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What The --?! (1988) comic books

  • Issue #1
    What The --?! (1988) 1

    Parodies: the Pulverizer (Punisher) stars in "Accounts Overdrawn--Checks Returns For Lack of Funds." Script by Peter Gillis, co-plot and pencils by Hilary Barta, inks by John Severin. "Bower Brats Meet Clunk and Dagnabbit!" (Power Pack and Cloak & Dagger) Script and inks by Terry Austin, pencils by June Brigman. Galactus cameo. The X-Persons (X-Men) star in "When Titans Bunch!" Script by Gillis, pencils by Jon Bogdanove, inks by Al Milgrom. Appearances by just about every major Marvel hero. Doctor Doom and the Watcher star in "Secret War III." Script by Gwen Dibley, pencils by Steve Ditko, inks by John Severin. Galactus appearance; Magneto cameo. Ad parodies by Marc Siry, Milgrom, and Austin. (No real ads in this issue.) Bogdanove/Milgrom cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #2
    What The --?! (1988) 2

    Parodies: Superbman (Superman) vs. the Fantastical Four (the Fantastic Four) in "My Badguy...My Enemy!" Script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Jerry Ordway. Doctor Doom appearance. Nick Fury stars in "The Retirement of Knick Furey, Ex-Agent of S.H.E.E.L.D!" Script by Fred Hembeck, art by John Severin. Wolverine stars in "Woof'r'eam!" Script by Al Milgrom, pencils by Mike Mignola, inks by Al Williamson. X-Men appearance. Doctor Strange stars in "Doctor Deranged." Script by Peter Gillis, art by Phil Foglio. Includes parodies of the Phantom Stranger, Deadman, Zatana, and Dr. Fate. Ad parodies by Terry Austin and Marc Siry. (No real ads in this issue.) Byrne cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #3
    What The --?! (1988) 3

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    Parodies: Bat-man (as in, a man with a baseball bat) stars in "Bat-Man!" Script by Peter David, art by Todd McFarlane (2 pages). Peter Porker the Spider-Ham (Spider-Man) in "Nevermore." Script by Glenn Herdling, pencils by Alex Saviuk, inks by Bob McLeod. The Vizzion and the Scarlett Wench (Vision and Scarlet Witch) in "Homecoming Around Again." Script and pencils by Richard Purcell, inks by Joe Sinnott. Scaredevil (Daredevil) in "Eed Up!" Script and art by Fred Hembeck. The X-Men star in "Mutant Beach Party!" Script by Kurt Busiek, art by Kyle Baker. Plus two 1-page strips: "One Day in the Comics Shop" (script by Busiek, pencils by James Fry, inks by Hector Collazo) and "Marvel Super-Heroes with Pet Partners" (by Howell). No ads. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #4
    What The --?! (1988) 4

    Parodies: the X-Men in "Mutant Beach Party, Chapter 2." Script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Hector Collazo, inks by Kyle Baker. Doctor Strange in "The Wacky Disciple of Doctor Deranged!" Script and art by Fred Hembeck. Wolverine/Lone Wolf and Cub in "Lone Wolvie and Chris (Claremont)." No credits (art by Steve Ditko/Terry Austin?). The Marvel Balls in "Hard Ball!" Script by Scott Lobdell, art by Gary Fields. Irving Forbush as Captain America in "The Last Charlie America." Script by Lobdell, art by Ron Zalme. Starchy (Archie) in "Four Pages With Starchy." Script and pencils by Dave Schwartz, inks by Jon D'Agostino. One-page strips: Master of Kung Fu in "What If Shang-Chew were a Fast Food Cook?" (script by Michael Eury, pencils by David Day, inks by Dan Day); "When Titans Clash!" (script by Peter David, art by Fields); and "An Important Message for the Readers" (script and art by Hembeck). No ads. This issue ends the four-issue try-out of the title. However, because it did well, it returned eight months later. Collazo/Wiacek front cover; Collazo/Joe Albedo back cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #5
    What The --?! (1988) 5

    Jim Lee, Al Williamson, Whilce Portacio, and Larry Stroman art; Al Williamson inks; Parodies: the Pulverizer (Punisher) and Wulvoream (Wolverine) in "Wake Up and Shoot the Coffee." Script and art by Hilary Barta, co-stript by Doug Rice. The Bulk (Hulk) in "This Man, That Monster--That Man, This Monster--This Man, Some Other Monster!" Script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Erik Larsen, inks by Al Gordon. Daredevil, the Beast, Black Bolt, and Longshot in "You Bet Your Dignity." Script by Terry Austin, pencils by Jim Lee, inks by Al Williamson. Howard the Duck appearance. "The Alien-ated Legion." Script by Chuck Dixon, pencils by Larry Stroman, inks by Williamson. The X-Men in "Ill-Conceived Character Couplings." Script by Walt Jaschek, pencils by Jim Lee, inks by Lee (page 1) and Al Milgrom (pages 2-3). The Mighty Sore (Thor) in "He's Mighty Sore in: Lo! If This Be Not My Fatherm My Enemy!" Script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Whilce Portacio, inks by Al Milgrom. 2-page fake ad written by Marc Siry, art by Russ Heath. Other fake ads by Siry, Milgrom, and Austin. Barta cover. Cover price $1.50.

