Astonishing Tales #14 [Regular Edition]
(October 1972)

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.


The Monster--And the Machine! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Gil Kane (signed)
Inks
Gil Kane (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zabu; Carla
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Night of the Looter! (Table of Contents: 1)

Ka-Zar / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Buscema
Inks
John Buscema
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen; ?

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zabu; Carla (introduction, villain, death); Ralph (introduction, villain); Swamp Men
Synopsis
Carla and Ralph come to the Savage Land with a Swamp Tank to steal Ka-Zar's vibranium, but when they force him to open the door to where it is stored the vibranium destroys the tank. Carla is carried off and killed by the Swamp Men when Ralph is not able to save her because the gun he was using only had blanks due to Carla replacing the bullets with blanks in an effort to get Ralph killed.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Panels 3-8 of page 10 and panels 1-3 of page 11 are not reprinted from the original. Also, panel 6 of page 7, panels 1-4 of page 10 of this reprint have altered dialogue. And finally, panel 3 of page 8, panel 5 of page 10, panel 7 of page 13 and panel 6 of page 14 of this reprint have been redrawn. No writer, artist or other credits are given for the story.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Pulsating Pronouncements and Pertinent Propaganda From the Pundits Who Play For Fun! [October 1972]; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Jungle Fever! (Table of Contents: 3)

Jann of the Jungle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
F31
Genre
jungle
Characters
Jann; Pat Mahoney; Kuba; Lakai
Synopsis
Jann goes deep into the swampland to get the rare red orchid for Pat Mahoney to photograph, unfortunately, the smell of this orchid causes a fever in Jann's jungle friends so she has to go even deeper into the swampland to find the rare black orchid which can cure the fever. She finds it but has to fight off dinosaurs and a living wall of thorns to get it. She is almost trapped by the wall of thorns but her jungle friends, who had followed her into the swampland, save her after they are cured by her bringing the rare black orchid near them.
Reprints

Astonishing Mails (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from (and answers to) Marco Aidala, Gary Kimber and Shirley A. Gorman. Includes a headshot of Spider-Man and Daredevil. Appears between pages 2 and 3 of the second story.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Monster--And the Machine!
    Ka-Zar
  2. 1. The Night of the Looter!
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Pulsating Pronouncements and Pertinent Propaganda From the Pundits Who Play For Fun! [October 1972]; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. Jungle Fever!
    Jann of the Jungle
  5. 4. Astonishing Mails
    Astonishing Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Darrel McCann