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Series is a chronological description of the history of the Marvel Universe and features many reprints. Only the writers/artists of new material are listed.

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Wrap-around coverRonald Frenz, Bob Layton2
Ti:Book I: The saga begins...!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Ronald Frenz   I/F-Allen Milgrom   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Paul Becton, George Roussos   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-Janet Jackson, William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Phil Hugh Felix, Dawn Geiger, Ken Lopez, Barry Shapiro, Bruce N. Solotoff, Ron Zalme
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This issue reprints material from Fantastic Four (I) #1, 2, 271, 273; Tales to Astonish (I) #27, 44; Avengers (I) #227; Alpha Flight (I) #2, 3, 12; Thing #1, 10.

Pages 1 to 3An overview of events before Fantastic Four (I) #1 (new art by R. Frenz and A. Milgrom). These are mentioned:
  • Galactus, Celestials, Elders of the Universe, Watchers, Kree, Skrull
  • the creation of the Eternals and Deviants by the Celestials
  • the creation of the Inhumans by the Kree
  • the rise and downfall of Atlantis and Valusia
  • the age of warriors and wizards (picture shows clearly Conan and Red Sonja, but their names are not mentioned, propably because of copyright)
  • the rise of the Egypt, Greek and Norse gods including Hercules and Thor
  • the medievial Black Knight and King Arthur
  • the western heroes Kid Colt, Rawhide Kid, Night Rider and Two-Gun Kid
  • World War I heroes, like Union Jack
  • World War II heroes, like Sgt. Nick Fury and his Howling Commandos, Captain America, Prince Namor and the Human Torch
There is of course no mentioning of the Lost Generation, as these heroes were created much later.
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Pages 4 and 5Description what the future heroes were doing shortly before Fantastic Four (I) #1.
  • Captain America frozen in ice
  • The Sub-Mariner, having lost his memories, living in the streets of New York
  • Col. Nick Fury on desk duty
  • Tony Stark revelling in his life as playboy
  • Dr. Robert Bruce Banner laboring on the Gamma Bomb
  • Dr. Henry Pym ready to test his serum
  • Dr. Don Blake booking a vacation in Norway
  • Prof. Charles Xavier training Jean Grey
  • Dr. Stephen Strange studying magic
  • Matt Murdock and "Foggy" Nelson studying law
  • Peter Parker is fascinated by Dr. Reed Richards plans for space travel
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Page 6Reed Richards's youth (with his father, Nathaniel Richards); Ben Grimm's youth (losing his brother Daniel, his time with the Yancy Street Gang, leaving his uncle Jake and his aunt Alyce and as football star).-
Page 7Ben Grimm's first meeting with Victor von Doom and Reed Richards on State University, his time in the Air Force and Reed's offer to fly the rocket.-
Page 8Reed Richards and Susan Storm meet Gormuu.-
Pages 9 to 13The origin of the Fantastic Four.Fantastic Four (I) #1
Page 14The Fantastic Four are taken home by U.S. soldiers.Thing
Pages 15 to 20The Fantastic Four's first encounter with the Mole Man.Fantastic Four (I) #1
Pages 21 to 25.1Dr. James MacDonald Hudson invents his suit (and steals it), helps to create Department H, meets Wolverine and inspired by the Fantastic Four deveolps his Guardian suit.Alpha Flight (I) #2 FB, 3 FB
Pages 25.2-6Dr. Henry Pym's first wife Maria is kidnapped by the K.G.B., he tries to find her, fails and suffers his first mental breakdown.Tales to Astonish (I) #44 FB
Pages 26 to 28Dr. Pym's invention of the shrinking and growing serum and his first adventure in a ant-hill.Tales to Astonish (I) #27
Pages 29 to 32The first appearance of Skrulls and their impersonating the Fantastic Four.Fantastic Four (I) #2
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Cover galleryFantastic Four (I) #1,2; Tales to Astonish (I) #27 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
21986/01CCA$1.00
Wrap-around coverRonald Frenz, Allen Milgrom2
Ti:Book II: Transformation and rebirth!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Ronald Frenz   I/F-Allen Milgrom   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Paul Becton, George Roussos   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-Janet Jackson, William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Phil Hugh Felix, Dawn Geiger, Ken Lopez, Barry Shapiro, Bruce N. Solotoff, Ron Zalme
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This issue reprints material from Fantastic Four (I) #2, 3, 4; Amazing Fantasy (I) #15; Incredible Hulk (I) #1; Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (I) #60.

Page 1Military brass speaking to press against Fantastic FourNew art by R. Frenz and A. Milgrom.
Pages 2 to 7The Fantastic Four's first battle against the SkrullsFantastic Four (I) #2
Pages 8 to 12.5The birth of Spider-Man and the one mistake he'll regret foreverAmazing Fantasy (I) #15
Pages 12.6 to 18The Fantastic Four's first battle against the Miracle ManFantastic Four (I) #3
Pages 19 to 28The birth of the Hulk and his battle against the GargoyleIncredible Hulk (I) #1)
Pages 29 to 32The Fantastic Four's first encounter with the Sub-MarinerFantastic Four (I) #4
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Cover galleryAmazing Fantasy (I) #15; Incredible Hulk (I) #1; Fantastic Four (I) #3 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
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Wrap-around coverRonald Frenz, John Byrne2
Ti:Book III: A gathering of dooms!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Ronald Frenz   I/F-Allen Milgrom   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Michael Higgins   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-Janet Jackson, Bruce N. Solotoff, William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Phil Hugh Felix, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, James R. Novak, Barry Shapiro   Art Department-John Romita Sr., Tom Morgan, James W. Fry, Mark McKenna, José Marzan
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This issue reprints material from Fantastic Four (I) #4, 5, 278; Fantastic Four Annual (I) #1, 2; Marvel Mystery Comics (I) #9; Sub-Mariner (I) #1, 8, 51; Incredible Hulk (I) #2; Amazing Fantasy (I) #15; X-Men (I) #38; Giant-Size Invaders #1.

Page 1Johnny Storm faces Prince NamorNew art by R. Frenz and A. Milgrom.
Pages 2 to 3.1-3An overview of the history of Atlantis:
  • King Kull's reign (name not mentioned)
  • the Devaints attacking Atlantis and King Kamuu's and Queen Zartra's stopping the invaders
  • the Celestials defeating the Deviants, thereby devastating the Earth and sinking Atlantis
  • Homo mermanus discover Atlantis and under (another) King Kamuu build the new Atlantis on the old one's ruins.
  • Emperor Thakorr leads the Atlanteans to Antarctica, where they build a new home.
Mostly new art by R.Frenz/A.Milgrom
Pages 3.4-5 and 4The meeting of Cpt. Leonard McKenzie and Princess Fen-
Page 5Prince Namor's meeting of the Human Torch (android), Betty Dean and his fight as part of the Invaders.-
Page 6.1-3This page presents Namora, Namorita (as baby, at this time she was not yet a clone - or has this been retconned already?), Byrrah and Lady Dorma.-
Pages 6.4-5 to 9.1-7The destruction of Atlantis by Paul Destine, Namor fighting Destine and becoming amnesiac until the Human Torch (Johnny Storm) finds him.Sub-Mariner (I) #1 FB
Pages 9.8-9 to 12The Fantastic Four's first battle with the Sub-MarinerFantastic Four (I) #4
Pages 13 to 16.1-4The battle of the Hulk against the Toad MenIncredible Hulk (I) #2)
Pages 16.5-6 to 17.1-6The first encounter of the Fantastic Four with Dr. DoomFantastic Four (I) #5)
Page 17.7-8 to 24The youth of Victor von Doom, his meeting of Reed Richards and Ben Grimm at State University, his failed experiment to contact his mother, his meeting of the mysterious monks, the creation of his armor and the desctruction of his face.Fantastic Four Annual (I) #2 and Fantastic Four (I) #?
Pages 25 to 28The Fantastic Four's first battle with Dr. DoomFantastic Four (I) #5)
Pages 29 to 31Spider-Man's fateful mistake, the dreadful consequences and him catching the killer.Amazing Fantasy (I) #15
Page 32Prof. Xavier's decision to create the X-Men.X-Men (I) #38 FB
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Cover galleryFantastic Four (I) #4, 5; Sub-Mariner (I) #1 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
41986/03CCA$1.00
Front coverJackson Guice, Allen Milgrom1
Back coverJackson Guice, Allen Milgrom1
Ti:Book IV: Of gods and mutants!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Tom Morgan   I/F-Tom Morgan   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Rob Carosella   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-Janet Jackson, Bruce N. Solotoff, William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Phil Hugh Felix, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, James R. Novak, Barry Shapiro   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Tom Morgan, James W. Fry, Mark McKenna, José Marzan
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This issue reprints material from X-Men (I) #12, 20, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 117; Uncanny X-Men (I) #144, 161; Fantastic Four (I) #6; Journey into Mystery (I) #83, 84; Thor (I) #159; The Mighty Thor Annual (I) #11; Tales to Astonish (I) #35; Bizarre Adventures #27; The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #6, 10.

Page 1Fred Duncan and Bill ? watch the film with Scott Summers.New art by T. Morgan
Pages 2 to 3The meeting of Prof. Xavier with Fred Duncan.X-Men (I) #38 (Cyclops origin story)
Pages 4 to 5Charles Xavier's youth, his first meeting of his step-brother Cain Marko, his step-fathers's (Dr. Kurt Marko) death and his love, Moira MacTaggert.X-Men (I) #12 FB
Page 6Charles Xavier and Cain Marko finding the Ruby of Cyttorak and the birth of the Juggernaut; Moira breaking up with Charles; and Charles beginning his travels, leading him to Eqypt.X-Men (I) #12 FB
Page 7Charles's first encounter with the child Ororo Munroe and his battle with Amahl Farouk.X-Men (I) #117 FB
Pages 8 to 11Charles travels to Israel, his first enconter with Magneto and Gabrielle Haller, and Charles and Magneto battle Hydra.Uncanny X-Men (I) #161 FB
Pages 12 to 13.1-2Charles travels to Tibet and his first meeting of Lucifer, leading to the accident that crippled his legs.X-Men (I) #20 FB
Page 13.3Charles Xavier training Jean Grey.Bizarre Adventures #27 FB
Page 13.4-5Parts of Cyclop's origin.X-Men (I) #39 (Cyclops origin story)
Page 14.1-3Scott and Alex Summer's jump from the plane, Corsair and Havok.-
Pages 14.4 to 17.1-3Prof. Xavier's first meeting with Scott Summers, their battle against Jack O'Diamonds/the Living Diamond and Scott becoming Cyclops.X-Men (I) #40, 41 (Cyclops origin story)
Pages 17.4-7 to 19Dr. Don Blake flees from the Stone Men, his finding of Mjölnir and his transformation into Thor.Journey into Mystery (I) #83
Pages 20 to 23Thor's youth, his gaining of Mjölnir, his banning from Asgard and his transformation into Don Blake.-
Pages 24 to 25.1-4Thor using his hammer and his fight against the Stone Men.Journey into Mystery (I) #83
Pages 25.5-7 to 27.1-4Dr. Henry Pym's adventure in the ant-hill, him becoming Ant-Man and his first battle.Tales to Astonish (I) #35
Page 27.5-7Dr. Don Blake returns to his praxis.-
Page 28.1-4Thor battles the tyrannical leader of a Latin American army.Journey into Mystery (I) #84
Pages 28.5 to 32Dr. Doom teams-up with the Sub-Mariner to battle the Fantastic Four.Fantastic Four (I) #6)
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Cover galleryJourney into Mystery (I) #83; Uncanny X-Men (I) #161; Tales to Astonish (I) #35 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
51986/04CCA$1.00
Front coverPaul C. Ryan, Brett Breeding1
Back coverPaul C. Ryan, Brett Breeding1
Ti:Book V: Terror in the skies!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-[N.A.]   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-Janet Jackson, Bruce N. Solotoff, William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Phil Hugh Felix, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Tom Morgan, Bruce N. Solotoff, Mark McKenna, José Marzan
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This issue reprints material from Fantastic Four (I) #6, 7; X-Men (I) #44, 54; Incredible Hulk (I) #3; Journey into Mystery (I) #85, 101, 112, 113, 115, Strange Tales (I) #101, 102; Tales to Astonish (I) #36; Captain America (I) #112; Marvel Two-In-One #76; Marvel Premiere #30. There is no new material in this issue.

