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Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition comic books

  • Issue #2UK
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    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by John Buscema. Frenzy On the Fortieth Floor!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sam Grainger; Ka-Zar tracks down Kraven in New York and frees Zabu. Advertisement for posters of Spider-Man, Dr. Doom, Captain America and the Hulk, with a subscription to Marvelmania also included. Revolution!, script by Roy Thomas, art by Wally Wood; Prince Rudolfo escape's Doom's dungeons and leads another attack on the castle with the help of The Faceless One and the Doomsman. Advertisement reproducing covers for Fantastic Four King-Size #8 and Ka-Zar #2.

  • Issue #3UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 3UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by Marie Severin, inks by Mike Esposito and John Romita (Dr. Doom alterations). Back To the Savage Land, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith], inks by Sam Grainger; Ka-Zar and the Petrified Man return to the Savage Land where Zaladane, Queen Priestess of Garokk, the Sun-God has destroyed Tongah's village and killed his family. Advertisement for Marvel Super-Hero 3-D statues from Marvelmania. Doom Must Die!, script by Larry Lieber, art by Wally Wood; Doom fights agains The Faceless One and the Doomsman for control of Latveria. Letter from Mike W. Barr.

  • Issue #4UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 4UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. The Sun God!, script by Gerry Conway [as Gerard Conway], pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith], inks by Sam Grainger; The Petrified Man is turned into Garokk, the Sun God and he stops the attack on the Vala-Kuri by Zaladane and her people. Zaladane rejects Garokk and continues to attack Ka-Zar. Advertisement for posters of Spider-Man, Dr. Doom, Captain America and the Hulk, with a subscription to Marvelmania also included. The Invaders!, script by Larry Lieber, art by Wally Wood; After the failed revolution, Doom takes off to the French Riviera while his subjects rebuild his castle. This gives the Red Skull the chance to take over the country of Latveria.

  • Issue #5UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 5UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by John Buscema and Marie Severin (alterations), inks by John Verpoorten and Marie Severin. Rampage!, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith], inks by Frank Giacoia; Ka-Zar is taken to the Pool that Garokk drank from that made him immortal; He is attacked by the Guardian of the Pool but he manages to defeat him and then cast Garokk into the Pool where he loses his immortality and dies. Advertisement reproducing covers for Fear #3 and Nick Fury, Agent of Shield #18. A Land Enslaved!, script by Larry Lieber, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Mike Esposito; Dr. Doom returns to Latveria and defeats Red Skull and his Exiles to regain his kingdom. Stan Lee's Soapbox.

  • Issue #6UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 6UK

    United Kingdom edition. 1st Appearance of Bobbi Morse (she later becomes Mockingbird) - Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Frank Giacoia. 'Ware the Winds of Death, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith], inks by Bill Everett; Introduction of Damon the Man-God and his subsequent attack on the Savage Land; Also introduces Bobbi Morse and Tongah's sister and brother, Tatia and Emuel. Advertisement for posters of Fantastic Four, the Black Knight, Silver Surfer and Galactus, and Thor, with a subscription to Marvelmania also included. The Tentacles of the Tyrant!, script by Larry Lieber, pencils by George Tuska, inks by Mike Esposito; Dr. Doom travels to Wakanda to steal Vibranium. Stan Lee's Soapbox.

  • Issue #7UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 7UK

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    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by Herb Trimpe. Deluge!, script by Roy Thomas, art by Herb Trimpe; The battle with Damon ends when Lelania takes over Tatia's body and takes Damon away. Advertisement for unpublished art portfolios featuring Spider-Man and Daredevil, including a reprint of Spider-Man #1 and Daredevil #1 with information about both characters and checklists, with a subscription to Marvelmania also included. ...And If I Be Called Traitor--!, script by Gerry Conway, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Frank Giacoia and Mike Esposito; Black Panther escapes from Dr. Doom and stops his plans to steal Vibranium from Wakanda. Stan Lee's Soapbox. Letter from Bob Rozakis.

