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6/28/2020 6:54 am  #1


OHOTMU Original Series Index

With this series of posts I plan to make notes on every entry in the original series. The format is not intended to be consistent with any published indices but it will be consistent more or less with any future such indices I do on the later Handbooks. I’m hoping this will provide info on the various entries that you can’t find anywhere else.
 
The format will be as follows:
 
Issue number and date
Cover Artist (if the same for multiple issues, only the first instance listed)
Writers (if the same for multiple issues, only the first instance listed)
 
Entry name (page count in parentheses)
Writer (only if can be determined for the specific entry)
Main Art Credits (and original source of the art; for this category and the next, artists with multiple names are listed as originally credited):
Secondary Art Credits, if applicable (and original source of the art):
Notes (if applicable)
 
Original series notes:
For Main Art Credits, Josef Rubenstein is the inker for most entries through #14, so usually only the penciller is listed by entry. For the original series, the series itself is usually the original art source
For Secondary Art Credits, I haven’t begun during that research. If before I reach #15, anyone provides the info, I’ll fold that in. Otherwise I’ll research that later.
The entire contents are reprinted in The Essential Official Handbo0ok of the Marvel Universe and The Official Handbo0ok of the Marvel Universe, the former in B&W
References to Roman numerals match those used in the entry,
For most individual characters, unless otherwise noted, the categories are Real name, Occupation, Identity, Legal status, Place of birth, Marital status, Known relatives, Group affiliation, Base of operations, First appearance, Origin, Height, Weight, Hair, Eyes. Remaining categories only if applicable: Unusual features, Powers, Weapons, Transportation
 
#1 January 1983
Cover Artist: Edward Hannigan (penciller); Josef Rubenstein, inker; artists until #12
Mark Gruenwald is listed as the Head Writer; through #3 no other writers are noted
 
Notes: Contrary to the front cover, the series eventually ran 15 issues
 
Abomination (1)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): Gil Kane (pencils/inks), Tales to Astonish #90
 
Absorbing Man (1)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): John Buscema (pencils). Joe Sinnott (inks), Thor #236
Notes: First Appearance was accurate at the time and still true under that identity; later revealed to be same character as Rocky Davis from Daredevil #1
 
El Águila (1)
Main Art Credits: Dave Cockrum
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): Kerry Gammill (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Power Man and Iron Fist #65, altered
 
A.I.M. (Advanced Idea Mechanics (1)
Main Art Credits: Luke McDonnell
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Ajax (1)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):Jack Kirby (pencils),Mike Royer (inks), Eternals #12
 
Alpha Flight (½)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne and Terry Austin (so it appears that Austin rather than Rubenstein inked these
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads. Marrina (called Marina here) and Puck appear here prior to their first appearance in Alpha flight #1
 
Alpha Primitives (½)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): appears to be Jack Kirby art
 
American Eagle (1)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Anaconda (1)
Main Art Credits: Mark Gruenwald
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): from an issue of Marvel Two-in-One
 
Angar the Screamer (1)
Main Art Credits: Brian Postman
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Angel (1)
Main Art Credits: Brian Postman
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Annihilus (1)
Main Art Credits: Luke McDonnell
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Ant-Man (1)
Main Art Credits: Brian Postman
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Aquarian (1)
Main Art Credits: Mark Gruenwald
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Arabian Knight (1)
Main Art Credits: Mark Gruenwald
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Arcade (½)
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky
 
Ares, God of War (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Notes: The original Handbook runs largely ignored Golden Age stories so his First appearance is listed solely as his Silver Age one
 
Ariel (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Arkon (½)
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky
 
Arnim Zola (½)
Main Art Credits: Jack Kirby (pencils), Frank Giacola (inks), Captain America #209, altered
 
Asgard Home of the Norse Gods (2)
Main Art Credits: Peter Gillis and Tom Orzechowski (it’s unclear if Orzechowski rather than Rubenstein inked the map, or if Orzechowski penciled the inset; probably the former)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): see above; inset created for the profile
Notes: Map with no non-map text
 
Asgardians (1)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads
 
Atlantis (1)
Main Art Credits: Peter Gillis and Rick Parker (Parker rather than Rubenstein likely the inker, unless his contribution was the flag)
Notes: Text and map
 
Atanteans (1)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads
 
Attilan, Home of the Inhumans (1)
Main Art Credits: Peter Gillis and Eliot R. Brown (there is a map and two Secondary Art; hard to tell if Brown was inker of if he did pencils here on one of two maps; the larger map looks like his style)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): see above; also, one of the two Secondary Art is a drawing of the city and may be from an issue of Fantastic Four
Notes: Text and map for the most part
 
Attuma (1)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Aurora (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): John Byrne (pencils), Terry Austin (inks), X-Men #121
 
Avengers (2)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne and Terry Austin (Austin rather than Rubenstein likely the inker; most of the art from or intended for the corner boxes of issues of Avengers)
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads, plus an ID card; Captain Marvel II and Starfox depicted as joining in Avengers #231 prior to the publication of the latter issue.
 
Avengers Mansion (2)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text and maps
 
Avengers Quinjet (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text in the form of technical stats; with schematics
 
Alien Races (2)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: ¼ page profiles on Aakon, A’Askvarii, Achernonians. A-Chiltarians, Alpha Centeiaans. Arcturans
Astrans, Autocrons
 
Editorial (½)
Notes: Text only; no art; explains the reasoning behind the Handbook series
 
Appendix (½)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Adaptoid to Avalanche; A’Lars misspelled Allars
 
#2 February 1983
Notes: With this issue the text noticeably becomes more detailed, and we start seeing 1-pagers with no Secondary Art as a result
 
Baron Mordo (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
 
Baron Zemo (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Basilisk (½)
Main Art Credits: Sandy Plunkett
 
Batroc (½)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Beast (1)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Beetle (½)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Belladonna (½)
Main Art Credits: Marie Severin
 
