What If? #36: Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Super-Powers: front coverWhat If? #36: Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Super-Powers: back coverWhat If? #36: Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Super-Powers: typical page and illustrations

What If? #36: Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Super-Powers (Vol 1: 1982 One-Shot) Comic


£12.00

Very Fine condition used comic
(Comic Grade: Very Fine/ VFN)

Published Dec 1982 First Printing by Marvel Comics.
Writer: John Byrne; Bill Mantlo.
Cover Art: John Byrne.
Art: John Byrne; Mike Vosburg.
Colours: Bob Sharen; Christie Scheele.
Letters: Joe Rosen; Rick Parker.
Approx comic dims: 260mm h x 170mm w x 2mm d.

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What If? #36: Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Super-Powers (Vol 1: 1982 One-Shot)

Condition and Description:

Very Fine condition used comic (Comic Grade: Very Fine/ VFN)

Published Dec 1982 First Printing by Marvel Comics, USA.
Writer: John Byrne; Bill Mantlo.
Cover Art: John Byrne.
Art: John Byrne; Mike Vosburg.
Colours: Bob Sharen; Christie Scheele.
Letters: Joe Rosen; Rick Parker.
Approx comic dims: 260mm h x 170mm w x 2mm d.

Very Fine condition covers and spine, good colours, with slight creasing to edges and corners, slight rubbing to back cover, plus slight signs of handling. Intact spine with slight creasing along spine. Intact staples. Approx 46 clean, slightly tanned inside pages of colour illustrations with English text plus some adverts. No inscriptions. This comic has been read carefully once, then bagged and boarded. Image shown is of actual comic for sale.

Synopsis of What If? #36: Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Super-Powers:

Synopsis for 1st story: ”Fantastic Four Had Not Gained Their Super-Powers”.
In a world where Reed Richards decided to wait and do the rocket launch by the books with proper shielding, the mission is a success and the rocket group becomes a cornerstone of Earth’s burgeoning space industry. When the Mole Man’s monsters attack, it’s the army’s job to investigate Monster Isle, but Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben opt to explore the tunnel created beneath their compound anyway. Even without powers, the foursome’s courage and ingenuity lead them to victory against the Mole Man all the same. Thus begins the Fantastic Four’s career as pulp adventurers.

Synopsis for 2nd story: “What If Richard Rider Had Not Lost the Power of Nova?”.
Diverging from Rom #24, Richard Rider decides he doesn’t want to part with the Nova Force. At first he resigns to living on Xandar despite his homesickness, but after about a year he hijacks a teleporter to return to Earth and fights against the Champions of Xandar when they pursue him. It’s only when his friends and family talk him down and point out how selfish he’s being that Richard finally relents and relinquishes the Nova powers to Centurion.

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