Astonishing Tales #9 [Regular Edition]
(December 1971)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 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 [entire top banner]
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.


Man Vs. Beast-- In A Savage Land! (Table of Contents)

Ka-Zar / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-zar; Iranda; Zabu
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Rosen credit per Nick Caputo. Original indexer credited Artie Simek.

The Legend of the Lizard Men! (Table of Contents: 1)

Ka-Zar / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
633Z
Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-zar; Iranda (villain, introduction, death); Lizard Men (introduction); Zabu; Lowani
Synopsis
When Ka-Zar goes in search of missing women and men from a local village, he finds the woman, Iranda and the Lizard Men. She takes him to her castle where he sees one of the missing women. When he tries to rescue her, the Lizard Men attack him. He is barely able to escape but when he does, he takes Iranda's crown with him. With her crown gone, at moonrise her enchantment wears off and she becomes a Lizard being. After she dies, her enchantments fade and the Lizard Men turn back into the missing warriors from the village.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story takes place after the story in Savage Tales #1 and before the story in Astonishing Tales #8.

Tom-Toms of Danger! (Table of Contents: 2)

Lorna, the Jungle Girl / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Don Rico
Pencils
Jay Scott Pike
Inks
Jay Scott Pike
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
G-96
Genre
jungle
Characters
Lorna, the Jungle Girl; Greg Knight; Mikki; Chief Akabi; Moki
Synopsis
Moki uses the sound of Tom-Tom's to drive all of the Gabu into a war frenzy so that he can take over the jungle.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This issue reprints only the first four pages of the original story. Job number comes from the Atlas Tales website. According to George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B some of the artwork is retouched in this reprint.

[The Green Opal!] (Table of Contents: 3)

Lorna, the Jungle Girl / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Don Rico
Pencils
Jay Scott Pike
Inks
Jay Scott Pike
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
G-97
Genre
jungle
Characters
Lorna, the Jungle Girl; Greg Knight; Mikki; Subu; Alexei; The Green Opal
Synopsis
Alexei and Subu surrender when The Green Opal warns them that if they don't stop abusing it's name and power it will pursue them to the ends of the earth.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This issue only reprints the last two pages of the original story. Job number comes from the Atlas Tales website. According to George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B some of the artwork is retouched in this reprint.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Man Vs. Beast-- In A Savage Land!
    Ka-Zar
  2. 1. The Legend of the Lizard Men!
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. Tom-Toms of Danger!
    Lorna, the Jungle Girl
  4. 3. [The Green Opal!]
    Lorna, the Jungle Girl
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Darrel McCann