Marvel Saga

    (Marvel, 1985-1987)
™ and ©1985 Marvel Entertainment Group

One of the unique things about Marvel is that it has created a Marvel Universe within the real one, and has taken great pains over the years to be true to it. Marvel Saga traced the evolution of the Marvel Universe, beginning with the space-shot that created the Fantastic Four, up through the events of the current day (or at least until 1987, when this series concluded).

Marvel Saga presents the origins of every major Marvel character, along with the key elements in each one’s lives. What’s more, it follows the many crossed paths of these characters, showing us how they got to be where they are now.

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#1

  12/1/1985
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Wraparound CoverOrigin of Alpha Flight; Origin of Fantastic Four; Origin of X-MenPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, H.E. Huntley, John ByrneJack Kirby, John Byrne, Don Heck, Ron Wilson, Sal Buscema, Ron Frenz

#2

  1/1/1986
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Wraparound CoverOrigin of Spider-Man; Origin of HulkPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Roger SternDick Ayers, Greg Larocque, Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Sol Brodsky, Steve Ditko, Ron Frenz

#3

  2/1/1986
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Wraparound CoverOrigin of Doctor Doom; Origin of Sub-Mariner; Origin of Spider-ManPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, John Byrne, Mike FriedrichRon Frenz, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Buscema, John Byrne, Alex Schomburg, Werner Roth, Bill Everett, Gil Kane, Frank Robbins, John Romita, Dick Ayers, Sol Brodsky

#4

  3/1/1986
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Wraparound coverOrigin of ThorPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Chris Claremont, Larry Lieber, Alan ZelenetzAlex Toth, Bob Hall, Brent Anderson, Dave Cockrum, Dick Ayers, Frank Miller, Herb Trimpe, Jack Kirby, John Buscema, John Byrne, Werner Roth, Tom Morgan

#5

  4/1/1986
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Wraparound coverOrigin of Angel; Origin of Iceman; Origin of LokiPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Roy Thomas, Tom DeFalco, David Michelinie, Arnold Drake, Gary FriedrichJack Kirby, Werner Roth, George Tuska, Don Heck, Jerry Bingham, Dick Ayers, George Roussos, Chic Stone

#6

  5/1/1986
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Wraparound coverOrigin of Asgard; Origin of Iron Man; Origin of OdinAlan Zelenetz, Gary Friedrich, Gerry Conway, Larry Lieber, Stan Lee, Steve Englehart, Walt Simonson, Peter SandersonDick Ayers, Don Heck, George Roussos, George Tuska, Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, John Buscema, Walt Simonson, Al Milgrom

#7

  6/1/1986
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Wraparound coverOrigin of Iron Man; Thor; The Hulk; Fantastic Four; Ant-Man; EggheadDavid Michelinie, Larry Lieber, Roy Thomas, Stan Lee, Peter SandersonBarry Windsor-Smith, Bob Layton, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, Jack Kirby, Jim Mooney, John Romita Jr., Steve Ditko

#8

  7/1/1986
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Wraparound coverFirst Encounters: Cyclops & Iceman Vs. The Angel; Hulk and Spiderman’s First Battles with the Fantastic FourLarry Lieber, Robert Bernstein, Roy Thomas, Stan Lee, Peter SandersonDick Ayers, Don Heck, Jack Kirby, Sol Brodsky, Steve Ditko, Ron Frenz, Walt Simonson, Bill Sienkiewicz

#9

  8/1/1986
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Wraparound coverOrigin of Vulture; Fantastic Four; Sub-Mariner; ThorPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Roger Stern, Steve Englehart, H.E. HuntleyJack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Gene Colan, John Romita Jr., John Buscema, Sal Buscema, Marie Severin, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, Syd Shores, Joe Staton, Jim Mooney, Steve Geiger

#10

  9/1/1986
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Wraparound coverOrigin of Avengers; Origin of Beast; Origin of Marvel GirlArnold Drake, Chris Claremont, Denny O’Neil, Stan Lee, Peter SandersonBill Everett, Dick Ayers, Jack Kirby, John Buscema, Steve Ditko, Keith Pollard

#11

  10/1/1986
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Wraparound coverOrigin of Molecule ManPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Jim Shooter, Chris Claremont, Roger Stern, Mark Gruenwald, Peter B. Gillis, Robert BernsteinJack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita Jr., John Buscema, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, Al Milgrom, Bob Hall, Arvell Jones, Al Williamson, Steve Leialoha, George Roussos, Keith Pollard