Pages 1 to 6.1-4The conclusion of the Fantastic Four's battle with Dr. Doom and the Sub-Mariner.Fantastic Four (I) #6
Pages 6.5-8 and 7.1Warren Worthington III has problems with his newly grown wings.-
Pages 7.2-7 to 11An accident gives Rick Jones control of the Hulk.Incredible Hulk (I) #3)
Page 12.1-5The history of Fritz Tiboldt, a Nazi spy, and his son Maynard, who founded the Circus of Crime.-
Pages 12.6 to 15.1-4The Hulk battles the Circus of Crime.Incredible Hulk (I) #3
Pages 15.5-6 to 16.1-5Loki escapes from his prison within a tree.Journey into Mystery (I) #85
Pages 16.6 to 19.1-4The youth of Loki and several of his attempts to get rid of Thor.-
Pages 19.5-6 to 22.1-2The first modern day battle between Thor and Loki.Journey into Mystery (I) #85
Pages 22.3-8 to 24.1Warren Worthington III disguises as angel to rescue some of his co-students from a fire.X-Men (I) #54 FB
Pages 24.2-5 to 25.1Ant-Man battles Comrade X.Tales to Astonish (I) #36
Pages 25.2-4 to 27.1-3The Fantastic Four are brought to the planet Xanth and trick the dictator Kurrgo.Fantastic Four (I) #7
Pages 27.4-7 to 30The Human Torch battles the Destroyer, then for the first time the Wizard.Strange Tales (I) #101, 102
Page 31 to 32Bobby Drake is attacked by bullies and uses his mutant powers for first time in public.X-Men (I) #44 (Iceman origin story)
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Cover galleryFantastic Four (I) #6; Journey into Mystery (I) #85; Incredible Hulk (I) #3 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
61986/05CCA$1.00
Front coverBrent Eric Anderson, Joe Sinnott1
Back coverBrent Eric Anderson, Joe Sinnott1
Ti:Book VI: Love, hate... and sacrifice!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Allen Milgrom, Walter Simonson   I/F-Allen Milgrom, Walter Simonson   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-Janet Jackson, William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Phil Hugh Felix, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Tom Morgan, Mark McKenna, José Marzan, Kevin Maguire
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This issue reprints material from X-Men (I) #44, 45, 46; Fantastic Four (I) #8; Marvel Team-Up (I) #6; Journey into Mystery (I) #86, 97; Thor (I) #349; The Mighty Thor Annual (I) #5, 11; Tales to Astonish (I) #37; Tales of Suspense (I) #39.

Page 1Bobby Drake freezes the bully.New art by A. Milgrom.
Pages 2 to 8.1-4The origin of Iceman and his first encounter with Cyclops and Professor X.X-Men (I) #44, 45, 46 (page 4 panels 1 and 2 seem to be new art)
Pages 8.5-6 to 10The Puppet Master makes his first move and is thwarted by the Human Torch.Fantastic Four (I) #8
Pages 11 to 12The origin of Phillip Masters (the Puppet Master) and his step-daughter Alicia Masters.Marvel Team-Up (I) #6 FB
Pages 13 to 16The Fantastic Four battle the Puppet Master, the Thing and Alicia fall in love with each other.Fantastic Four (I) #8
Pages 17 to 18Thor faces Artur Zarrko, Tomorrow Man, for the first time.Journey into Mystery (I) #86
Pages 19 to 25.1The origin of Buri, first of the Norse gods (now called Tiwaz); his son Bor married Bestia; Bor's sons are Vili, Ve and Odin; the three brothers build Asgard, which is one of the Nine Worlds (Muspelheim, home of the fire demon Surtur; Niffleheim, home of the frost giant Ymir; Vanaheim, home of the Vanir; Alfheim, home of the Light Elves; Midgard, our Earth; Jotunheim, home of the Frost Giants; Svartalfheim, home of the Dark Elves and Malekith; Hel, the land of the dead ruled by Hela); Vili, Ve and Odin battle Surtur, Vili and Ve sacrifice themselves, their powers pass on to Odin, now called the Odin-Power; Odin and Jord (Gaia) sire Thor, who is raised by Odin's wife Frigga; Odin adopts and raises Loki.Page 20 features new art by W. Simonson.
Pages 25.2-6 to 27.1-2Thor follows Zarrko to the future and defeats him.Journey into Mystery (I) #86
Pages 27.3-6 to 28.1Ant-Man battles the Protector.Tales to Astonish (I) #37
Pages 28.2-6 to 32Tony Stark demonstrates his newly invented transistors, travels to Southeast Asia, where he is injured and captured by Wong-Chu. Together with Yinsen, Tony Stark develop the first Iron Man armor.Tales of Suspense (I) #39
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Cover galleryTales to Astonish (I) #39; Journey into Mystery (I) #86; Fantastic Four (I) #8 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
71986/06CCA$1.00
Front coverBrent Eric Anderson, Al Williamson1
Back coverBrent Eric Anderson, Al Williamson1
Ti:Book VII: The ties that bind!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-[N.A.]   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Christie Scheele   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-Janet Jackson, William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Phil Hugh Felix, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Tom Morgan, Mark McKenna, José Marzan, Kevin MacGuire
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #1; Fantastic Four (I) #9; Tales of Suspense (I) #39; Iron Man (I) #47, 144; Strange Tales (I) #103; Tales to Astonish (I) #38; Journey into Mystery (I) #87, 88; Incredible Hulk (I) #4. There is no new material in this issue.

Pages 1 to 7Iron Man battles Wong-Chu.Tales of Suspense (I) #39
Pages 8 to 12James Rhodes meets Iron Man, both flee from the jungle. James is offered a job by Tony Stark.Iron Man (I) #144 FB
Pages 13 to 15.1-4The Human Torch battles the otherdimensional tyrant Zemu.Strange Tales (I) #103
Pages 15.5-6 to 18.1-3Ant-Man beats Egghead.Tales to Astonish (I) #38
Pages 18.4-8 to 21.1.2Thor fights against the Soviets.Journey into Mystery (I) #87
Pages 21.3-6 to 24The Hulk gains Banner's intelligence for the first time.Incredible Hulk (I) #4
Pages 25 to 26.1-2The Fantastic Four are broke and are offered a job by Hollywood's S.M. Film Studios.Fantastic Four (I) #9
Pages 26.3-5 to 32Peter Parker has to face the consequences of Uncle Ben's death and J.Jonah Jameson's attacks on Spider-Man. Nevertheless, he tries to rescue John Jameson (JJJ's son) when his space capsule is in trouble.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #1
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Cover galleryIron Man (I) #114; Tales to Astonish (I) #38; Strange Tales (I) #103 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
81986/07CCA$1.00
Front coverRonald Frenz, Brett Breeding1
Back coverRonald Frenz, Klaus Janson1
Ti:Book VIII: Fateful encounters!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Ronald Frenz, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walter Simonson   I/F-Allen Milgrom, Bill Sienkiewicz, Walter Simonson   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Phil Hugh Felix, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Tom Morgan, Mark McKenna, José Marzan, Kevin Maguire
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #1; Fantastic Four (I) #9, 10, 11, 12; Journey into Mystery (I) #88, 89; Tales of Suspense (I) #40; Fantastic Four Annual (I) #1; Strange Tales (I) vol.1 #107; Incredible Hulk (I) #6.

Page 1Spider-Man standing on airplane approaching space capsule.New art by R. Frenz and A. Milgrom, based on material in The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #1
Pages 2 to 5.1Spider-Man rescues John Jameson, but is still hunted.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #1
Pages 5.2 to 9.1-5S.M. Film Studios is owned by the Sub-Mariner and the Fantastic Four have to battle him, the fights are filmed.Fantastic Four (I) #9
(Without art)The Hulk fights Soviet agents posing as aliens.Incredible Hulk (I) #4
(Without art)Ant-Man defeats the Scarlet Beetle, later the Hijacker.Tales to Astonish (I) #39, 40
Pages 9.6 to 11.1-2Thor battles Loki.Journey into Mystery (I) #88
Page 11.3The Hulk fights Tyrannus.Incredible Hulk (I) #5
(Without art)Ant-Man battles Kulla.Tales to Astonish (I) #41
Pages 12 to 13Iron Man appears in public for the first time, then changes colors from grey to gold. Later he fights Gargantus.Tales of Suspense (I) #40
(Without art)The Hulk fights General Fang.Incredible Hulk (I) #5
Page 14.1The Fantastic Four movie is a smash success and the four are solvent again.Fantastic Four (I) #9
Pages 14.2-7 to 19.1-2Spider-Man tries to join the Fantastic Four, then battles the Chameleon.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #1
(Without art)The Human Torch battles Paste-Pot Pete.Strange Tales (I) #104
Pages 19.3-4 to 20.1-3The Fantastic Four battle Dr. Doom, who has mastered the art of mind-transfer from the Ovoids.Fantastic Four (I) #10
(Without art)The Human Torch battles Wilhelm van Vile (?), the Wizard and the AcrobatStrange Tales (I) #105, 106
Pages 20.4-5 to 21.1-4The Impossible Man visits the Fantastic Four for the first time.Fantastic Four (I) #11
Pages 21.5 to 22.1Thor fights the gangster "Thug" Thatcher.Journey into Mystery (I) #89
Page 21.2The Human Torch battles the Sub-Mariner.Strange Tales (I) #107
Pages 21.3-4 to 26The Fantastic Four battle the Hulk for the first time.Fantastic Four (I) #12
Page 27Odin forbids Thor to reveal his identity to Jane Foster. Thor battles the Xartans ("Carbon Copy Men")New art by W. Simonson based on material in Journey into Mystery (I) #90, Journey into Mystery (I) #90
Pages 28 to 29Hulk defeats the Metal Master.Incredible Hulk (I) #6
Pages 30 to 32Warren Worthington III assumes the guise of the Avenging Angel, meets Iceman and Cyclops and under the influence of an unknown gas starts to fight them.New art by B. Sienkiewicz based on material in X-Men (I) #55, 56
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Cover galleryThe Amazing Spider-Man (I) #1; Fantastic Four (I) #12; Journey into Mystery (I) #88 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
91986/08CCA$1.00
Front coverKeith Pollard, Josef Rubinstein1
Back coverKeith Pollard, Josef Rubinstein1
Ti:Book IX: Look to the skies...!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Steve Geiger   I/F-Al Williamson   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Tom Morgan, Mark McKenna, José Marzan, Mark Alexander   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius L. Taylor, Eddie Marcano
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #2, 3, 241; The Amazing Spider-Man Annual (I) #1; Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (I) #51; Fantastic Four (I) #13, 14, 15; Fantastic Four Annual (I) #1; Tales to Astonish (I) #44; The Silver Surfer (I) #1; Avengers (I) #133.

