Astonishing Tales #4 [Regular Edition]
(February 1971)

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.


Jungle Lord vs: Sun God! / The Master of Menace--Alone Against the Deadliest Foe of All! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

Indexer Notes

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

The Sun God! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

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

Job Number
407Z
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zaladane (villain); The Petrified Man; Zabu; Tongah; Garokk, the Sun God [formerly Petrified Man]; The Vala-Kuri (introduction)
Synopsis
The Petrified Man is turned into Garokk, the Sun God and he stops the attack on the Vala-Kuri by Zaladane and her people. Zaladane rejects Garokk and continues to attack Ka-Zar.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

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

Marvelmania / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Invaders! (Table of Contents: 4)

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; Red Skull (villain); Exiles [Baldini; Iron-Hand Hauptmann; Krushki; Cadavus; Gruning; General Ching] (villain)
Synopsis
After the failed revolution, Doom takes off to the French Riviera while his subjects rebuild his castle. This gives the Red Skull the chance to take over the country of Latveria.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Palmer colors per info in Marvelmania # 2.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from (and answers to) Richard Mackler, Larry Terwilliger, Peter Brown, Cathy Blais and Bob Fleming; includes Know Ye These, the Hallowed Ranks of Marveldom.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Jungle Lord vs: Sun God! / The Master of Menace--Alone Against the Deadliest Foe of All!
    Ka-Zar; Dr. Doom
  2. 1. The Sun God!
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. Super Poster Offer
    Marvelmania
  5. 4. The Invaders!
    Dr. Doom
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Astonishing Mails
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