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)

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

Script
? (promo copy)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Items about how Stan Lee is so busy that he is going to forego writing his Soapbox for now, Monsters Unleashed is the newest magazine to come out (including a Solomon Kane tale by Robert E. Howard and a werewolf thriller by Robert Bloch), next month we'll talk about Tales of the Zombie and Vampire Tales, a plug for the current Spider-Man super-spectacular and the debut of the new digest-sized magazine called Haunt of Horror edited by Gerry Conway (with help from Roy Thomas and George Alec Effinger) with stories by Fritz Leiber, Harlan Ellison, R.A. Lafferty and others and a cover illustration by Gray Morrow.

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

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

Script
? (promo copy)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for a subscription to FOOM describing what is included (a 22" x 28" poster, a membership card, a fistful of stick-ons, full year's subscription to FOOM magazine and a special surprise envelope that everything comes in).

[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)

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

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
Pablo Marcos
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Monsters Unleashed #1 using a panel from the first story in the issue and a description of the contents.

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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