Astonishing Tales #3 [Regular Edition]
(December 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.


The Secret of the Faceless One! / Ka-Zar Finds... War in the Savage Land! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Marie Severin; John Romita (alterations)
Inks
Mike Esposito; John Romita (alterations)
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (16 January 2005); the original indexer credited Herb Trimpe. Cover alterations by John Romita (Dr. Doom) note from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (Feb. 25, 2005). Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

Back To the Savage Land (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Sam Grainger
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
400Z
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zaladane, Queen Priestess of Garokk, the Sun-God (introduction)(villain); Tongah (introduction); Petrified Man (origin); Zabu
Synopsis
Ka-Zar and the Petrified Man return to the Savage Land where Zaladane, Queen Priestess of Garokk, the Sun-God has destroyed Tongah's village and killed his family. They arrive just in time to see Zaladane leading her people to attack the kingdom of the lizard-men.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The origin of the Petrified Man.

Danger on the Field (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Jim Driscoll; Lee Leens / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Marvel Goes Mod(el)! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Marvelmania; Super-Hero Model Set / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Doom Must Die! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Larry Lieber
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Tom Palmer ?
Letters
Jean Izzo

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom; Doomsman (villain); Prince Rudolfo (villain); The Faceless One (villain); Ramona
Synopsis
Doom fights agains The Faceless One and the Doomsman for control of Latveria.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Doomsman next appearance in Giant-Size Super-Villain Team-Up #2 as Andro. Possible Palmer colors per info in Marvelmania # 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Astonishing Mails / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herb Trimpe
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from (and answers to) Mike W. Barr, Michael P. Higgins, Randy Pierce, Wilson Fong and Danny Suslyk. Also includes an advertisement for Incredible Hulk #134 using artwork from the cover and Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Secret of the Faceless One! / Ka-Zar Finds... War in the Savage Land!
    Ka-Zar; Dr. Doom
  2. 1. Back To the Savage Land
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. Danger on the Field
    Jim Driscoll; Lee Leens
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  5. 4. Marvel Goes Mod(el)!
    Marvelmania; Super-Hero Model Set
  6. 5. Doom Must Die!
    Dr. Doom
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Astonishing Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dan Kocher
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Timothy L. Stroup
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Darrel McCann