(August 1974)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-05-14
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Printer
Printed in the U.S.A.
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader (Street Enterprises, 1973 series) #106, May 1974.
This issue has variants:

Is He Man -- or Machine -- or Monster? (Table of Contents)

Deathlok / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed as Buckler)
Inks
Klaus Janson (signed as Janson)
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning] (Earth-7484)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The cover copy evokes that of Incredible Hulk #1.

A Cold Knight's Frenzy (Table of Contents: 1)

Deathlok / comic story / 15 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler (credited) (plot, concept); Doug Moench (credited) (script)
Pencils
Rich Buckler (credited)
Inks
Rich Buckler (credited) (primary inks); Klaus Janson (sourced) (ink assist); Al Milgrom (sourced) (ink assist); Mike Esposito (sourced) (ink assist)
Colors
Glynis Oliver (credited as G. Wein)
Letters
Annette Kawecki (credited as A. Kawecki)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Face wrapped in bristling fear.
Feature Logo
Deathlok the Demolisher!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning] (Earth-7484) (featured, introduction, origin); Nina Ferry (introduction); Major Simon Ryker (villain, introduction); Curtis Giles (death); Dr. Wilkins; Jim; Julian Biggs (destroyed)
Synopsis
Deathlok is shown to be a cybernetic organism with a human mind that has the ability to override its internal computer. Deathlok has a flashback showing that his old army buddy Major Simon Ryker is responsible for his creation. The conclusion of the story reveals that Simon Ryker is also a cyborg.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inking information from the text article in the issue.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Of Mix-Ups, Monsters, and Matrimony! [August 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Mini-Checklist (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist; Stan's Soapbox / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

Mindlock... x 3 (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench (credited as Douglas Moench); Rich Buckler (credited as Richard Buckler); Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Rich Buckler (credited as Richard Buckler) (illustration)
Inks
Rich Buckler (credited as Richard Buckler) (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
Rich Buckler (credited as Richard Buckler) (illustration); typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning] (Earth-7484)
Synopsis
This sequence features preliminary Deathlok sketches by Rich Buckler along with a purported conversation transcript between Roy Thomas, Rich Buckler, and Doug Moench.
Reprints

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

Bullpen Bonus Page / in-house column / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Deathlok / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench (credited as D.M.)
Pencils
George Pérez (credited as George Perez); Rich Buckler (Deathlok figure)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited); Rich Buckler (Deathlok figure)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yeah, cinematic, man.
Genre
satire-parody; science fiction; superhero
Characters
Rich Buckler; Deathlok [Luther Manning] (Earth-7484); Doug Moench
Synopsis
After the writer and artist keep throwing discarded ideas for a new character in the waste basket, Deathlok rises from it.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This two-page humor strip is George Pérez' first published work.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Astonishing Mails / letters page / 0.9 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Brian Wilkes Prescott, Gil Johnson, and Tom Garland.

Marvel Value Stamp #68 - Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom] (Table of Contents: 7)

Marvel Value Stamp / letters page / 0.1 page (report information)

Pencils
John Romita (illustration)
Inks
John Romita (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]

Indexer Notes

Illustration from Marvel Spotlight (Marvel, 1971 series) #13 cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Is He Man -- or Machine -- or Monster?
    Deathlok
  2. 1. A Cold Knight's Frenzy
    Deathlok
  3. 2. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Of Mix-Ups, Monsters, and Matrimony! [August 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Mini-Checklist
    Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist; Stan's Soapbox
  4. 3. Mindlock... x 3
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bullpen Bonus Page
  6. 5. ["Yeah, cinematic, man."]
    Deathlok
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Astonishing Mails
  8. 7. Marvel Value Stamp #68 - Son of Satan [Daimon Hellstrom]
    Marvel Value Stamp
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Coates
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Mark Q
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Richard Thomson