Astonishing Tales #2 [Regular Edition]
(October 1970)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 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 [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.


Ka-Zar Battles Kraven! / Our Master of Menace--At the Mercy of the Doomsman! (Table of Contents)

Ka-Zar; Dr. Doom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Verpoorten
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
jungle; superhero
Characters
Ka-Zar; Kraven; Zabu; Dr. Doom; The Doomsman; Prince Rudolfo
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (2 January 2008); the original indexer credited Frank Giacoia. Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

Frenzy On the Fortieth Floor! (Table of Contents: 1)

Ka-Zar / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Barry Windsor-Smith ?; Marie Severin ?
Inks
Sam Grainger
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Kraven; The Petrified Man (introduction); Zabu
Synopsis
Ka-Zar tracks down Kraven in New York and frees Zabu.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Partly redrawn: Page 2 panel 1; page 4 panel 3; page 5 panels 2 and 3; page 10 panels 5 and possibly 2 (Ka-Zar redrawn by uncredited artists). The Ka-Zar face in page 2 panel 1 is possibly by Barry Smith (who pencilled the Ka-Zar story in Astonishing Tales #3) but the Ka-Zar figures in page 4 panel 3 and page 5 panels 2 and 3 are by a different artist again, possibly Marie Severin.

The Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Super Poster Offer (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Marvelmania / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Revolution! (Table of Contents: 4)

Dr. Doom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Tom Palmer ?
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom; The Faceless One (introduction); Prince Rudolfo; Prince Rudolfo (Robot) (destroyed); Doomsman; Ramona
Synopsis
Prince Rudolfo escape's Doom's dungeons and leads another attack on the castle with the help of The Faceless One and the Doomsman.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Palmer coloring per information in Marvelmania # 2.

Two More Triumphs For Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Fantastic Four; Ka-Zar / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ka-Zar Battles Kraven! / Our Master of Menace--At the Mercy of the Doomsman!
    Ka-Zar; Dr. Doom
  2. 1. Frenzy On the Fortieth Floor!
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. Super Poster Offer
    Marvelmania
  5. 4. Revolution!
    Dr. Doom
  6. 5. Two More Triumphs For Marvel..!
    Fantastic Four; Ka-Zar
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Michel Faber
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Darrel McCann