  • Issue #6
    What The --?! (1988) 6

    Parodies: Daredevil, the Joker, and the Avengers in "Smacks of Vengeance!" Script and pencils by John Byrne, inks by Terry Austin. The Punisher in "Origin of the Pulverizer." Script and art Hilary Barta, co-script by Doug Rice. Thor in "Sore Wants a Haircut!" Script by Howard Mackie, pencils by Adam Blaustein, inks by Chris Ivy. The Man-Thang (Man-Thing) versus Swamp-Thang (Swamp Thing) in "Adventure Into Fear!" Script by Peter Gillis, pencils by Doug Rice, inks by Hilary Barta. Fake ads by Marc Siry. Letter to the editor from Charles Novinskie (Topps Comics). Byrne cover. Cover price $1.00.

  • Issue #7
    What The --?! (1988) 7

    Parodies: the Revengers (Avengers) versus the Just-a-League (JLA) in "Us Against Them!" Script by Scott Lobdell, art by Rurik Tyler. Alpha Flight in "Awful Flight." Script by Marc McLauren, pencils by Don Hudson, inks by Jeff Albrecht. "Patsy Walker." Script and art by Richard Howell. "Merry Mutant Melodies." Script and pencils by Kelly Corvese, inks by Albrecht. Fake ads by Marc Siry. John Byrne cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #8
    What The --?! (1988) 8

    Parodies: "The Return of Forbush-Man!" Script and art by Aaron Lopresti. "After Hours." Script by Scott Lobdell, pencils by Dale Keown, inks by ZHarry Candelario. Moon Knight in "Goon Knight." Script by Sholly Fish, art by Win Mortimer. "The Son of Satan Censored." Script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by James Fry III, inks by Brad Joyce. "Marvel Classicworks." Pencils by Richard Howell, inks by Joe Sinnott. 2 Punisher pin-ups by Jon Bogdanove; Charlie America (Captain America) by Marc Siry. Fake ads by Siry, Barry Dutter, and Chris Eliopoulos. John Byrne cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #9
    What The --?! (1988) 9

    Parodies: Wolverine in "Gone Fishin'." Script by Peter David, art by Rurik Tyler. The Black Panther in "Black 'n' Blue Panther." Script by Don McGregor, pencils by Mike Harris, inks by Tom Palmer. Galactus in "Hotel Galacticus." Script by Scott Lobdell, art by Dave Hoover. And an even newer version of the X-Men in "Obscurity Legion." Script and pencils by Lobdell, inks by Dennis Jensen. Letter to the editor from Charles Novinskie (Topps Comics). John Byrne wrap-around cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #10
    What The --?! (1988) 10

    Parodies: Doctor Doom in "I'll Be Doom for Christmas." Script by Scott Lobdell, art by John Byrne. Appearances by the Fantastic Four and Captain America. "Milk and Cookies!" Script by Sholly Fisch, art by Rurik Tyler. Chaplain America (Captain America) in "Chap's New Partner!" Script by Barry Dutter, pencils by Win Mortimer, inks by Keith Wilson. Manga comics parody in "Ayehearya." Script and art by Bill Wray. One-page strips by Darren Auck. Fake ads by Mark Siry, Tokar, and Lee. Byrne cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #11
    What The --?! (1988) 11

    Parodies: Daredevil stars in "Okay, So It's Not Such a Wonderful Life!" Script by Scott Lobdell; pencils by Lee Weeks (pages 1-3, 8), Keith Wilson (page 4), Dale Keown (page 5), Rob Liefeld (page 6), and Ron Wilson (page 7); inks by Andy Kubert (pages 1-3, 8), Keith Wilson (page 4), Keith Williams (pages 5, 7), and Al Milgrom (page 6). She-Bulk (She-Hulk) in "This Man, This Meal!" Script by Rob Tokar, art by Keith Wilson. "Hazards of Being a Super-Hero." Script by Roger Brown, art by Rurik Tyler. "Auld Lang Syne." Script by Scott Lobdell, art by Tyler. "What is Your New Years Resolution?" Script and art by Darren Auck. Fake ads by Marc Siry. John Byrne cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #12
    What The --?! (1988) 12

