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Marvel No-Prize Book • The Official Marvel No-Prize Book (1983) Save link
11983/01  
Front coverMichael Golden1
Ti:Lest we should goof...!30
Cr:W-James Christopher Owsley   P/L-Bob Camp   I/F-Vincent Colletta   L-Eliot R. Brown, John Morelli   C-Beth Firmin
Rm:This is a framing story showcasing Marvel's most obvious mistakes (see Details).  

The goofs are:

Spider-Man referred as "Peter Palmer" in the second story of The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #1.
Doctor Octopus calls Spider-Man "Super-Man" in The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #3.
Betty Ross called "Miss Brant" by Glenn Talbot and Rick Jones in Tales to Astonish (I) #61 and #62; She corrects neither.
Hawkeye refers to his "powerful gloved hands" even if he never wears gloves (his hands are visibly gloveless on the same picture) in the Iron Man story in Tales of Suspense (I) #57.
Beast says "violence is the last refuge of the incompetent" (obviously, that should have been "first refuge") in X-Men (I) #10.
The Angel was called "Scott" all through X-Men (I) #36.
Marvel Girl levitates a screwdriver to Beast and refers to it as "pliers" in X-Men (I) #28; Beast responds with "You're a credit to your gender, Jeannie".
Reed has two left hands on the title page of Fantastic Four (I) #88.
One of Reed's feet is replaced with a hand on title page of Fantastic Four (I) #152.
Wasp has wings on normal human size in Tales to Astonish (I) #50.
Rick Jones tells to the Space Phantom (masquerading as Hulk) that he's able to turn back to Dr Don Blake in Avengers (I) #2.
The Grim Reaper shown having two hands in Avengers (I) #160.
Captain America jumps out of a plane and opens a parachute in Tales of Suspense (I) #74, but first page of #75 shows him falling without that.
The Thing is flying a jet while holding a broken wing in Marvel Two-In-One #41.
Hercules dragging Manhattan Island in Marvel Team-Up (I) #28.
Black Bolt destroys the Great Barrier in Fantastic Four (I) #59, but Reed Richard takes the credit for it in Fantastic Four (I) #82.
Captain Barracuda looks into a periscope with the eye which has an eyepatch on it (in The Incredible Hulk (II) #219).
Ego tells Galactus he's not as "invisible" as he seems eight years later in Thor (I) #161.
Professor X telepathically warns a bed-ridden Beast not to tell the doctors his secret identity -- then calls him on his last name out loud (X-Men (I) #17).
Daredevil wearing a holster and pulling out a gun (Daredevil (I) #29).
Beast wearing gloves on title page of X-Men (I) #2.
Captain America's uniform has an "A" instead of the white star on his chest on cover of Avengers (I) #21.
Scarlet Witch featured on the cover of Avengers (I) #33 but not in the issue.
The location of the Great Refuge is inconsistent (the Andes in Fantastic Four (I) #47, the Himalayas in Fantastic Four (I) #82, the Alps in Incredible Hulk Annual #1 and the Moon in Fantastic Four (I) #240).
Cap's shield destroyed (which is already impossible), and shown eight panels later without any kind of explication (Avengers (I) #35).
Ant-Man and Wasp trapping Loki in a lead-lined tank (even if no kind of prison can hold Loki) (Avengers (I) #1).
Iron Man referring to his "transistor-powered" jets. Transistors don't power anything. (Tales of Suspense (I) #39)
Thor, who supposedly cannot be felled by anything physical, succumbs to chemicals (which are physical) (Avengers (I) #13).
Both cover and title page of Tales of Suspense (I) #44 misspells "pharaoh" as "Pharoah".
Captions say "Muriela turned waitress" but that's supposed to be "traitress" (The Savage Sword of Conan #25).
Marvel Two-In-One #1 has a "Marvel Two-on-One" on the upper left corner.
Inconcordances about the girl from Steve Rogers' past (Tales of Suspense (I) #75, #76, #77, Captain America (I) #162).
The Thing blows down a door with his "super-breath" in Fantastic Four (I) #87.
In Fantastic Four (I) #88 a point was made that the Thing isn't with them, but next issue he inexplicabily appears.
Daredevil's coin toss in Giant-Size Defenders #3 (Grandmaster calls "tails", it is tails, but DD says that it's heads and the Grandmaster buys it).
Cap's shield strapped to his back, which should be much larger than his actual waist (Captain America (I) #206).
Ant-Man is supposed to be ant-sized, yet he can ride them -- also, when he's standing, he seems a couple inches tall. Wasp is supposed to be wasp-sized, yet she is about the same size as he is. (Tales to Astonish (I) #44)
The Savage Land referred as being on the Arctic instead of the Antarctic (Ka-Zar (II) #15).