Pages 1 to 4The Avenging Angel continues to fight Iceman and Cyclops. When he comes to his senses again, he joins the X-Men.New art by St. Geiger and A. Williamson, based on material from X-Men (I) #56
(Without art)Thor defeats Sandu, a pawn of Loki.Journey into Mystery (I) #91
(Without art)The Human Torch overcomes Wilhelm van Vile, the "Painter of a Thousand Perils".Strange Tales (I) #108
(Without art)Ant-Man fights Jason Cragg, the "Man with the Voice of Doom".Tales to Astonish (I) #42
Pages 5 to 10.1-3Adrian Toomes invents the Vulture's wings, but his crimes are foiled by Spider-Man. Peter Parker sells his first photos of Spider-Man to J. Jonah Jameson.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #2
(Without art)Again, Thor clashes with Loki, who steals Mjölnir.Journey into Mystery (I) #92
(Without art)Ant-Man encounters Elias Weems, the Time-Master.Tales to Astonish (I) #43
(Without art)Iron Man defeats a Dr. Strange (not the magician).Tales of Suspense (I) #41
Pages 10.4-5 to 12.1-2How the Skrulls, the Kree and the Cotati met for the first time. The Kree build the Blue City on the Moon as part of a contest.-
Pages 12.3 to 14.1The Fantastic Four travel to the Blue City on the Moon, where they encounter the Red Ghost and his Super-Apes, but also Uatu, the Watcher.Fantastic Four (I) #13
Pages 14.2-3 to 16.1-3The events that led to the vow of non-interference by the race since then known as Watchers.-
Pages 16.4-5 to 18.1-2The Fantastic Four defeat the Red Ghost and befriend Uatu.Fantastic Four (I) #13
Pages 18.3-4 to 19.1-2The Puppet Master controls the Sub-Mariner to destroy the Fantastic Four. Sue rejects Namor's love in favour of Reed.Fantastic Four (I) #14
Page 19.3Dr. Chen Lu transforms into the Radioactive Man and battles Thor.Journey into Mystery (I) #93
Page 20The Tinkerer is captured by Spider-Man.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #2
Page 21.1-2One of the Tinkerer's henchman, Quentin Beck, will become Mysterio.-
(Without art)The Human Torch battles the Sorcerer.Strange Tales (I) #109
(Without art)Iron Man defeats the Red Barbarian.Tales of Suspense (I) #42
Pages 21.3-4 to 26.1-2Dr. Henry Pym is introduced to Janet van Dyne by her father, Vernon. (Flashback to kidnapping of Henry's first, Maria.) Vernon van Dyne develops a transporter beam, which is used by Pilai from the planet Kosmos to travel to Earth, where he kills Vernon. Janet asks Henry for help and he transforms her to the Wasp. Together they defeat Pilai and fall in love with each other.Tales to Astonish (I) #44
Page 26.3The Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android seize control of the Fantastic Four's headquarter, but in the end are defeated by the quartet.Fantastic Four (I) #15
Pages 27 to 32Dr. Otto Octavius falls victim to an accident that bonds him with his mechanical arms and he becomes the criminal Dr. Octopus. Spider-Man opposes him, but is defeated.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #3
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Cover galleryThe Amazing Spider-Man (I) #2, 3; Tales to Astonish (I) #44 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
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Front coverKeith Pollard, Al Williamson1
Back coverKeith Pollard, Al Williamson1
Ti:Book X: To stand united!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-John Buscema, Keith Pollard   I/F-Klaus Janson, Robert McLeod, Al Williamson   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   AsiEd-Craig Anderson   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Tom Morgan, Mark McKenna, José Marzan, Mark Alexander   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius L. Taylor, Eddie Marcano
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #3, 4, 5, 6; Fantastic Four (I) #16, 17, 18; Fantastic Four Annual (I) #1; Avengers (I) #1; Strange Tales (I) #110, 111, 115, 148; X-Men (I) #1.

Page 1Peter Parker thinking of his defeat in the arms of Dr. Octopus.New art by K. Pollard and A. Williamson, based on material in The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #3
Pages 2 to 3.1-3Spider-Man gets a pep talk from the Human Torch and finally defeats Dr. Octopus.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #3
(Without art)The Human Torch defeats the team of Paste-Pot Pete and the Wizard.Strange Tales (I) #110
Pages 3.4-10Dr. Strange is asked for help by a man suffering from nightmares. Flashback to the origin of the Ancient One and Kaluu, and the origin of Dr. Stephen Strange and Baron Karl Amadeus Mordo. Dr. Strange has to defeat Nightmare to help the suffering man.Strange Tales (I) #110
(Without art)Ant-Man and the Wasp clash with Egghead.Tales to Astonish (I) #45
(Without art)Iron Man fights Kala, queen of the Netherworld.Tales of Suspense (I) #43
(Without art)Loki succeeds in briefly turning Thor evil.Journey into Mystery (I) #94
Pages 11 to 12.1-2Peter Parker meets Betty Brant, then defeats the Sandman.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #4
(Without art)The Human Torch battles the Asbestos Man.Strange Tales (I) #111
Pages 12.3 to 13.1The Fantastic Four battle Dr. Doom, first with the help of Ant-Man in the Microverse, then in Dr. Doom's airship headquarters.Fantastic Four (I) #16, 17
Page 13.2Dr. Strange foils an assassination attempt of Baron Mordo on the Ancient One's live.Strange Tales (I) #111
Page 14.1The Fantastic Four fight the Super-Skrull.Fantastic Four (I) #18
Page 14.2-3Peter Parker feels attracted to Betty Brant, as Spider-Man clashes with Dr. Doom.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #5
(Without art)The Human Torch fights the Eel.Strange Tales (I) #112
(Without art)Ant-Man and the Wasp defeat a robot called Cyclops.Tales to Astonish (I) #46
(Without art)Iron Man travels back to ancient Egypt.Tales of Suspense (I) #44
(Without art)Thor fights a duplicate of him created by Professor Zaxton.Journey into Mystery (I) #95
(Without art)Spider-Man and the Human Torch team up for the first time to catch the Fox.Strange Tales Annual #2
Pages 15 to 18.1-3Prince Namor launches an attack on the surface-dweller, but when forced to save the life of Susan Storm, his plan fails and his people leave him.Fantastic Four Annual (I) #1
Pages 18.4-5 to 20.1-2Dr. Curtis Connors develops the serum that turns him into the Lizard and is saved by Spider-Man.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #6
(Without art)Thor defeats a mutant calling himself Merlin.Journey into Mystery (I) #96
Pages 20.3-6 to 23.1-4Loki wants to use the Hulk in a new attack on Thor, but sets into motion the events that lead to the founding of the Avengers.Avengers (I) #1
Pages 23.5 to 26The origin of the Beast and his invitation to join the X-Men.New art by K. Pollard and B. McLeod, based on material in X-Men (I) #51, 52, 53
Pages 27 to 32Professor Xavier finally completes his X-Men, and the origin of Jean Grey. Magneto gets ready for his first strike.X-Men (I) #1, new art by J. Buscema and K. Janson based on material in Bizarre Adventures #27
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Cover galleryAvengers (I) #1; Fantastic Four Annual (I) #1, The Amazing Spider-Man (I) vol.1 #4 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
111986/10CCA$1.00
Front coverKeith Pollard, Al Williamson1
Back coverKeith Pollard, Al Williamson1
Ti:Book XI: Days of power!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Keith Pollard   I/F-Klaus Janson   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   AsiEd-Craig Anderson   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Doreen Frederick, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Veronica Lawlor, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Tom Morgan, Mark McKenna, José Marzan, Mark Alexander   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius L. Taylor, Eddie Marcano
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #7; Avengers (I) #2, 3, 269; Avengers Annual #2; Fantastic Four (I) #19, 20, 21; Journey into Mystery (I) #97, 98; Secret Wars II #9; Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #12, 29; Strange Tales (I) #114; Super-Villain Team-Up #17; Tales of Suspense (I) #45, 48; Tales to Astonish (I) #49; X-Men (I) #1, 2; Uncanny X-Men (I) #203.

