Astonishing Tales #5 [Regular Edition]
(April 1971)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.15 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1971-01-20
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.


"This is your finish, Doom!" / Rampage! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Buscema; Marie Severin (alterations)
Inks
John Verpoorten; Marie Severin (alterations)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

Indexer Notes

Cover inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (2 January 2008); the original indexer credited Frank Giacoia. Nick Caputo also added the Marie Severin credit (April 2011), noting that Marie added the Zabu figure. Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

Rampage! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith]
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Mike Stevens

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Garokk (villain, death); Zaladane (villain, death); Guardian of the Pool (introduction, death); Tongah; Zabu
Synopsis
Ka-Zar is taken to the Pool that Garokk drank from that made him immortal. He is attacked by the Guardian of the Pool but he manages to defeat him and then cast Garokk into the Pool where he loses his immortality and dies.
Reprints

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

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

2 More Triumphs From Marvel (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

A Land Enslaved! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Larry Lieber
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Mike Stevens

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom; Red Skull (villain); Exiles [Baldini; Iron-Hand Hauptmann; Krushki; Cadavus; Gruning; General Ching] (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Doom returns to Latveria and defeats Red Skull and his Exiles to regain his kingdom.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pages 1 and 2 of this story are not reprinted in the Super-Villain Team-Up #15 reprint.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Wondrous Words of Wit and Wisdom With Which To Waste Some Time! [April 1971]; Stan Lee's Soapbox (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Astonishing Mails (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from (and answers to) Ron Andrukitis, James Dixon, Mike Scorzelli, Paul Karasik and Daniel L. Gheno.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. "This is your finish, Doom!" / Rampage!
    Ka-Zar; Dr. Doom
  2. 1. Rampage!
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. The Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. 2 More Triumphs From Marvel
    Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD
  5. 4. A Land Enslaved!
    Dr. Doom
  6. 5. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Wondrous Words of Wit and Wisdom With Which To Waste Some Time! [April 1971]; Stan Lee's Soapbox
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox
  7. 6. Astonishing Mails
    Astonishing Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Kelly Langston-Smith
  • Jim Walls
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Darrel McCann