Binary (1)
Main Art Credits: Dave Cockrum
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Black Bolt (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Black Cat (1)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Jr.
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Black Knight
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Blacklash (½)
Main Art Credits: Bob Layton
 
Black Mamba (½)
Main Art Credits: Bob Layton
 
Black Panther (1)
Main Art Credits: Keith Pollard
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Black Widow (1)
Main Art Credits: Frank Miller
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Blastaar (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Blitzkrieg (½)
Main Art Credits: Josef Rubenstein
 
Blizzard (½)
Main Art Credits: Bob kLayton
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Blob (1)
Main Art Credits: Steve Leiahola
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): likely Jack Kirby from an early issue of X-Men
 
Blue Shield (½)
Main Art Credits: Bret Blevins
 
Boomerang (½)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Brother Voodoo (1)
Main Art Credits: Keith Pollard
 
Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads
 
New Brotherhood of Evil Mutants (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads; entry confirms that the then unnamed team now known as Mutant Force was never actually the Brotherhood
 
Bullseye (1)
Main Art Credits: Frank Miller
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Cannonball (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob McLeod
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Captain America (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
Notes: Entry uses his First modern appearance (post-Fantastic Four #1) instead of his actual First appearance
 
Captain Britain (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: First appearance omits his earlier British appearances.
 
Captain Marvel (1)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Jr.
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Captain Universe (½)
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky
 
Celestials (1)
Main Art Credits: Keith Pollard and Gene Day (since the art is consistent throughout, like Day rather than Rubenstein inked this, as opposed to Pollard and Day drawing different Celestials)
Notes: entry begins on the 2nd half of page 25 and continues to the first half of page 26
 
Champion of the Universe (½)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
 
Champions of Xandar (1)
Main Art Credits: Brian Postman
 
Charlie-27 (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Circus of Crime (1)
Main Art Credits: Steve Ditko
 
Cloak (½)
Main Art Credits: Edward Hannigan
 
Dagger (½)
Main Art Credits: Edward Hannigan
Note: Origin described as “Same as Cloak’s”
 
Cobra (½)
Main Art Credits: John Romita Jr.
 
Collective Man (½)
Main Art Credits: Dan Reed
 
Alien Races (2)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: ¼ page profiles on Ba-Bani, Badoon, Brood, Centaurians, Centurii, Chry’ylites, Ciegrimites, Cotati
 
Appendix (1)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Balder to Captain Fate; all First appearances listed for Fantastic Four #1-onwards, even though multiple characters appeared prior to that title. A cross-reference under Bucky III revealed that he would soon after become Nomad.
 
#3 March 1983
 
Collector (1)
Main Art Credits: Ruby Nebres
 
Colossus (1)
Main Art Credits: Dave Cockrum
 
Constrictor (½)
Main Art Credits: Denys Cowan
Notes: While accurate at the time, the Real Name listed here later proved to be an alias
 
Contemplator (½)
Main Art Credits: Marie Severin
 
Controller (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
 
Corruptor (1)
Main Art Credits: Dan Reed
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Crimson Dynamo (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Crystal (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): Jack Kirby,likely from an issue of Fantastic Four
 
Cyclops (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
 
Daily Bugle (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text, exterior, logo, and a couple of floor maps
 
Daredevil  (1)
Main Art Credits: Frank Miller
 
Daredevil’s Apartment (2/3)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text, exterior, floor maps
 
Daredevil’s Billy Club (1/3)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Not listed in Contents but still Brown art. Text with schematics
 
Darkstar (1)
Main Art Credits: Larry Hama
 
Dazzler (1)
Main Art Credits: Frank Springer
 
Death Adder (½)
Main Art Credits: Rick Bryant
 
Deathbird (½)
Main Art Credits: Dave Cockrum
 
Deathlok (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Defenders (1¼)
Main Art Credits: Don Perlin
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads; Angel, Iceman, and Moondragon depicted as joining in Defenders #125 prior to the publication of the latter issue.
 
Defensor (¾)
Main Art Credits: Edward Hannigan
 
Demons (1½)
Main Art Credits: Dave Simons
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Art on the full page is entirely images of characters’ heads; art on the half-page possibly from another source
 
Destiny (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
 
Deviants (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Mignola
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads; at the time Kro was not known to have been a Golden Age character, but Handbooks of this era would have downplayed that regardless
 
Devil-Slayer (1)
Main Art Credits: Ruby Nebres
 
Diablo (½)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Doc Samson (½)
Main Art Credits: Alan Weiss
 
Doctor Doom (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Doctor Doom’s Castle (1)
Main Art Credits: There are two drawings of about equal size. The standard drawing is by Jack Kirby, likely from an issue of Fantastic Four (or Annual). The schematics drawing is by Eliot R. Brown and likely created for this issue
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): See above
 
Doctor Druid (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
 
Doctor Octopus (1)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Jr.
 
Doctor Strange (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
 
Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
 
Dormammu (1)
Main Art Credits: Frank Miller
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): appears to be Steve Ditko from an issue of Strange Tales
 
Dracula (1)
Main Art Credits: Nestor Redondo
 
Alien Races (2)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: ¼ page profiles on Deonists, Dire Wraiths, Druffs, Elan, Epsiloni, Ergons, flb’dbi, Gegku
 
Appendix (1)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Captain Marvel I to Devil Dinosaur; Crime-Master erroneously listed as Crimebuster
 
#4 April 1983
Writers: Mark Gruenwald (Head Writer); Peter Sanderson, Mark Lerer (latter two Co-Writers)
 
Dragon Man (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Dreadknight (1)
Main Art Credits: Dave Cockrum
 
Dreadnought (2/3)
Main Art Credits: Luke McDonnell
 
Elders of the Universe (1/3)
Main Art Credits: Mike Mignola
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads
 
Electro (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Elektra (1)
Main Art Credits: Frank Miller
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): Frank Miller, from an issue of Daredevil
 
Enchantress (½)
Main Art Credits: Keith Pollard
 
Enforcer (½)
Main Art Credits: Ruby Nebres
Notes: Real Name erroneously given as Carson Collier Jr. instead of Charles Delazny Jr.; this error seems to have spilled over into Captain America #320, where Scourge used the info as part of his cover story (though it’s possible that Gruenwald had caught the mistake by then but put it in anyway as a clue that the cover story was bogus).
 
