Tales to Astonish #87 [Regular Edition]
(January 1967)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Hulk / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Hulk-Killer Humanoid
Reprints:

Moment of Truth! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Bill Everett; Marie Severin ? (see notes)
Inks:
Bill Everett; Frank Giacoia; Dick Ayers (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; GUESTS: Dorma; Lord Vashti; VILLAIN: Krang
Synopsis:
Namor brings Krang and Dorma back to Atlantis to face judgment. To settle the question of leadership once and for all, Namor decides to battle Krang in front of his assembled subjects. So his extraordinary powers do not give him an unfair advantage, Namor battles unarmed while Krang is permitted to use any weapons that he chooses. Even armed to the teeth, Krang is unable to defeat the avenging son. Namor imprisons Krang in the deepest depths of the ocean while Dorma is restored to his favor.
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Indexer Notes

A number of uncredited artists are involved in this story, providing alterations, additional art and inking, starting on page 5. Frank Giacoia appears to have inked most of pages 5-6 and part of page 11. Marie Severin redrew the figure of Krang from page 6 on and Dick Ayers inked the majority of pages 7-12. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2014.

Issues 87-91 feature Bill Everett's art.

The Humanoid and the Hero! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; GUESTS: Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Betty Ross; Rick Jones; VILLAINS: Hulk-Killer Humanoid; Boomerang [Fred Myers]; Gorki
Synopsis:
The Hulk battles the Leader's Hulk-Killer Humanoid as Ross and his cronies learn that they sent the deadly android after the jade giant for all the wrong reasons. Boomerang gets a new costume.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Mails to Astonish / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from B. Norrick, M. Vanston, and Doug Kaye.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Hulk
  2. 1. Moment of Truth!
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. The Humanoid and the Hero!
    The Incredible Hulk
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mails to Astonish
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose