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1578: Astonishing Tales #15 (v1)

" And Who Will Call Him Savage? "
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Astonishing Tales #15 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Gil Kane
Writers: Mike Friedrich
Pencilers: Gil Kane
Inkers: Tom Sutton
Colourists:
Letterers: John Costanza
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: December 1972
Release Date: September 1972
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 196                 Times Rated: 134
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Avengers #108 (v1)
Thor #208 (v1)
Astonishing Tales #15 (v1)
Marvel Team-Up #7 (v1)
Fantastic Four #129 (v1)
1576: Avengers
#108 (v1)
1577: Thor
#208 (v1)
 
1579: Marvel Team...
#7 (v1)
1580: Fantastic F...
#129 (v1)
 
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Issue Blurb
Ka-Zar has come to New York with Bobbi Morse to oversee Dr. Calvin's recovery. While in the concrete jungle Ka-Zar mixes it up with some of the city's less savory types.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Ka-Zar
Ka-Zar last appeared in Astonishing Tales #13 (v1). Ka-Zar next appears in Astonishing Tales #16 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Bobbi Morse
Bobbi Morse last appeared in Astonishing Tales #13 (v1). Bobbi Morse next appears in Astonishing Tales #16 (v1).
     
  Zabu
Zabu last appeared in Astonishing Tales #13 (v1). Zabu next appears in Astonishing Tales #16 (v1).
     
  Scratch Riker
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Scratch Riker in the mainstream continuity. He dies in this issue.
     
  Wilma Calvin
Wilma Calvin last appeared in Astonishing Tales #13 (v1). Wilma Calvin next appears in Astonishing Tales #16 (v1).
     
Villains
  Percy Calvin
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Percy Calvin in the mainstream continuity. Percy Calvin next appears in Astonishing Tales #16 (v1).
     
  Pusher
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Pusher in the mainstream continuity. Pusher next appears in Astonishing Tales #16 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
New York Police Department
New York Police Department last appeared in Thor #208 (v1). New York Police Department next appears in Doc Savage #1 (v1).
   
     
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Issue Review
 
RikerDonegal
   September 17, 2013
#15 finds Ka-Zar and Barbara Morse (later Mockingbird) awash in a sea of inane cliches Damn. 2/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Neskit Says:    
  2014-01-21 18:52:07  
  Kazar should stay in the jungle... This was horrible.  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-13 09:40:39  
  Let's get back to the Savage Land.  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-03-01 19:35:53  
  Just say no to drugs, kids.  
 
 

  jwerth Says:    
  2015-07-15 10:56:06  
  Is Ka-Zar the first Marvel hero to take a swing at a police officer? The only reason this one got 2 stars from me is because of how frankly it focused on drugs, which is still pretty unusual for Marvel at this time.  
 
 

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2016-06-14 12:20:15  
  This is the worst art I've ever seen from Gil Kane. Half the time people look like Bob's Burgers characters and the other half they don't even look human.  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-12-06 18:43:30  
  2 stars for Ka-Zar giving out hugs; not drugs!!!

Plot Device - Convenient that the one drug dealer in NYC that Ka-Zar runs into just happens to be the son of Dr. Calvin...

'Nuff Said - "--But, man--that's a big mama!"-Thug #4
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-05-08 18:17:11  
  I have to admit, it was kind of fun seeing Zabu play watch-cat to those cowering thugs in the ambulance. Other than that, this one read like a stereotypical blaxploitation movie script. This just doesn't fit the Ka-Zar style at all. Regardless, recommended listening for this story: "The Pusher-Man" by Curtis Mayfield.

1 star. I get what the story was trying to do, but face it, it aged horribly. And Vinnie's link to Dr. Calvin was way too contrived to be believable.
 
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-05-25 06:23:03  
  The Pusher called them pussywillows! Aunt May could be a trendsetter yet.  
 
 

 
 
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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 7, 2018 TStarnes
   February 7, 2018 TStarnes
   June 15, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Scratch Riker.
   June 15, 2016 MattzLadd Updated the listing for Scratch Riker.
   November 17, 2015 fragsel Updated the listing for Scratch Riker.
   November 17, 2015 fragsel Added Wilma Calvin to the issue.
   November 17, 2015 fragsel Added Pusher to the issue.
   November 17, 2015 fragsel Added Scratch Riker to the issue.
   November 17, 2015 fragsel Added Percy Calvin to the issue.
   November 17, 2015 fragsel Added New York Police Department to the issue.
     
 
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