Zabu gets a tail in Daredevil (I) #12.
Someone has two left feet in Daredevil (I) #172.
A Subterranean "thinks" Iron Man's caption in Avengers (I) #12.
Iceman whips up some ice-cream on the first page of X-Men (I) #6 (without milk, sugar and rock salt).
Giant-Man's fan club surprises him without his mask on before his secret identity revealed, and no one's surprised (Tales to Astonish (I) #54).
An unmasked Dr. Pym while Iron Man looks on, long before Iron Man knew his secret identity (Avengers (I) #58).
Jason Wyngarde's name (X-Men (I) #125 claims "the name is as false as the man himself", #138 claims "his real name, ironaically enough").
Tales of Suspense (I) #92, Cap says "Only on of us is gonna walk out here -- under his own steam --", then "--And it won't be me!"

Mighty Marvel Team-Up Thrillers TPB (1983) Save link
11983 $5.95
Front cover?1
Ti:The good, the bad, and the uncanny!?
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-John Buscema   I/F-Sal Buscema   L-Art Simek   C-[N.G.]
Rp:Reprint from The Silver Surfer (I) #4
Ti:In mortal combat with Captain America!?
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-Don Heck   I/F-Richard Ayers   L-Samuel Rosen   C-[N.G.]
Ch:Iron Man I
Rp:Reprint from Tales of Suspense (I) #58
Ti:Sword of the She-Devil?
Cr:W-John Byrne, Christopher Claremont   P/L-John Byrne   I/F-Terry Kevin Austin   L-Thomas Orzechowski   C-Glynis Oliver-Wein   Ed-Allen Milgrom   ConsEd-Roy Thomas   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter
Ch:Red Sonja, Spider-Man I
Rp:Reprint from Marvel Team-Up (I) #79
Ti:Enter, the Avengers!?
Cr:W-Jack Kirby, Stan Lee   P/L-Jack Kirby, Alexander Toth   I/F-Vincent Colletta, Charles Eber Stone   L-Samuel Rosen, Art Simek   C-[N.G.]
Rm:Credits: St.Lee/J.Kirby/Ch.Stone/S.Rosen; The Official Marvel Index to the X-Men (II) #1: St.Lee,J.Kirby/J.Kirby/Ch.Stone/A.Simek; Essential Uncanny X-Men #1: St.Lee/J.Kirby,A.Toth/V.Colletta/S.Rosen
Rp:Reprint from X-Men (I) #9
Ti:Cry: Monster!?
Cr:W-Len Wein   P/L-James Starlin   I/F-Joe Sinnott   L-Art Simek   C-Glynis Oliver-Wein   Ed-Roy Thomas
Ch:Hulk I, Thing
Rp:Reprint from Marvel Feature (I) #11
W#:1484Z
Ti:Duel with Daredevil?
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-Steve Ditko   I/F-Steve Ditko   L-Samuel Rosen   C-[N.G.]
Rp:Reprint from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #16
W#:X757
The Official Marvel Comics Try-Out Book (1983) Save link
11983  
Front cover?1
Ti:Personals17 (3-2-5-2-5)
Cr:W-James Charles Shooter   P/L-John Romita Sr.   I/F-Allen Milgrom   L-James R. Novak   C-Christie Scheele
Rm:Book gives advices on the comic creation process and a partially finished Spider-Man story for exercise (full - not colored - not inked - not lettered - not scripted)
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
TextJust give me a chance! (Introduction)James Charles Shooter1
TextColoring (describing the process and giving tips)?1
TextInking?1
TextLettering?1
TextScript for the not lettered pages.?1
TextScripting?1
TextPlot for the next five not scriped pages?1
TextPenciling?1
TextPlot for the next five not pencilled pages?1
TextPlotting (The reader is supposed to come up with the ending)?1
?There are seven blank pages in the issue for exercising?7
Marvel Fumetti Book (1984) Save link
11984/04 $1.00
Photo cover?1
Back cover?1
Ti:-2
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Eliot R. Brown   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Rm:Issues has no pencilled art, but a lot of covers. Photographer listed as "artist" for all stories.