Eternals (1)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads; at the time Makkari was not known to have been a Golden Age character, but Handbooks of this era would have downplayed that regardless
 
Eternity (1)
Main Art Credits: Frank Miller (also the inker, since the credits say Frank Miller/Frank Miller)
 
Europe (½)
Main Art Credits: Contents page says Mark Gruenwald and Rick Parker, so Parker rather than Rubenstein likely inked
Notes: Map with no non-map text
 
The Balkan States (½)
Main Art Credits: Contents doesn’t list but appears same as Europe map, thus Mark Gruenwald pencils Rick Parker inks; unlikely that Gruenwald drew Europe and Parker drew the Balkan States given the similarities in the artwork
Notes: Map with no non-map text
 
Executioner (1)
Main Art Credits: Keith Pollard
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Falcon (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Fantastic Four (½)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads; only charter members depicted
 
Fantastic Four’s Pogo Plane (½)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Fantasticar (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Fantastic Four Headquarters (2)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text, exterior, floor plans; at the time only one headquarters had appeared so this is solely on the Baxter Building
 
Firebird (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Vosburg
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Firelord (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
 
Fixer (½)
Main Art Credits: Sal Buscema
 
Fly (½)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Jr.
 
Frankenstein’s Monster (½)
Main Art Credits: Nestor Redondo
Notes: First appearance overlooks a brief appearance in X-Men #40
 
Frog-Man (½)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
Notes: Contents erroneously list him as Frogman
 
Galactus (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Galactus’s Heralds (½)
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads
 
Gardener (½)
Main Art Credits: Sal Buscema
 
Gargoyle (1)
Main Art Credits: Bret Blevins
 
Geirrodur (½)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson
 
Glorian (½)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
 
Gorgon (1)
Main Art Credits: Sandy Plunkett
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Grandmaster (½)
Main Art Credits: Ruby Nebres
 
Graviton (½)
Main Art Credits: Mike Richards
 
Grey Gargoyle (1)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson
 
Grim Reaper (1)
Main Art Credits: Ruby Nebres
 
Guardian (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Guardians of the Galaxy (½)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads
 
Guardians of the Galaxy ‘s Starship Freedom’s Lady (½)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text and schematics

Guardsman (½)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Jr.
 
Gypsy Moth (½)
Main Art Credits: Brian Postman
 
Alien Races (2)
Main Art Credits: Paty and Frank Giacola (unclear who drew what)
Notes: ¼ page profiles on Famalhauti, Froma, Glx, Gramosians, Grunds, Guna. Horusians, Interdites
 
Appendix (1)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Diamondhead to Followers of the Light
 
#5 May 1983
Writers: Mark Gruenwald (Head Writer); Peter Sanderson, Mark Lerer, Roger Stern, Tom DeFalco
 
Hangman (½)
Main Art Credits: Bill Sienkiewicz
 
Hate-Monger (½)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Havok (1)
Main Art Credits: Frank Miller
 
Hawkeye (1)
Main Art Credits: Mark Gruenwald
 
Headmen (1)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
 
Hela (½)
Main Art Credits: Rich Howell
 
Heliopolis Gods (½)
Main Art Credits: Mike Mignola
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads
 
Hellcat (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob McLeod
 
Hellfire Club (1)
Main Art Credits: Brian Postman
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count any of the images as Secondary Art, Briain Postman for this issue
Notes: Headshots and other images
 
Her (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
 
Hercules (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob Layton
Notes: Even ignoring pre-Fantastic Four #1 appearances, the First appearance is erroneous; it should be listed as Journey into Mystery Annual #1 (its first issue title), not Thor Annual #1
 
Heroes for Hire (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text, exterior and schematics; profile is for the business, not Power Man and Iron fist themselves
 
High Evolutionary
Main Art Credits: Butch Guice
 
Hobgoblin (½)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Jr.
 
Howard the Duck (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
 
Hulk (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
 
Human Torch (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Hydra (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): if you want to count the Hydro logo as Secondary Art, Mike Zeck for this issue
Notes: Entry erroneous spells the organization as HYDRA instead of Hydra throughout.
 
Hyperion (1)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
Note: Much of the info here, while accurate at the time, was later revealed to be false
 
Iceman (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob Layton
 
Ikaris (1)
Main Art Credits: Keith Pollard
 
Immortus (1)
Main Art Credits: Ruby Nebres
Notes: Incarnations of this character as Immortus, Kang, and Rama-Tut given separate profiles
 
Imperial Guard (2)
Main Art Credits: Greg LaRocque
 
Impossible Man (½)
Main Art Credits: Steve Leiahola
 
Impossible Woman (¼)
Main Art Credits: Steve Leiahola
Notes: Origin just says “See Impossible Man”)
 
In-Betweener (¼)
Main Art Credits: Jim Starlin
 
Inhumans (2)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads except for the diagram Genealogy of the House of Agon (The Royal Family of the Inhuamns)
 
Invisible Girl (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Iron Fist (1)
Main Art Credits: Denys Cowan
Notes: That Iron Fist is Daniel Rand-Kai, not just Daniel Rand had not been revealed at this time
 
Iron Man (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob Layton
Notes: While an entry on James Rhodes, most of the Origin refers to Tony Stark
 
Jack of Hearts (1)
Main Art Credits: Dave Cockrum
 
Jack O’Lantern (½)
Main Art Credits: Luke McDonnell
 
Jester (½)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
 
Juggernaut (1)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Jr.
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Alien Races (2)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: ½ page profile on Humanoid Aliens followed by ¼ page profiles on Judans, Kallusians, Kawa, Klklk, Kosmosians, Kronans
 
Appendix (1)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Fomor to Hawkeye II
 
