Tales to Astonish #71 [Regular Edition]
(September 1965)

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

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


Escape to Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Namor the Sub-Mariner; Seaweed Man
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Escape... to Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Krang, the usurper, sealed the cave exit!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Lady Dorma; Vashti the Elder; King Neptune (cameo); Warlord Krang (villain); Seaweed Man (villain)
Synopsis
Namor heads into the Forbidden Deeps as he continues his quest for Neptune's Trident. Krang sends Seaweed Man to stop him. Meanwhile, back in Atlantis, the natives are beginning to get restless under Krang's iron rule.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page! / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Like a Beast at Bay! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Mike Esposito (finished art)
Inks
Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo]
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Not realizing that General Ross has just launched his...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Glenn Talbot; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Leader [Samuel Sterns] (villain); Giant Humanoid (villain)
Synopsis
The Hulk and Rick barely make it out of the blast radius as Ross fires the giant "Sunday Punch" missile at the Leader's giant Humanoid bringing the massive robot down. The pair decide to hide in their underground cave but are spotted by military planes as they enter. Ross and Talbot attack, threatening the underground complex and Bruce's gamma machine. The Hulk pushes Rick out to safety just as the Leader appears and tells the Jade Giant he will save him from his sticky predicament if only he agrees to serve the big brained bad guy.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sorry we can't print any comments about the Sub-Mariner this ish, but as we...
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Indexer Notes

Letters from Joseph Christiansen, Richard Ruttenberg, Art Blackinton, and Dale Bigford; includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Escape to Nowhere!
    Sub-Mariner
  2. 1. Escape... to Nowhere!
    Sub-Mariner
  3. 2. ["Face front!"]
    The Merry Marvel Bullpen Page!
  4. 3. Like a Beast at Bay!
    The Incredible Hulk
  5. 4. ["Sorry we can't print any comments about the Sub-Mariner this ish, but as we..."]
    Mails to Astonish
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