(April 1977)

Marvel, 1971 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.30 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
0714860212004
Editing
Archie Goodwin

"Is This the Way a Deathlok Dies--?" (Table of Contents)

Deathlok / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Devil-Slayer
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(Don't Fear) The Reaper! (Table of Contents: 1)

Deathlok / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
David Anthony Kraft
Pencils
Rich Buckler; Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]; Arvell Jones
Inks
Klaus Janson
Colors
Don Warfield
Letters
Howard Bender; Beth Bleckley (computer type)

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Deathlok [Luther Manning]; Devil-Slayer [Eric Simon Payne] (introduction, origin); Godwulf; Cory Payne (introduction); Hellinger (villain); Nina Ferry (cameo); Major Simon Ryker (cameo)
Synopsis
Deathlok is transported to earth in the year 1976 by Godwulf. He encounters Devil-Slayer who attacks him because he assumes he was sent by the Cult. While fighting Deathlok encounters Cory Payne (the Devil-Slayer's wife) who is the exact image of Janice Manning, Deathlok's ex-wife. Deathlok figures out he has gone through a time warp and ends the battle but he is then transported somewhere else.
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Indexer Notes

Story continues from Astonishing Tales #36 and in Marvel Two-In-One #26. There is a splash page dedication to the band Blue Oyster Cult for the title of this story.

Devil-Slayer is a similar character as Kraft's and Buckler's Demon Hunter (Seaboard, 1975 series) #1. Kraft continues Devil-Slayer's story in Defenders #58-60 and Buckler carries the concept on his own in Galaxia Magazine (Astral Comics, 1981 Series) #1 (June 1981).

Introducing the Marvel Odd Couple! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Superhero Merchandise / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Is There Anyone Who Still Hasn't Subscribed to FOOM? (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Power of Laser Technology Brings You the Holo-Man Adventure Kit!! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Holo-Man; Atomic Comics / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Spotlight Mail (Table of Contents: 5)

Spotlight Mail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Synopsis
Letters from (and replies to) Jeff Meyer, Domenic Bruni, Mike Christiansen and Jana C. Hollingsworth; also includes a small box explaining that this the last issue of Marvel Spotlight but they will be putting more emphasis on Marvel Premiere (currently featuring the 3-D Man).

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 11 and 12 of the story.

Subscribe! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: A Xylograph of Xenial Xenogogues and Xenodochial Xerrifs! [April 1977]; Stan Lee's Soapbox (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Champ (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Spider-Man; Hostess Cup Cakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. "Is This the Way a Deathlok Dies--?"
    Deathlok
  2. 1. (Don't Fear) The Reaper!
    Deathlok
  3. 2. Introducing the Marvel Odd Couple!
    Superhero Merchandise
  4. 3. Is There Anyone Who Still Hasn't Subscribed to FOOM?
    FOOM
  5. 4. The Power of Laser Technology Brings You the Holo-Man Adventure Kit!!
    Holo-Man; Atomic Comics
  6. 5. Spotlight Mail
    Spotlight Mail
  7. 6. Subscribe!
    Marvel Comics Subscriptions
  8. 7. Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: A Xylograph of Xenial Xenogogues and Xenodochial Xerrifs! [April 1977]; Stan Lee's Soapbox
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox
  9. 8. The Champ
    Spider-Man; Hostess Cup Cakes
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