#6 June 1983
Writers: Mark Gruenwald (Head Writer); Peter Sanderson, Mark Lerer, Dan Fingeroth, Lou Mougin
 
Kang (1)
Main Art Credits: Brett Breeding
Notes: Incarnations of this character as Immortus, Kang, and Rama-Tut given separate profiles
 
Kang’s Time-Ship (½)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Karkas (½)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
 
Karma (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob McLeod
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Karnak (1)
Main Art Credits: Sandy Pluinkett
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Karnilla (1)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): appears to be Jack Kirby
 
Ka-Zar (1)
Main Art Credits: Brent Anderson
 
Killer Shrike (1)
Main Art Credits: Jim Shooter
 
Kingpin (1)
Main Art Credits: Frank Miller
 
Klaw (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Knights of Wundagore (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Mignola
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): Images of heads likely Mike Mignola for this issue; images on steeds:
 
Krang (½)
Main Art Credits: Sal Buscema
 
Kraven the Hunter (½)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Sr.
 
Kree (1)
Main Art Credits: Keith Pollard (contents list him and Eliot R. Brown, but see below)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): Eliot R. Brown (Battle Cruiser), for this issuie
 
Kro (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): Likely Jack Kirby from an issue of Eternals
Note: At the time Kro was not known to have been a Golden Age character, but Handbooks of this era would have downplayed that regardless
 
K’un--Lun (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): Eliot R. Brown for this issue, plus Mary Jo Duffy; Contents read “Mary Jo Duffy/Eliot R. Brown”; Duffy likely drew the non-map art for an issue of Power Man and Iron Fist while brown drew the larger and smaller maps
 
The Leader (½)
Main Art Credits: Sal Buscema
 
Lightmaster (½)
Main Art Credits: Ruby Nebres
 
Living Laser (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Living Monolith (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Grell
 
Living Mummy (1)
Main Art Credits: Brett Blevins
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Living Tribunal (½)
Main Art Credits: Marie Severin
 
Lizard (½)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
 
Lockjaw (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Loki (1)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson
 
Machine Man (1)
Main Art Credits: Herb Trimpe
 
Madame Masque (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob Hall
 
Madame Web (½)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Jr.
 
Madrox (½)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
 
Mad Thinker (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Maelstrom (1)
Main Art Credits: Paty
 
Maelstrom’s Minions (¼)
Main Art Credits: John Tartaglione
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads
 
Maggia (¾)
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads
 
Magneto (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Notes: As surmised under Real Name. Magnus proved to be an alias
 
Makkari (1)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Note: At the time Makkari was not known to have been a Golden Age character, but Handbooks of this era would have downplayed that regardless
 
Man-Bull (½)
Main Art Credits: Ed Hannigan
 
Alien Races (2 ½)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: ¼ page profiles on Krylorians, Kt’kn, Landlaks, Laxidazians, Levians, Makluans, Marvanites, Megans. Mekkans, Mephistisoids
 
Appendix (1)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Hecate to Jude the Entropic Man
 
#7 July 1983
Writers: Mark Gruenwald (Head Writer); Peter Sanderson, Mark Lerer, Tom DeFalco
 
Mandarin (1)
Main Art Credits: Jerry Bingham
 
Mandrill (2/3)
Main Art Credits: Ruby Nebres
 
Mandroids (1/3)
Main Art Credits: Bob Layton
 
Manhattan (1)
Main Art Credits: Mark Gruenwald and Rick Parker (likely Parker rather than Rubenstein was the inker)
Notes: Map with no non-map text
 
Man-Thing (1)
Main Art Credits: Bret Blevins
 
Man-Thing’s Swamp (1)
Main Art Credits: David A. Lofvers and Rick Parker (likely Parker rather than Rubenstein was the inker)
Notes: Map with no non-map text
 
Marrina (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): John Byrne (pencils/inks), Alpha Flight #1
 
Martinex (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Mastermind (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Mauler (½)
Main Art Credits: Bob Layton

Maximus (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Medusa (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Melter (½)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill

Mentallo (½)
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky

Mentor (1)
Main Art Credits: Jim Starlin

Mephisto (1)
Main Art Credits: John Buscema
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Mercurio (½)
Main Art Credits: Butch Guice

Mesmero (½)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson

Mister Fantastic (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne

Mister Fear (½)
Main Art Credits: Edward Hannigan

Mr. Hyde (½)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Jr.

Mockingbird (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Richards
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

MODOK (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Despite being an acronym, he is misspelled Modok here throughout instead of MODOK

Modred the Mystic (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Mole Man (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Molecule Man (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne

Moondragon (1)
Main Art Credits: Jim Starlin

Moon Knight (1)
Main Art Credits: Bill Sienkiewicz

Moon Knight’s Helicopter (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Moon Knight’s Mansion (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text, exterior art, floor plans
 
Moonstone (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob McLeod
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Morgan Le Fey (1)
Main Art Credits: Bret Blevins
 
Morlocks (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads.

Morpheus (½)
Main Art Credits: Bill Sienkiewicz

Mysterio (1)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Sr.

Mystique (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Alien Races (2)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: ¼ page profiles on Mobians, Morani, Ovoids, Pegasusians, Phantoms, Pheragots, Procyconites, Prosicilicans; while the Phantoms info was accurate at the time, they were later revealed to be other dimensional beings called Space Phantoms rather than aliens
 
Appendix (1)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Justin hammer to Madam Menace; Kid Colt’s First appearance is for his post-Fantastic Four #1 debut, and even that might be inaccurate (Avengers #142)
 
#8 August 1983
Writers: Mark Gruenwald (Head Writer); Peter Sanderson, Mark Lerer, Tom DeFalco, Dan Fingeroth
 
Namorita (1)
Main Art Credits: Alan Weiss

Nekra (1)
Main Art Credits: Ruby Nebres

Nick Fury (1)
Main Art Credits: Jim Steranko

Nightcrawler (1)
Main Art Credits: Dave Cockrum
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Nightmare (1)
Main Art Credits: Nestor Redondo
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Night Rider (1)
Main Art Credits: Bill Sienkiewicz

Nightshade (½)
Main Art Credits: Alan Weiss

Nikki (½)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Nitro (1)
Main Art Credits: Jim Starlin
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Nomad (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck

Northstar (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): John Byrne (pencils/inks), Alpha Flight #2
 
Nova (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne

Odin (1)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson

Olympians (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads. First appearances are all post-Fantastic Four #1 even though many of them first appeared before then; even factoring that in, the First appearance for Hercules is erroneous; it should be listed as Journey into Mystery Annual #1 (its first issue title), not Thor Annual #1
 
Orka (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom

Overmind (1)
Main Art Credits: Butch Guice

Owl (2/3)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Sr.

