(December 1972)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.20 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

They Stalk the Concrete Jungle! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar; Zabu; Vinnie [Percy Ronald Calvin]

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (16 January 2005); the original indexer credited Frank Giacoia. Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

...And Who Will Call Him Savage? (Table of Contents)

Ka-Zar / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Tom Sutton
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ka-Zar; Zabu; (Barbara) Bobbi Morse; Dr. Wilma Calvin; The Pusher (introduction, villain); Vinnie [Percy Ronald Calvin]; "Scratch" Riker (death); Bee-Jay; Rufus; Jazz; Doctor Wallace; Man-Thing (flashback); Paul Allen (flashback); A.I.M. (flashback);
Synopsis:
While pledged to watch over Dr. Calvin until she is healed Ka-Zar finds himself stuck in the city. He rescues a pusher from an attack and ends up involved in a turf war. When The Pusher attempts to kidnap Dr. Calvin he stops him and his men but Dr. Calvin has a relapse. Later it turns out that one of the men he took to the police is Dr. Calvin's son.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Dramatic Data, Dynamic Dispatches, and Death-Defying Declarations of Decidedly Dubious Distinction! [December 1972]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?; Stan Lee
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Monster of Frankenstein

Indexer Notes

Stan Lee announces the Origins of Marvel Comics book, Monster Madness and FOOM. Items about how Shanna the She-Devil #1 (written by Carol Seuling and drawn by George Tuska) was helped out at the last minute by additional dialogue from Steve Gerber, who also wrote his first solo script in Fear #11 (Man-Thing, drawn by Rich Buckler), information on Gothic Thrillers #1 (featuring a Roy Thomas adaptation of Theodore Sturgeon's story called "It!" with artwork by Marie Severin and Frank Giacoia with a cover by Jim Steranko), information on Jim Steranko also doing the cover to Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze #2, information on Journey Into Mystery #2 featuring an adaptation of the Robert Bloch story "Yours Truly, Jack the Ripper" by Gil Kane and Ron Goulart and a note about how Ron Goulart wrote the novel "After Things Fell Apart". Also includes a small illustration of the Monster of Frankenstein advertising his new series. Marvel checklist for comics now on sale! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #129, Thor #206, Doc Savage #2, Captain America #156, Gothic Thrillers #1, Shanna the She-Devil #1, Spider-Man #115, Daredevil #94, Conan the Barbarian #21 and Marvel Spotlight #7.

Astonishing Mails (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Characters:
Ka-Zar; Man-Thing

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from (and answers to) R. Fabotnik, Allen Sweiner and Margo Macleod. Includes a panel from issue #13.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. They Stalk the Concrete Jungle!
    Ka-Zar
  2. 1. ...And Who Will Call Him Savage?
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Dramatic Data, Dynamic Dispatches, and Death-Defying Declarations of Decidedly Dubious Distinction! [December 1972]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. Astonishing Mails
    Astonishing Mails
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