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Tales to Astonish comic books issue 78 1965-1967

  • Issue #78
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 78
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Oxidation.

    Cover by Gene Colan and Vince Colletta. The Prince and the Puppet!, script by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan (as Adam Austin), and Vince Colletta; Namor is confronting Hank and Jan about a drilling operation that is causing earthquakes in Atlantis when he comes under the control of the Puppet Master; The villain commands him to come to New York and rob the nearest bank to replenish his dwindling coffers; Namor brings back a stack of non-negotiable treasury bonds and an angry Puppet Master sends him back for the cash. The Hulk Must Die!, script by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby and Bill Everett; The Hulk returns from the future and is promptly captured by the military; Rick spills the secret to Betty that Bruce and the Hulk are one and the same and she tries to come to grips with that fact; Banner's replacement at gamma base, Dr. Zaxon, plans to use the power of the Hulk to fuel his own bid for world conquest. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #78UK
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    UK (England) edition, published simultaneously with the U.S. edition, and exactly like the U.S. edition except for UK cover price.