Paladin (1/3)
Main Art Credits: Bob Wiacek
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):

Peregrine (½)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill

Plantman (½)
Main Art Credits: Ruby Nebres
 
Piunderer (1)
Main Art Credits: Brent Anderson
 
Pluto (1)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson
Notes: Entry uses First modern appearance, thus post-Fantastic Four #1
 
Polaris (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob McLeod
 
Power Man (1)
Main Art Credits: Denys Cowan
 
Professor Power (1)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
 
Professor X (1)
Main Art Credits: Alan Weiss
Notes: The problem with trying to keep every character to one page while still having room for the art is particularly noticeable here
 
Project: Pegasus (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): Many of the smaller illos are Eliot R. Brown for this issue, but there also appears to be reprinted art
Notes: Text and diagrams
 
Psyche (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob McLeod
 
Psycho-Man (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Puck (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): John Byrne (pencils/inks), Alpha Flight #1
 
Punisher (1)
Main Art Credits: Frank Miller
 
Puppet Master (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Purple Man (½)
Main Art Credits: Brian Bolland
Notes: Purple Man somewhat resembles Soupy Sales here
 
Pyro (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
 
Alien Races (2)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: ¼ page profiles on Queega, Quons, Rajaks, Reptoids, Rhunians, Rigellians, R’malki’I, Roclites
 
Appendix (1)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Madam Slay to Morbius; Marvel Boy and Miss America use First modern appearance, and not their pre-Fantastic Four #1 First appearance.
 
#9 September 1983
Writers: Mark Gruenwald (Head Writer); Peter Sanderson, Mark Lerer, Dan Fingeroth
 
Quasar (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Grell
 
Quicksilver (1)
Main Art Credits: Alan Weiss
 
Radioactive Man (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
 
Rama-Tut (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Notes: Incarnations of this character as Immortus, Kang, and Rama-Tut given separate profiles
 
Rangers (½)
Main Art Credits: Joe Sinnott
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads.
 
Recorder (½)
Main Art Credits: Herb Trimpe
 
Red Ghost (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Red Skull (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Red Wolf (1)
Main Art Credits: John Buscema
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Rhino (1)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson
 
Ringmaster (1)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Sr.
 
Rogue (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
 
Rom (1)
Main Art Credits: Sal Buscema
 
Ronan the Accuser (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Sabra (½)
Main Art Credits: Mike Richards
 
Sabretooth (½)
Main Art Credits: Mark Bright
Notes: While the entry name is correct, the text erroneously spells his name Sabertooth
 
Salem’s Seven (1)
Main Art Credits: June Brigman
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Sandman (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Sasquatch (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Savage Land and Pangea (2)
Main Art Credits: Mike Carlin and Eliot R. Brown; it’s unclear if Brown inked over Carlin or if they did different images
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): See above; all art created for this issue
 
Savage Land Mutates (2/3)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads.
 
Scarecrow (1/3)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Scarlet Scarab (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Grell
 
Scarlet Witch (1)
Main Art Credits: Sandy Plunkett
 
Scorpion (1)
Main Art Credits: Brent Anderson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Sentinels (1)
Main Art Credits: Larry Hama
 
Sentry (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Art credits for this entry accidentally omitted from the Contents bus credited in Deluxe Edition #11
 
Sersi (1)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Jr.
 
Shaman (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): John Byrne (pencils/inks), Alpha Flight #1
 
Shamrock (1/3)
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky
 
Shanna the She-Devil (2/3)
Main Art Credits: Brent Anderson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Shaper of Worlds (1)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
 
She-Hulk (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
 
Alien Races (2)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: ¼ page profiles on R’zahn, Sagittarians, Sarks, Saurids, Siris, Sligs, Sm’ggani, Solons
 
Appendix (1)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Mordred to Powerhouse; Namora and Patriot use First modern appearance, and not their pre-Fantastic Four #1 First appearance; at the time of publication, Marvel Girl and Phoenix II were believed to be the same being.
 
#10 October 1983
Writers: Mark Gruenwald (Head Writer); Peter Sanderson, Mark Lerer, Tom DeFalco
 
Shi’ar (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
 
S.H.I.E.L.D. (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):if you want to count the logo as an inset, probably Mike Zeck for this iss8ue
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads.
 
S.H.I.E.L.D. Uniforms (1)
Main Art Credits: Unknown; Contents omit the artist for this entry
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): Smaller art appears to be by the same person for this issue
 
S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier (2)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text and schematics; you have turn the pages 90 degrees clockwise to read
 
S.H.I.E.L.D. Flying Car (½)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Shooting Star (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Abrams
 
Shroud (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob Hall
 
Sidewinder (1)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Sif (1)
Main Art Credits: Bill Sienkiewicz
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Silvermane (1)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
 
Silver Samurai (1)
Main Art Credits: Michael Golden
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Silver Surfer (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Siryn (1)
Main Art Credits: Steve Leiahola
 
Skrulls (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Snowbird (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): John Byrne (pencils/inks), Alpha Flight #1
 
Solarr (2/3)
Main Art Credits: Brett Breeding
 
Soviet Super-Soldiers (1/3)
Main Art Credits: Jack Abel
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads.
 
Spaceknights (1)
Main Art Credits: Sal Buscema
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads.
 