    Parodies: Conan in "Moanin' the Bavarian." Script and art by Bill Wray. "Forbush Man in the Ravaged Land." Script and art by Aason Lopresti. The Scarlet Itch (Scarlet Witch) and Al Bino (the Vision) in "Marries With Superpowers." Script and art by Rurik Tyler. "Dear Marble." Script by Sholly Fisch, pencils by Aaron Lopresti, inks by Keith Wilson. One-page strips: "Cronan the Beerbarian." Script by Barry Dutter, art by Keith Wilson. "Love is a Many-Splintered Thing." Script and art by Darren Auck. Fake ad by Dutter/Chris Aliopoulos. John Byrne cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #13
    What The --?! (1988) 13

    Parodies: the Silver Surfer in "Silver Burper." Script by Stan Lee, art by Bob Wiacek. Batman in "Bratman 2 the Movie." (No credits.) Obnoxio and Clown and the Pulverizer in "Let the Punisher Fit the Clown!" Script and art by Alan Kupperberg. Wolverine and the Fantastic Four in "An Eye for an Eyepatch." Script by Steve Proudfoot and Jim Warden, pencils by Joe Quesada, inks by Keith Wilson. One-page strips by Darren Auck, Barry Dutter, and Ralph Cabrera. John Byrne cover Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #14
    What The --?! (1988) 14

    Parodies: Spider-Man and Doctor Doom in "Tangled." Script by Bill Wray, art by Rurik Tyler. "Super-Villain Dating Game." Script and art by Darren Auck. "Hazards of Being a Super Hero." Script by Roger Brown, art by Rurik Tyler. Milk and Cookies in "Jurassic Classic." Script by Shelly Fisch, art by Tyler. The Visionary (Vision) and the Scarlet Itch (Scarlet Witch) in "Brain Games." Script by Fisch, art by Win Mortimer. "Forbush, P.I." Script and art by Aaron Lopresti. Letter to the editor from Charles Novinskie (Topps Comics). Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #15
    What The --?! (1988) 15

    Parodies: "The Strange Young Fighting Frogs." Script by Charles Santino, art by Keith Wilson. "The Land Shark!" Script by Scott Lobdell, pencils by Rurik Tyler, inks by Keith Wilson. Captain Ultra in "So How Goes the War?!" Script by Scott Lobdell, pencils by Dennis Jensen, inks by George Wildman. "You Know You've Been Reading Too Many Comic Books When...." Script by Barry Dutter, art by Tyler. Pin-ups by Tyler and Bill Wray (Wolverine). Fake ad by Darren Auck. Marshall Rogers/Bob Wiacek cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #16
    What The --?! (1988) 16
    • Signed by writer/artist Aaron Lopresti (flipcover) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity.

    Parodies: Doctor Octopus in "Ock Around the Christmas Tree" Script by Scott Lobdell, art by Marie Severin. "The Grinch Who Swiped Chanuka." Script by Sholly Fisch, art by Rurik Tyler. The Watcher in "Someone to Watch Over Me." Script by Barry Dutter, art by Keith Wilson. Flip-cover Vault of Horror (EC Comics)/House of Mystery parody, "Are You Man Enough to Enter the House of Misery?" Script and art by Aaron Lopresti. One-page strips by Darren Auck. Covers by Marshall Rogers/Severin (front cover) and Lopresti (flip cover). Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #17
    What The --?! (1988) 17

    Parodies: Wolverine and the Punisher in "Teaming Up for the Money!" Script by Peter Gillis and Hilary Barta, art by Barta. "The Storyteller: a Tribute to Dr. Seuss." Script by Barry Dutter, art by Keith Wilson. The Fantastic Four in "The Fantastical Four World Tour 1992." Script by Kurt Busiek, pencils by Richard Howell, inks by Brad Joyce. The Sleepwalker in "Where Ogles the Sleepgawker?" Script by Scott Lobdell, art by David and Dan Day. Fake ad by Marc Siry. Barta cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #18
    What The --?! (1988) 18

    Parodies: Captain America and Gilligan's Island in "What If Charlie America Landed on Finnigan's Island?" Script by Michael Higgins, art by Marie Severin. Spider-Ham (Spider-Man) in "Hoagy's Space Ark." Script by Barry Dutter, pencils by John Costanza, inks by George Wildman. Simpsons parody in "Doc Simson...Psychiatrist to the Super-Heroes!" Script by Dutter, art by Vilson. "Down on the Marble Farm." Script and art by Darren Auck. Star Trek parody in "Star Trash." Script and art by Aaron Lopresti. Fake ad by Marc Siry. Lopresti cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #19
    What The --?! (1988) 19

