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Issue Details

Issue #14
Published October 1972
Frequency Bi-Monthly
Cover Price 0.20 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "The Monster--And the Machine!"

Characters Ka-Zar; Zabu; Carla
Genre Jungle
Pencils Gil Kane (signed)
Inks Gil Kane (signed)
Letters John Costanza
Notes Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

14 page Ka-Zar story "The Night of the Looter!"

Characters Ka-Zar; Zabu; Carla (Introduction, Villain, Death); Ralph (Introduction, Villain); Swamp Men
Synopsis Carla and Ralph come to the Savage Land with a Swamp Tank to steal Ka-Zar's vibranium, but when they force him to open the door to where it is stored the vibranium destroys the tank. Carla is carried off and killed by the Swamp Men when Ralph is not able to save her because the gun he was using only had blanks due to Carla replacing the bullets with blanks in an effort to get Ralph killed.
Genre Jungle
Script Stan Lee
Pencils John Buscema
Inks John Buscema
Notes Panels 3-8 of page 10 and panels 1-3 of page 11 are not reprinted from the original. Also, panel 6 of page 7, panels 1-4 of page 10 of this reprint have altered dialogue. And finally, panel 3 of page 8, panel 5 of page 10, panel 7 of page 13 and panel 6 of page 14 of this reprint have been redrawn.
Reprinted from Savage Tales (Marvel, 1971 series) #1 (May 1971) [-1 page (panels 3-8 of page 10 and panels 1-3 of page 11) and some censoring of other panels and dialogue alteration, black and white]

1 page Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Mighty Marvel Checklist promo (ad from the publisher) "Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Pulsating Pronouncements and Pertinent Propaganda From the Pundits Who Play For Fun! [October 1972]; Mighty Marvel Checklist"

Characters Doc Savage; Gunhawks [Reno Jones; Richard "Kid" Cassidy]; Man-Thing
Letters Typeset
Notes Items about how there is no Stan Lee's Soapbox this time because he talked himself out last time, information on Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze #1 (scripter is Roy Thomas and artists are Ross Andru and John Severin), Frank Brunner is teaming up with Barry Smith on Dr. Strange, Ralph Reese is working on Journey Into Mystery, Billy Graham is working on Luke Cage, Hero For Hire, Mike Trimpe is helping his brother Herb on Ant-Man, Wayne Boring is working on Captain Marvel, George Effinger (a new writer) has written a book called "What Entropy Means To Me" and there are now subliminal messages at the bottom of pages of stories advertising new comics or stories. Also includes a small illustration of Doc Savage, The Gunhawks [Reno Jones; Richard "Kid" Cassidy] and Man-Thing advertising their new series. Also a small advertisement for Journey Into Mystery #1 and The Cat. Marvel checklist (A Sizzling Selection of Gargantuan Goodies) for comics now on sale! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #127, Spider-Man #113, Thor #204, Incredible Hulk #156, Journey Into Mystery #1, The Gunhawks #1, Conan the Barbarian #19, Fear #10, Hero For Hire #3, Astonishing Tales #14, Defenders #2 and Marvel Spotlight #6. Appears between pages 6 and 7 of the first story.

6 page Jann of the Jungle story "Jungle Fever!"

Characters Jann; Pat Mahoney; Kuba; Lakai
Synopsis Jann goes deep into the swampland to get the rare red orchid for Pat Mahoney to photograph, unfortunately, the smell of this orchid causes a fever in Jann's jungle friends so she has to go even deeper into the swampland to find the rare black orchid which can cure the fever. She finds it but has to fight off dinosaurs and a living wall of thorns to get it. She is almost trapped by the wall of thorns but her jungle friends, who had followed her into the swampland, save her after they are cured by her bringing the rare black orchid near them.
Genre Jungle
Script Don Rico
Pencils Jay Scott Pike
Inks Jay Scott Pike
Reprinted from Jungle Tales (Marvel, 1954 series) #2 (November 1954)

1 page Astonishing Mails letters page "Astonishing Mails"

Letters Typeset
Notes Includes letters from (and answers to) Marco Aidala, Gary Kimber and Shirley A. Gorman. Includes a headshot of Spider-Man and Daredevil. Appears between pages 2 and 3 of the second story.