Ti:Spidey's edi-tour5
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Vincent Colletta, Bill Sienkiewicz ((Special Effects))   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ti:Breakfast in the Bullpen!1
Cr:W-José R. Albelo   P/L-Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Joe Albelo, John Morelli, Mark Gruenwald, Danny Crespi, Ron Zalme, Walter Simonson, Jack Abel, Rick Parker
Ti:Who's the boss2
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Eliot R. Brown   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Archie Goodwin, Al Milgrom, Denny O?Neil, Larry Hama, Louise Jones, Tom DeFalco, Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, Carl Potts, Jim Shooter, Stan Lee
Ti:The wet T-shirt contest2
Cr:W-Michael Carlin, James Charles Shooter   P/L-Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Jim Shooter, Joe Rubinstein, Christie Scheele, Lynn Cohen, Linda Grant, Virginia Romita, Laurie Sutton, Mary Jo Duffy, Susan Ehrenreich
Ti:The fastest writer in the world1
Cr:W-Bill Mantlo   P/L-Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Bill Mantlo
Ti:Aftermath...3
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Eliot R. Brown   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Deb Highley, Nancy Dodaro, Ann Nocenti, Lynn Cohen, Louise Jones, Mary Jo Duffy, Carol Jazwinski, Stan Lee
Ti:Secrets behind the comics I1
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Arthur Adams ((Special Effects)), Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Walt Simonson, Louise Simonson
Ti:Secrets behind the comics II1
Cr:W-Danny Fingeroth   P/L-Eliot R. Brown   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Mark Gruenwald, Mike Carlin, Jim Shooter, Al Milgrom, Chris Claremont, Terry Austin, Louise Jones
Ti:Inker-dinker-doo2
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Terry Austin
Ti:Quick draw1
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Arthur Adams ((Special Effects)), Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:John Byrne
Ti:The Super Boxers meet the Futurians1
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Vincent Colletta, Bill Sienkiewicz ((Special Effects))   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Ron Wilson, Dave Cockrum
Ti:The Spider-Man plot session3
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Arthur Adams ((Special Effects)), Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Tom DeFalco, Al Milgrom, Danny Fingeroth, Bob Denatale
Ti:The up elevator1
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Vincent Colletta, Bill Sienkiewicz ((Special Effects))   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:John Byrne, Tom Palmer, Mike Carlin, Mark Gruenwald
Ti:Beauty and the beast2
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Hulk, Mary McPherran, John Byrne, Ron Wilson, Louise Jones, Ann Nocenti
Ti:Secrets behind the comics III1
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Arthur Adams ((Special Effects)), Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Dave Cockrum, Bob Budiansky, John Morelli
Ti:The down elevator1
Cr:W-José R. Albelo   P/L-Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Danny Fingeroth, Walter Simonson, Paul Smith, Bret Blevins, John Byrne
Ti:On the road with Paul Smith1
Cr:W-Michael Carlin   P/L-Arthur Adams ((Special Effects)), Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ti:The phone call1
Cr:W-[N.G.]   P/L-Arthur Adams ((Special Effects)), Vincent Colletta   I/F-[N.A.]   L-[N.A.]   C-[N.A.]
Ch:Denny O?Neil, Linda Grant, Ralph Macchio, Mike Carlin, Bob Harras
The Best of Marvel Comics (1987) Save link
11987  
Front coverJohn Romita Sr.1
Ti:The Black Panther!20
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-Jack Kirby   I/F-Joe Sinnott   L-Samuel Rosen   C-[N.G.]
Rp:Reprint from Fantastic Four (I) #52
Ti:The way it began..!20
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-Jack Kirby   I/F-Joe Sinnott   L-Art Simek   C-[N.G.]
Rp:Reprint from Fantastic Four (I) #53
Ti:Sasquatch!34
Cr:W-John Byrne, Roger Stern   P/L-Sal Buscema   I/F-Alfredo P. Alcala   L-James R. Novak   C-George Roussos   Ed-Allen Milgrom   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter
Rm:Story takes place between The Incredible Hulk (II) #237 and #238.
Rp:Reprint from Incredible Hulk Annual #8
W#:LG734
Ti:Assistant Editor's Month: The kid who collects Spider-Man!11
Cr:W-Roger Stern   P/L-Ronald Frenz   I/F-Terry Kevin Austin   L-Joe Rosen   C-Christie Scheele
Rm:While the issue does not have the AEM logo, this story is called "one of the best received stories of AEM" in #254
Rp:Reprint from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #248
Ti:If this be my destiny...!20
Cr:W-Steve Ditko, Stan Lee   P/L-Steve Ditko   I/F-Steve Ditko   L-Samuel Rosen   C-[N.G.]
Rm:St. Ditko credited for plot in Essential Spider-Man #2.
Rp:Reprint from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #31
Ti:Man on a rampage!20
Cr:W-Steve Ditko, Stan Lee   P/L-Steve Ditko   I/F-Steve Ditko   L-Art Simek   C-[N.G.]   Ed-Stan Lee
Rp:Reprint from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #32
Ti:The final chapter!20
Cr:W-Steve Ditko, Stan Lee   P/L-Steve Ditko   I/F-Steve Ditko   L-Art Simek   C-[N.G.]   Ed-Stan Lee
Rp:Reprint from The Amazing Spider-Man (I) #33
Ti:The living legend22
Cr:W-Roger Stern   P/L-John Byrne   I/F-John Byrne, Josef Rubinstein   L-Joe Rosen   C-Bob Sharen   AsiEd-Bob Budiansky   Ed-James Salicrup   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter
Rp:Reprint from Captain America (I) #255
Ti:The answer at last!18
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-Jack Kirby   I/F-Vincent Colletta   L-Samuel Rosen   C-[N.G.]
