What The-?!

    (Marvel, 1988-1993)
™ and ©1988 Marvel Entertainment Group

Leave it to Marvel to spoof itself in its own series. Though most comic book manufacturers take it easy on their own characters, Marvel laughs at everything, from their own tendency to liberally rewrite scripts, blatant commercialism, crossovers, chronological absurdities, and all the inherent silliness of some of its heroes. They’ve thrown in a few really bad puns (is there any other kind?) and also pulled in a few non-Marvel characters to-boot in this hilarious send-up of the Marvel Universe.

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#1

  8/1/1988
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When Titans Tussle!Peter B. Gillis, Terry Austin, Gwen DibleyHilary Barta, June Brigman, Jon Bogdanove, Steve Ditko, Marc Siry

#2

  9/1/1988
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5 copies available from $2.25
Superbman versus Fantastical FourJohn Byrne, Fred Hembeck, Al Milgrom, Peter B. GillisJohn Byrne, John Severin, Mike Mignola, Phil Foglio

#3

  10/1/1988
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 Glenn Herdling, Kurt Busiek, Richard Howell, Peter David, Fred HembeckAlex Saviuk, James W. Fry III, Richard Howell, Todd McFarlane, Fred Hembeck, Kyle Baker

#4

  11/1/1988
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 Kurt Busiek, Michael Eury, Fred Hembeck, Peter David, Marc Siry, Scott Lobdell, Dave SchwartzHector Collazo, David Day, Fred Hembeck, Gary Fields, Marc Siry, Ron Zalme, Dave Schwartz

#5

  7/1/1989
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 Hilary Barta, Doug Rice, Peter B. Gillis, Terry Austin, Chuck Dixon, Walt Jaschek, Jim Lee, Marc SiryHilary Barta, Erik Larsen, Jim Lee, Larry Stroman, Marc Siry, Whilce Portacio

#6

  1/1/1990
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11 copies available from $1.00
Acts of Vengeance parodyJohn Byrne, Doug Rice, Hilary Barta, Howard Mackie, Peter B. GillisJohn Byrne, Hilary Barta, Adam Blaustein, Doug Rice

#7

  4/1/1990
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 Scott Lobdell, Marc Siry, Kelly Corvese, Marc McLaurin, Richard HowellRurik Tyler, Marc Siry, Kelly Corvese, Don Hudson, Richard Howell

#8

  7/1/1990
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 Aaron Lopresti, Scott Lobdell, Sholly Fisch, Marc Siry, Kurt BusiekAaron Lopresti, Dale Keown, Win Mortimer, James W. Fry III, Jon Bogdanove, Chris Eliopoulos, Marc Siry, Richard Howell

#9

  10/1/1990
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Wraparound coverPeter David, Don McGregor, Scott LobdellRurik Tyler, Mike Harris, Dave Hoover, Scott Lobdell

#10

  1/1/1991
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Holiday special; Prestige formatScott Lobdell, Sholly Fisch, Barry Dutter, Bill WrayJohn Byrne, Rurik Tyler, Win Mortimer, Bill Wray, Darren Auck

#11

  3/1/1991
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Origin of WolverinaScott Lobdell, Darren Auck, Rob Tokar, Roger BrownLee Weeks, Keith Wilson, Dale Keown, Rob Liefeld, Ron Wilson, Darren Auck, Rurik Tyler

#12

  5/1/1991
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 Bill Wray, Barry Dutter, Rurik Tyler, Darren Auck, Sholly FischBill Wray, Keith Wilson, Aaron Lopresti, Rurik Tyler, Chris Eliopoulos

#13

  7/1/1991
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 Stan Lee, Alan Kupperberg, Steve Proudfoot, Jim WardenBob Wiacek, Darren Auck, Alan Kupperberg, Joe Quesada

#14

  9/1/1991
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8 copies available from $2.00
 Bill Wray, Roger Brown, Sholly Fisch, Aaron Lopresti, Darren AuckAaron Lopresti, Rurik Tyler, Win Mortimer, Darren Auck

#15

  11/1/1991
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5 copies available from $2.25
 Charles Santino, Darren Auck, Scott Lobdell, Barry DutterKeith Wilson, Darren Auck, Rurik Tyler, Dennis Jensen, Bill Wray

#16

  1/1/1992
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EC parody coverScott Lobdell, Sholly Fisch, Barry Dutter, Aaron LoprestiMarie Severin, Rurik Tyler, Darren Auck, Keith Wilson, Aaron Lopresti

#17

  3/1/1992
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 Kurt Busiek, Peter B. Gillis, Hilary Barta, Barry Dutter, Richard Howell, Scott LobdellBrad K. Jones, Hilary Barta, Keith Wilson, Richard Howell, David Day, Dan Day

#18

  5/1/1992
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7 copies available from $2.00
 Michael Higgins, Seth Kruchkow, Barry Dutter, Aaron LoprestiMarie Severin, John Costanza, Darren Auck, Aaron Lopresti

#19

  7/1/1992
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5 copies available from $0.75
 Scott Lobdell, George Beliardo, Sholly Fisch, Doug RiceRick Stasi, Mike DeCarlo, Rurik Tyler, Doug Rice

#20

  8/1/1992
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 Aaron Lopresti, Sholly Fisch, Barry Dutter, Scott LobdellAaron Lopresti, Dennis Jensen, John Costanza, Rurik Tyler

#21

  9/1/1992
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6 copies available from $1.50
Weapon X parodyHilary Barta, Doug Rice, Ed Lazellari, Darren Auck, Sholly FischJoe Staton, Darren Auck, Rurik Tyler, Rusty Haller, Marie Severin, Todd Nauck

#22

  10/1/1992
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1 copy available for $1.75
 Hilary Barta, Doug Rice, Sholly Fisch, Barry Dutter, Roger Brown, Aaron LoprestiAaron Lopresti, George Wildman, Joe Staton, John Costanza, Rurik Tyler, Joe Quesada

#23

  11/1/1992
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 Hilary Barta, Doug Rice, Scott Lobdell, Sholly Fisch, Dan Slott, Aaron LoprestiAlex Morrissey, Howard Bender, James W. Fry III, Rurik Tyler, Aaron Lopresti

#24

 
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 Hilary Barta, Doug Rice, Barry Dutter, Paul Curtis, Alan Kupperberg, John Lewandowski, Aaron LoprestiRurik Tyler, John Costanza, Andrew Pepoy, Alan Kupperberg, George Wildman, Aaron Lopresti

#25

  6/1/1993
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No copies available
Summer Special; Summer 1993Barry Dutter, Tom Brevoort, Mike Kanterovich, Aaron Lopresti, Terry Collins, Manny Galán, Scott Lobdell, Erik DoescherAaron Lopresti, Erik Doescher, John Costanza, Keith Wilson, Manny Galán, Marie Severin

#26

  9/1/1993
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1 copy available for $2.25
Winter Special; Fall 1993Barry DutterJohn Costanza

#27

  12/1/1993
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No copies available
Winter 1993