Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (Vol. 1)

    (Marvel, 1983-1984)
™ and ©1983 Marvel Entertainment Group

Marvel used this 1983 series in a valiant attempt to document every character in the Marvel Universe. A huge project, it spanned fifteen issues, covering the powers, identities, and histories of characters from the Abomination to Zzzax. Also included were two issues covering dead and inactive characters, and one on weapons and paraphernalia.

But even a massive undertaking like this can never completely define the constantly changing Marvel Universe. Since this first attempt, two other series have updated and expanded the original material.
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#1
January, 1983
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Ron Wilson, Dave Cockrum, Luke McDonnell, John Byrne, Terry Austin, Mark Gruenwald, Brian Postman, Bob Budiansky, Paul Smith, Jack Kirby, Peter B. Gillis, Tom Orzechowski, Rick Parker, Paty, Eliot Brown, Walt SimonsonRon Wilson, Dave Cockrum, Luke McDonnell, John Byrne, Terry Austin, Mark Gruenwald, Brian Postman, Bob Budiansky, Paul Smith, Jack Kirby, Peter B. Gillis, Tom Orzechowski, Rick Parker, Paty, Eliot Brown, Walt Simonson
#2
February, 1983
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Paul Smith, Mike Zeck, Sandy Plunkett, Kerry Gammill, John Byrne, Marie Severin, Dave Cockrum, John Romita Jr., Bob Layton, Keith Pollard, Frank Miller, Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein, Steve Leialoha, Bret Blevins, Bob McLeod, Bob Budiansky, Gene Day, Ron Wilson, Brian Postman, Steve Ditko, Dan Reed, PatyPaul Smith, Mike Zeck, Sandy Plunkett, Kerry Gammill, John Byrne, Marie Severin, Dave Cockrum, John Romita Jr., Bob Layton, Keith Pollard, Frank Miller, Al Milgrom, Joe Rubinstein, Steve Leialoha, Bret Blevins, Bob McLeod, Bob Budiansky, Gene Day, Ron Wilson, Brian Postman, Steve Ditko, Dan Reed, Paty
#3
March, 1983
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Rudy Nebres, Dave Cockrum, Denys Cowan, Marie Severin, Al Milgrom, Dan Reed, Mike Zeck, John Byrne, Paul Smith, Eliot Brown, Frank Miller, Larry Hama, Frank Springer, Rick Bryant, Don Perlin, Edward Hannigan, Dave Simons, Mike Mignola, Alan Weiss, Jack Kirby, John Romita Jr., PatyRudy Nebres, Dave Cockrum, Denys Cowan, Marie Severin, Al Milgrom, Dan Reed, Mike Zeck, John Byrne, Paul Smith, Eliot Brown, Frank Miller, Larry Hama, Frank Springer, Rick Bryant, Don Perlin, Ed Hannigan, Dave Simons, Mike Mignola, Alan Weiss, Jack Kirby, John Romita Jr., Paty
#4
April, 1983
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Paul Smith, Dave Cockrum, Luke McDonnell, Mike Mignola, Mike Zeck, Frank Miller, Keith Pollard, Rudy Nebres, Ron Wilson, Mark Gruenwald, Rick Parker, John Byrne, Eliot Brown, Mike Vosburg, Al Milgrom, Sal Buscema, John Romita Jr., Nestor Redondo, Kerry Gammill, Bob Budiansky, Bret Blevins, Walt Simonson, Sandy Plunkett, Mark Richards, Brian Postman, Paty, Frank GiacoiaPaul Smith, Dave Cockrum, Luke McDonnell, Mike Mignola, Mike Zeck, Frank Miller, Keith Pollard, Rudy Nebres, Ron Wilson, Mark Gruenwald, Rick Parker, John Byrne, Eliot Brown, Mike Vosburg, Al Milgrom, Sal Buscema, John Romita Jr., Nestor Redondo, Kerry Gammill, Bob Budiansky, Bret Blevins, Walt Simonson, Sandy Plunkett, Mark Richards, Brian Postman, Paty, Frank Giacoia
#5
May, 1983
