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Issue Details

Issue #16
Published February 1973
Frequency Bi-Monthly
Cover Price 0.20 USD
Pages 36
Editing Roy Thomas

Cover Details - "Jungle Lord Stalks Pusher--In the Heart of a Hostile Land!"

Characters Ka-Zar; Zabu
Genre Jungle
Pencils Rich Buckler; Gil Kane (pages forming the background)
Inks Frank Giacoia; Tom Sutton (pages forming the background)
Letters Morrie Kuramoto; John Costanza (pages forming the background)
Notes Artwork credit for the background pages from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

20 page Ka-Zar story "To Stalk a City!"

Characters Ka-Zar; Zabu; Barbara Morse; Dr. Wilma Calvin; The Pusher (Introduction, Villain); Vinnie [Percy Ronald Calvin]; Quinn; Jackers; Henry Calvin (Flashback, Dead); Frank
Synopsis Ka-Zar defeats The Pusher and helps to save Vinnie's life. Dr. Calvin wakes up and is relieved to find out that her son is with her and is a hero.
Genre Jungle
Script Mike Friedrich
Pencils Rich Buckler (pages 1-15); John Buscema [uncredited] (pages 16-31)
Inks Chic Stone; Al Milgrom (backgrounds on page 1)
Letters Denise Vladimer (Wohl)

1 page Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist promo (ad from the publisher) "Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Awesome Announcements For You To Conjure With, Ponder Over-And Yawn At! [February 1973]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist"

Script ?; Stan Lee
Letters Typeset
Notes Stan Lee shares a letter from Stephen C. Nazzaro, co-chairperson of the Northern Educational Service Coordinating Committee at University of Massachusetts, praising Marvel Comics for their assistance in their tutoring program. Items about how Marvel is going to deal with their deadline problems by planning a fill-in issue for every series, specifics on the Spider-Man "extra" tale being a reworking of the Spider-Man Spectacular #2 story by John Romita and Gerry Conway, a report that Ross Andru will be helping John Buscema get ahead on the Fantastic Four, Billy Graham recently M.C.'d a comedy show in Greenwich Village's famous Village Gate night club, Ross Andru did the artwork for a recent Shanna the She-Devil issue, Chic Stone has returned and is the artist on Red Wolf, Bill Everett is currently working on Sub-Mariner but he has trouble making deadlines, Roy Thomas just got back from vacation and Steve Englehart and Gerry Conway are both going to California and hints that the next two series to be premiered are Thongor of Lost Lemuria and War of the Worlds. Marvel checklist for comics now on sale! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #129, Supernatural Thrillers #2, Doc Savage #3, Vault of Evil #1, Journey Into Mystery #3, SHIELD #1, Spider-Man #117, Thor #208, Iron Man #55, Astonishing Tales #16, Conan the Barbarian #23, Crazy #1, Marvel Spotlight #4, Fear #12 and Little Kids #10. Appears between pages 6 and 7 of the story sequence.

2 page NBC advertisement "The Terrific Ten"

Characters Adam; Evy; Pink Panther; Underdog; The Jetsons; The Houndcats; The Roman Holidays; The Barkleys; Sealab 2020; Jerry Mahoney
Notes Ad for NBC's new Saturday morning line-up. Appears between pages 11 and 12 of the story sequence.

1 page Astonishing Mails letters page "Astonishing Mails"

Letters Typeset
Notes Includes letters from (and answers to) Donna Earle, Lee M. VanNatter, Bethany Holley and G. Dennis Gibbons. Appears between pages 15 and 16 of the story sequence.