Page 1The original members of X-Factor and the same characters in their original X-Men costumes.New art by K. Pollard and K. Janson
Pages 2 to 6.1-2The X-Men defeat Magneto at Cape Citadel.X-Men (I) #1
(Without art)Johnny Storm meets Dorrie Evans, then fights the Plantman.Strange Tales (I) #113
Pages 6.3-4 to 7Tony Stark is rescued by Harold "Happy" Hogan, and as Iron Man defeats Jack Frost.Tales of Suspense (I) #45
(Without art)Ant-Man and the Wasp battle Trago.Tales to Astonish (I) #47
Pages 8 to 10.1Thor is again denied his request to marry Jane Foster, in-between he defeats Molto, the Lava Man.Journey into Mystery (I) #97
(Without art)Iron Man meets the original Crimson Dynamo.Tales of Suspense (I) #46
(Without art)Ant-Man and the Wasp battle the Porcupine.Tales to Astonish (I) #48
Pages 10.2-3 to 11.1-3A man in the far future finds the plans for a time machine and travels back to Egypt, where as Pharaoh Rama-Tut he is defeated by the Fantastic Four.Fantastic Four (I) #19
Page 11.4Thor fights Klaus Voorhees, the Cobra.Journey into Mystery (I) #98
Page 12.1The Acrobat dresses up as Captain America and is defeated by the Human Torch.Strange Tales (I) #114
(Without art)Dr. Strange meets Victoria Bentley and fights Baron Mordo.Strange Tales (I) #114
Page 12.2The X-Men stop the Vanisher.X-Men (I) #2
(Without art)Iron Man fights the Melter.Tales of Suspense (I) #47
Pages 13 to 14Dr. Henry Pym turns into Giant-Man for the first time, together with the Wasp he battles the Living Eraser.Tales to Astonish (I) #49
Pages 15 to 16The Space Phantom attacks the Avengers and, although defeated, succeeds in causing the first split-up of the group.Avengers (I) #2
Pages 17 to 22.1-2The Watcher summons the Fantastic Four to tell them the origin of the Molecule Man. With a trick the quartet defeat their near-onmipotent opponent.Fantastic Four (I) #20
Pages 22.3-4 to 24.1When Mr. Doll uses his mystic powers to battle Iron Man to a stand-still, Tony Stark designs a new lighter armor in the now-classical color red and gold.Tales of Suspense (I) #48
Pages 24.2-4 to 25.1-4Spider-Man defeats the Vulture and begins his romance with Betty Brant.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #7
(Without art)The Human Torch fights the Sandman.Strange Tales (I) #115
Pages 25.5-6 to 30.1-2The Fantastic Four fight the Hate-Monger and with the help of Nick Fury, defeat him. Also, the origin of Nick Fury and of the Hate-Monger.Fantastic Four (I) #21
(Without art)Giant-Man and the Wasp battle the Human Top.Tales to Astonish (I) #50, 51
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing fight the Puppet Master.Strange Tales (I) #116
Page 30.3Iron Man battles the X-Men's Angel.Tales of Suspense (I) #49
(Without art)Dr. Strange fights Nightmare.Strange Tales (I) #116
(Without art)Spider-Man fights the Living Brain.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #8
Pages 30.4-5 to 32The Hulk meets Prince Namor and after a short exchange of blows teams up with him to fight the Avengers.Avengers (I) #3
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121986/11CCA$1.00
Front coverKeith Pollard, Al Williamson1
Back coverKeith Pollard, Al Williamson1
Ti:Book XII: A legend reborn!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Keith Pollard   I/F-Keith Pollard   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   AsiEd-Craig Anderson   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Doreen Frederick, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Veronica Lawlor, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Tom Morgan, Mark McKenna, José Marzan, Mark Alexander   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius L. Taylor, Eddie Marcano
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #9, 10; Avengers (I) #3, 4, 6, 56; Captain America (I) #100, 109, 112, 255; Fantastic Four (I) #22, 23, 25; Fantastic Four Annual (I) #2; Journey into Mystery (I) #112; The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #2, 13; Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #13; Tales of Suspense (I) #62, 63, 79; Tales to Astonish (I) #52; X-Men (I) #3.

Page 1The Avengers battle the Hulk and the Sub-Mariner.New art by K. Pollard, based on material in Avengers (I) #3
Pages 2 to 4.1-2The Avengers defeat the Sub-Mariner after the Hulk turns into Bruce Banner.Avengers (I) #3
Pages 4.3-4 to 5.1-2Susan Storm discovers her invisible force field and uses it to defeat the Mole Man.Fantastic Four (I) #22
(Without art)The Human Torch again battles the Eel.Strange Tales (I) #117
Pages 5.3 - 7After being rejected by Dr. Don Blake, Calvin Zabo invents a serum that transforms him into Mr. Hyde. Thor wins the battle against Mr. Hyde, but loses again the battle for Odin's approval of his love to Jane Foster.New art by K. Pollard, based on material in Journey into Mystery (I) #99, 100
Page 8.1The X-Men meet the Blob for the first time.X-Men (I) #3
(Without art)Dr. Strange once more meets Baron Mordo.Strange Tales (I) #117
Pages 8.2-3 to 9The origin of the Mandarin and his first battle with Iron Man.Tales of Suspense (I) #50, last panel new art, based on material in Tales to Astonish (I) #50
Pages 10 to 11.1-2Spider-Man wins the fight against Electro, but a rift opens between him and Betty.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #9
Pages 11.3 to 12The Sub-Mariner terrorizes some Innuit and throws their idol frozen in ice into the sea.Avengers (I) #4
Pages 13 to 14.1-2The Fantastic Four defeat Dr. Doom, who is lost in space, but is rescued by Rama-Tut.Fantastic Four (I) #23, Fantastic Four Annual (I) #2 FB
(Without art)Dr. Strange encounters the Possessors.Strange Tales (I) #118
Pages 14.3-4 to 16Spider-Man battles the Enforcers, their leader Big Man is revealed to be Frederick Foswell. J. Jonah Jameson finally explains his hate of Spider-Man.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #10
(Without art)The Human Torch fights the Rabble-Rouser.Strange Tales (I) #119
Page 17Giant-Man and the Wasp battle the criminal Black Knight (Prof. Nathan Garrett).Tales to Astonish (I) #52
(Without art)Iron Man meets the Scarecrow.Tales of Suspense (I) #51
(Without art)The Fantastic Four meet the alien "Infant Terrible".Fantastic Four (I) #24
(Without art)Giant-Man and the Wasp again defeat the Porcupine.Tales to Astonish (I) #53
Pages 18 to 19The Avengers rescue the frozen idol, who turns out to be Captain America.Avengers (I) #4
Pages 20 to 28The origin of Captain America and the event that lead to his icy prison.Avengers (I) #4 FB and others
Pages 29 to 31Captain America rescues the Avengers from an alien and the Sub-Mariner and joins the team.Avengers (I) #4
Page 32When Rick Jones stays with Captain America, the Hulk becomes very angry.Fantastic Four (I) #25
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Cover galleryAvengers (I) #4; Journey into Mystery (I) #100; Tales of Suspense (I) #50 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
131986/12CCA$1.00
Front coverKeith Pollard, Klaus Janson1
Back coverKeith Pollard, Klaus Janson1
Ti:Book XIII: Evil dared!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Keith Pollard   I/F-Keith Pollard   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   AsiEd-Craig Anderson   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Doreen Frederick, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Veronica Lawlor, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Tom Morgan, Mark McKenna, José Marzan, Mark Alexander   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius L. Taylor, Eddie Marcano
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #11, 12, 13, 14; Avengers (I) #5, 6; Daredevil (I) #1, 88, 164, 168, 177; Fantastic Four (I) #25, 26; The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe #2, 3, 4, 14; Tales of Suspense (I) #52.

Page 1The Hulk on a rampage, the Human Torch to the rescue.New art by K. Pollard, based on material in Fantastic Four (I) #25
Pages 2 to 7The Fantastic Four and the Avengers battle the Hulk.Fantastic Four (I) #25, 26
(Without art)The Avengers return to their damaged mansion.Avengers (I) #5
Pages 8 to 10.1The origin of the Black Widow (Natalia Romanova) and her first attack on Tony Stark, the second Crimson Dynamo.Tales of Suspense (I) #52
(Without art)Giant-Man and the Wasp fight El Toro.Tales to Astonish (I) #54
Pages 10.2-5 to 13Dr. Octopus is released from prison; Peter Parker invents his Spider-Tracers; Bennett Brant dies and Betty helds Spider-Men responsible; Spider-Man fights Dr. Octopus.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #11, 12
(Without art)Giant-Man and the Wasp defeat the Human Top (during Dr. Octopus' crime wave) and afterwards the Magician.Tales to Astonish (I) #55, 56
(Without art)The Black Widow once again plagues Iron Man.Tales of Suspense (I) #53
Page 14.1The Avengers encounter the Lava Men.Avengers (I) #5
Pages 14.2-4 to 17.1-4Captain America swear to find Baron Heinrich Zemo to avenge the death of Bucky, which leads to the first confrontation of the Avengers with the Masters of Evil (Zemo, Black Knight, Radioactive Man, Melter).Avengers (I) #6
Page 17.5Spider-Man meets Mysterio (Quentin Beck) for the first time.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #13
(Without art)Dr. Strange encounter Aggamon, ruler of the Purple Dimension.Strange Tales (I) #119
(Without art)Iron Man has this first rematch with the Mandarin.Tales of Suspense (I) #54
Page 18A new crime fighter enters the stage: Daredevil.Daredevil (I) #1
Pages 19 to 29The origin of Daredevil, including the first appearences of Stick, Franklin Nelson, Elektra and Karen Page.-
Pages 30 to 31Daredevil seeks revenge for his father's death.Daredevil (I) #1
Page 32The Green Goblin makes his first move.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #14
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Cover galleryDaredevil (I) #1, 168; Tales of Suspense (I) #52 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
141987/01CCA$1.00
Front coverKeith Pollard, Al Williamson1
Back coverKeith Pollard, Al Williamson1
Ti:Book XIV: Confrontations!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Keith Pollard   I/F-Keith Pollard   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Tom Morgan, Mark McKenna, José Marzan, Mark Alexander   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius L. Taylor, Eddie Marcano
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #14, 15, 40; X-Men (I) #4, 5, 6; Avengers (I) #7, 186; Journey into Mystery (I) #103, 105, 107; Amazing Adventures (III) #8; Fantastic Four (I) #27, 28, 30; Marvel Collector's Item Classics #19; Daredevil (I) #2, 3; Strange Tales (I) #123.

