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

Issue Notes

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; Morrie Kuramoto ?

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

Indexer Notes

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

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
Sam Grainger ?
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 Simek

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
Wally Wood (illustration)
Inks
Wally Wood (illustration)
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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