  • Issue #9UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 9UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia. The Legend of the Lizard Men!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema; When Ka-Zar goes in search of missing women and men from a local village, he finds the woman, Iranda and the Lizard Men. Tom-Toms of Danger!, script by Don Rico, art by Jay Scott Pike; Moki uses the sound of Tom-Tom's to drive all of the Gabu into a war frenzy so that he can take over the jungle. The Green Opal! starring Lorna, the Jungle Girl, script by Don Rico, art by Jay Scott Pike; Alexei and Subu surrender when The Green Opal warns them that if they dont stop abusing its name and power it will pursue them to the ends of the earth.

  • Issue #10UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 10UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Sinnott. To End In Flame!, script by Roy Thomas and Gerry Conway, pencils by Barry Windsor-Smith [as Barry Smith], inks by Sal Buscema; Ka-Zar uncovers the truth that Heinrich Draco and Captain Christopher, the leaders of the two warring factions in New Britannia, know that the war is over and are prolonging it for their own reasons. Stan Lee's Soapbox.

  • Issue #11UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 11UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by John Romita. A Day of Tigers!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Frank Giacoia; The origin of Ka-Zar and Zabu, including the tale of Lord Plunder's first visit to the Savage Land. Stan Lee's Soapbox.

  • Issue #12UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 12UK
    • 1/2" Spine split from bottom.

    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by John Buscema, inks by Joe Sinnott. Terror Stalks the Everglades!, script by Roy Thomas (pages 1-9, 17-21) and Len Wein (pages 10-16), pencils by John Buscema (pages 1-9, 17-21), Neal Adams (pages 10-16), and John Romita (touchups) (pages 10-16), inks by Dan Adkins (pages 1-9, 17-21), none (pages 10-16); 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.

  • Issue #13UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 13UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by Rich Buckler. Man-Thing!, script by Roy Thomas, pencils by Rich Buckler (pages 1-6) and John Buscema (pages 7-20), inks by Dan Adkins; Ka-Zar (with the help of AIM) manages to capture the Man-Thing and he is transported to the lab; He escapes and follows Ka-Zar and Barbara Morris when they go searching for the kidnapped Dr. Calvin; They find and save Dr. Calvin but the traitorous Paul Allen is killed by the Man-Thing.

  • Issue #14UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 14UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by Gil Kane. The Night of the Looter!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema; 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. Information on Doc Savage, the Man of Bronze #1. Jungle Fever!, script by Don Rico art by Jay Scott Pike; 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.

  • Issue #15UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 15UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Bill Everett."...And Who Will Call Him Savage?" Script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Tom Sutton; While pledged to watch over Dr. Calvin until she is healed, Ka-Zar finds himself stuck in the city; He rescues a pusher from an attack and ends up involved in a turf war.

  • Issue #16UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 16UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by John Romita. Gog Cometh!, script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Dan Adkins, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Ka-Zar manages to get the super-soldier serum back from Gemini; Gog uses his alien powers to transport himself away while Gemini and Lord Plunder escape. Advertisement for a subscription to FOOM. Advertisement for Monsters Unleashed #1.

  • Issue #17UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 17UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by Dan Adkins. Target: Ka-Zar!, script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Dan Adkins, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; While on board the SHIELD helicarrier Ka-Zar sees Gemini steal the super-soldier serum from Dr. Wilma Calvin; He pursues Gemini and ends up finding out that Gemini was working with his brother Lord Plunder (and Gog). Stan Lee's Soapbox.

  • Issue #18UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 18UK
    • Staple rust.

    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by John Romita. Gog Cometh!, script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Dan Adkins, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; Ka-Zar manages to get the super-soldier serum back from Gemini; Gog uses his alien powers to transport himself away while Gemini and Lord Plunder escape. Advertisement for a subscription to FOOM. Advertisement for Monsters Unleashed #1.