Rm: Pages 3 and 14 of the original story omitted
Rp:Reprint from Thor (I) #159
Ti:The wrath of the Wrecker!20
Cr:W-Stan Lee   P/L-Jack Kirby   I/F-Bill Everett   L-Samuel Rosen   C-[N.G.]
Rp:Reprint from Thor (I) #171
Ti:A mystic reborn!22
Cr:W-Roger Stern   P/L-Paul Martin Smith   I/F-Terry Kevin Austin   L-James R. Novak   C-Bob Sharen   Ed-Allen Milgrom   E-i-C-James Charles Shooter
Rp:Reprint from Doctor Strange (II) #56
Ti:He'll never make me cry18
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-John Romita Jr.   I/F-Daniel Green   L-Thomas Orzechowski   C-Glynis Oliver-Wein
Rm: Pages 6, 7, 11 and 22 of original story omitted
Rp:Reprint from Uncanny X-Men (I) #183
Tr:Translations
Ti:The hunter6
Cr:W-Christopher Claremont   P/L-Marshall Rogers   I/F-Randy Emberlin   L-Thomas Orzechowski   C-Bob Sharen   Ed-Michael Higgins
Rm:Emberlin and Sharen not credited, given in Wolverine, Punisher & Ghost Rider: Official Index to the Marvel Universe #1
Ch:Wolverine I
Rp:Reprinted in ...
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
Infos and statsThe origin of the Fantastic Four!?1
Infos and statsThe origin of the X-Men?1
Marvel - Year in Review (1989-1994) Save link
11989 $3.95
Front coverTodd McFarlane1
Ti:??
Cr:?
21990  
Front cover?1
Ti:??
Cr:?
31991  
Front cover?1
Ti:??
Cr:?
41992  
Front cover?1
Ti:??
Cr:?
51993/03 $3.95
Front coverLee Weeks1
Ti:??
Cr:?
61994  
Front cover?1
Ti:??
Cr:?
Marvel Comics (1990 Reprint) (1990) Save link
11990  
BkCr:Dsgn-Robbin S. Brosterman
Front coverFrank R. Paul
Reprints cover of Marvel Comics #1
1
Ti:-?
Cr:W-Carl Burgos   P/L-Carl Burgos   I/F-Carl Burgos   L-Carl Burgos   C-[N.G.]
Ch:Human Torch (GoldAge)
Rp:Reprint from Marvel Comics #1
Ti:-?
Cr:W-Paul Gustavson   P/L-Paul Gustavson   I/F-Paul Gustavson   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.G.]
Ch:Angel (GoldAge)
Rp:Reprint from Marvel Comics #1
Ti:-?
Cr:W-Bill Everett   P/L-Bill Everett   I/F-Bill Everett   L-Bill Everett   C-[N.G.]
Rm:A shorter version of this story was included in Motion Picture Funnies Weekly #1
Ch:Sub-Mariner I
Rp:Reprint from Marvel Comics #1
Ti:-?
Cr:W-Al Anders   P/L-Al Anders   I/F-Al Anders   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.G.]
Ch:Masked Raider
Rp:Reprint from Marvel Comics #1
Ti:Jungle terror?
Cr:W-Tomm Dixon   P/L-Tomm Dixon   I/F-Tomm Dixon   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.G.]
Rp:Reprint from Marvel Comics #1
Ti:[King of Fang and Claw] 1/5?
Cr:W-Ben Thompson   P/L-Ben Thompson   I/F-Ben Thompson   L-[N.G.]   C-[N.G.]   Base-Bob Byrd
Rm:Adaptation of chapters 1 to 9
Ch:Ka-Zar (GoldAge)
Rp:Reprint from Marvel Comics #1
Feature(s)
TypeTitleCreditsPgs.
Infos and stats??5
TextIntroductionLes Daniels3
TextThe torch that lit the wayRoy Thomas3
TextThe story of the Human Torch! - Carl Burgos' hot idea?1
TextBill W. and me - A reminescenceRoy Thomas3
TextThe story of the Sub.Mariner! - Bill Everetts' Hurricane?1
Text story with art/photosBurning Rubber
Reprint from Marvel Comics #1.FT
Raymond Gill, Sam Gilman2