#12

  11/1/1986
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Wraparound coverCaptain America revivedPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Roger SternJack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, John Buscema, John Byrne, John Bolton, Kerry Gammill, Dick Ayers, Chic Stone, George Roussos, Syd Shores, George Tuska, Keith Pollard

#13

  12/1/1986
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Wraparound coverOrigin of DaredevilPeter Sanderson, Frank Miller, Gerry Conway, N. Korak, Roger McKenzie, Roy Thomas, Stan LeeBill Everett, Chic Stone, Don Heck, Frank Miller, Gene Colan, George Roussos, Jack Kirby, John Buscema, Steve Ditko, Steve Rude, Keith Pollard

#14

  1/1/1987
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Wraparound coverOrigin of Quicksilver; Origin of Scarlet WitchPeter Sanderson, David Michelinie, Mark Gruenwald, Stan Lee, Steven GrantAl Milgrom, Jack Kirby, John Byrne, John Romita Jr., Steve Ditko, Keith Pollard

#15

  2/1/1987
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Wraparound coverOrigin of Hawkeye; Origin of Wonder ManPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Larry LieberJack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Gene Colan, Chic Stone, Keith Pollard

#16

  3/1/1987
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Wraparound coverOrigin of Dormammu; Origin of Frightful FourPeter Sanderson, Len Wein, Mark Gruenwald, Ralph Macchio, Roger Stern, Stan Lee, Steve EnglehartChic Stone, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, Gene Colan, George Roussos, Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Paul Smith, Steve Ditko, Keith Pollard, Ron Frenz

#17

  4/1/1987
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Wraparound coverOrigin of Ka-Zar; Origin of Leader; Origin of InhumansPeter Sanderson, Bruce Jones, Roy Thomas, Stan LeeChic Stone, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, George Roussos, Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Val Mayerik, Ron Frenz

#18

  5/1/1987
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Wraparound coverOrigin of S.H.I.E.L.D.Peter Sanderson, Larry Ivie, Stan Lee, Steve DitkoBob Powell, Chic Stone, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko, Steve Ditko, James W. Fry III

#19

  6/1/1987
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Wraparound coverNew Avengers teamPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Steve DitkoJack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Wally Wood, Dick Ayers, Al Milgrom

#20

  7/1/1987
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Back cover pinupThor; Avengers; Fantastic Four; HulkPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Larry LieberJack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Dick Ayers, Bob Forgione, Chic Stone, Al Milgrom

#21

  8/1/1987
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Back cover pinupThor; Avengers; Fantastic Four; Dr. Strange; HulkPeter Sanderson, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, Jack KirbyJack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Gene Colan, Bob Powell, Chic Stone, Alex Toth, Werner Roth, Steve Buccellato, Bruce Solotoff, Tom Morgan, Phil Lord

#22

  9/1/1987
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Back cover pinupOrigin of Mary JanePeter David, Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, John Romita, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Archie Goodwin, Len Wein, Al Milgrom, Marv Wolfman, Roger Stern, Tom DeFalco, James Owsley, david Michelinie, John Romita Jr., Joe Sinnott, Keith Pollard, José Marzan Jr., Steve Geiger, Tom Morgan, Phil LordSteve Ditko, John Romita, John Romita Jr., Don Heck, Gil Kane, Ross Andru, Ron Frenz, Mary Wilshire, Mark D. Bright, Al Williamson, Steve Geiger, Tom Morgan

#23

  10/1/1987
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Back cover pinupInhumansPeter Sanderson, Stan LeeSteve Geiger, Phil Lord, Hector Collazo, Steve Buccellato, Jack Kirby, Jim Steranko

#24

  11/1/1987
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Back cover pinupOrigin of GalactusJack Kirby, Stan LeeGeorge Klein, Jack Kirby, Joe Sinnott, John Buscema, Vince Colletta

#25

  12/1/1987
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Wraparound coverOrigin of Silver Surfer; Final IssuePeter Sanderson, Jack Kirby, Stan LeeJack Kirby, Joe Sinnott, John Buscema, Vince Colletta, Frank Giacoia, Hector Collazo, Steve Buccellato, Phil Lord