    Parodies: Wolverine and Punisher in "Discharm School." Script by Scott Lobdell, pencils by Rick Stasi, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Captain America and the Scarlet Witch in "Marble Movie Showcase!" Script by Sholly Fisch, pencils by Rurik Tyler, inks by Steve Montana. Strange Tales parody: "Deranged Tales" starring Knick Furey (Nick Fury), Agent of Sheeld in "When Worlds Clyde" (script and pencils by Doug Rice, inks by Hilary Barta) based on the work of Jim Steranko; and Dr. Deranged (Doctor Strange) in "In Search of Cleanex!" (script by Barta and Rice, art by Barta). "Really Awful List of Visual Puns." Script and art by Rurik Tyler. Barta cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #20
    What The --?! (1988) 20
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    • Paper: White
    • Label #1554592044

    Parodies: "The Irresponsible Forbush Man." Script and art by Aaron Lopresti. Milk and Cookies in "Lo, There Shall Come a Forbush!" Script by Sholly Fisch, art by Rurik Tyler. Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham (Spider-Man) in "Pork For Dinner, Milk and Cookies for Dessert!" Script by Barry Dutter, pencils by John Costanza, inks by George Wildman. Wolverina (a female version of Wolverine) in "Leadress of the Pack!" Script by Scott Lobdell, pencils by Dennis Jensen, inks by Kaalberg. Fake ad by Dutter/Mike DeCarlo. Rurik Tyler cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #21
    What The --?! (1988) 21

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    Parodies: Wolverine in "Weapon X, Lies, and Videotape." Script by Hilary Barta and Doug Rice, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Barta. "Who Was That Skrull I Saw You With Last Night?" Script by Ed Lazellari and Darren Auck, pencils by Auck, inks by Mike DeCarlo. She-Hulk in "Sheeza-Hulk." Script and pencils by Rusty Haller, inks by Michael White. Medusa of the Inhumans in "Driving Medoozy." Script by Sholly Fisch, art by Marie Severin. Cartoons by Todd Nauck. Barta cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #22
    What The --?! (1988) 22

    Parodies: the Pulverizer (Punisher) and Wolverweenie (Wolverine) in "Nine Lives Hath the Cataclysm." Script by Doug Rice and Hilary Barta, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Barta. "Guidance Counselor." Script by Sholly Fisch, art by George Wildman. Peter Porker, the Spectacular Spider-Ham (Spider-Man) in "What Goes Up Must Come Down!" Script by Barry Dutter, art by John Costanza. "Hazards of Being a Super-Villain." Script by Roger Brown, art by Rurik Tyler. Forbush Man and the Fantastic Four in "Salem's Pot." Script and art by Aaron Lopresti. ("Special guest influences by Michael Golden," whatever that means." 1-page Captain America strip in "Captains Outrageous!" Script by Dutter, pencils by Joe Quesada, inks by Joe Rubinstein. Barta cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #23
    What The --?! (1988) 23

    Parodies: football parody in "The Drop-Kick That Lifts Your...um...Spirit!" Script Hilary Barta and Doug Rice, pencils by Rurik Tyler, inks by Hilary Barta. The New Warriors in "The New Worriers!" Script by Scott Lobdell, pencils by Howard Bender, inks by George Wildman. "How To Draw Otehr Comics the Marble Way." Script by Sholly Fisch, pencils by James Fry, inks by Mike DeCarlo. "What If Forbush Man Were a Real Super-Hero?" Script and art by Aaron Lopresti. Guest starring Captain America. Nick Furious (Nick Fury) in "Guided Mishap." Plot and pencils by Alex Morrisey, script by Dan Slott, inks by Mike DeCarlo. Barta cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #24
    What The --?! (1988) 24

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    Parodies: Infinity Gauntlet in "The Infinity Mitten!" Script by Hilary Barta and Doug Rice, art by Rurik Tyler. Spider-Ham (Spider-Man) in "The Green Gobbler Returns." Script by Barry Dutter, art by John Costanza. "Who Knows What Creature Sleeps in the Bed?" Script by Paul Curtis, pencils by Andreew Pepoy, inks by Michael White. Obnoxio the Clown in "House of Whacks!" Script and art by Alan Kupperberg. The Hulk and the Thing in "Bulk vs. Thang (For the Umpteenth Time)." Script and art by Aaron Lopresti. Barta cover. Cover price $1.25.

  • Issue #25
    What The --?! (1988) 25

    Parodies; also called "Summer Special 1"; X-Men parody Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #26
    What The --?! (1988) 26

    Parodies; 68-page giant; also called "Fall Special" (and, in the indicia, "Winter Special"); Spider-Ham 2099; Silver Surfer, Hulk, Doomsday Cover price $2.50.