Astonishing Tales #27 [Regular Edition]
(December 1974)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 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

Issue Notes

Indicia title becomes Astonishing Tales & Deathlok.
This issue has variants:

The Fury of War-Wolf! (Table of Contents)

Deathlok / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Rich Buckler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]; War-Wolf; Simon Ryker
Reprints

Dead Reckoning! (Table of Contents: 1)

Deathlok / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler (concept, plot, script); Doug Moench (plot)
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Pablo Marcos
Colors
George Roussos
Letters
Desmond Jones

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning] (also in flashback); Janice Manning (introduction, Luther's wife); ? Manning (introduction, Luther's son); War-Wolf (villain, death); Major Simon Ryker (villain, also in flashback as a captain); Mike Travers (flashback); Nina Ferry
Synopsis
Deathlok fights War-Wolf, but he holds back because he believes that Mike Travers mind is in War-Wolf's body. Only after Major Stryker tells him that Mike died on the operating table (not true) does he fight for keeps and defeat War-Wolf. He is severely damaged during the fight and goes to see his wife, who is hysterical when she sees his cyborg body for the first time. He then finds out that he has a son.
Reprints

Mindlocks (Table of Contents: 2)

Mindlocks; Marvel Value Stamp / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Doug Moench; ?
Pencils
Rich Buckler; ?
Inks
Pablo Marcos; ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Mike Travers; Man-Thing

Indexer Notes

Letters from (and replies to) Dean Mullaney, David Burica, Beth Rubin and Gerard Geary. Also includes a short introductory note about the nearly 100% positive letters, a partial reprint of a panel from Astonishing Tales #26 (with Deathlok and Mike Travers) and Marvel Value Stamp #22 featuring Man-Thing. Appears between pages 11 and 12 of the story sequence.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Notes and News On A Nestful Of Nebbishes! [December 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

This Is the One Everybody Wants (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Marvel Collectors Medallion-Coins / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bullpen Bonus Page [December 1974]; The Ultimate Fan Club! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Bullpen Bonus Page; FOOM / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Be A Mighty Marvel Salesperson! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Marvel Comics Subscriptions / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Fury of War-Wolf!
    Deathlok
  2. 1. Dead Reckoning!
    Deathlok
  3. 2. Mindlocks
    Mindlocks; Marvel Value Stamp
  4. 3. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Notes and News On A Nestful Of Nebbishes! [December 1974]; Stan Lee's Soapbox
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox
  5. 4. This Is the One Everybody Wants
    Marvel Collectors Medallion-Coins
  6. 5. Bullpen Bonus Page [December 1974]; The Ultimate Fan Club!
    Bullpen Bonus Page; FOOM
  7. 6. Be A Mighty Marvel Salesperson!
    Marvel Comics Subscriptions
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