Page 1The Green Goblin speaks to the Enforcers.New art by K. Pollard, based on material in The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #14)
Pages 2 to 3The origin of Norman Osborn, the Green Goblin.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #40 FB
Pages 4 to 8.1-2Spider-Man fights the Enforcers and the Green Goblin and also meets the Hulk for the first time.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #14
(Without art)Dr. Strange enters a "haunted house", that turns out to be an alien.Strange Tales (I) #120
Page 8.3Magneto gathers his Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.X-Men (I) #4
Pages 9 to 10.1-4The origin of Wanda (Scarlet Witch) and Pietro (Quicksilver) Maximoff and their first meeting with Magneto.-
Pages 10.5 to 11.1Professor X meets with Magneto on the astral plane.X-Men (I) #4
(Without art)Thor again fights Zarrko, the Tomorrow Man.Journey into Mystery (I) #101, 102
Pages 11.2-5 to 14.1The Enchantress and the Executioner team-up and attack Thor.Journey into Mystery (I) #103
(Without art)Loki unleashed Surtur and Skagg on Earth, both are defeated by Thor and Odin.Journey into Mystery (I) #104
Pages 14.2 to 15.1-2The X-Men battle the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants for the first time, but it is Quicksilver who saves the day.X-Men (I) #4
(Without art)After the X-Men return home, Dr. Strange battles Baron Mordo once more.X-Men (I) #5, Strange Tales (I) #121
(Without art)Iceman and the Human Torch team-up for the first time to fight Captain Barracuda.Strange Tales (I) #120
(Without art)The Human Torch fights the Plantman.Strange Tales (I) #121
Pages 15.3 to 16.1The Sub-Mariner kidnaps Susan Storm and must face the remaining members of the Fantastic Four, guest appearance by Dr. Strange.Fantastic Four (I) #27
(Without art)Giant-Man and the Wasp defeat Egghead.Tales to Astonish (I) #57
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing fight the Terrible Trio.Strange Tales (I) #122
Page 16.2Daredevil encounters Electro for the first time.Daredevil (I) #2
Pages 16.3-4 to 19.1The X-Men defeat Magneto on his Asteroid M.X-Men (I) #5
Pages 19.2-5 to 22The Puppet Master takes control of Professor X and sends his X-Men against the Fantastic Four, ending in a fight of both teams against the Mad Thinker and his Awesome Android.Fantastic Four (I) #28
(Without art)Iron Man clashes with the Unicorn.Tales of Suspense (I) #56
Pages 23 to 26Rick Jones dons the costume of Bucky for the first time, but Captain America objects. Zemo, the Enchantress and the Executioner team-up and fight the Avengers, but are lost in a time warp created by Thor.Avengers (I) #7
Page 27.1Spider-Man has to fight Kraven the Hunter and the Chameleon.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #15
Page 27.2Thor is attacked by Mr. Hyde and the Cobra.Journey into Mystery (I) #105, 106
Page 28.1-2Magneto tries to recruit the Sub-Mariner, the X-Men do the same.X-Men (I) #6
Page 28.3Daredevil meets the Owl for the first time.Daredevil (I) #3
Page 28.4The Human Torch and the Thing crush Abner Jenkins, the Beetle.Strange Tales (I) #123
(Without art)Giant-Man and the Wasp fight an alien called Colossus.Tales to Astonish (I) #58
(Without art)The Fantastic Four have a rematch with the Red Ghost.Fantastic Four (I) #29
Page 29.1Dr. Strange barely holds himself against Loki and only Thor's appearance saves him.Strange Tales (I) #123
Page 29.2Thor next battles Paul Pierre Duval, the Grey Gargoyle.Journey into Mystery (I) #107
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing defeat Paste-Pot Pete.Strange Tales (I) #124
Page 29.3 to 32On vacation, the Fantastic Four stumble across Diablo, and Ben Grimm switches sides when Diablo seems to be able to give him a more human form.Fantastic Four (I) #30
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Cover galleryFantastic Four (I) #28; The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #14 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
151987/02CCA$1.00
Front coverKeith Pollard, Al Williamson1
Back coverKeith Pollard, Al Williamson1
Ti:Book XV: Avengers a'borning!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Keith Pollard   I/F-Keith Pollard   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   AsiEd-Lynn E. Cohen   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Patrick Brosseau, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Hector Collazo, Doreen Frederick, Barbara Johnston, Veronica Lawlor, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Jose Marzan, Mark Alexander, Bruce Solotoff   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius Taylor, Eddie Marcano, Al Smith
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #16, 17, 18, 19, 20; The Amazing Spider-Man Annual (I) #1; Avengers (I) #8, 9, 19, 65; Fantastic Four (I) #30; Fantastic Four Annual (I) #2; Tales of Suspense (I) #57; X-Men (I) #7.

Page 1Diablo and the Thing vs. the rest of the Fantastic Four.New art by K. Pollard, based on material in Fantastic Four (I) #30
Pages 2 to 5The Fantastic Four battle Diablo and imprison him again.Fantastic Four (I) #30)
(Without art)Dr. Strange encounters Cleopatra and Zota.Strange Tales (I) #124
(Without art)Thor fights Loki once more.Journey into Mystery (I) #108
(Without art)Giant-Man battles the Hulk.Tales to Astonish (I) #59
Pages 6 to 13Clint Barton sees Iron Man in action and decides to become a costumed crime fighter, too, but thanks to the Black Widow Hawkeye starts his career on the wrong side of the law; including the origin of Clint Barton.Tales of Suspense (I) #57, Avengers (I) #65 FB
(Without art)Thor first meets Magneto.Journey into Mystery (I) #109
Pages 14 to 16Spider-Man and Daredevil meet for the first time when they fight the Circus of Crime.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #16
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing fight the Sub-Mariner.Strange Tales (I) #125
Page 17.1The X-Men beat the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants including their new member, the Blob.X-Men (I) #7
(Without art)Captain America battles Iron Man, due to a scheme by the Chameleon.Tales of Suspense (I) #58
Page 17.2Dr. Octopus, the Vulture, Kraven, Electro, Mysterio and the Sandman team-up as the Sinister Six - and still get their butts handed to them by Spider-Man.The Amazing Spider-Man Annual (I) #1
(Without art)Dr. Strange once more fights Baron Mordo.Strange Tales (I) #125
Pages 18 to 21The Avengers battle Kang the Conqueror for the first time.Avengers (I) #8
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing battle the Mad Thinker and the Puppet Master.Strange Tales (I) #126
Page 22.1Spider-Man and the Human Torch fight the Green Goblin.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #17
(Without art)Spider-Man is branded as coward by J. Jonah Jameson.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #18
(Without art)Giant-Man battles Communists.Tales to Astonish (I) #60
(Without art)Captain America fight criminals who try to rob Avengers Mansion.Tales of Suspense (I) #59
(Without art)Spider-Man has to avoid a fight with the Sandman.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #18
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing fight a mysterious opponent.Strange Tales (I) #127
(Without art)Spider-Man and the Human Torch battle the Sandman and the Enforcers.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #19
Pages 22.2-3 to 26The rift between Peter Parker and Betty Brant grows. J. Jonah Jameson pays MacDonald Gargan to become the Scorpion, who turns against JJJ but is defeated by Spider-Man.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #20
Page 27The Enchantress manages to return herself, the Executioner and Baron Zemo back to Earth.Avengers (I) #9
Pages 28 to 30.1-2The Fantastic Four have to fight Dr. Doom again.Fantastic Four Annual (I) #2
Pages 29.3-6 to 32The Enchantress, the Executioner and Baron Zemo use Simon Williams as pawn for their next plot against the Avengers, by turning him into Wonder Man.Avengers (I) #9
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Cover galleryAvengers (I) #8, 9; Fantastic Four Annual (I) #2 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
161987/03CCA$1.00
Front coverKeith Pollard, Al Williamson1
Back coverKeith Pollard, Allen Milgrom1
Ti:Book XVI: Dread reckonings!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Ronald Frenz, Keith Pollard   I/F-Klaus Janson, Keith Pollard   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Paul Becton, Ken Feduniewicz   AsiEd-Lynn E. Cohen   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Patrick Brosseau, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Hector Collazo, Doreen Frederick, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Veronica Lawlor, Ken Lopez, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Jose Marzan, Mark Alexander, Bruce Solotoff, Javier Saltares   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius Taylor, Eddie Marcano, Al Smith
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This issue reprints material from Avengers (I) #9; Daredevil (I) #4; Doctor Strange (II) #9, 71; Fantastic Four (I) #31, 32, 33, 34; Strange Tales (I) #118, 126, 127; Tales of Suspense (I) #60; Thor (I) #282; X-Men (I) #8, 9.

Page 1The Avengers battle the Enchantress, the Executioner and Baron Zemo.New art by K. Pollard, based on material in Avengers (I) #9
Pages 2 to 5.1-3Wonder Man joins the Avengers, then betrays them, and finally saves them, but dies for the first time.Avengers (I) #9, including new art by R. Frenz and K. Janson, based on material in Avengers (I) #9
(Without art)Iron Man battles the criminal Black Knight.Tales of Suspense (I) #59
(Without art)Captain America fights some gangsters.Tales of Suspense (I) #59
Pages 5.4-5 to 9.1-3When Susan Storm is critically wounded during a battle with the Mole Man, the only man to save her is her father, Dr. Franklin Storm; Flashback to the events how Mary Storm died and Franklin ended up in prison.Fantastic Four (I) #31, including new art by R. Frenz and K. Janson, based on material in Fantastic Four (I) #31
Pages 9.4-6 to 11.1-3Dr. Storm breaks out of prison and fights the Fantastic Four as Invincible Man - but it turns out that it was the Super Skrull all along. Dr. Storm is killed by the Skrulls.Fantastic Four (I) #32
(Without art)Egghead does not get tired of getting beaten by Giant-Man and the Wasp.Tales to Astonish (I) #61
Pages 11.3-4 to 21.1-2Dr. Strange travels to the Dark Dimension, where he encounters the G'uranthic Guardian, Dormammu, Umar, the Mindless Ones and Clea for the first time; including the origin of Dormammu, Umar and Clea. Dr. Strange is rewarded by the Ancien One with the Cloak of Levitation and the Eye of Agamotto.Strange Tales (I) #126, 127
Page 21.3Daredevil fights Zebediah Killgrave, the Purple Man.Daredevil (I) #4
(Without art)Thor fights again Mr. Hyde and the Cobra.Journey into Mystery (I) #110, 111
Pages 22 to 24Professor X searches for Lucifer, while the X-Men defeat Unus the Untouchable.X-Men (I) #8, including new art by R. Frenz and K. Janson, based on material in X-Men (I) #8
(Without art)Giant-Man and the Wasp fight a criminal.Tales to Astonish (I) #62
Pages 25 to 26.1Lady Dorma seeks the help of the Fantastic Four when Atlantis and her beloved Sub-Mariner are besieged by Attuma.Fantastic Four (I) #33
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing fight Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch.Strange Tales (I) #128
(Without art)Dr. Strange defeats a sorcerer calling himself the Demon.Strange Tales (I) #128
(Without art)Daredevil captures the Matador.Daredevil (I) #5
Pages 26.2-3 to 27.1-2While fighting the Human Torch the Wizard loses control over his antigrav disc...Strange Tales (I) #118
Pages 27.3-6 to 28.1-2...But is coincidently rescued by Paste-Pot Pete and the Sandman. A plan to found the Frightful Four is hatched.Fantastic Four (I) #36 FB
(Without art)The Hulk battles a robot controlled by a spy employed by the Leader; Major Glenn Talbot's first appearence.Tales to Astonish (I) #60, 61
(Without art)The Hulk meets the Chameleon.Tales to Astonish (I) #62, 63
Pages 28.3-4 to 29.1Immortus sends various opponents from times past against the Avengers.Avengers (I) #10, including new art by R. Frenz and K. Janson, based on material in Avengers (I) #10
Pages 29.2-3 to 30.1Iron Man encounters Hawkeye for the second time, while the Black Widow is forcibly taken back to Russia.Tales of Suspense (I) #60, including new art by R. Frenz and K. Janson, based on material in Tales of Suspense (I) #60
Pages 30.2-4 to 32Professor X finally finds Lucifer, but has to send his X-Men to delay the Avengers in order to win his fight.X-Men (I) #9
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Cover galleryX-Men (I) #9; Fantastic Four (I) #32 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
171987/04CCA$1.00
Front coverKeith Pollard, Robert McLeod1
Back coverKeith Pollard, Brett Breeding1
Ti:Book XVII: Man's inhumanity32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Ronald Frenz   I/F-Brett Breeding   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   AsiEd-Lynn E. Cohen   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Patrick Brosseau, Harry Candelario, Veronica Carlin, Rob Carosella, Hector Collazo, Rich Dufour, Harry Eisenstein, Doreen Frederick, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, Michael Maier, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-Anita Duncan   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Mark Alexander, Bruce Solotoff, Rodney Ramos   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius Taylor, Eddie Marcano, Al Smith
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This issue reprints material from Astonishing Tales (I) #11; Daredevil (I) #11; Fantastic Four (I) #35, 36, 37, 38; Ka-Zar the Savage #15; Strange Tales (I) #130; Tales of Suspense (I) #60; Tales to Astonish (I) #63, 64, 65; Thor (I) #146, 147; X-Men (I) #9, 10, 11.

