Astonishing Tales #36 [25¢]
(July 1976)

Marvel, 1970 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1976-04-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Editing
Marv Wolfman

The Godwulf Principle! (Table of Contents)

Deathlok / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Rich Buckler (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Irv Watanabe

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Major Simon Ryker; Teresa Devereaux; Luther Manning II; Luther Manning III
Reprints

Confessions of a Demolished Man! (Table of Contents: 1)

Deathlok / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler (layouts); Keith Pollard (finished art)
Inks
Keith Pollard
Colors
Rich Buckler [as The Swash]
Letters
Howard Bender; Beth Bleckley (computer type)

Job Number
JV-233
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Luther Manning II (destroyed); Luther Manning III; Teresa Devereaux; Mike Travers; Doctor Holland; Janice Manning (cameo); Luther Manning's son (cameo)
Synopsis
Deathlok fights and defeats the first Luther Manning clone and interprets the first set of Deathlok tapes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Produced by Rich Buckler.

Get In the Spirit of Marvel-76! (Table of Contents: 2)

Marvel T-Shirts / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
?; Jack Kirby; Ron Wilson; Gil Kane
Inks
?; Frank Giacoia; Frank Giacoia; Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Spider-Man; Super-Adaptoid; Captain Marvel [Mar-Vell]; Rick Jones; Living Laser; A.I.M.
Synopsis
A promo for five different t-shirts, one featuring Captain America with the Declaration of Independence, one with Captain America, Spider-Man and the Hulk as Revolutionary War soldiers marching, one reprinting the cover to Marvel Double Feature #8, one reprinting the cover to Captain Marvel #35 and one reprinting panels from the story in Marvel Team-Up #13.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 7 and 8 of the first story sequence.

What To Do After the Apocalypse! (Table of Contents: 3)

The Deathlok Transcripts / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Rich Buckler
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Keith Pollard
Colors
Rich Buckler [as The Swash]
Letters
Howard Bender; Beth Bleckley (computer type)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Luther Manning III; Godwulf (introduction); Teresa Devereaux; Mike Travers
Synopsis
While on a mission underground Deathlok runs into Godwulf. He transports Deathlok away, which results in the cybernetic unit that the CIA has been monitoring as showing that Deathlok is dead. Since Luther Manning III thinks that Deathlok is dead he stops the Deathlok transcripts and Teresa Devereaux shuts down the CIA operation.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Produced by Rich Buckler.
Astonishing Tales #37 was completed at the time of cancellation as evidenced by the photostat reproduced in Deathlok Marvel Masterworks #1. The planned Deathlok cover and story are printed in Marvel Spotlight (Marvel, 1971 series) #33 (April 1977).

Mighty Marvel Checklist (Table of Contents: 4)

Mighty Marvel Checklist / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
Gene Colan; Rich Buckler
Inks
Steve Leialoha ?; Keith Pollard
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Howard the Duck; Winky-Man; Werewolf [Jack Russell]; Brother Voodoo
Synopsis
Mighty Marvel Checklist of comics on sale the fourth week of April. Listed with a synopsis are Captain Marvel #45, Howard the Duck #4, Marvel Team-Up #47, Iron Man #88, Amazing Adventures #37, Fantastic Four #172, Captain America Annual #3, Master of Kung Fu Annual #1 and Werewolf by Night #39. Also includes a small reprint of the covers of Howard the Duck #4 and Werewolf by Night #39.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 3 and 4 of the second story sequence.

Put A Marvel In Your Mailbox! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Tigra; Black Widow [Natasha Romanova]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Vision; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Spider-Man
Synopsis
Marvel Comics Subscription promo and coupon.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 3 and 4 of the second story sequence.

The Marvel Explosion Is Here! (Table of Contents: 6)

Marvel Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Spider-Man; Dracula; Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic; Thing]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Defenders [Nighthawk; Dr. Strange; Valkyrie]; Thor; Daredevil; Conan; Shang-Chi; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Avengers [Scarlet Witch; Vision; Hawkeye [Clint Barton]]
Synopsis
Promo for various Marvel Comics using headshots or full body illustrations.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 3 and 4 of the second story sequence.

