Astonishing Tales #31 [Regular Edition]
(August 1975)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1975-05-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Publisher's Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Len Wein (credited) (editor)

Issue Notes

Indicia title is Astonishing Tales & Deathlok.
On sale date from the Comic Reader #118.
This issue has variants:

Yesterday Dies Today! (Table of Contents)

Deathlok / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ed Hannigan (signed as Hannigan)
Inks
Bernie Wrightson (signed as BW)
Colors
Klaus Janson
Letters
Danny Crespi ?

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]
Universe
Marvel : Earth-7484
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Twice Removed from Yesterday... (Table of Contents: 1)

Deathlok / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler (plot); Doug Moench (credited)
Pencils
Rich Buckler (credited) (layouts); Keith Pollard (credited)
Inks
Klaus Janson (credited)
Colors
Janice Cohen (credited)
Letters
Janice Chiang (credited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Overview: past events dictate--
Feature Logo
Deathlok the Demolisher!
Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Major Simon Ryker (villain, cameo flashback); Linc Shane (corpse); Mike Travers; Summers (death)
Universe
Marvel : Earth-7484
Synopsis
Mike Travers catches up to Deathlok who finds out that Mike had married his wife six months ago. Deathlok spares his life because he had saved his and then comes across a mobster that he hopes will lead him to the surgeon that made him into a cyborg, but the mobster manages to get into a helicopter before Deathlok can stop him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script and Pencils credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

Get All 18 For Only $2.50! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Super-Hero Stick-Ons or Hang-Ups / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Electroman (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Cleveland Institute of Electronics [lessons]; Electroman / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Why Won't They Believe Me? (Table of Contents: 4)

Tales of the Watcher / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Janice Cohen ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
The Watcher [Uatu] (host); Professor Crater
Universe
Marvel : mainstream
Synopsis
A man finds a crashed spaceship and reads the log which shows that the alien was to take the form of an earthling when he lands. The man goes to the Space Agency to warn them but the person he talks to (Professor Crater) pulls a gun on him. The man assumes that Professor Crater must be the alien but then finds out that the log is written in another language so he must be the alien and he has helped himself to be caught.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Rework of the story with the same title from Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series) #7 (December 1961).

G.I. Joe Meets the Amazing Atomic Man! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

G.I. Joe / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

An Endearing Ensemble of Editorial Errata For Your Enjoyment, Edification, and Enlightenment! [August 1975] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Big Bang!! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Captain Marvel; Hostess Twinkies / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)