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1427: Astonishing Tales #13 (v1)

" Man-Thing! "
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Astonishing Tales #13 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Rich Buckler
Writers: Roy Thomas
Pencilers: John Buscema, Rich Buckler
Inkers: Dan Adkins
Colourists:
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: August 1972
Release Date: May 1972
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 261                 Times Rated: 176
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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FULL ORDER

Sub-Mariner #49 (v1)
Astonishing Tales #12 (v1)
Astonishing Tales #13 (v1)
Sub-Mariner #50 (v1)
Sub-Mariner #51 (v1)
1425: Sub-Mariner
#49 (v1)
1426: Astonishing...
#12 (v1)
 
1428: Sub-Mariner
#50 (v1)
1429: Sub-Mariner
#51 (v1)
 
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Issue Blurb
Ka-Zar's impending battle with the Man-Thing seems inevitable, it isn't long before Ka-Zar realizes that AIM is the true enemy.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Ka-Zar
Ka-Zar last appeared in Astonishing Tales #12 (v1). Ka-Zar next appears in Astonishing Tales #15 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Zabu
Zabu last appeared in Astonishing Tales #12 (v1). Zabu next appears in Astonishing Tales #15 (v1).
     
  Man-Thing
Man-Thing last appeared in Astonishing Tales #12 (v1). Man-Thing next appears in Adventure into Fear #10.
     
  Bobbi Morse
Bobbi Morse last appeared in Astonishing Tales #12 (v1). Bobbi Morse next appears in Astonishing Tales #15 (v1).
     
  Dr. Wendell
Dr. Wendell last appeared in Astonishing Tales #12 (v1). Dies in this issue.
     
  Wilma Calvin
Wilma Calvin last appeared in Astonishing Tales #12 (v1). Wilma Calvin next appears in Astonishing Tales #15 (v1).
     
Villains
  Paul Allen
Paul Allen last appeared in Astonishing Tales #12 (v1). Dies in this issue.
     
 
Group Appearances
AIM
AIM last appeared in Astonishing Tales #12 (v1). AIM next appears in Marvel Team-Up #8 (v1).
   
     
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RikerDonegal
   July 16, 2015
Ka-Zar and Man-Thing battle AIM in the Everglades.
It's a packed issue.
Some of the action is off-panel for some odd reason, and there are twists and turns in the story.
Man-Thing is quite impressive here.
6/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-07 19:01:51  
  Man-Thing is brought nicely into the Marvel Universe at large. This was an excellent pair of stories.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-02-07 11:45:24  
  The character is least pair Man-Thing with was Ka-Zar... But it worked so well. Excellent story. This also introduced Mockingbird as an agent of shield as well.  
 
 

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-03-11 08:05:15  
  Didn't see that twist coming at the end, so well done for not giving him an evil aside at some point as they usually would.  
 
 

  jwerth Says:    
  2015-06-03 22:12:41  
  4 stars for a stone cold Bobbi Morse, PhD, Agent of SHIELD - in 1972! Now all we need is for her to beat someone up and I'll be really happy.  
 
 

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-03-26 12:25:18  
  I love Rich Buckler, nice to see him introduced.  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-05-08 18:56:43  
  4 stars for the Man-Thing helping AIM face their fears! Man, does AIM gets ripped a new one by the heroes!!!

Miranda Rights - I love the scene of Ka-Zar and Zabu playing good cop/bad cop!!!

'Nuff Said - "Oh, I'm eager, all right..."-Bobbie Morse, Eager Beaver
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-03-01 04:54:13  
  Yay, a female character who is actually competent. SHIELD is a surprisingly progressive organisation given the attitude in most of the stories.  
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-03-19 19:00:46  
  This arc is one of Marvel's best kept secrets. Man-Thing and Ka-Zar "teaming up" and the resolution to Bobbi's and Paul's "engagement." I had a feeling something wasn't quite right between those two. But Bobbi's involvement with SHIELD this early in the overall narrative? I admit it, I was surprised.

However, I think Man-Thing stole the show here. The confrontation with Ka-Zar in the pit, his escape from the room, and dispatching AIM.....the guy is bada$$! At this early stage, the writers probably haven't decided if Dr. Sallis is active within the beast, or completely brain-dead, or some mix of the two.

4 stars. Loved this story arc.
 
 
 

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-10-26 01:13:38  
  Let us raise a toast to the late, great Rich Buckler. We miss him.

As for Man-Thing...yesssss!

Four Stars.
 
 
 

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-12-20 11:18:31  
  In the immortal words of M. Night Shyamalan: "What a tweest!!"  
 
 

  benmason486 Says:    
  2018-02-08 11:27:53  
  So, Man-Thing is acidic to anything that is feeling fear? How does that work? Fear-induced chemical changes don't take effect immediately, nor is recovery instantaneous. Ka-Zar would still have the physical effects of fear, even if he fought through the emotion long enough to act.  
 
 

 
 
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Marvel Masterworks: Ka-Zar, Volume 1
 
This collection includesMarvel Super-Heroes #19 (v1), Astonishing Tales #1a (v1), Astonishing Tales #2a (v1), Astonishing Tales #3a (v1), Astonishing Tales #4a (v1), Astonishing Tales #5a (v1), Astonishing Tales #6b (v1), Savage Tales #1c (v1), Astonishing Tales #6a (v1), Astonishing Tales #7a (v1), Astonishing Tales #8a (v1), Astonishing Tales #9 (v1), Astonishing Tales #10 (v1), Astonishing Tales #11 (v1), Astonishing Tales #12 (v1), Astonishing Tales #13 (v1), Astonishing Tales #15 (v1), Astonishing Tales #16 (v1), Savage Tales #1d (v1)
     
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Updates
Date User Name Update
   February 11, 2018 Urgat
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes
   February 6, 2018 TStarnes
   September 26, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
   March 26, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Paul Allen.
   March 26, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Man-Thing.
   November 17, 2015 fragsel Added Wilma Calvin to the issue.
   November 17, 2015 fragsel Added Dr. Wendell to the issue.
   November 17, 2015 fragsel Added Paul Allen to the issue.
   March 18, 2014 jfpj1991 Added blurb for this issue.
   July 4, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
     
 
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