  • Issue #19UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 19UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by John Romita. ...And Men Shall Name Him--Victorius!, script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Dan Adkins (pages 1-15) and Jim Starlin (pages 16-19), inks by Jack Abel; Victorius kidnaps Bobbi Morse and takes her to his AIM fortress; Nick Fury gives Ka-Zar the super-soldier serum and sends him after them. Advertisement for Monsters Unleashed #2, art by Mike Ploog. Advertisement for a subscription to FOOM. Promo for the upcoming Haunt of Horror #1 digest book.

  • Issue #20UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 20UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by John Romita. The Final Battle!, script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Marie Severin and Werner Roth, inks by Frank Giacoia; The fight between Ka-Zar and Victorius continues with Victorius momentarily stopping Ka-Zar. Zabu distracts Victorius until Ka-Zar recovers; Ka-Zar again refuses to take the super-soldier serum, this time destroying it. Promo for the first issue of Crazy Magazine, art by Marv Wolfman. Advertisement for a subscription to FOOM. Promo for the first issue of the Son of Satan.

  • Issue #21UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 21UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Mike Esposito. It!, script by Tony Isabella, art by Dick Ayers; Bob O'Bryan is a successful special effects man whose legs are broken by a vengeful actor on his series; He then finds that he can take over the body of It, the Living Colossus when it is kidnapped from his set by Dr. Vault. The Man Who Captured Death!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A dying man traps Death to save himself but soon finds that Death actually brings peace to things and is needed to keep things running smoothly.

  • Issue #22UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 22UK
    • Water damage and mold.

    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by John Romita. ...We, the Gargoyles!, script by Tony Isabella, pencils by Dick Ayers and Jack Kirby (Strange Tales #74 reprint), inks by Dick Ayers; Lord Granitor (father of Prince Gorgolla from Strange Tales #74) is finally able to leave Stonus Five and go to conquer Earth; Magnor, who is among a rebel group of Gargoyles on earth, warns Bob O'Bryan of the coming invasion; Bob takes over the body of It, the Living Colossus to try to stop Lord Granitor. Editorial about the origins of It, the Living Colossus. Promo for Morbius in Adventure Into Fear #20. Stan Lee's Soapbox.

  • Issue #25UK
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    United Kingdom edition. This issue not only marks George Perez's first pro comic art, but the first appearance of Deathlok! Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson. A Cold Knight's Frenzy, script by Rich Buckler (Plot; Concept) and Doug Moench (Script), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Rich Buckler (Primary Inks), Klaus Janson (Ink Assist), Al Milgrom (Ink Assist), and Mike Esposito (Ink Assist); Deathlok is shown to be a robot with a human mind that has the ability to override its programming; Deathlok has a flashback showing that his old army buddy Major Simon Riker is responsible for his creation. Stan Lee's Soapbox, art by Rich Buckler. Creation of Deathlok article, art by Rich Buckler. Promo for Giant-Size Spider-Man #1. Deathlok creation satire, script by Doug Moench, pencils by George Perez, inks by Mike Esposito; George Perez' first published work.

  • Issue #26UK
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    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by Rich Buckler. The Enemy: Us!, script by Rich Buckler (Concept; Plot) and Doug Moench (Plot; Script), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Pablo Marcos; Deathlok goes on a mission to rescue Mike Travers (an old army buddy) from Major Simon Ryker; He manages to extract Mike but he is recaptured by Major Ryker's men; When Deathlok goes after Mike again he encounters the War-Wolf, who Major Ryker says is Mike's mind in a cyborg body. Advertisement for 18 Marvel-hero stick-ons from Our Way Studio. Marvel Value Stamp #66 featuring General Ross. Promo for Monsters of the Movies #2. Stan Lee's Soapbox.

  • Issue #27UK
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    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by Rich Buckler. Dead Reckoning!, script by Rich Buckler (Concept; Plot; Script) and Doug Moench (Plot), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Pablo Marcos; Deathlok fights the War-Wolf, but he holds back because he believes that Mike Travers mind is in the War-Wolf's body; Only after Major Stryker tells him that Mike died on the operating table (not true) does he fight for keeps and defeat the War-Wolf.

