building and overwhelms the FF with his full array of powers! Has the Mad Thinker finally defeated the Fantastic Four? Or has he made a slight (synthezoid) miscalculation? Cameo appearance by Jarvis. Second story: "Against Attilan" Plot and Script by Mary Jo Duffy. Art by Alan Weiss. Quicksilver helps his Inhuman cousins recover the royal sceptre! Cameo appearance by Black Bolt. (Notes: The back cover features Pietro, Gorgon, and Karnak with art by Alan Weiss. Printed on glossy paper. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 118,262; average paid circulation 115,232.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #15
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 15

    "That night..." Guest-starring the Thing and the Human Torch. Script and Art by Barry Windsor-Smith. Cover by Barry Windsor-Smith. Johnny Storm plays a major league April Fools' joke on his long-time friend and teammate Ben Grimm! But the torch should have double-checked his calendar first! Second story: "Crimson Ash" Script by Roger McKenzie. Pencils by Jack Sparling. Inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. The Man Without Fear confronts a present day arsonist...whom he knows from his past! (Notes: The back cover features an illustration of Daredevil by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. This issue features a full-page ad for Dave Cockrum's graphic novel: The Futurians (1983 Marvel). Printed on glossy paper. The letters page includes a letter from comics writer Barry Dutter.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #16
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 16

    "Sky-Wolf!" Script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Dave Cockrum, inks by Joe Sinnott. Cockrum pin-up. Sub-Mariner stars in "A Fable." Script by Bill Mantlo, art by Mike Mignola. Mignola pin-up. Cockrum wraparound cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #17
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 17

    "Sky-Wolf!" (part 2) Script by Marv Wolfman, pencils by Dave Cockrum, inks by Joe Sinnott. The Hulk stars in "A Day in the Life." Script by David Anthony Kraft, art by Tony Salmons. Cockrum front cover, Salmons back cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #18
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 18

    Cover art by Frank Miller. Home Fires!, script by Roger McKenzie (Co-Plot) and Roger Stern, pencils by Frank Miller, inks by Joe Rubinstein; A group of regular citizens are setting fires to try to get the city to pay them 6 million dollars, but are stopped by Captain America. Kevin Nowlan portfolio--full-page illustrations of Dagger, the Black Widow, Red Sonja, Phoenix, the Herald of Galactus, and She-Hulk (the drawing that formed the basis for the John Byrne story in Fantastic Four 275). Terry Austin portfolio--full-page illustrations of Doctor Doom, the Black Widow, women of the X-Men. Back cover Captain America illustration by Frank Miller. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #19
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 19

    Cover art by Tony Salmons. Such Sweet Sorrow, script by Bill Mantlo, art by Tony Salmons; Cloak and Dagger take down a minor drug dealer; Needing a respite from their battle against pusher, Dagger leaves Cloak to find some fun in the city. Chapter II: Dancin' the Night Away, script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Rick Leonardi, inks by Terry Austin; Dagger finds solace in a dance club but is knocked out and kidnapped by Jack, a small-time drug dealer. Chapter III: Dagger's Light, script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Kerry Gammil, inks by George Freeman; Cloak continues his fight against drug pushers but finds his hunger growing out of control without Dagger's light to quell it; Dagger is taken by Jack to a mobster, Uncle Saldino. Dagger pinup, pencils by Rick Leonardi, inks by Terry Austin. Back cover Cloak illustration, pencils by Kerry Gammil, inks by Terry Austin. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #20
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 20

    Cover pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Al Milgrom. The Clash, script and pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Al Milgrom; The Thing is unwittingly and unwillingly brought to an alternate dimension by Dr. Strange who has been captured by Xandu; The Thing battles demons to free Strange while Xandu makes off with the Eye of Agamotto; Returning to their home dimension and Strange's sanctum, they find that Xandu has controlled the mind of the Hulk. Carl Potts portfolio--full-page illustrations of the Hulk, Cloak and Dagger, the Defenders, Doctor Strange, and Power Pack. Dr. Strange and Xandu back cover art by Al Milgrom. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #21
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 21

    Wraparound cover pencils by Jim Starlin, inks by Al Milgrom. The Clash Part Two, script and pencils by Jim Starlin, pencils and inks by Al Milgrom; While the Thing battles a mind-controlled Hulk, Dr. Strange takes on Xandu. The Life of Captain Marvel ad, art by Jim Starlin. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #22
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 22