Space Phantom (½)
Main Art Credits: Frank Miller
Notes: Much of his Origin later revealed to be false
 
Speed Demon (½)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
 
Sphinx (1)
Main Art Credits: (Joe Sinnott)
 
Spider-Man (1½)
Main Art Credits: Joh Romita, Jr.
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Spider-Man’s Web-Shooters (½)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Squadron Supreme (1½)
Main Art Credits: Greg LaRocue
Notes: Hyperion erroneously listed as Ghib-Ran rather than Zhib-Ran; new info that Whizzer was Hiram Arnold, chemist later discarded in favour of Stanley Stewart, mailman. Power Princess’ new real name of Claire Debussy also discarded in favour of Zarda,. Doctor Spectrum is listed as a teacher which is technically true but misleading (one of his jobs was a flight instructor)
 
Star-Dancer (½)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
 
Starfox (1)
Main Art Credits: Jim Starlin
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Starhawk (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
 
Starjammers (1)
Main Art Credits: Dave Cockrum
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Stilt-Man (½)
Main Art Credits: Butch Guide
Notes: Misspelled Stiltman in Contents and placed after Stingray there
 
Stingray (½)
Main Art Credits: Bob Wiacek
 
Storm (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
 
Stranger (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Sub-Mariner (1)
Main Art Credits: Alan Weiss
Notes: Entry uses his First modern appearance (post-Fantastic Four #1) instead of his actual First appearance
 
Alien Races (2)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: ¼ page profiles on Sidri, Sneepers, Sssth, Stenth, Stonians. Taurians, Tektons, Thuvrians
 
Appendix (1)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Power Man I to Secret Empire; a few characters have their First post-Fabntastic Four #1 appearances listed instead of their actual first appearances; accounts vary as to how many Scorpios there’s actually been and who is actually the same person; Jacob Fury is currently not believed to have been a Scorpio
 
#11 November 1983
Writers: Mark Gruenwald (Head Writer); Peter Sanderson, Mark Lerer (through #12)
 
Subterraneans (1)
Main Art Credits: Bret Blevins
 
Sunfire (1)
Main Art Credits: Sandy Pluinkett
 
Sunspot (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob McLoad
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Super-Adaptoid (1)
Main Art Credits: Mick Zeck
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Super-Skrull (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Supreme Intelligence (1)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
 
Surtur (1)
Main Art Credits: Walter Simonson
 
Swarm (½)
Main Art Credits: Alan Kupperberg
 
Talisman (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Becton
 
Taskmaster (½)
Main Art Credits: Keith Pollard
 
Tatterdemalion (½)
Main Art Credits: Bob Hall
 
Texas Twister (1)
Main Art Credits: Keith Pollard
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Thena (1)
Main Art Credits: Brian Bolland
 
Thing (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Thor (1)
Main Art Credits: Walter Simonson
 
Thor’s Hammer (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): One smaller image is by Eliot R. Brown for this issue; the others:
 
Thundra (1)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Sr.
 
Tiger Shark (1)
Main Art Credits: John Buscema
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Tigra (1)
Main Art Credits: Will Meugniot
 
Titan (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Notes: text and map
 
Titanium Man (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
 
Toad (½)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Tomorrow Man (½)
Main Art Credits: Sal Buscema
 
Trapster (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Triton (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
U-Foes (1)
Main Art Credits: Sal Buscema
 
Ulik (1)
Main Art Credits: Walter Simonson
 
Ulton (1)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Umar (1)
Main Art Credits: Josef Rubenstein
 
Unicorn (1)
Main Art Credits: Brett Breeding
 
Union Jack (1)
Main Art Credits:
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Umar (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Ursa Major (1)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Alien Races (2)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: ¼ page profiles on Tribbitities, Tsiln, Tsyrani, Ul’lula’ns, Vegans, Vorms, Vrellnexians, Xantareans
 
Appendix (1)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Senor Muetre/Senor Suerte to Tagak the Leopard Lord
 
#12 December 1983
 
Valkyrie (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob McLeod
 
Vance Astro (1)
Main Art Credits: Al Milgrom
 
Vanguard (1)
Main Art Credits: Dave Cockrum
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Vanisher (2/3)
Main Art Credits: June Brigman
 
Vermin (1/3)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Viper (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Vision (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Notes: Another instance where the text significantly crams in the image
 
Vulture (1)
Main Art Credits: Bret Blevins
 
Wakanda (2/3)
Main Art Credits: Don McGregor and Rick Parker (likely penciller and inker respectively, though it’s possible that McGregor pencilled this entry and Parker the next one
Notes:Text and map
 
Central Wakanda (1/3)
Main Art Credits: Don McGregor and Rick Parker (likely penciller and inker respectively, though it’s possible that Parker pencilled this entry and McGregor the previous one
Notes: Map with no non-map text
 
Wasp (1)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Watchers (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Notes: Uatu depicted
 
Werewolf (1)
Main Art Credits: Don Perlin
 
Whirlwind (½)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
 
White Queen (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Abrams
 
Will O’ The Wisp (1)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Jr.
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Wizard (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Wolfsbane (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob McLeod
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Wolverine (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Notes: Wolverine’s real name being Logan was accurate at the time


Wonder Man (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Wrecker (1)
Main Art Credits: Keith Pollard
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Wrecking Crew (1)
Main Art Credits: Luke McDonnell
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
X-Men (1½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads.
 
New Mutants (½)
Main Art Credits: Paul Smith
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads.
 
X-Men Mansion (2)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text and maps
 
X-Men Jet (1)
Main Art Credits: Eliot R. Brown
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): If you want to count the remaining art as Secondary Art, Eliot R. Brown, created for this issue
Notes: Text in the form of technical stats; with schematics
 
Ymir (1)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson
 
Yondu (1)
Main Art Credits: Al Milgrom
 
Zeus (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob Hall
 
Zodiac (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Mignola
Notes: Art is entirely images of characters’ heads.
 
