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Issue Details

Issue #13
Published August 1972
Frequency Bi-Monthly
Cover Price 0.20 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "The Mark of the Man-Thing!"

Characters Ka-Zar; Man-Thing; Zabu
Genre Jungle
Pencils Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks Rich Buckler (signed)
Letters Sam Rosen
Notes Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.
Reprinted In Essential Man-Thing (Marvel, 2006 series) #1

20 page Ka-Zar story "Man-Thing!"

Characters Ka-Zar; Zabu; Man-Thing (GS); AIM (Villain); Barbara Morris; Paul Allen (Revealed as an Agent of AIM, Death); Dr. Wilma Calvin; Dr. Wendell (Death); R-17 (Death); Q-5; T-14; Willie
Synopsis Ka-Zar (with the help of AIM) manages to capture the Man-Thing and he is transported to the lab. He escapes and follows Ka-Zar and Barbara Morris when they go searching for the kidnapped Dr. Calvin. They find and save Dr. Calvin but the traitorous Paul Allen is killed by the Man-Thing.
Genre Jungle
Script Roy Thomas
Pencils Rich Buckler (pages 1-6); John Buscema (pages 7-20)
Inks Dan Adkins
Letters John Costanza
Notes Precise split of penciling credits supplied by Michel Maillot via the GCD Errors list, August 2009. Man-Thing's next appearance is in FEAR #10.
Reprinted In Essential Man-Thing (Marvel, 2006 series) #1

1 page Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist promo (ad from the publisher) "Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Fanciful Fact and Frumious Fables For Friend and Foe Alike! [August 1972]; Mighty Marvel Checklist"

Characters Ghost Rider [Johnny Blaze]
Letters Typeset
Notes Items about how Stan Lee is on vacation so there is no Stan Lee's Soapbox this month, information on the new Marvel Spotlight issue starring the Ghost Rider focusing on the writer and artist team, Gerry Conway and Steve Englehart speaking at Indiana University, how Stan Lee came up with his newest creation the Gibbon, and the first issues of The Defenders, Warlock are on sale and there is an early announcement of Doc Savage, Man of Bronze. Marvel checklist for comics now on sale! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #125, Spider-Man #111, Thor #202, Avengers #102, Hulk #154, Captain America & The Falcon #152, Daredevil #90, Sub-Mariner #52, Iron Man #49, Conan the Barbarian #17, Luke Cage, Hero For Hire #2, Astonishing Tales #13, Marvel Spotlight #5, The Defenders #1, Warlock #1, Sgt. Fury #101 and Combat Kelly #2.

1 page Astonishing Mails letters page "Astonishing Mails"

Letters Typeset
Notes Includes letters from (and answers to) David McDonnell, Scott Hawk and Bob "Hoss" Hosetler. Also includes a special announcement to Man-Thing Maniacs!