    "Night of the Octopus" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Iron Man. Script by Roger McKenzie. Art by Ken Steacy. Painted wraparound cover by Ken Steacy. Stark International has installed a new security system at Ryker's Island maximum security prison! And with the likes of Doc Ock, Electro, Sandman, and the Grey Gargoyle currently incarcerated...the system had better work! In the meantime Dr. Octopus' adamantium arms are being studied and tested at S.I.'s Long Island facility! But the scientists there don't know that the arms still respond to Otto Octavius' mental commands! So when the six-armed super-villain instructs his arms to bust him out of prison, the loyal appendages break away and come running! By the time Iron Man arrives at Ryker's Island, the situation is completely out of control! Is the golden avenger ready to tangle arm-in-arm-in-arm-in-arm-in-arm-in-arm with Doc Ock? Cameo appearance by Vic Martinelli. Flashback cameo by Daredevil. Special feature: This issue includes a portfolio of Ken Steacy's artwork. Seven full-page illustrations/pin-ups of Conan, Captain American, Hulk, Thor, Spider-Man, Nick Fury, and the Fantastic Four. (Notes: Dr. Octopus previously appeared in Daredevil 165. Printed on glossy paper. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 113,629; average paid circulation 112,044.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #23
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 23

    "From the Ashes" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Iron Man. Script by Roger McKenzie. Art by Ken Steacy. Painted wraparound cover by Ken Steacy. Tony Stark is stunned after his humiliating defeat at the hands or perhaps better stated... the arms of Dr. Octopus! The Invincible Iron Man is supposed to beat any of Spider-Man's usual sparring partners! But that was not the case inside Ryker's Island last issue! Nevertheless, the armored avenger has a new and different plan to win his rematch vs. Doc Ock! Could Shell-Head possibly turn Dr. Octopus' mechanical arms against him? Let's see how the good doctor likes a taste of his own medicine! Cameo appearances by Daredevil, Jarvis, Scarlet Witch, and the Vision. Special feature: This issue includes a portfolio of Ken Steacy's artwork. Six full-page illustrations/pin-ups of Cloak & Dagger, Guardian, Doctor Strange, Power Pack, Storm, and Deathlok. (Notes: Ken Steacy also drew (and scripted) the Iron Man story in Marvel Fanfare 44. Printed on glossy paper.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #24
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 24

    Weirdworld is the feature in "The Were-Men of Lord Raven!" Script by Doug Moench, pencils by Mike Ploog, inks by Craig Russell. Weirdworld pin-ups by Pat Broderick/Alan Weiss and John Buscema/Rudy Nebres. Back-up story: "Elegy." Script by Chris Claremont, pencils by David Ross, inks by Bob Wiacek. Appearances by Nick Fury, the Thing (of the Fantastic Four), the Beast, Wonder Man, Wolverine, Captain Marvel, Binary, and Carol Danvers. Russell front cover; Ross back cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #25
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 25
    • Signed by artist Pat Broderick (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Weirdworld is featured in "Raven's Dark Sorcery." Script by Doug Moench, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Brett Breeding. Dave Sim (Cerebus creator) portfolio--full-page illustrations of Shang-Chi Master of Kung Fu, Howard the Duck, Moon Knight, Cyclops (of the X-Men), and Iron Man. Captain Universe stars in "School's Out!" Script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by June Brigman, inks by Terry Austin. Captain Universe pin-up by Brigman/Austin. Broderick front cover; Broderick/Bob Patterson Weirdworld back cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #26
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 26
    • Signed by artist Pat Broderick (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Cover art by Pat Broderick. Editorial in which Al Milgrom expresses sorrow for artist Will Jungkuntz who died before his story was printed. "The Goblin Spree," script by Doug Moench, pencils by Pat Broderick, inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey; The elves' final confrontation with Lord Raven; featuring Weirdworld. "Death and the Queen," script and pencils by Will Jungkuntz, inks by Bob Wiacek; Captain America fights against a mercenary from Saint Cyril know as Death; He wants to kidnap the queen of Saint Cyril during a ceremony in NY. Weirdworld pinup, pencils by John Buscema, inks by Ian Akin and Brian Garvey. Captain America pinup, pencils by Will Jungkuntz, inks by Bob Wiacek. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #27
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 27

