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1931: Astonishing Tales #23 (v1)

" Conquerors Three! "
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Astonishing Tales #23 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Gil Kane, Mike Esposito
Writers: Tony Isabella
Pencilers: Dick Ayers, Jack Kirby
Inkers: Dick Ayers
Colourists: Linda Lessmann
Letterers: Dick Ayers
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: April 1974
Release Date: January 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.20
Times Read: 152                 Times Rated: 102
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
The It vs Granitor battle continues! And stepping into the ring... Fin Fang Foom!
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  IT, The Living Colossus
IT, The Living Colossus last appeared in Astonishing Tales #22 (v1). IT, The Living Colossus next appears in Astonishing Tales #24 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Bob O'Bryan
Bob O'Bryan last appeared in Astonishing Tales #22 (v1). Bob O'Bryan next appears in Astonishing Tales #24 (v1).
  Diane Cummings
Diane Cummings last appeared in Astonishing Tales #22 (v1). Diane Cummings next appears in Astonishing Tales #24 (v1).
Magnor last appeared in Astonishing Tales #22 (v1).
  Fin Fang Foom
Fin Fang Foom last appeared in Strange Tales #89a (v1). Fin Fang Foom next appears in Astonishing Tales #24 (v1).
  Aloysius Vault
Aloysius Vault last appeared in Astonishing Tales #21 (v1). Aloysius Vault next appears in Astonishing Tales #24 (v1).
Granitor last appeared in Astonishing Tales #22 (v1).
Group Appearances
Makluans last appeared in Iron Man #57 (v1). Makluans next appears in Astonishing Tales #24 (v1).
Stonians last appeared in Astonishing Tales #22 (v1). Stonians next appears in Maximum Security: Dangerous Planet #1.
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Issue Review
   June 20, 2015
Marginally better than the previous issue. It's still silly, of course, but it's certainly audacious nonsense. Adding Fin Fang Foom to the mix did make me smile. Really, though, what were they thinking when they green-lit this series? 3/10
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  Drax Says:    
  2013-07-31 09:29:45  
  There must be some sort of time travel involved because I'd swear this is the Golden Age!  

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-08-06 16:22:10  
  Only gets 2 stars because of Fins pants  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-01 20:45:46  
  Dear god...  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-16 19:42:46  
  It would appear I am the only one getting some enjoyment out of this series. Oh well, more happy for me. Don't get me wrong, it's not the greatest, but I'm having fun with it. At least it's not voodoo...
And why the hell is a dragon wearing underwear? I found it cool to see Fin fighting for the good side, but that's just ridiculous.

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-07-06 12:39:18  
  This premise could work with a better script. Or writer?  

  Shintetsuken Says:    
  2016-08-03 13:18:29  
  Good to see Diane also thought it was bizarre that Bob was able to kick the gargoyle while paralyzed...  

  FearThePaw Says:    
  2017-01-26 10:09:59  
  The cover is nothing like this issue..  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-30 20:16:35  
  Okay, some huge stone creature and a ginormous dragon are fighting an alien gargoyle and his hordes in Los Angeles. Where are the Avengers? The Fantastic Four? Where's Irving Forbush?

The continued retro feel to the series allowed the blending in of Fin Fang Foom's initial appearance from Strange Tales #89, but that's about all the story had going for it. I'm not feeling any sort of menace from these stoned aliens, and Diane is more spectator than captive (though given the treatment of females by Marvel in the past, that's probably not a bad thing).

1 star, but where else do you get to see a huge dragon wearing boxers? Tighty whiteys, now THAT'S ridiculous!

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-29 05:48:57  
  I still just love the idea that the gargoyles invaded centuries ago and have just been waiting and seeing what happens. And it has to have been centuries, the gargoyles on buildings and the like are old.  

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Date User Name Update
   February 11, 2018 TStarnes
   January 2, 2017 fragsel Added Makluans to the issue.
   December 28, 2016 ViolentPhlegm Changed comic details.
   March 23, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Magnor.
   March 23, 2014 fragsel Added Granitor to the issue.
   March 23, 2014 fragsel Added Magnor to the issue.
   March 23, 2014 fragsel Added Stonians to the issue.
   July 6, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   May 2, 2013 TStarnes Added Diane Cummings to the issue.
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