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Bill Sienkiewicz, John Byrne, Frank Miller, Mark Gruenwald, Kerry Gammill, Richard Howell, Mike Mignola, Bob McLeod, Brian Postman, Al Milgrom, Bob Layton, Eliot Brown, Butch Guice, John Romita Jr., Paul Smith, Mike Zeck, Ron Wilson, Keith Pollard, Rudy Nebres, Greg Larocque, Steve Leialoha, Jim Starlin, Denys Cowan, Dave Cockrum, Luke McDonnell, PatyBill Sienkiewicz, John Byrne, Frank Miller, Mark Gruenwald, Kerry Gammill, Richard Howell, Mike Mignola, Bob McLeod, Brian Postman, Al Milgrom, Bob Layton, Eliot Brown, Butch Guice, John Romita Jr., Paul Smith, Mike Zeck, Ron Wilson, Keith Pollard, Rudy Nebres, Greg Larocque, Steve Leialoha, Jim Starlin, Denys Cowan, Dave Cockrum, Luke McDonnell, Paty
#6
June, 1983
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Brett Breeding, Eliot Brown, Ron Wilson, Bob McLeod, Sandy Plunkett, Walt Simonson, Brent Anderson, Jim Shooter, Frank Miller, John Byrne, Mike Mignola, Sal Buscema, John Romita, Keith Pollard, Paul Smith, Mary Jo Duffy, Rudy Nebres, Mike Zeck, Mike Grell, Bret Blevins, Marie Severin, Kerry Gammill, Bob Budiansky, Herb Trimpe, Bob Hall Jr., Paty, John Tartaglione, Ed HanniganBrett Breeding, Eliot Brown, Ron Wilson, Bob McLeod, Sandy Plunkett, Walt Simonson, Brent Anderson, Jim Shooter, Frank Miller, John Byrne, Mike Mignola, Sal Buscema, John Romita, Keith Pollard, Paul Smith, Mary Jo Duffy, Rudy Nebres, Mike Zeck, Mike Grell, Bret Blevins, Marie Severin, Kerry Gammill, Bob Budiansky, Herb Trimpe, Bob Hall Jr., Paty, John Tartaglione, Ed Hannigan
#7
July, 1983
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Jerry Bingham, Rudy Nebres, Bob Layton, Mark Gruenwald, Rick Parker, Bret Blevins, David A. Lofvers, John Byrne, Al Milgrom, Paul Smith, Kerry Gammill, Bob Budiansky, Jim Starlin, John Buscema, Butch Guice, Walt Simonson, Edward Hannigan, John Romita Jr., Mark Richards, Mike Zeck, Bill Sienkiewicz, Eliot Brown, Bob McLeod Sr., PatyJerry Bingham, Rudy Nebres, Bob Layton, Mark Gruenwald, Rick Parker, Bret Blevins, David A. Lofvers, John Byrne, Al Milgrom, Paul Smith, Kerry Gammill, Bob Budiansky, Jim Starlin, John Buscema, Butch Guice, Walt Simonson, Ed Hannigan, John Romita Jr., Mark Richards, Mike Zeck, Bill Sienkiewicz, Eliot Brown, Bob McLeod Sr., Paty
#8
August, 1983
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Alan Weiss, Rudy Nebres, Jim Steranko, Dave Cockrum, Nestor Redondo, Bill Sienkiewicz, Al Milgrom, Jim Starlin, Mike Zeck, John Byrne, Walt Simonson, Butch Guice, John Romita, Bob Wiacek, Kerry Gammill, Brent Anderson, Bob McLeod, Denys Cowan, Eliot Brown, Frank Miller, Brian Bolland, Paul Smith, PatyAlan Weiss, Rudy Nebres, Jim Steranko, Dave Cockrum, Nestor Redondo, Bill Sienkiewicz, Al Milgrom, Jim Starlin, Mike Zeck, John Byrne, Walt Simonson, Butch Guice, John Romita, Bob Wiacek, Kerry Gammill, Brent Anderson, Bob McLeod, Denys Cowan, Eliot Brown, Frank Miller, Brian Bolland, Paul Smith, Paty
#9
September, 1983
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Mike Grell, Alan Weiss, Al Milgrom, John Byrne, Joe Sinnott, Herb Trimpe, Mike Zeck, John Buscema, Walt Simonson, John Romita, Paul Smith, Sal Buscema, Mark Richards, Mark D. Bright, June Brigman, Mike Carlin, Eliot Brown, Sandy Plunkett, Brent Anderson, Larry Hama, Bob Budiansky, Kerry Gammill, PatyMike Grell, Alan Weiss, Al Milgrom, John Byrne, Joe Sinnott, Herb Trimpe, Mike Zeck, John Buscema, Walt Simonson, John Romita, Paul Smith, Sal Buscema, Mark Richards, Mark D. Bright, June Brigman, Mike Carlin, Eliot Brown, Sandy Plunkett, Brent Anderson, Larry Hama, Bob Budiansky, Kerry Gammill, Paty
#10
October, 1983