Page 1The Avengers battle the X-Men.New art by R. Frenz and B. Breeding, based on material in X-Men (I) #9
Pages 2 to 5.1-3Professor X manages to defeat Lucifer, then stops the fight between the Avengers and the X-Men.X-Men (I) #9, including new art by R. Frenz and B. Breeding, based on material in X-Men (I) #9
(Without art)Gregory Gideon tries to finish the Fantastic Four.Fantastic Four (I) #34
Pages 5.4 to 8The origin of the Leader (Sam Sterns) and his first attack on the Hulk, using his Humanoids.Tales to Astonish (I) #63, 64, 65
Page 9Captain America defeats Baron Zemo's goons.Tales of Suspense (I) #60
(Without art)Giant-Man and the Wasp defeat yet another criminal called the Wrecker.Tales to Astonish (I) #63
(Without art)Iron Man battles the Mandarin.Tales of Suspense (I) #61, 62
(Without art)The Avengers and Spider-Man fight a robot-doppelganger created by Kang.Avengers (I) #11
(Without art)Iron Man fights the Phantom.Tales of Suspense (I) #63
(Without art)Spider-Man and the Human Torch team-up against the Beetle. Both meet again shortly afterwards.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #21, The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #8?
(Without art)Dr. Strange defeats Tiboro.Strange Tales (I) #129
(Without art)Thor battles Frost Giants.Journey into Mystery (I) #113 FB
(Without art)Giant-Man clashes with Attuma.Tales to Astonish (I) #64
(Without art)Captain America fights in Indochina.Tales of Suspense (I) #61
(Without art)Thor defeats the Grey Gargoyle.Journey into Mystery (I) #113
(Without art)The Avengers meet the Mole Man and the Red Ghost.Avengers (I) #12
(Without art)Daredevil encounters the original Mr. Fear and his Fellowship of Fear.Daredevil (I) #6
(Without art)Captain America quells a prison riot.Tales of Suspense (I) #62
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing battle the Terrible Trio.Strange Tales (I) #129
(Without art)The Avengers fight Count Luchino Nefaria of the Maggia for the first time and then the alien Kallusians.Avengers (I) #13, Avengers (I) #14
Page 10The Fantastic Four encounter Dragon Man for the first time; Reed and Sue finally decide to marry.Fantastic Four (I) #35
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing fight some criminals.Strange Tales (I) #130
(Without art)Spider-Man visits the Circus of Crime once more.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #22
Pages 11 to 13.1-2Dormammu gives great powers to Baron Mordo, who defeats the Ancient One and chases Dr. Strange around the world.Strange Tales (I) #130
Page 13.3The Frightful Four are completed.Fantastic Four (I) #36
Pages 14 to 18.1The origin of the Inhumans and how Medusa first met the Wizard.Thor (I) #146 FB, 147 FB; Fantastic Four (I) #36 FB
Pages 18.2-5 to 21.1The Fantastic Four are attacked by the Frightful Four and barely win.Fantastic Four (I) #36, including new art by R. Frenz and B. Breeding, based on material in Fantastic Four (I) #36
(Without art)The Green Goblin plagues Spider-Man again.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #23
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing fight the Mad Thinker.Strange Tales (I) #131
(Without art)Spider-Man encounters Mysterio once more.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #24
Pages 21.2-3 to 28The X-Men travel to the Savage Land for the first time, where they meet Ka-Zar (Kevin Plunder); including the origin of Ka-Zar, Ka-Zar's father, Lord Plunder, and his brother Parnival (the Plunderer) and how Ka-Zar met Zabu.X-Men (I) #10, including new art by R. Frenz and B. Breeding, based on material in X-Men (I) #10
Pages 29 to 30.1-3The Fantastic Four travel to the Skrull homeworld to seek revenge for Franklin Storm.Fantastic Four (I) #37, including new art by R. Frenz and B. Breeding, based on material in Fantastic Four (I) #37
Pages 30.4 to 31.1-2The Black Widow returns to America, with a costume this time, and again seeks the help of Hawkeye to battle Iron Man.Tales of Suspense (I) #64, including new art by R. Frenz and B. Breeding, based on material in Tales of Suspense (I) #64
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing fight Professor Jack.Strange Tales (I) #132
(Without art)Giant-Man combats a giant spider.Strange Tales (I) #65
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing again battle the Puppet Master.Strange Tales (I) #133
Pages 31.3 to 32Cerebro has discovered an extremly powerful being and the X-Men search for it, but Magneto is the first to make contact.X-Men (I) #11
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Cover galleryTales to Astonish (I) #64; Fantastic Four (I) #36 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
181987/05CCA$1.00
Front coverKeith Pollard1
Back coverKeith Pollard, Allen Milgrom1
Ti:Book XVIII: The triumph and the tragedy!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-James W. Fry III   I/F-Bob Layton, Allen Milgrom   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   AsiEd-Lynn E. Cohen   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Patrick Brosseau, Harry Candelario, Veronica Carlin, Rob Carosella, Hector Collazo, Rich Dufour, Harry Eisenstein, Doreen Frederick, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, Michael Maier, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-James R. Novak   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Mark Alexander, Bruce Solotoff, Rodney Ramos   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius Taylor, Eddie Marcano, Al Smith
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #25; Avengers (I) #15, 16; Fantastic Four (I) #38, 39; Journey into Mystery (I) #114, 115; Strange Tales (I) #131, 132, 134, 135, 156; Tales to Astonish (I) #67; Thor (I) #146, 147; X-Men (I) #11.

Page 1The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants meet the Stranger.New art by J. Fry and B. Layton, based on material in X-Men (I) #11
Pages 2 to 6The Brotherhood is defeated by the Stranger, who takes Magneto and the Toad with him.X-Men (I) #11
Pages 7 to 11Col. Nick Fury is made the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., while HYDRA, led by Baron Wolfgang von Strucker, executes a member for a failed attempt on Fury's life.Strange Tales (I) #135
(Without art)Rick Jones dreams of becoming a super-hero.Captain America (I) #221 FB
(Without art)The criminal "Weasel" Wills steals the Iron Man armor.Tales of Suspense (I) #65
Pages 12 to 16.1-3Dr. Strange is still on the run from Baron Mordo and Dormammu and learns that he has to find Eternity to defeat them. Clea unleashes the Mindless Ones to keep Dormammu occupied.Strange Tales (I) #131, 132, 133, 134, 135
Pages 16.4 to 17.1The Hulk battles the Red Army and Bruce Banner is captured by Kanga Khan.Tales to Astonish (I) #66, 67, including new art by J. Fry and A. Milgrom, based on material in Tales to Astonish (I) #67
(Without art)The Human Torch and the Thing battle Kang the Conqueror in King Arthur's time.Strange Tales (I) #134
(Without art)Giant-Man and the Wasp meet Madam Macabre.Tales to Astonish (I) #66
Pages 17.2-5 to to 22.1-3The Frightful Four attack the Fantastic Four again and nearly destory them with a Q-Bomb. The good FF barely escape, but lose their powers because of the radiation.Fantastic Four (I) #38, 39
Pages 22.4-5 to 23Betty Brant and Liz Allen meet the new competition - Mary Jane Watson! In the meantime, Spider-Man battles the first version of the Spider-Slayer.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #25
(Without art)The Crime-Master severs his alliance with the Green Goblin.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #26
Pages 24 to 28.1-2Baron Zemo regroups the Masters of Evil, they attack the Avengers while Zemo battles Captain America. In an accident Zemo is slain by a rockslide, finally avenging Bucky. The Avengers capture the Melter and the Black Knight, the Enchantress and the Executioner escape.Avengers (I) #15, including new art by J. Fry and A. Milgrom, based on material in Avengers (I) #15
Page 28.3-4KGB agents try to kill the renegade Black Widow, Hawkeye can barely save her.Avengers (I) #16 FB, including new art by J. Fry and B. Layton, based on material in Avengers (I) #16
Pages 29 to 32Loki transforms the con Carl "Crusher" Creel into the Absorbing Man who holds himself against Thor. When Loki captures Jane Foster, Balder summons Thor to Asgard, where he and Loki face the wrath of Odin.Journey into Mystery (I) #114, 115
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Cover galleryAvengers (I) #15; Journey into Mystery (I) #114 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
191987/06CCA$1.00
Front coverKeith Pollard, John Beatty1
Back coverKeith Pollard, Klaus Janson1
Ti:Book XIX: The old order changeth!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Allen Milgrom   I/F-Allen Milgrom   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   AsiEd-Lynn E. Cohen   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Patrick Brosseau, Harry Candelario, Veronica Carlin, Rob Carosella, Hector Collazo, Rich Dufour, Harry Eisenstein, Doreen Frederick, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, Michael Maier, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-James R. Novak   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Mark Alexander, Bruce Solotoff, Rodney Ramos   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius Taylor, Eddie Marcano, Al Smith
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #26, 27, 28; Avengers (I) #16; Daredevil (I) #7; Journey into Mystery (I) #115, 116; Strange Tales (I) #135, 136; Tales to Astonish (I) #67, 68; Fantastic Four (I) #39.

