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Issue Details

Issue #12
Published June 1972
Frequency Bi-Monthly
Cover Price 0.20 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "Terror Stalks the Everglades!"

Characters Ka-Zar; Zabu; Barbara Morris; Dr. Paul Allen
Genre Jungle
Pencils John Buscema
Inks Joe Sinnott
Letters John Costanza
Notes Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (16 January 2005); the original indexer credited Frank Giacoia. Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

21 page Ka-Zar story "Terror Stalks the Everglades!"

Characters Ka-Zar; Zabu; Man-Thing (Origin); AIM (Villain); Barbara Morris; Paul Allen; Dr. Wilma Calvin (Introduction); Dr. Wendell (Introduction); Ted Sallis (Flashback); Ellen Brandit (Flashback)
Synopsis Ka-Zar and Zabu fly to the Everglades to help Barbara Morris and Paul Allen search for Ted Sallis. Once there they encounter the Man-Thing and AIM agents. Also, the back story of how Dr Calvin was shot after the origin tale of Man-Thing in Savage Tales #1 is told.
Genre Jungle
Script Roy Thomas (pages 1-9, 17-21); Len Wein (pages 10-16)
Pencils John Buscema (pages 1-9, 17-21); Neal Adams (pages 10-16); John Romita (touchups) (pages 10-16)
Inks Dan Adkins (pages 1-9, 17-21); none (pages 10-16)
Letters John Costanza (pages 1-9, 17-21) [as Jon Costa]; Sam Rosen (pages 10-16)
Notes Man-Thing was last seen in Savage Tales #1. John Romita Pencils credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B. Sam Rosen Letters credit from George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index #7B.

1 page Amazing Mails letters page "Astonishing Mails"

Characters Ka-Zar
Pencils Jack Kirby
Inks Jack Kirby
Letters Typeset
Notes Includes letters from (and answers to) Shirley A. Gorman, John Schuch and Albert Tindall. Also includes a panel from the Ka-Zar story in issue #2. Appears between pages 8 and 9 of the story.

1 page Marvel Bullpen Bulletins; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist promo (ad from the publisher) "Marvel Bullpen Bulletins: Sensational Secrets and Incredible Inside Info, Guilelessly Guaranteed To Avail You Naught! [June 1972]; Stan Lee's Soapbox; Mighty Marvel Checklist"

Script ?; Stan Lee
Letters Typeset
Notes Items about "A Marvel-ous Evening With Stan Lee" at Carnegie Hall, a description of the various editors at Marvel Comics, a note about how Mike Friedrich is writing Outlaw Kid and Dick Ayers is doing the artwork for that and Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen (writer is Gary Friedrich), a note on how Barry-Windsor Smith drew and Roy Thomas wrote Avengers #100 (featuring everyone who has ever been an Avenger), Bill Everett (the creator of Sub-Mariner) wrote and drew Sub-Mariner #50, Stan Lee wrote most of Thor #200, Larry Lieber has put together something special for Rawhide Kid #100 and Luke Cage, Hero for Hire was delayed until this month. Stan Lee says that Marvel has finally corralled some of the best new artists and writers and is finally going to put out new comics featuring all of the zingy ideas that they have had. Marvel checklist for comics now on sale! Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #123, Spider-Man #109, Thor #200, Avengers #100, Hulk #152, Captain America & The Falcon #150, Daredevil #88, Sub-Mariner #50, Iron Man #47, Astonishing Tales #12, Marvel Spotlight #4, Hero For Hire #1, Combat Kelly and the Deadly Dozen #1 and Sgt. Fury #99. Appears between pages 11 and 12 of the story.