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Skull the Slayer (1975) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Skull the Slayer (1975) 1
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case; Debris trapped between case and inner well
    • Label #7E95DC-110

    Cover by Gil Kane and Al Milgrom. The Coming of Skull the Slayer, script by Marv Wolfman, art by Steve Gan; Pilot, special operative and Vietnam POW, James Scully, who after being freed from captivity, returns to find his world turned upside down; His wife has divorced him and is in the arms of another man, his parents have died of grief and his little brother is a dope fiend; When Jim returns to his parents' home (as he has nowhere else to go) his brother attacks him with a knife in a fit of grief and dope-induced hysteria; His brother ends up dead and Jim goes on the lam for fear of being blamed for his death; Months later, Jim is captured in Bermuda and is about to be transported to a maximum security prison - also on the flight are Dr. Raymond Corey, Ann Farrow Reynolds and Jeff Turner. Old Funny Animals article by Marv Wolfman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Skull the Slayer (1975) 2
    • Pedigree: John G. Fantucchio
    • From the John G. Fantucchio collection, but comic does not include a certificate of authenticity.

    Cover by Gil Kane and Tom Palmer. Gods and Super-gods, script by Marv Wolfman, art by Steve Gan; Scully and his reluctant associates discover the remains of an alien visitor being worshipped by primitive humans and Scully acquires a mysterious belt from the corpse; When a brontosaurus attacks, Skull battles the creature one-on-one and the belt begins to glow, increasing his strength to superhuman levels. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Skull the Slayer (1975) 3

    Cover by Ron Wilson and Frank Giacoia. Tumult in the Tower of Time, script by Marv Wolfman, art by Steve Gan, Pablo Marcos, and Steve Gan; Skull's feud with Corey worsens as the group wanders the prehistoric landscape, but then things become even more confusing when they find the corpses of dozens of other castaways in the Triangle staked out near a mysterious Tower of alien origin... and, entering it, find that every level appears to exist in a different time period! Skull finds himself battling robot dinosaurs, while Corey is trapped by slavemasters in what appears to be ancient Egypt. Marvel Value Stamp. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Skull the Slayer (1975) 4

    Cover by Rich Buckler and Dan Adkins. Time Out of Mind!, script by Steve Englehart, art by Sal Buscema and Mike Esposito; Skull and his comrades learn the secret of the Tower of Time, constructed by the Scorpians in Earth's prehistory as a way of keeping their robots busy, but soon to be the staging post for Slitherogue's attempt to conquer time itself; Ann, Jeff and Corey seemingly die at the hands of Slitherogue's servants, but Skull falls through the Tower and ends up in what appears to be Camelot, where Merlin and the Black Knight decide to assist him, believing Slitherogue to be a demon. Spider-Man and the Cupcake Caper Hostess Cup Cakes ad, art by Mike Esposito. Marvel Value Stamp. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #5
    Skull the Slayer (1975) 5

    Cover by Rich Buckler and Dan Adkins. Magic, Myth and Madness!, script by Bill Mantlo, art by Sal Buscema and Sonny Trinidad; Skull finds himself battling to save Camelot alongside the Black Knight, but when Morgan Le Fay's troops arrive, he is horrified to discover Corey, Jeff and Ann fighting on their side; his friends were never dead, only transmuted by Slitherogue, but they haven't forgiven or forgotten Scully running out on them and they're out for revenge; The fighting stops when Corey is wounded and the Black Knight destroys Morgan, but then the Knight reveals that he too is a robot like Morgan and all the others; As the Knight leaves and the robots prepare to rebuild to fight another day, Skull vows to get his reluctant, mistrustful 'team' out of the Tower of Time. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    Skull the Slayer (1975) 6

    Cover by John Buscema and Mike Esposito. Swamp!, script by Bill Mantlo, art by Sal Buscema and Steve Ga; Having escaped the Time Tower, Scully and his friends including a wounded and delirious Corey have to negotiate the dangers of the swamp, and end up fighting a tribe of Incas; Meanwhile, the robotic Black Knight kills Slitherogue, not knowing that this action will destroy the Time Tower and himself with it since the Tower was tied to Slitherogue's life processes; Back in the present day, Scully's old nemesis Corporal Freddy Lancer, one of his escorts on the plane that went into the Bermuda Triangle, is rescued from the ocean by a ship carrying Jeff Turner's father, Senator Turner. Remember Those Old Funny animals...? article by Bill Mantlo. Eagle-Eye GI Joe Meets the Intruder Strongman from Another World toy ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Skull the Slayer (1975) 7

    Cover by Ron Wilson and Klaus Janson. Bury My Heart In the City of Gold, script by Bill Mantlo, art by Sal Buscema and Sonny Trinidad; Jim Scully and his crew arrive at the Incan City of Gold led by the guide Villac Umu; Upon arrival Umu turns on them and they are captured by Viracocha the Supreme Inca; Meanwhile back in Florida, Jeff Turner's father, Senator Stoneface Turner is extorting Scully's ex-Nam nemesis Freddy Lancer to fly into the Bermuda Triangle and bring his son back; Lancer has secured a fleet of used jet fighters from an African war and a crew of mercenaries including a mean number called Newkirk; Lancer reveals that he is not only motivated by the money Senator Turner is paying him but also has a score to settle with Scully from their days in Viet-Nam; Back in the City of Gold, Scully and his friends are led to a towering ziggurat which looks suspiciously like a good place for human sacrifice; As the sun rises a shadow is cast from the ziggurat that triggers the opening of pits that swallow up Ray, Anne and Jeff into one pit and Scully into another; The imperiled three must face a pair of chained pteranodons with just enough reach to tear their heads off. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.

  • Issue #8
    Skull the Slayer (1975) 8

    Cover by Jack Kirby, Marie Severin, and Frank Giacoia. Riders On the Sky!, script by Bill Mantlo, art by Sal Buscema and Sonny Trinidad; Regarded as gods by the Incas, Skull and his friends hear the tale of the god Viracocha a.k.a. Captain Victor Cochran of the US Navy, who was marooned in the Bermuda Triangle in 1945 after being maimed in a plane crash; He has managed to pinpoint their location in Earth's history by charting the still joined continents, but before he can explain any further the Inca City is attacked by warriors from throughout time summoned by the traitorous Jaguar Priest, Villac Umu. 36 pgs., full color. $0.30. Cover price $0.30.