Why Is This Man Smiling? (Table of Contents: 7)

Crazy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Promo for the new issue of Crazy using a man in a padded cell (with a t-shirt with Stan Lee's face on it) tearing up an issue of Crazy.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 3 and 4 of the second story sequence.

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: An Omnium-Gatherum of Odysseys Occult, Olios Odd, and Occasions Obbligato! [July 1976]; Stan Lee's Soapbox (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
? (promo copy)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Shang-Chi

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 7 and 8 of the second story sequence. Stan Lee says the greatest Marvel album of all, Spider-Man: Rock Reflection of a Superhero is on sale now. It's performed by the dynamite group Hero and produced by Cashwest Productions (who has brought the hits of Jim Croce, Henry Gross and Crack the Sky) and has album cover art by John Romita. Also John Buscema says not to send art samples when you reply to his Art School ad and Stan wants to thank the friendly folk at the MiamiCon because he had a blast there. Items about how the secret number 100 Marvel Value Stamp for series two comes out this month in honor of the second annual MarvelCon and we should thank Paty for conceiving the idea for the second set of stamps, Captain America's 52 page Annual by Jack Kirby is on sale now, Doug Moench and Keith Pollard's Master of Kung Fu Annual is also on sale now, Jim Shooter is replacing Chris Claremont as an editor as Chris is now a free-lance writer on Iron Fist, The X-Men, Black Goliath, Daredevil (giving Marv Wolfman a much needed break) and the upcoming Luke Cage, Power Man Annual, Roger Stern is replacing Irene Vartanoff as Reprint Editor and Irene is moving up to Reprint Production Manager, Larry Hama is no longer drawing Ka-Zar because he has three roles in the newest Broadway smash, Pacific Overtures now appearing at The Winter Garden in New York, welcome back to Larry Lieber who is the art director for Spidey Super Stories, Steve Englehart is working on a new series that is like (or is based on) The Prisoner, The Invaders is going monthly this summer, Nova (Marv Wolfman's new brainchild) will start out as a monthly and Ikaris, who was mentioned last month is the newest Kirby Kreation and the first appearance of his book The Eternals is on sale this month. Includes a small picture of Captain America [Steve Rogers] and Shang-Chi.

Captain America and The Red Skull (Table of Contents: 9)

Hostess Twinkies; Captain America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sal Buscema
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Irving Watanabe

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Red Skull; Cosmic Cube
Synopsis
The Red Skull tries to take over the United States before the bicentennial and uses the Cosmic Cube to transport Captain America to him. Captain America is able to stop him when he gives the Cosmic Cube a Hostess Twinkie and it stops obeying the Red Skull.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Comics ad for Hostess Twinkies from ITT Continental Baking Company, appears between pages 7 and 8 of the second story sequence.

Eagle-Eye GI Joe Meets the Intruder (Table of Contents: 10)

G.I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Eagle-Eye G.I. Joe; Intruder; The Commander
Synopsis
Eagle-Eye GI Joe can see the Intruder in the jungle with his keen vision. He tries to stop the Intruder but is caught in a bear hug instead. He flips the Intruder off and he escapes into the jungle.

Indexer Notes

Advertisement for Eagle-Eye GI Joe and the Intruder.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Godwulf Principle!
    Deathlok
  2. 1. Confessions of a Demolished Man!
    Deathlok
  3. 2. Get In the Spirit of Marvel-76!
    Marvel T-Shirts
  4. 3. What To Do After the Apocalypse!
    The Deathlok Transcripts
  5. 4. Mighty Marvel Checklist
    Mighty Marvel Checklist
  6. 5. Put A Marvel In Your Mailbox!
    Marvel Comics Subscription
  7. 6. The Marvel Explosion Is Here!
    Marvel Comics
  8. 7. Why Is This Man Smiling?
    Crazy
  9. 8. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: An Omnium-Gatherum of Odysseys Occult, Olios Odd, and Occasions Obbligato! [July 1976]; Stan Lee's Soapbox
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox
  10. 9. Captain America and The Red Skull
    Hostess Twinkies; Captain America
  11. 10. Eagle-Eye GI Joe Meets the Intruder
    G.I. Joe
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