From the introduction:
When this game first appeared in 1984, I was hooked, but I needed new characters and stats to put my heroes against. I started to model stats on the characters that were in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe or OHOTMU. I stated out every character within a few weeks and when a new product was released, I found that my stats were for the most part, pretty much dead on with what was official. Eventually most of the profiles from the OHOTMU were officially released in the Gamer's Handbooks. However, there were a few missing, some did not get a profile in the Gamer's Handbook, some had never gotten a write up at all. Well, I don't like seeing something unfinished, and I had already written stats for the missing characters.
This issue of the Marvel-Phile covers some of those characters that had gotten a write up in the original 1983 Handbooks and are not currently planned to appear in an upcoming release. For example, Ajak the Eternal will be appearing in the first edition of the new Gamer's Handbooks: Marvel Universe Deluxe and Morpheus will appear in the upcoming Marvel-Phile: Ravencroft Institute. Future Marvel-Philes will cover missing characters from the 1985 series, Update 89 and the Deluxe set. Enjoy!