Zzzax (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Alien Races (1½)
Main Art Credits: Paty
Notes: ¼ page profiles on Xantha, Xartans, Xeronians, Virbek, Yrds, Z’nox
 
Appendix (2½)
Notes: Text only; no art; covers Tamara to Zuras; multiple characters listed under this First post-Fantastic Four #1 appearance rather than their actual first appearance
 
Special Announcement Section (capsule)
Notes: Text only; no art; thanks readers for submitting corrections and announces three additional issues
 
#13 February 1984
Cover Artist: John Byrne (penciller), Josef Rubenstein (inker) through #15
Writers: Peter Sanderson, Steven Grant, Robert Harras, Mark Lerer, David A. Lofvers, Tom DeFalco, Mark Gruenwald
 
Notes: This issue and the next constitute the Book of the Dead and the Inactive, with all entries, except special sections getting either a Deceased or Inactive designator. Unless otherwise noted, the profiles below have the Deceased designator. Starting with this volume, Final appearance is listed after First appearance (Inactive and other characters have qualifiers) and Origin is dropped in favour of History
 
Air-Walker (1)
Main Art Credits: Jerry Ordway
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Ancient One (1)
Main Art Credits: Carl Potts
 
Banshee (1)
Main Art Credits: Dave Cockrum
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Baron Blood (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
 
Baron Strucker (1)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
Notes: Another instance where the text significantly crams in the image
 
Baron Zemo I (1)
Main Art Credits: Bill Willingham
Notes: Another instance where the text significantly crams in the image
 
Black Knight I (1)
Main Art Credits: John Bolton
 
Bloodstone (1)
Main Art Credits:  Tony Salmons
 
Bucky (½)
Main Art Credits:  Ron Frenz
Notes: Entry uses his First modern appearance (post-Fantastic Four #1) instead of his actual First appearance
 
Captain Mar-Vell (1½)
Main Art Credits:  Jim Starlin
 
Changeling (1)
Main Art Credits:  Bill Reinhold
 
Count Nefaria (1)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Darkoth (1)
Main Art Credits: Rich Buckler
 
Death-Stalker (1)
Main Art Credits: Bill Willingham
 
Destroyer (1)
Main Art Credits: Walt Simonson
Notes: Designated “Destroyed”
 
Dracula (1 1/3)
Main Art Credits: Dave Simons
Notes: Designated “Destroyed”
 
Drax the Destroyer (1/.3)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Notes: Designated “Destroyed”
 
Egghead (1)
Main Art Credits: Allen Milgrom
 
Foolkiller (½)
Main Art Credits: Armando Gil
 
Gamora (½)
Main Art Credits:  John Byrne
 
Ghost Rider (1)
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Giant-Man (1)
Main Art Credits: Ron Wilson
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Green Goblin (1)
Main Art Credits: John Romita, Sr.
Notes: covers all three Green Goblins, despite Harry Osborn not being deceased
 
It (1)
Main Art Credits:  Allen Milgrom
Notes: Designated “Destroyed”
 
Jackal (½)
Main Art Credits: Don Perlin
 
Jocasta (½)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
Notes: Designated “Destroyed”
 
Korvac (1)
Main Art Credits: Dennis Jensen
 
Lilith (1)
Main Art Credits:  Nestor Redondo
Notes: Designated “Destroyed”
 
Mantis
Main Art Credits:  Bob McLeod
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Man-Wolf
Main Art Credits: George Perez
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Defunct Teams
Notes: Four pages each with ½-page entries, all using headshots. It’s unclear if this was originally intended to run both issues, or if it just happened that all the key defunct teams landed in the first half of the alphabet
Ani-Men
Main Art Credits: Luke McDonnell
Champions of Los Angeles
Main Art Credits: Bob Budiansky
Freedom’s Five
Main Art Credits: Andy Mushynsky
Howling Commandos
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
Invaders
Main Art Credits: Alan Kupperberg
Kid Commandoes
Main Art Credits: Kyle Baker
Leatherneck Raiders
Main Art Credits: Paul Becton
Liberty Legion
Main Art Credits: Kim DeMulder
 
Editor’s Note (1/3)
Writer: Mark Gruenwald
Notes: Text only; no art; no designator; explains the reasoning behind the Book of the Dead and Inactive, which is referred to hear once as the Book of the Dead and the Disabled; it’s unclear if that was a rejected working title or just a flat-out error
 
Death in the Marvel Universe (2/3)
Main Art Credits:  Jim Starlin
Notes: No designator; discusses the concept of death (the process and the entity) in the Marvel Universe
 
#14 March 1984
Writers: Peter Sanderson, Robert Harras, Mark Lerer, Steven Grant, David A. Lofvers, Mark Gruenwald
 
Marvel Boy (1)
Main Art Credits:  Dave Cockrum
Notes: Entry uses his First modern appearance (post-Fantastic Four #1) instead of his actual First appearance; at the time, Marvel Boy was believed to be the still-deceased Crusader
 
Mimic (1 1/3)
Main Art Credits:  Ron Frenz
 
Miss America (2/3)
Main Art Credits:  Mary Wilshire
Notes: Entry uses her First modern appearance (post-Fantastic Four #1) instead of her actual First appearance
 
Morbius (1)
Main Art Credits:  Bill Loebs
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Nebulon (1)
Main Art Credits: Al Milgrom
 
Nighthawk (1)
Main Art Credits: Ed Hannigan
 
Nova (1)
Main Art Credits:  Rick Leonardi
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Omega (1)
Main Art Credits: Kirk Lassiter
Notes: Another instance where the text significantly crams in the image
 
Patriot  (½)
Main Art Credits:  Bill Willingham
Notes: Entry uses his First modern appearance (post-Fantastic Four #1) instead of his actual First appearance
 
Phantom Eagle (½)
Main Art Credits: Herb Trimpe
 
Phoenix (1 1/3)
Main Art Credits: John Byrne
Notes: At the time of publication, Marvel Girl and Phoenix were believed to be the same being.
 