  • Issue #28UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 28UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover art by Rich Buckler. Five To One, Deathlok...One In Five...No One Here Gets Out Alive!, script and art by Rich Buckler; Deathlok wanders off from his home with no particular plan except to find Major Simon Ryker and kill him; In the meantime Major Ryker sends his men and a super-tank powered by Nina's mind functioning in rapport with his omni-computer to intercept and kill him. Promo for the book The Origins of Marvel Comics. Ad for The Mighty Marvel Calendar for 1975! Marvel Value Stamp #84 featuring Dr. Doom. Promo for 3 Dimensional Marvel Superheroes Action Scenes featuring Spider-Man versus Kraven and Hulk versus Hydra. Stan Lee's Soapbox.

  • Issue #29UK
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    United Kingdom edition. Guardians of the Galaxy origin reprint from Marvel Super-Heroes 18. Script by Arnold Drake, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Mike Esposito.

  • Issue #30UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 30UK

    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of American edition except for cover price. Deathlok stars in "The Soft Parade of Slow, Sliding Death!" Script by Rich Buckler (pages 1-3) and Doug Moench (pages 4-18); plot and breakdowns by Buckler; pencils by Buckler, Keith Pollard, and Arvell Jones; inks by Al McWilliams. Buckler cover.

  • Issue #31UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 31UK

    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by Ed Hannigan, inks by Bernie Wrightson. Twice Removed From Yesterday..., script by Rich Buckler (Plot) and Doug Moench, pencils by Rich Buckler (Layouts) and Keith Pollard, inks by Klaus Janson; Mike Travers catches up to Deathlok who finds out that Mike had married his wife six months ago; Deathlok spares his life because he had saved his and then comes across a mobster that he hopes will lead him to the surgeon that made him into a cyborg. Marvel-Hero Stick-Ons ad. Why Won't They Believe Me?, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Gene Colan, inks by Paul Reinman; A man finds a crashed spaceship and reads the log which shows that the alien was to take the form of an earthling when he lands. Comics ad for the GI Joe Adventure Team toys from Hasbro. Stan Lee's Soapbox. Hostess Twinkies ad with Captain Marvel, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito.

  • Issue #32UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 32UK

    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of American edition except for cover price. Deathlok stars in "The Man Who Sold the World!" Script by Rich Buckler (pages 1-5) and Bill Mantlo (pages 6-17); plot by Buckler; art by Buckler, Keith Pollard, Bob McLeod, and others. Buckler/Dan Adkins cover.

  • Issue #33UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 33UK

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    United Kingdom edition. Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson. And All the King's Madmen...Couldn't Put Deathlok Back Together Again..Or Could They?, script by Rich Buckler (Plot) and Bill Mantlo (Script), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson; When Deathlok is unable to escape the explosive attached to his wrist his bionic arm is blown off and the rest of his body is damaged; Mike Travers manages to extract his body and the CIA fixes the damage and reprograms him to stop Simon Ryker (the Savior Machine). Promo for the album "Reflections of a Super-Hero!, art by John Romita. FOOM subscription promo advertising the issue of FOOM celebrating the return of Jack Kirby.

  • Issue #34UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 34UK

    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of American edition except for cover price. Deathlok stars in "And All the King's Madmen Couldn't Put Deathlok Back Together Again--or Could They?" Script by Bill Mantlo, plot and pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson. Buckler/Janson cover.

  • Issue #35UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 35UK

    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of American edition except for cover price. Deathlok stars in "And Once Removed From Never." Script by Bill Mantlo, plot and pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson. Buckler/Janson cover.

  • Issue #36UK
    Astonishing Tales (1973) UK Edition 36UK

    Distributed in the United Kingdom (England). Exact copy of American edition except for cover price. Final issue of the series. Deathlok stars in "Confessions of a Demolished Man!" Script and pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Keith Pollard. Buckler cover.