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Paul Smith, Mike Zeck, Eliot Brown, Paul Abrams, Bob Hall, Walt Simonson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Kerry Gammill, Michael Golden, John Byrne, Steve Leialoha, Brett Breeding, Jack Abel, Sal Buscema, Frank Miller, Joe Sinnott, John Romita Jr., Greg Larocque, Ron Wilson, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Dave Cockrum, Bob Wiacek, Butch Guice, Alan Weiss, PatyPaul Smith, Mike Zeck, Eliot Brown, Paul Abrams, Bob Hall, Walt Simonson, Bill Sienkiewicz, Kerry Gammill, Michael Golden, John Byrne, Steve Leialoha, Brett Breeding, Jack Abel, Sal Buscema, Frank Miller, Joe Sinnott, John Romita Jr., Greg Larocque, Ron Wilson, Jim Starlin, Al Milgrom, Dave Cockrum, Bob Wiacek, Butch Guice, Alan Weiss, Paty
#11
November, 1983
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Bret Blevins, Sandy Plunkett, Bob McLeod, Mike Zeck, John Byrne, Ron Wilson, Walt Simonson, Alan Kupperberg, Paul Becton, Keith Pollard, Bob Hall, Brian Bolland, Eliot Brown, John Romita, John Buscema, Will Meugniot, Al Milgrom, Sal Buscema, Kerry Gammill, Joe Rubinstein, Brett Breeding, Paul Smith, PatyBret Blevins, Sandy Plunkett, Bob McLeod, Mike Zeck, John Byrne, Ron Wilson, Walt Simonson, Alan Kupperberg, Paul Becton, Keith Pollard, Bob Hall, Brian Bolland, Eliot Brown, John Romita, John Buscema, Will Meugniot, Al Milgrom, Sal Buscema, Kerry Gammill, Joe Rubinstein, Brett Breeding, Paul Smith, Paty
#12
December, 1983
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Bob McLeod, Al Milgrom, Dave Cockrum, June Brigman, Mike Zeck, Paul Smith, Bret Blevins, Don McGregor, Rick Parker, John Byrne, Don Perlin, Kerry Gammill, Paul Abrams, John Romita Jr., Keith Pollard, Luke McDonnell, Bob Hall, Mike Mignola, PatyBob McLeod, Al Milgrom, Dave Cockrum, June Brigman, Mike Zeck, Paul Smith, Bret Blevins, Don McGregor, Rick Parker, John Byrne, Don Perlin, Kerry Gammill, Paul Abrams, John Romita Jr., Keith Pollard, Luke McDonnell, Bob Hall, Mike Mignola, Paty
#13
February, 1984
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Jerry Ordway, Carl Potts, Dave Cockrum, John Byrne, Mike Zeck, Bill Willingham, John Bolton, Tony Salmons, Ron Frenz, Jim Starlin, Bill Reinhold, Rich Buckler, Walt Simonson, Dave Simons, Al Milgrom, Armando Gil, Bob Budiansky, Ron Wilson, John Romita, Don Perlin, Kerry Gammill, Dennis Jensen, Nestor Redondo, Bob McLeod, George Pérez, Luke McDonnell, Andy Mushynsky, Alan Kupperberg, Kyle Baker, Paul Becton, Kim DeMulderJerry Ordway, Carl Potts, Dave Cockrum, John Byrne, Mike Zeck, Bill Willingham, John Bolton, Tony Salmons, Ron Frenz, Jim Starlin, Bill Reinhold, Rich Buckler, Walt Simonson, Dave Simons, Al Milgrom, Armando Gil, Bob Budiansky, Ron Wilson, John Romita, Don Perlin, Kerry Gammill, Dennis Jensen, Nestor Redondo, Bob McLeod, George Pérez, Luke McDonnell, Andy Mushynsky, Alan Kupperberg, Kyle Baker, Paul Becton, Kim DeMulder
#14
March, 1984
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Dave Cockrum, Ron Frenz, Mary Wilshire, William Messner-Loebs, Al Milgrom, Edward Hannigan, Rick Leonardi, Kirk Lassiter, Bill Willingham, Herb Trimpe, John Byrne, Mike Zeck, Steve Rude, Joe Rubinstein, John Romita, Nestor Redondo, Paul Gulacy, Bob Hall, Bob McLeod, Jose Louis, Jim Starlin, Kerry Gammill, Marie Severin, Bill Reinhold, Mark D. Bright, Dennis Jensen, Kyle Baker, Jerry Ordway, Luke McDonnellDave Cockrum, Ron Frenz, Mary Wilshire, Bill Loebs, Al Milgrom, Ed Hannigan, Rick Leonardi, Kirk Lassiter, Bill Willingham, Herb Trimpe, John Byrne, Mike Zeck, Steve Rude, Joe Rubinstein, John Romita, Nestor Redondo, Paul Gulacy, Bob Hall, Bob McLeod, Jose Louis, Jim Starlin, Kerry Gammill, Marie Severin, Bill Reinhold, Mark D. Bright, Dennis Jensen, Kyle Baker, Jerry Ordway, Luke McDonnell
#15
May, 1984
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