(October 1972)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
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 Monster--And the Machine! (Table of Contents)

Ka-Zar / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks:
Gil Kane (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar; Zabu; Carla

Indexer Notes

Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

The Night of the Looter! (Table of Contents)

Ka-Zar / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
John Buscema
Inks:
John Buscema
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar; Zabu; Carla (Introduction, Villain, Death); Ralph (Introduction, Villain); Swamp Men
Synopsis:
Carla and Ralph come to the Savage Land with a Swamp Tank to steal Ka-Zar's vibranium, but when they force him to open the door to where it is stored the vibranium destroys the tank. Carla is carried off and killed by the Swamp Men when Ralph is not able to save her because the gun he was using only had blanks due to Carla replacing the bullets with blanks in an effort to get Ralph killed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Panels 3-8 of page 10 and panels 1-3 of page 11 are not reprinted from the original. Also, panel 6 of page 7, panels 1-4 of page 10 of this reprint have altered dialogue. And finally, panel 3 of page 8, panel 5 of page 10, panel 7 of page 13 and panel 6 of page 14 of this reprint have been redrawn. No writer, artist or other credits are given for the story.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Pulsating Pronouncements and Pertinent Propaganda From the Pundits Who Play For Fun! [October 1972]; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Doc Savage; Gunhawks [Reno Jones; Richard "Kid" Cassidy]; Man-Thing

Indexer Notes

Items about how there is no Stan Lee's Soapbox this time because he talked himself out last time, information on Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze #1 (scripter is Roy Thomas and artists are Ross Andru and John Severin), Frank Brunner is teaming up with Barry Smith on Dr. Strange, Ralph Reese is working on Journey Into Mystery, Billy Graham is working on Luke Cage, Hero For Hire, Mike Trimpe is helping his brother Herb on Ant-Man, Wayne Boring is working on Captain Marvel, George Effinger (a new writer) has written a book called "What Entropy Means To Me" and there are now subliminal messages at the bottom of pages of stories advertising new comics or stories. Also includes a small illustration of Doc Savage, The Gunhawks [Reno Jones; Richard "Kid" Cassidy] and Man-Thing advertising their new series. Also a small advertisement for Journey Into Mystery #1 and The Cat. Marvel checklist (A Sizzling Selection of Gargantuan Goodies) for comics now on sale! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #127, Spider-Man #113, Thor #204, Incredible Hulk #156, Journey Into Mystery #1, The Gunhawks #1, Conan the Barbarian #19, Fear #10, Hero For Hire #3, Astonishing Tales #14, Defenders #2 and Marvel Spotlight #6. Appears between pages 6 and 7 of the first story.

Jungle Fever! (Table of Contents)

Jann of the Jungle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Don Rico
Pencils:
Jay Scott Pike
Inks:
Jay Scott Pike
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F31

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Jann; Pat Mahoney; Kuba; Lakai
Synopsis:
Jann goes deep into the swampland to get the rare red orchid for Pat Mahoney to photograph, unfortunately, the smell of this orchid causes a fever in Jann's jungle friends so she has to go even deeper into the swampland to find the rare black orchid which can cure the fever. She finds it but has to fight off dinosaurs and a living wall of thorns to get it. She is almost trapped by the wall of thorns but her jungle friends, who had followed her into the swampland, save her after they are cured by her bringing the rare black orchid near them.
Reprints:

Astonishing Mails (Table of Contents)

Astonishing Mails / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from (and answers to) Marco Aidala, Gary Kimber and Shirley A. Gorman. Includes a headshot of Spider-Man and Daredevil. Appears between pages 2 and 3 of the second story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Monster--And the Machine!
    Ka-Zar
  2. 1. The Night of the Looter!
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Pulsating Pronouncements and Pertinent Propaganda From the Pundits Who Play For Fun! [October 1972]; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. Jungle Fever!
    Jann of the Jungle
  5. 4. Astonishing Mails
    Astonishing Mails
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