Pip the Troll (2/3)
Main Art Credits: Mike Zeck
 
Red Guardian I (2/3)
Main Art Credits:  Steve Rude
 
Red Guardian II (2/3)
Main Art Credits:  Josef Rubenstein
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Red Raven (2/3)
Main Art Credits:  John Romita, Sr.
Notes: Entry uses his First modern appearance (post-Fantastic Four #1) instead of his actual First appearance
 
Satana (1)
Main Art Credits: Nestor Redondo
 
Shang-Chi (¾)
Main Art Credits: Paul Gulacy
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Son of Satan (1¼)
Main Art Credits: Bob Hall
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Spider-Woman (1)
Main Art Credits:  Bob McLeod
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Spirit of ‘76 (½)
Main Art Credits:  Jose Lewis
 
Spitfire (½)
Main Art Credits:  Bob McLeod
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Swordsman (1)
Main Art Credits:  Mike Zeck
 
Terrax (1)
Main Art Credits:  John Byrne
 
Thanos (1)
Main Art Credits:  Jim Starlin
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
3-D Man (1)
Main Art Credits: Steve Rude
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Thunderbird (½)
Main Art Credits:  Dave Cockrum
 
Thunderbolt (½)
Main Art Credits: Kerry Gammill
 
Toro (1)
Main Art Credits: Marie Severin
Notes: Entry uses his First modern appearance (post-Fantastic Four #1) instead of his actual First appearance
 
Torpedo (1)
Main Art Credits:  Bill Reinhold
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Warlock (1 1/3)
Main Art Credits: Jim Starlin
 
White Tiger (1)
Main Art Credits: Mark Bright
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Whizzer (1)
Main Art Credits: Dennis Jensen
Notes: Entry uses his First modern appearance (post-Fantastic Four #1) instead of his actual First appearance
 
Vampires (1)
Main Art Credits: Kyle Baker
Notes: No Designation. Art is entirely images of characters’ heads.
 
Yellowjacket (1 1/3)
Main Art Credits: Jerry Ordway
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Zombie
Main Art Credits: Bob Hall
Notes: Designated “Inactive”
 
Zuras
Main Art Credits: Ed Hannigan
 
After Death in the Marvel Universe
Main Art Credits: Luke McDonnell
Notes: No Designation. Art is entirely images of characters’ heads. Examines what happens after death, and Death Gods’ roles in this.
 
#15 May 1984
 
This issue is designated Book of Weapons, Hardware, and Paraphernalia. For all entries
Writer: Eliot R. Brown (unless otherwise noted)
Main Art Credits:  Eliot R. Brown (penciller/inker)
Most of his art also includes secondary images that Brown did for the entry. If an entry below  has the Secondary Art Credits designation, it means there is also reprinted art in the entry
 
Ant-Man’s Helmet (½)
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Blacklash’s Whip (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Black Widow’s Sting/Line (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Book of the Vishanti (½)
 
Captain America’s Motorcycle (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Captain America’s Shield (½)
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Cerebro (½)
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Cyclops’s Visor (½)
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Darkhold (2/3)
 
Deathlok’s Gun (1/3)
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Deathlok’s Bionic System (1)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Doctor Doom’s Armor (1)
Main Art Credits:  John Byrne and Eliot R. Brown (pencils), Byrne portion from #3
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Doctor Octopus’s Arms
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Doctor Spectrum’s Power Prism (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Doctor Strange’s Amulet (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text and schematics (kind of)
 
Dragonfang (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text and schematics
 
The Evil Eye (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text and schematics (kind of)
 
Falcon’s Wings (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Fantastic Four Signal Device (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Hawkeye’s Skymobile (1)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text in the form of technical stats; with schematics
 
Hawkeye’s Quiver and Bows (1)
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Hobgoblin’s Bat-Glider (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text in the form of technical stats; with schematics
 
Iron Man’s Briefcase (½)
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Iron Man’s Armor (1)
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Iron Man’s Helmet (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Klaw’s Blaster (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Machine Man’s Robotic Systems (1)
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Mandarin’s Rings (1)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Mockingbird’s Battle-Staves (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Moon Knight’s Crescent-Darts (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Moon Knight’s Truncheon (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Nomad’s Stun Discs (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Odin’s Spear (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Orb of Agamotto (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Paladin’s Gun (½)
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Psycho-Man’s Control Box (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Quasar’s Wrist-Bands (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Ringmaster’s Hat (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text and schematics
 
Rom’s Armor (2/3)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Rom’s Analyzer (1/3)
 
Rom’s Neutralizer (2/3)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Rom’s Translator (1/3)
 
Sentinel (1)
Main Art Credits:  Larry Hama and Eliot R. Brown (pencils), Hama portion from #9
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text in the form of technical stats; with schematics
 
SHIELD Guns (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text in the form of technical stats; with schematics
 
Silver Surfer’s Surfboard (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Spider-Man’s Belt-Camera (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
The Ultimate Nullifier (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Stilt-Man’s Battle-Suit (1)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Wizard’s Helmet, Power-Gloves, and Anti-Grav Discs (1)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Wolverine’s Skeleton
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art): ???; Frank Miller, from Wolverine (first series) #1
Notes: Schematics only, no additional text
 
Wonder Man’s Jet Belt (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
Notes: Text in the form of technical stats; with schematics
 
Wrecker’s Crowbar (½)
Secondary Art Credits (and original source of the art):
 
Adamantium (1/3)
Notes: No art
 
Vibranium (1/3)
Notes: No art
 
Editor’s Note (1/3)
Writer: Mark Gruenwald
Notes: Art is ID cards for SHIELD and Avengers

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6/28/2020 6:55 am  #2


Re: OHOTMU Original Series Index

Extra space in case I reach maximum character count


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I'll only need one of the extra spaces at the most so will use the other placeholder space for cover images
#1:
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Stopping for the day but got up to #10


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Completed up to the end of the run for the initial sweep. Will tackle Deluxe, Update '89, and Master before going into in-depth research into the secondary images, but if anyone submits info in the meantime, will fold that in right away.


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Added in some credits provided by Brian Braddock and Rob Plass on Facebook.


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