    Cover art by Tony Salmons. "Cars," script by Bill Mantlo, art by Tony Salmons; Marvel's foremost Man Without Fear, Daredevil, stars in a look at America's motoring culture, as Foggy Nelson attempts to buy a car. "McLeod's Mutants" portfolio featuring illustrations of Dani Moonstar, Cannonball, Magik (Illyana Rasputin), Sunspot, and Sentinel by Bob McLeod. "Spidey Gets Antsy," script and art by Marc Hempel; What happens when Spider-Man has nothing to do? Back-cover Spider-Man art by Marc Hempel. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #28
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 28

    Wraparound cover art by Ken Steacy. "Murder by Numbers 1, 2, 3... It's As Easy to Learn... As Your A-B-C!", script by Bill Mantlo, art by Ken Steacy; Northstar's old terrorist friends are being stalked by a villain named Scourge; Scourge is using one of the prototypes of Mac's Weapon Alpha armor with some add-ons to kill the former members of Cell Combattre, Northstar's Quebecois terrorist cell; Jean-Paul comes to try to save the survivors; Alpha Flight follows, tracking him through his implant. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #29
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 29

    Cover art by John Byrne. "A Terrible Thing To Waste," script and art by John Byrne; The Incredible Hulk is lulled into a stupor by a talented medicine man'; But the calm soon subsides when Hammer & Anvil attack! "Story" starring Captain America, script and art by Norm Breyfogle. Back-cover Captain America art by Norm Breyfogle. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #30
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 30

    Wraparound cover art by Brent Anderson. Real to Reel, script by Ann Nocenti, pencils by Brent Anderson, inks by Al Williamson; Marc and Marlene are on vacation when they come across an unscrupulous movie director who awakens the earth's vengeance by slaughtering deer for his film. 36 pgs. $1.50. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #31
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 31

    "A Plague of Frogs" Part 1 of 2. Guest-starring Captain America. Plot by J.M. DeMatteis and Kerry Gammill. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils by Kerry Gammill. Inks by Dennis Janke. Cover by Kerry Gammill and Dennis Janke. Both Cap and the Fabulous Frog-Man have a chance encounter with a mysterious far east guru named Bhagwan Sri Ananda! The young Frog-Man has no idea who the bhagwan is! But the Sentinel of Liberty might! Will Cap recognize the Yellow Claw in disguise... before it's too late? Cameo appearance by Vincent Patilio (aka Leap-Frog). Second story: "Dr. Owl Master of the Mystic Arts" Story and art by Mark Wheatley. Dr. Strange travels to the Amazon to visit a young boy who wants to become a sorcerer. Third story: "The Call" Story and art by Norm Breyfogle. Daredevil foils a bank robbery. (Notes: The back cover features Dr. Strange with art by Mark Wheatley. Cap previously clashed with the Yellow Claw in Avengers 204 & 205. Printed on glossy paper.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #32
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 32

    "Is This the Way the World Ends?" Part 2 of 2. Guest-starring Captain America. Plot by J.M. DeMatteis and Kerry Gammill. Script by J.M. DeMatteis. Pencils by Kerry Gammill. Inks by Dennis Janke. Cover by Kerry Gammill and Dennis Janke. With the star-spangled avenger and the Frog-Man as his prisoners, the Yellow Claw is poised to destroy Manhattan! But the Living Legend and Eugene are not giving up without a fight! And with help from the Amazing Spider-Man (in his black costume), Angel, Beast, Iceman, and the Human Torch; the septet of heroes may be able to derail the Yellow Claw's deadly designs! Cameo appearance by Vincent Patilio. Flashback cameo by the Vision. Second story: "Rosie" Script by Roger McKenzie. Art by Paul Smith. The Vision and Ben Urich track down a homicidal slasher in New York City. Cameo appearance by the Scarlet Witch. (Notes: The back cover features the Vision with art by Paul Smith. The Yellow Claw returns in Nick Fury Agent of Shield (1989 3rd series) #12. Printed on glossy paper. The letters page includes a statement of ownership: average print run 73,624; average paid circulation 61,691.) 32 pages. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #33
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 33