Page 1Thor and Loki face the judgement of Odin.New art by A. Milgrom, based on material in Journey into Mystery (I) #115
Page 2 to 6.1Thor asks Odin for a favour before the Trial of the Gods begins: To return Jane Foster to Earth. Odin grants him 48 hours, which Thor mostly spends to fight the Absorbing Man again.Journey into Mystery (I) #115
Page 6.2-4 to 8.1-3Dormammu imprisones Clea, Dr. Strange still flees from Dormammu and Baron Mordo.Strange Tales (I) #136
Page 8.4-6 to 9Iron Man, Giant-Man and the Wasp think about taking a vacation, when Hawkeye enters Avengers' Mansion and asks for membership.Avengers (I) #16
Page 10 to 12Major Glenn Talbot answers Kanga Khan's ransom demands for Bruce Banner. When they cross a mountain, the mountain side collapses and the Hulk saves Talbot, but leave the unconsious man alone in the wilderness.Tales to Astonish (I) #67, 68
(Without art)Daredevil fights the Sub-Mariner for the first time.Daredevil (I) #7
Page 13.1The Fantastic Four try to find a solution for their loss of power.Fantastic Four (I) #39
Page 13.2 to 17.1-3Both, Nick "Lucky" Lewis (the Crime-Master) and the Green Goblin try to be take over the underworld, but Spider-Man thwarts their plot. The Crime-Master is killed by the police.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #26, 27
Pages 17.4-5 to 18.1-2The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver decide to apply for Avengers' membership, while Hawkeye is officially nominated as new member.Avengers (I) #16
(Without art)The trial of the Sub-Mariner begins.Daredevil (I) #7
Page 18.3Captain America and Rick Jones leave South America.Avengers (I) #16
Page 19Spider-Man fights the Molten Man, Peter Parker graduates from Midtown High School earning a scholarship and Liz Allen breaks off her friendship with Peter.The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #28
Page 20 to 24.1-2 and 27.1The Trial of the Gods begins, leading Thor and Loki through the most dangerous sections of the Nine Worlds. Loki cheats and reveals to Thor that the Executioner and the Enchantress hold Jane Foster as hostage, but Odin sends Balder to Jane's rescue.Journey into Mystery (I) #116
Page 24.3-4 to 26 and 27.2Wanda and Pietro Maximoff are welcomed in the USA by Tony Stark, Captain America and Rick Jones just make it to Avengers' Mansion to learn about the new members and the leaving of all other old ones.Avengers (I) #16
(Without art, but between the events on page 26 and 27)The Sub-Mariner breaks out of prison.Daredevil (I) #7
Pages 27.3-5 to 28.1-2The Frightful Four - believing the Fantastic Four dead - want to take over the Baxter Building, but are chased away by a large ball of fire. Thinking the Human Torch being still alive, they run away, unable to see that the ball of fire is really Balder, speeding to Jane Foster's rescue.Journey into Mystery (I) #116
Page 28.3Daredevil dons his red costume for the first time to battle the Sub-Mariner a second time.Daredevil (I) #7
Page 29.1-2Thor survives one more of the trials.Journey into Mystery (I) #116
Page 29.3-5 to 31The Avengers make the change of roster official at a press conference.Avengers (I) #16
Page 32Thor survives one more of the trials.Journey into Mystery (I) #116
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Cover galleryAvengers (I) #16; The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #26; Journey into Mystery (I) #116 (in small size, b/w)[N.A.]1
201987/07CCA$1.00
Front coverJohn Buscema1
Back coverKeith Pollard, José Marzan Jr.1
Ti:Book XX: The battle eternal!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Allen Milgrom   I/F-Allen Milgrom   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   AsiEd-Lynn E. Cohen   Ed-Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   Dsgn-William Vallely   Prod-Paul Becton, Patrick Brosseau, Harry Candelario, Veronica Carlin, Rob Carosella, Hector Collazo, Rich Dufour, Harry Eisenstein, Doreen Frederick, Dawn Geiger, Barbara Johnston, Ken Lopez, Michael Maier, Bill Oakley   ProdMan-James R. Novak   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Supervisor-John Romita Sr.   Art Department-Mark Alexander, Bruce Solotoff, Rodney Ramos   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius Taylor, Eddie Marcano, Al Smith
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This issue reprints material from Avengers (I) #17; Fantastic Four (I) #38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43; Journey into Mystery (I) #116, 117, 118; Strange Tales (I) #136; Tales to Astonish (I) #27, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71.

Page 1Thor survives one more of the trials.New art by A. Milgrom, based on material in Journey into Mystery (I) #116
Page 2 to 3Loki wins the Trial of the Gods by treachery, but Odin cannot be deceived. Balder fights the Executioner and the Enchantress, both flee when Thor arrives.Journey into Mystery (I) #116, 117
Page 4The new Avengers hold their first meeting, where they decide to make the Hulk a member again.Avengers (I) #17
Page 5.1-2Thor's search for Loki's Norn Stones lead him to Southeast Asia.Journey into Mystery (I) #117
Pages 5.3-7 to 6.1-2The Hulk returns to a missle base in New Mexico, where Bruce Banner is found and accused of treason by General Ross.Tales to Astonish (I) #68
Page 6.3-5Dr. Strange comes no step closer to finding Eternity.Strange Tales (I) #136
Page 7 to 21.1The Fantastic Four try to duplicate their powers using artificial means, contacting Matt Murdock for legal advice. In the meantime Dr. Doom launches an attack on the Four, by taking over their headquarter and using their own weapons against them. Aided by Daredevil, the FF manage to reach and attack Dr. Doom in the Baxter Building. Reed uses a stimulator to give the Four their powers back - which is especially hard on Ben, but they need the strength of the Thing. And so the Thing focuses his rage on Dr. Doom and defeats him single handed, but after his victory Ben quits the FF. The Frightful Four use a behaviour modification machine to turn Ben against his team collegues.Fantastic Four (I) #39, 40, 41, 42
(Without art)Giant-Man battles an alien.Tales to Astonish (I) #67
(Without art)Iron Man fights Attuma.Tales of Suspense (I) #66
Pages 21.2-4 to 22.1Dr. Strange thinks he finally found the doorway to Eternity's realm, but is almost trapped by an other dimensional being.Strange Tales (I) #136, including new art by A. Milgrom, based on material in Strange Tales (I) #136
Page 22.2-4Thor continues his search for the Norn Stones in Asia.Journey into Mystery (I) #117
Page 23Warlord Krang has taken over Atlantis and imprisoned the Sub-Mariner. Lady Dorma sets Namor free and he begins his quest for the trident of Neptune.Tales to Astonish (I) #70
Pages 24 to 25.1-2Bruce Banner is re-united with Rick Jones, the Hulk is attacked by Humanoids and captured by the Leader.Tales to Astonish (I) #68
Page 25.3While the Avengers are looking for the Hulk they have to battle the Mole Man and the Minotaur and discover that they have strength enough and therefore end their search for the Hulk.Avengers (I) #17
Pages 26 to 28.1-2The Hulk defeats the Leader, but Bruce Banner is shot by a soldier.Tales to Astonish (I) #69
Pages 28.3 to 29.1The Sub-Mariner battles a giant squid.Tales to Astonish (I) #71, including new art by A. Milgrom, based on material in Tales to Astonish (I) #71
Pages 29.2-5 to 30Rick Jones takes Bruce Banner's body to their secret laboratory and saves Bruce's life by turning him into the Hulk.Tales to Astonish (I) #70
Page 31Loki uses a hunter as pawn to attack Thor.Journey into Mystery (I) #118
Page 32Reed Richards tries to undo the effects of the Wizard's machine, but the remaining Fantastic Two are attacked by the Frightful Four, who hold the Human Torch hostage.Fantastic Four (I) #43
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211987/08CCA$1.00
Front coverKeith Pollard, José Marzan Jr.1
Back coverKeith Pollard, José Marzan Jr.1
Ti:Book XXI: The struggle for power!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Steve Buccellato, Phil Lord, Tom Morgan, Bruce N. Solotoff   I/F-[N.G.]   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-[N.G.]   Ed-Adam S. Blaustein, Danny Fingeroth   ConsEd-Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, Howard A. Mackie   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   ArtDir-John Romita Sr.   Dsgn-Barbara Johnston, Carl Potts   Prod-Paul Becton, Patrick Brosseau, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Rich Dufour, Dawn Geiger, Ken Lopez, Michael Maier, Susan Marks, Bill Oakley   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Production Manager-James R. Novak   Production Assistance-Hector Collazo, Doreen Fredericks   Art Department-Mark Alexander, Bruce Solotoff, Rodney Ramos   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius Taylor, Eddie Marcano, Al Smith
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This issue reprints material from Fantastic Four (I) #43; Fantastic Four Annual (I) #3; Journey into Mystery (I) #118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123; Strange Tales (I) #137, 138, 139, 140, 141; Tales to Astonish (I) #71, 72, 73; X-Men (I) #11, 12, 13.

Page 1The good FF face the bad FF.New art, based on material in Fantastic Four (I) #43
Pages 2 to 4.1-4The Thing awakens, again his old self, and defeats the Wizard, which frees the Human Torch and seconds later the Frightful Four are captured, except Madame Medusa, who manages to flee.Fantastic Four (I) #43
Pages 4.5 to 7The hunter is lead by Loki to the hiding place of the Destroyer, a machine built by Odin himself to defeat the Celestials. The Destroyer battles Thor, slices Mjölnir in two and is only defeated when Thor threatens to destroy the mortal shell of the soul animating the Destroyer.Journey into Mystery (I) #118, 119
Pages 8 to 15.1-2Dr. Strange enters the mind of the comatose Ancient One and finally finds the riddle's solution. He enters his enlarged amulet and finds Eternity, the embodiment of all the living beings in the universe. But Eternity denies Dr. Strange any additional power, because he already possesses the means to defeat his foes. Back on Earth, Dormammu brings Dr. Strange and Baron Mordo to his Dark Dimension for the final battle, where Dr. Strange outmaneuvers Dormammu in a fight. Dormammu swears never to turn his powers against Earth again, but still holds Clea hostage.Strange Tales (I) #137, 138, 140, 141
(Without art)Iron Man defeats Count Nefaria in Ireland.Tales of Suspense (I) #67
Page 15.3 to 24Thor repairs his hammer and brings the Norn Stones back to Asgard, but loses one. Odin decides the Trial of the Gods in Thor's favour and Thor returns to the Avengers - only to find new faces, he has no relation to. So he, too, leaves the Avengers. Meanwhile, the Absorbing Man is brought back to Earth by Loki into direct battle with Thor. Loki transports the Absorbing Man to Asgard to attack the Aesir and even Odin himself. The Norn Stone is found by a witch doctor, who gains great powers by it. Odin defeats the Absorbing Man and banishes him and Loki to space.Journey into Mystery (I) #120, 121, 122, 123
(Without art)Count Nefaria conspires with Morgan Stark against Tony Stark.Tales of Suspense (I) #68
(Without art)Dr. Strange clashes with minions of Baron Mordo and then with Tazza.Strange Tales (I) #142, 143, 144
(Without art)Nick Fury wins against HYDRAStrange Tales (I) #136
(Without art)Daredevil encounters the Stilt-Man.Daredevil (I) #8
Page 25.1On his quest, Prince Namor has to fight the Seaweed Man.Tales to Astonish (I) #71, 72, including new art, based on material in Tales to Astonish (I) #71
Pages 25.2-3 to 27The Leader rescues the Hulk (now with the intelligence of Bruce Banner) from an attack by the army and removes the bullet in his skull.Tales to Astonish (I) #71, 72, 73, including new art, based on material in Tales to Astonish (I) #73
(Without art)The Avengers defeat a robot called Commissar.Avengers (I) #18
Pages 28 to 31The X-Men are attacked by Cain Marko, the Juggernaut, and barely manage to defeat him, even with the help of the Human Torch (including short origin of the Juggernaut).X-Men (I) #12, 13, including new art, based on material in X-Men (I) #12, 13
(Without art)Giant-Man rescues the Wasp from the Human Top, then both decide to retire.Tales to Astonish (I) #68, 69
(Without art)Iron Man battles alien invaders and thwarts Count Nefaria's plans once more.Tales of Suspense (I) #68
(Without art)Dr. Strange and Spider-Man team-up against Xandu.The Amazing Spider-Man Annual (I) #2
Page 32Dr. Doom swears revenge for his last defeat by the Fantastic Four.Fantastic Four Annual (I) #3
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221987/09CCA$1.00
Front coverJohn Romita Sr., Joe Sinnott1
Back coverKeith Pollard, José Marzan Jr.1
Ti:Book XXII: --Will you marry me?32
Cr:W-Peter David   P/L-Steve Geiger, Phil Lord, José Marzan Jr., Tom Morgan   I/F-[N.G.]   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-[N.G.]   Ed-Adam S. Blaustein   ConsEd-Danny Fingeroth, James Salicrup   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter   ArtDir-Don Perlin   Dsgn-Barbara Johnston   Prod-Paul Becton, Alan Bensew, Patrick Brosseau, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Rich Dufour, Dawn Geiger, Ken Lopez, Michael Maier, Susan Marks, Bill Oakley   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Production Manager-James R. Novak   Production Assistance-Hector Collazo, Doreen Fredericks   Art Department-Donald Hudson, Rodney Ramos   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius Taylor, Eddie Marcano, Al Smith
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This issue reprints material from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #15, 25, 31, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 59, 60, 62, 64, 68, 96, 121, 122, 131, 136, 143, 147, 149, 150, 156, 162, 165, 170, 182, 183, 226, 242, 244, 246, 257, 259, 261, 290; The Amazing Spider-Man Annual (I) #19; Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (I) #88; Spider-Man vs. Wolverine #1; it deals only with events from the history of Mary Jane Watson, which are:

