Astonishing Tales #16 [Regular Edition]
(February 1973)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.20 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1972
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
Roy Thomas
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 Stalks Pusher--In the Heart of a Hostile Land! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jim Starlin; Gil Kane (see notes)
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Tom Sutton (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto (bottom blurb); John Costanza

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zabu
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Background scenes by Kane/Sutton from an interior story, per George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B (probably from the previous issue since that appears to be the only time Kane and Sutton worked on a Ka-Zar story together). Starlin pencils per original artwork. Previous indexer credited Rich Buckler.

To Stalk a City! (Table of Contents: 1)

Ka-Zar / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Rich Buckler (pages 1-15); John Buscema (uncredited) (pages 16-31)
Inks
Chic Stone; Al Milgrom (backgrounds on page 1)
Colors
?
Letters
Denise Wohl [as Denise Vladimer]

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zabu; (Barbara) Bobbi Morse; Dr. Wilma Calvin; The Pusher (villain); Vinnie [Percy Ronald Calvin]; Quinn; Jackers; Henry Calvin (flashback, dead); Frank
Synopsis
Ka-Zar defeats The Pusher and helps to save Vinnie's life. Dr. Calvin wakes up and is relieved to find out that her son is with her and is a hero.
Reprints

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Awesome Announcements for You to Conjure with, Ponder Over-And Yawn At! [February 1973]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The Terrific Ten (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

NBC / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from (and answers to) Donna Earle, Lee M. VanNatter, Bethany Holley and G. Dennis Gibbons. Appears between pages 15 and 16 of the story sequence.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Jungle Lord Stalks Pusher--In the Heart of a Hostile Land!
    Ka-Zar
  2. 1. To Stalk a City!
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Awesome Announcements for You to Conjure with, Ponder Over-And Yawn At! [February 1973]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist
  4. 3. The Terrific Ten
    NBC
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Astonishing Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Darrel McCann