    Wraparound cover pencils by June Brigman, inks by Terry Austin. "Shadows On the Soul!", script by Chris Claremont, pencils by June Brigman, inks by Terry Austin; The X-Men--Wolverine, Storm, Colossus, Rogue, Kitty Pryde, and Magneto--are thrown into an interplanetary war against the deadly Chief Examiner and his coldly logical living computer!; The action really heats up when Rogue plunges through the Chief Examiner's energy grid and absorbs the power it acquired from the Chief Examiner's other enemies, the Human Torch, Spider-Man, and the Hulk! Ian Akin & Brian Garvey portfolio--full-page illustrations of the Silver Surfer, Conan, Doctor Doom, Doctor Strange, Iron Fist, Elektra, the Punisher, and Iron Man. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #34
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 34

    Cover art by Charles Vess. "Life With Volstagg," script by Alan Zelenetz, art by Charles Vess; When Loki is not invited to an Asgardian wedding, he takes his revenge by transforming the bridegroom into a goat; Unless the Warriors Three can quickly collect the magic charms needed to reverse the spell, Asgard is doomed!; In part one, Volstagg's might and legendary girth are put to the supreme test when his quest takes him to the castle of a devious sorceress; Cameos by Thor, Odin, Fandral, Hogun, and Heimdall. Vess portfolio--full-page illustrations of the Warriors Three, Hogun, Fandral, and Loki. Mike Mignola portfolio--full-page illustrations of Atuma, Nightmare, the Red Skull and Baron Zemo, Kraven the Hunter, Dormammu, and Kang the Conqueror. Back-cover art by Charles Vess. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #35
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 35

    Cover art by Charles Vess. "Hogan's Goat," script by Alan Zelenetz, art by Charles Vess; Hogun the Grim (from Thor) has a humorless run-in with a Bridge Troll…and must later collect a groom-turned-goat before his nuptial hour's at hand; Cameos by Volstaff and Fandral. Craig Hamilton portfolio--full-page illustrations of Nightcrawler (of the X-Men), Phoenix, the Vision and the Scarlet Witch, Cloak and Dagger, Collossus, and Kitty Pryde. Brett Blevins portfolio--full-page illustrations of Doctor Strange, Weirdworld, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Man-Thing. Back-cover art by Charles Vess. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #36
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 36

    Cover art by Charles Vess. "Fandral's Follies," script by Alan Zelenetz, art by Charles Vess; Loki tricks Una's father with one more false goat, leading him to commission Fandral to take the goat to the Isle of Love and get help from the priestess of Freya; The Isle of Love is populated only by maidens tending to the Temple of Freya, all of whom are sworn to vows forbidding them to love until their apprenticeship is over; Fandral nonetheless relentlessly flirts with every maiden he meets; He convinces the boat girl that even though she breaks her vows with him, he'll take her with him and marry her; When she notices him wooing other women immediately afterwards, she runs off heartbroken and prepares to leap from a cliff; Cameos by Thor, Volstagg, Hogun, and Loki. "Touch of Fire... Dawn of Fear!" starring Man-Thing, script by Michael Fleisher, art by Tom Sutton; Man-Thing deals with kidnappers. Man-Thing pin-up by Sutton. Back cover art by Charles Vess. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #37
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 37

    Cover art by Charles Vess. "How You Gonna Keep 'Em Down on the Farm After They've Seen Asgard?", script by Alan Zelenetz, art by Charles Vess; Here be Dragons!; The Warriors Three are caught up in a dreamscape illusion while trying to recover a missing Asgardian!; And Loki's to blame! Pin-ups: Storm by Brett Blevins; Spider-Man, the Black Cat, and the Hobgoblin by Arthur Adams; Iron Man by Walt Simonson; and the Man-Thing by Tom Sutton. "Synchronicity" starring Fantastic Four, She-Hulk, and Wyatt Wingfoot, script by Mark Borax, art by Norm Breyfogle. Back cover by Norm Breyfogle. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #38
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 38

