Tales to Astonish #78 [Regular Edition]
(April 1966)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
On-sale date:
1965-12-31
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Prince and the Puppet! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Namor the Sub-Mariner; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]
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The Prince and the Puppet! (Table of Contents)

Sub-Mariner / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Gene Colan [as Adam Austin]
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Namor the Sub-Mariner; GUESTS: Henry Pym [Giant-Man]; Janet Van Dyne [Wasp]; VILLAIN: Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; Thing]
Synopsis:
Namor is confronting Hank and Jan about a drilling operation that is causing earthquakes in Atlantis when he comes under the control of the Puppet Master. The villain commands him to come to New York and rob the nearest bank to replenish his dwindling coffers. Namor brings back a stack of non-negotiable treasury bonds and an angry Puppet Master sends him back for the cash. As Namor returns to the scene of his crime, he is waylaid by the army.
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The Hulk Must Die! (Table of Contents)

The Incredible Hulk / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (Layouts); Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; GUESTS: Glenn Talbot; Betty Ross; Rick Jones; VILLAIN: Doctor Konrad Zaxon
Synopsis:
The Hulk returns from the future and is promptly captured by the military. Rick spills the secret to Betty that Bruce and the Hulk are one and the same and she tries to come to grips with that fact. Banner's replacement at gamma base, Dr. Zaxon, plans to use the power of the Hulk to fuel his own bid for world conquest.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mails to Astonish / letters page / 0.75 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Namor the Sub-Mariner
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Indexer Notes

Letters from Steve Edwards, Fred Waiss, and Tom Alt. Includes image from earlier issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership average # of copies in preceding 12 months: 368,525.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Prince and the Puppet!
    Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. The Prince and the Puppet!
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. The Hulk Must Die!
    The Incredible Hulk
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mails to Astonish
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
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