Astonishing Tales #22 [Regular Edition]
(February 1974)

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.


Granitor--Lord of the Gargoyles! (Table of Contents)

It! The Living Colossus! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
It, the Living Colossus; Granitor, Lord of the Gargoyles
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

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

...We, the Gargoyles! (Table of Contents: 1)

It! The Living Colossus! / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Pencils
Dick Ayers; Jack Kirby (see notes)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Linda Lessmann
Letters
Dick Ayers; Danny Crespi (logo for pages 2 and 3)

Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
It, the Living Colossus; Bob O'Bryan; Granitor, Lord of the Gargoyles; Dorian Delazny; Crustor (introduction); Magnor (introduction); Diane Cummings; Grant Marshall; Strator; David Hartnell (flashback, from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #74); Prince Gorgolla (flashback, from Strange Tales #74); Gargoyles of Stonus Five
Synopsis
Lord Granitor (father of Prince Gorgolla from Strange Tales #74) is finally able to leave Stonus Five and go to conquer Earth. Magnor, who is among a rebel group of Gargoyles on earth, warns Bob O'Bryan of the coming invasion. Bob takes over the body of It, the Living Colossus to try to stop Lord Granitor but is ultimately unable to stop him from leaving with Diane as his hostage.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters

Indexer Notes

Letters credit for Danny Crespi per George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B. Incorporates 3 3/4 pages from "Gorgolla! The Living Gargoyle!!" from Strange Tales #74 reprinted on pages 8-10 and the first 6 panels of page 11.

The original story in Strange Tales #74 is also reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell #1 and #35.

Kings and Things To Take By Storm (Table of Contents: 2)

Astonishing Mails / text article / 0.8 page (report information)

Script
Tony Isabella
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Editorial about the origins of It, the Living Colossus. Appears between pages 12 and 13 of the story sequence.

Another Marvel Masterpiece! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Morbius / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.2 page (report information)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Plaudits, Pronouncements, and Just Plain Plugs--Pontifically Presented! [February 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist; The Ultimate Fan Club! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Granitor--Lord of the Gargoyles!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  2. 1. ...We, the Gargoyles!
    It! The Living Colossus!
  3. 2. Kings and Things To Take By Storm
    Astonishing Mails
  4. 3. Another Marvel Masterpiece!
    Morbius
  5. 4. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Plaudits, Pronouncements, and Just Plain Plugs--Pontifically Presented! [February 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist; The Ultimate Fan Club!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist; FOOM
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