    Last $1.50 issue. Cover pencils by Judith Hunt, inks by Bill Sienkiewicz. "Whatever Happened to the Podunk Slam?", script by Jo Duffy, pencils by Judith Hunt, inks by Bill Sienkiewicz; Marc's art advisor is trying to convince him to purchase a hideous mask, but he declines; Later, Frenchie takes him to a girls home to take them to a concert of Podunk Slam; Afterwards, Marc has a headache and receives a vision from the priests of Khonshu in regards to Podunk Slam and the mask; He eavesdrops on the band and hears of some devious price they must pay for their success; He then heads to the girls home again to find an ambulance taking an elderly woman away--young girls are vanishing from their beds and being replaced with elderly women all over the city; Moon Knight figures out that the band have used the mask to take their fans' youth to keep their own. "Duet" featuring Dazzler and Rogue, script by Jo Duffy, pencils by Colleen Doran, inks by Terry Austin. Doran portfolio--full-page illustrations of Balder, Longshot, and Medusa. Back cover pinup of Dazzler and Rogue, pencils by Colleen Doran, inks by Terry Austin. 40 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #39
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 39

    First $1.95 issue. Cover pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Kim De Mulder. Statement of Ownership average # of copies in preceding 12 months: 71,595. "The Cat's Tale," script by J. M. DeMatteis, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Kim De Mulder; Hawkeye encounters Black Crow, a Native American superhero. "#*@%&¢!", script by Michael Carlin, pencils by Bill Reinhold, inks by Jim Fern; Jake Lockley takes a man in Arabic clothing to the UN building; On the way, the man comments on the bright lights bothering him; Later, Jake is eating at Gena's when he hears on the TV that the same man is holding the UN building hostage with a bomb; Taking off, he changes into Moon Knight and enters the building; The man threatens to blow the bomb but Moon Knight flicks the lights off and on, causing the man to have an epileptic seizure. Bob Layton portfolio--full-page illustrations of the Black Knight, Doctro Doom, Galactus, Iron Man, and the Silver Surfer. Back cover pinup of Moon Knight by Bill Reinhold. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #40
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 40

    Cover art by David Mazzucchelli. Chiaroscuro, script by Ann Nocenti, art by David Mazzucchelli; A devout woman receives a new lease on life when an "angel" falls down from the heavens. Deal With the Devil!, script by Chris Claremont, pencils by Craig Hamilton, inks by Rick Bryant; Story reveals that Mystiqe and Destiny knew Storm would lose her powers if she went to save Rogue from SHIELD. Pin-ups: Doctor Strange and Clea by Hamilton; Ka-Zar and Sheena by Hamilton; the Sub-Mariner by Kent Williams; Elektra by George Pratt. Storm back cover art by Craig Hamilton. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #41
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 41

    Doctor Strange stars in "Perchance to Dream." Script by Walt Simonson, art by Dave Gibbons. Brief appearances by Nightmare and Infinity. Mike Machlan portfolio--full-page illustrations of the Avengers (inks by John Beatty), Nick Fury (inks by Jeff Butler), Wonder Man, Captain America and Bucky versus the Red Skull (inks by Al Milgrom), Daredevil versus Sub-Mariner (inks by Jerry Ordway), the Fantastic Four versus Doctor Doom (inks by Joe Sinnott), and Spider-Man (inks by John Romita Sr.). Bill Reinhold portfolio--full-page illustrations of the Black Panther, the Hulk, Iron Man, the Punisher, and Thor. Gibbons front and back covers. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #42
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 42

    Windfall!, script by Carl Potts, pencils by Carl Potts (layout) and Terry Shoemaker (finishes), inks by Terry Shoemaker; Peter Parker fails in his photo assignment, but helps a woman stave off eviction and get her job back. Once More in the City of Light, script by Dennis Mallonee, pencils by Bob Hall, inks by Bill Sienkiewicz; Captain Marvel travels back to 1784 in order to bring a vial of Count Dracula's blood back to Marie Laveau; Captain Marvel is able to get the blood, but not before Dracula bites her neck; Captain Marvel returns to the present but the vial of blood explodes due to Dr. Strange's previous destruction of the enchantments which allowed vampires to exist. Captain Marvel back cover art, pencils by Bob Hall, inks by Bill Sienkiewicz. 36 pgs. $1.95. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #43
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 43

