Astonishing Tales #28 [Regular Edition]
(February 1975)

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
Len Wein
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.

Indicia title is Astonishing Tales & Deathlok.


"My rifle is jammed! The odds are five-to-one against me..." (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]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Crespi lettering per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B incorrectly credits Gaspar Saladino.

Five To One, Deathlok...One In Five...No One Here Gets Out Alive! (Table of Contents: 1)

Deathlok / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Rich Buckler
Colors
Linda Lessmann
Letters
Gaspar Saladino (page 1); Karen Mantlo [as Karen Pocock]

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Major Simon Ryker (villain); Nina; Janice Manning (flashback); Mike Travers; Linc Shane (introduction, named in next issue)
Synopsis
Deathlok wanders off from his home with no particular plan except to find Major Simon Ryker and kill him. In the meantime Major Ryker sends his men and a super-tank powered by Nina's mind functioning in rapport with his omni-computer to intercept and kill him. The story ends in a face-off of these forces.
Reprints

The Origins of Marvel Comics! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

The Origins of Marvel Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.7 page (report information)

The Mighty Marvel Calendar for 1975! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Mighty Marvel Calendar for 1975 / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

Mindlocks (Table of Contents: 4)

Mindlocks; Marvel Value Stamp / letters page / 1.2 pages (report information)

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

Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Dr. Doom

Indexer Notes

Letters from (and replies to) Dave Kalis, David Hogan and M. Also includes a partial reprint of a panel from Astonishing Tales #26 and Marvel Value Stamp #84 featuring Dr. Doom. Appears between pages 12 and 13 of the story sequence.

Be A Mighty Marvel Salesperson! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

3 Dimensional Marvel Superheroes Action Scenes (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

3 Dimensional Marvel Superheroes Action Scenes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Spider-Man Toys (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Spider-Man Toys; Super-Heroes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Paeans and Self-Plaudits From the Pundits of Pandemonium! [February 1975]; Stan Lee's Soapbox (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

You Wanted It...You've Got It! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Marvel Treasury Edition #2 starring the Fantastic Four / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Guess Who's Coming To Christmas Dinner? (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Marvel Treasury Special, Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

You Demanded Him...You've Got Him! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Strange Tales; Warlock / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.3 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. "My rifle is jammed! The odds are five-to-one against me..."
    Deathlok
  2. 1. Five To One, Deathlok...One In Five...No One Here Gets Out Alive!
    Deathlok
  3. 2. The Origins of Marvel Comics!
    The Origins of Marvel Comics
  4. 3. The Mighty Marvel Calendar for 1975!
    Mighty Marvel Calendar for 1975
  5. 4. Mindlocks
    Mindlocks; Marvel Value Stamp
  6. 5. Be A Mighty Marvel Salesperson!
    Marvel Comics Subscriptions
  7. 6. 3 Dimensional Marvel Superheroes Action Scenes
    3 Dimensional Marvel Superheroes Action Scenes
  8. 7. Spider-Man Toys
    Spider-Man Toys; Super-Heroes
  9. 8. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Paeans and Self-Plaudits From the Pundits of Pandemonium! [February 1975]; Stan Lee's Soapbox
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox
  10. 9. You Wanted It...You've Got It!
    Marvel Treasury Edition #2 starring the Fantastic Four
  11. 10. Guess Who's Coming To Christmas Dinner?
    Marvel Treasury Special, Giant Superhero Holiday Grab-Bag
  12. 11. You Demanded Him...You've Got Him!
    Strange Tales; Warlock
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Darrel McCann