  • Aunt May arranges a blind date for Peter and Mary Jane, the niece of her best friend, Anna Watson, but the date does not work out.
  • Betty Brant and Liz Allen meet Mary Jane for the first time (the readers still had to wait for a long time).
  • Peter's relationship with Betty ends, and he meets Gwen Stacy.
  • Finally, Peter hits the jackpot, meets MJ in person and starts to date her.
  • Harry Osborn, the son of Norman Osborn (the Green Goblin), and Gwen become close friends of Peter and Mary Jane.
  • But slowly, Peter and Gwen start to feel drawn to each other. When they make a couple, Harry and MJ also date.
  • The Green Goblin regains his memory and kills Gwen. Not much later he falls victim to his own glider.
  • In the aftermath, MJ for the first time decides to lose her happy-go-lucky image and to stay with the smithen Peter.
  • Slowly, Peter and MJ open up to each other and when Peter leaves for Europe, they kiss for the first time. A kiss, that changes everything.
  • Aunt May helps the young couple to cope with their feelings.
  • Peter (in the wake of the clone affair) finally realizes that he loves Mary Jane.
  • Unable to handle her feelings, MJ pulls away from Peter and start to date Flash.
  • The wedding of Harry Osborn and Liz Allen sets MJ's mind also on marriage.
  • Then Peter proposes to MJ, but she rejects him in order to be free and moves to Florida to live with her aunt.
  • Now Peter starts several relationships, from the Black Cat to Amy Powell.
  • A year later, MJ returns. Aunt May again starts to make attempts to bring Peter and Mary Jane together.
  • But Peter is more attracted to the Black Cat. When the Puma attacks him and Mary Jane, MJ finally reveals that she knows Peter's secret.
  • She also tells him about her parents and her childhood and why she became the party-only girl.
  • Mary Jane is drawn into Spider-Man's adventures, which brings her close to him.
  • Another rift opens, when MJ redecorates Peter's appartment - hurting his pride a lot.
  • But in the end, the two lover find together and marry, living happily after for at least another couple of issues.
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Text with art/photosText by J.Shooter, art by J. Romita Sr. (Spider-Man and Mary Jane on the beach)James Charles Shooter, John Romita Sr.1
231987/10CCA$1.00
Front coverRonald Frenz, José Marzan Jr.1
Back coverRonald Frenz, José Marzan Jr.1
Ti:Book XXIII32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Steve Buccellato, Hector Collazo, Steve Geiger, Phil Lord   I/F-[N.G.]   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   Ed-Adam S. Blaustein   E-i-C-Tom DeFalco   ArtDir-Don Perlin   Dsgn-Barbara Johnston   Prod-Paul Becton, Alan Bensew, Patrick Brosseau, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Rich Dufour, Dawn Geiger, Ken Lopez, Michael Maier, Susan Marks, Bill Oakley   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Production Manager-James R. Novak   Production Assistance-Hector Collazo, Doreen Fredericks   Art Department-Donald Hudson, Rodney Ramos   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius Taylor, Eddie Marcano, Al Smith
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This issue reprints material from Fantastic Four (I) #44, 45, 46, 47; Fantastic Four Annual (I) #3; Strange Tales (I) #161.

Page 1Dr. Doom swears revenge.New art
Pages 2 to 8When Dr. Doom brings every available super-villain down on Reed and Sue's wedding, the present heroes fight them off long enough until Reed using a device given to him by the Watcher can defeat them. Reed and Sue are wed at last.Fantastic Four Annual (I) #3, including new art
Page 9Behind the scenes, Reed Richards supports Nick Fury and Captain America in their struggle against the Legions of the Yellow Claw.Strange Tales (I) #161
Pages 10 to 19.1Madame Medusa forces the Human Torch to aid her in her escape from a mysterious man called Gorgon. They fight near State University, where they free Dragon Man from his prison. Dragon Man is drawn to Medusa, like he was to the Invisible Girl and so starts to defend her, when Gorgon attacks. The FF, mistaking Dragon Man and Medusa for another attack, fight the android, but the appearance of Gorgon stops the fight. Dragon Man grabs Sue and while the FF follow him, Gorgon captures Medusa and escapes. Anyhow, Sue uses her hold over the Dragon Man to end the fighting.Fantastic Four (I) #44
Pages 19.2-4 to 32Later, Johnny Storm wanders the streets of Manhattan, when he meets a beautiful girl - who shys away at first, but loses all fear when he flames on. Her name is Crystal and she takes him to an underground community of super-powered beings calling themselves the Inhumans. When Johnny encounters Gorgon and Medusa, he summons his team collegues. They meet the leader of the Inhumans, Black Bolt and start to fight. Meanwhile, the Inhuman called Seeker mistakes the Dragon Man for an Inhuman, and kidnaps him from the Baxter Building. The Inhumans, which the FF fight, use Lockjaw's power to flee to the Great Refuge - their only chance as they believe. Next the Fantatic Four battle the Seeker and his helpers and free the Dragon Man and another Inhuman named Triton. In the Great Refuge Black Bolt seizes the crown from his brother, Maximus, and declares himself king again. Hot on the trail of Crystal, the FF arrive at the Great Refuge.Fantastic Four (I) #45, 46, 47
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Pin-up/PosterGalactus (from cover of The Marvel Saga The Official History of the Marvel Universe #24)Bob Layton1
241987/11CCA$1.00
Front coverBob Layton1
Back coverBob Layton1
Ti:Book XXIV: The origin of Galactus!32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Steve Buccellato, Steve Geiger, Phil Lord, Keith Williams   I/F-[N.G.]   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz   Ed-Adam S. Blaustein   E-i-C-Tom DeFalco   ArtDir-Don Perlin   Dsgn-Barbara Johnston   Prod-Paul Becton, Alan Bensew, Patrick Brosseau, Harry Candelario, Rob Carosella, Dawn Geiger, Ken Lopez, Michael Maier, Bill Oakley   Proofreader-Jack Abel   Art Production Manager-James R. Novak   Production Assistance-Hector Collazo, Doreen Fredericks   Art Department-Donald Hudson, Rodney Ramos, Chris Ivy   Archivists-John Lewandowski, Mark Silverman, Julius Taylor, Eddie Marcano, Al Smith
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This issue reprints material from Fantastic Four (I) #47, 48; The Silver Surfer (I) #1; Super-Villain Classics #1.

Page 1The Fantastic Four arrive at the Great Refuge.New art, based on material in Fantastic Four (I) #47
Pages 2 to 7The FF meet the Inhumans' royal family, while Maximus fires his Atmo-Gun to kill all humans. When this fails, Maximus creates an impregnable barrier around the Great Refuge. The FF barely manage to escape, but have to separate Johnny Storm from Crystal.Fantastic Four (I) #47, 48
Pages 8 to 9As soon as the Fantastic Four return to New York, Uatu the Watcher appears to warn them from a world-shattering threat: The Silver Surfer has entered the solar system, in search for nourishment for his master Galactus.Fantastic Four (I) #48
Pages 10 to 25The origin of Galactus. In the universe that existed before the Marvel Universe, there was a world named Taa, on which an explorer called Galan lived. When the universe finally collapsed into itself, the sentience of this universe bonded with Galan to create a new being, that would survive into the next universe. This new being was found by the Watcher Ecce. Although Ecce realized the danger the new being would become one day, he was bound by the oath of non-interference and fled instead of ending the danger. After awaking, the altered Galan learned to control his new power and created an armor to regulate his energies. He transformed his old spaceship into an incubation chamber to complete his own transformation. After drifting for countless centuries, the chamber arrived at Archeopia - the first planet to fall before the newly born Galactus. From the remains of the planet he constructed his world-ship Taa II.Super-Villain Classics #1
Pages 26 to 32On the peaceful planet of Zenn-La lived Norrin Radd and his beloved Shalla-Bal. Norrin was never satisfied with his pleasure-filled life and used all chances for exploring and adventures. When Galactus came to Zenn-La, Norrin Radd took a starship and flew to Taa II, where he was met by Galactus.The Silver Surfer (I) #1
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Wrap-around coverArthur Adams, Stephen Leialoha2
Ti:Book XXV: The origin of the Silver Surfer32
Cr:W-Peter Sanderson   P/L-Steve Buccellato, Hector Collazo, Phil Lord   I/F-[N.G.]   L-[N.G.]   Type-Brenda Mings   C-Ken Feduniewicz
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This issue reprints material from Fantastic Four (I) #49; The Silver Surfer (I) #1; Super-Villain Classics #1.

Page 1Norrin Radd meets Galactus.New art, based on material in The Silver Surfer (I) #1
Pages 2 to 8Norrin Radd strikes a pact with Galactus (spare Zenn-La and I'll search other planets for you) and is transformed into the Silver Surfer. After a last good-bye to Shalla-Bal he begins his long duty. During that time, Galactus alteres the Surfer's mind to surpress his feelings and morals.The Silver Surfer (I) #1
Pages 9 to 28The Silver Surfer arrives in New York and calls his master. The Surfer is attacked by the Thing, but then the Fantastic Four meet Galactus, who starts to assemble his machinery on top of the Baxter Building. Uatu breaks his oath and sends the Human Torch on a quest: To find the Ultimate Nullifier in Taa II. The Surfer has landed on Alicia Master's rooftop and she tends to him. Her strong feelings awaken the Surfers own emotions again and he turns against Galactus for the life of Earth. But nothing he or the Fantastic Four can do is enough to make Galactus change his mind. Only when they turn the Ultimate Nullifier against the world-devourer, he agrees to leave the world, but not before he banishes the Silver Surfer to the planet for which he betrayed his master.Fantastic Four (I) #49
Pages 29 to 32A wrap-up of pending story lines from the previous issues and a pre-view of the things still to come.New art
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