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1402: Astonishing Tales #8 (v1) [C Story]

" Though Some Call It Magic "
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Astonishing Tales #8c (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Marie Severin, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Gerry Conway
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Tom Palmer
Colourists:
Letterers: Jean Izzo (Jean Simek)
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: October 1971
Release Date: July 1971
Story Arc: -
Pages: 10
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 225                 Times Rated: 154
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Astonishing Tales #10 (v1)
Astonishing Tales #8 (v1) [B Story]
Astonishing Tales #8c (v1)
Astonishing Tales #11 (v1)
Daredevil #87 (v1)
1400: Astonishing...
#10 (v1)
1401: Astonishing...
#8b (v1)
 
1403: Astonishing...
#11 (v1)
1404: Daredevil
#87 (v1)
 
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In Latveria, Dr. Doom calls upon the Lord of the Underworld to wage battle in the name of his mother's soul.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Doctor Doom
Doctor Doom last appeared in Astonishing Tales #7b (v1). Doctor Doom next appears in Thor #182 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Boris
Boris last appeared in Marvel Super-Heroes #20 (v1). Boris next appears in Super-Villain Team-Up #8.
     
  Cynthia von Doom
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Cynthia von Doom in the mainstream continuity. Cynthia von Doom next appears in Fantastic Four Annual #20.
     
Villains
  Mephisto
Mephisto last appeared in Thor #181 (v1). Mephisto next appears in Thor #204 (v1).
     
  Kagrok the Killer
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Kagrok the Killer in the mainstream continuity.
     
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RikerDonegal
   November 14, 2016
Very different to the rest of the series in tone and content.
Quite serious and sad.
Does wonders for the character of Doctor Doom.
One of those tales you finish and immediately want to read again.
8/10
 
 
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  Locust75 Says:    
  2016-04-16 10:47:23  
  4 stars for the Devil and Dr. Doom!!!

Credit Due - Gene Colan knocks it out of the park with this issue!!!

Until Next Time - I can't wait till the next issue where we find out what the deathmasque is!

'Nuff Said - "I do...what needs be done. I do this--because I am Doom!"-DOOM
 
 
 

  edrlima Says:    
  2016-11-25 04:03:46  
  Origin of the plot of the graphic novel Doctor Strange and Doctor Doom: Triumph and Torment  
 
 

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-02-20 06:16:48  
  What I learnt from this issue: Dr Doom is tall. Then I learnt it again. And again. 6 times, in fact, in 10 pages, we're told that Dr Doom is tall.
SOMEONE EXPLAIN TO GERRY CONWAY THAT A COMIC BOOK HAS PICTURES!
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2017-03-10 12:43:44  
  Now this was a great story. Doom trying to win his mother's soul back from the abyss seems to be the biggest driving force behind this character, and this was told well. I find it a little hard to believe Gerry Conway actually came up with this. He's not Marvel's top idea guy at this point, but like him or not, he came up with a winner concept here.

This ended up being a fun little series. It introduced some concept that will be pivotal to the character going forward. He was even made a sympathetic character in a couple of stories, especially this one. I'd give this series a B grade, but let's see what this much-lauded deathmasque story does first.

4 stars. Nice job, Gerry, Gene and Tom.
 
 
 

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-12-11 11:23:02  
  Having read the other two stories in this book, I couldn't figure out why it was the only issue on Marvel Unlimited. Now I see.

Classic story, and part of what sets Doom apart from other super-villains. The actual issue hasn't aged as well as some, but certainly not as bad as others, and the core idea of the story is excellent.
 
 
 

 
 
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   December 7, 2017 fragsel Added Kagrok the Killer to the issue.
   June 13, 2016 Neskit Changed comic details.
   November 15, 2015 fragsel Moved this issue.
   August 15, 2015 Drax Updated the listing for Cynthia von Doom.
   August 15, 2015 Drax Added Mephisto to the issue.
   August 15, 2015 Drax Added Cynthia von Doom to the issue.
   August 15, 2015 Drax Added Boris to the issue.
   August 15, 2015 Drax Added Doctor Doom to the issue.
   August 15, 2015 Drax Changed comic details.
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