    Cover pencils by Mike Mignola, inks by P. Craig Russell. "Time After Time," script by Bill Mantlo, pencils by Mike Mignola, inks by P. Craig Russell; When the Sub-Mariner is thrown back into history, he becomes a seafaring buccaneer!; He winds up have so much fun almost nothing could make him return to his own time; But something does and that something is the key to this adventure-filled thriller! "Death In a Vacuum!", script by Bill Mantlo, art by Greg Brooks; the Fantastic Four deal with bank robbers/hostage takers. Brian Murray portfolio: full-page illustrations of the Hulk, Moon Knight & Wonder Man, Wolverine, the Vision & the Human Torch, and Daredevil. Silver Surfer pin-up by Alan Weiss. Mephisto pin-up by Kerry Gammill. Howard Chaykin Human Torch back cover. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #44
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 44

    Iron Man vs. Doctor Doom in "Doombug." Script and art by Ken Steacy (with assistance from Rodney Dunn, Steve Leialoha, and Andrew Pratt). Statement of ownership--average print run 56,220; average paid circulation 50,840. Steacy wrap-around cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #45
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 45

    All pin-up issue: the Fantastic Four (by Arthur Adams), Captain America (Michael Golden), Silver Surfer & Galactus (Jim Lee), Doctor Strange (Kevin Nowlan), Storm of the X-Men (Barry Windsor-Smith), Ka-Zar (Brent Anderson), Loki & Thor Hela (Bret Blevins), Volstagg (Jon Bogdanove/Al Milgrom), the Hulk (Norm Breyfogle), (John Buscema/Brett Breeding), Wolverine (Howard Chaykin), Thor and Captain America and Reed & Sue Richards of the Fantastic Four (Butch (Jackson) Guice), Spider-Man (Klaus Janson), Shadowcat (Michael Kaluta), Iron Man (Bob Layton), Clea (Steve Leialoha), Colossus (Rick Leonardi/Dan Green), the Sub-Mariner (Mike Mignola), the Scarlet Witch (Sandy Plunkett), Dracula (Bill Reinhold), the original X-Men (Marshall Rogers), Daredevil (John Romita Jr./Al Williamson), the Black Panther & Klaw (Steve Rude), Killraven (Craig Russell), the New Mutants (Terry Shoemaker), Magik (Bill Sienkiewicz), Thor (Walt Simonson), the Green Goblin (Paul Smith), Iron Man (Ken Steacy), Black Bolt & Medusa (Charles Vess), the Rawhide Kid (Alan Weiss), and the Punisher (Mike Zeck). Wraparound cover by John Byrne featuring just about every major Marvel hero. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #46
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 46

    The Fantastic Four stars in "Inside Job!" Script by Mike Barr, pencils by Louis Williams, inks by Bob Wiacek. The Thing stars in "The Day After." Script by Danny Fingeroth, art by Tod Smith. Smith covers. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #47
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 47

    The Hulk battles Spider-Man in "Renovation." Script by Bill Mantlo, co-plot and art by Michael Golden. Nick Fury cameo. Letter to the editor from Charles Novinskie (Topps Comics). Golden wrap-around cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #48
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 48

    She-Hulk stars in "World's Hero...Father's Shame!" Script by Dwight Jon Zimmerman, pencils by Kerry Gammill, inks by Joe Rubinstein and Jose Marzan. She-Hulk also stars in "California Dreaming." Script by Sue Flaxman, art by Don Perlin. The Vision stars in "Run Through the Jungle." Script by Michael Higgins, pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Jim Sanders III. Gammill/Marzan front cover; Wilson/Sanders back cover. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #49
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 49

    Cover art by Alan Weiss. "Strange On the Range," script and art by Alan Weiss; An American Indian has discovered a way to use magic to alter history!; How can Doctor Strange stop him?; Guest-starring Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan. "Two Guns Against the Gang!", script by Mike W. Barr, art by Tod Smith; Two-Gun Kid (Matt Hawk) takes on "Bear" Bronson and "Rattler" Redlin. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $1.95.

  • Issue #50
    Marvel Fanfare (1982 1st Series) 50

    Cover pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Joe Rubinstein. "If I Had the Wings of an Angel," script by Mary Jo Duffy, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Joe Rubinstein; A mother's desire to protect her mutant child could spell death for Angel and X-Factor at the hands of Arcade! Mark Badger portfolio: full-page illustrations of Spider-Man, the Gargoyle, and Thor. Back cover Wolverine pinup by Mark Badger. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.25.