Astonishing Tales #18 [Regular Edition]
(June 1973)

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
Marvel Comics Group
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.


A Monster Stalks These Streets! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zabu; Gog; Parnival Plunder [Plunderer]

Indexer Notes

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

Gog Cometh! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Mike Friedrich
Pencils
Dan Adkins
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
jungle
Characters
Ka-Zar; Zabu; (Barbara) Bobbi Morse (Agent 19 of S.H.I.E.L.D.); Gemini [Damian Link with Joshua Link's mind controlling] (villain); Lord Parnival Plunder [Plunderer] (villain); Gog; Victor Conrad [Victorius] (introduction); Nick Fury; AIM; Spider-Man (cameo); Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo); Man-Thing (flashback); Ted Sallis (flashback)
Synopsis
Ka-Zar manages to get the super-soldier serum back from Gemini. Gog uses his alien powers to transport himself away while Gemini and Lord Plunder escape. Professor Victor Conrad takes the original super-soldier serum when SHIELD attempts to destroy his lab and the formula and finds himself transformed into Victorius.
Reprints

Bite-Size Bits and Beatific Bromides! (Or: Half a Bullpen Page Is Better Than None!) (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Ultimate Fan Club! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

FOOM / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Astonishing Mails / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes letters from (and answers to) Richard Lyczak, J.B. and Howard L. Miller.

Warning! A Nefarious New, Giant-Size Comic-Mag Has Escaped From the Vaults of Macabre Marvel! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Monsters Unleashed / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Monster Stalks These Streets!
    Ka-Zar
  2. 1. Gog Cometh!
    Ka-Zar
  3. 2. Bite-Size Bits and Beatific Bromides! (Or: Half a Bullpen Page Is Better Than None!)
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Ultimate Fan Club!
    FOOM
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Astonishing Mails
  6. 5. Warning! A Nefarious New, Giant-Size Comic-Mag Has Escaped From the Vaults of Macabre Marvel!
    Monsters Unleashed
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  • Darrel McCann
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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