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1932: Astonishing Tales #24 (v1)

" Five Claws of Death! "
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Astonishing Tales #24 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Roy Thomas
Cover Artists: Larry Lieber, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Tony Isabella
Pencilers: Larry Lieber, Dick Ayers
Inkers: Vincent Colletta
Colourists: Linda Lessmann
Letterers: David Hunt
Editors: Roy Thomas
Cover Date: June 1974
Release Date: March 1974
Story Arc: -
Pages: 18
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 151                 Times Rated: 103
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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With the alien gargoyle menace repelled, Dr. Vault turns Fin Fang Foom against It.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  IT, The Living Colossus
IT, The Living Colossus last appeared in Astonishing Tales #23 (v1). IT, The Living Colossus next appears in Incredible Hulk #244 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Bob O'Bryan
Bob O'Bryan last appeared in Astonishing Tales #23 (v1). Bob O'Bryan next appears in Incredible Hulk #244 (v1).
  Aloysius Vault
Aloysius Vault last appeared in Astonishing Tales #23 (v1). Aloysius Vault next appears in Incredible Hulk #244 (v1).
  Diane Cummings
Diane Cummings last appeared in Astonishing Tales #23 (v1). Diane Cummings next appears in Incredible Hulk #244 (v1).
  Fin Fang Foom
Fin Fang Foom last appeared in Astonishing Tales #23 (v1). Fin Fang Foom next appears in The Legion of Night #1.
Group Appearances
Makluans last appeared in Astonishing Tales #23 (v1). Makluans next appears in Iron Man #260 (v1).
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Issue Review
   December 10, 2015
Best issue so far. There’s a sense of fun to all the craziness. The story takes some ludicrous turns but, in a weird way, it works. 4/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-08-20 14:17:24  
  A slight improvement here, but still potently painful. That Fing Fang Foom is quite the sketch artist.  

  Calthor Says:    
  2012-11-28 10:06:36  
  Fin Fang Foom got some mad drawing skillz. I bet he was quite the cave drawing artist back in the days!  

  leisch Says:    
  2014-02-23 12:22:46  
  One extra star for Kung Fu Foom.  

  Neskit Says:    
  2014-08-06 16:31:37  
  Ring plays pictionary  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-02 20:36:01  
  I hope this was cancelled...  

  illcom94 Says:    
  2015-07-01 20:53:44  
  Whoever greenlit this garbage should have been fired.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-08-16 23:25:51  
  How can you not have fun reading this? No it's not perfect, but it has lamp-post fencing dammit! I would have loved to have seen a movie made of this being screened on MST3K.  

  phogbear Says:    
  2016-03-20 09:07:21  
  I had fun reading this series, but I was reading it to my kids who loved it. They laughed a lot. Giant monsters battling it out. That was cool.

They are confused as to why Fin Fang Foom and IT would wear pants. Stone statues shouldn't have anything to hide according to them. As for dragons, they are still discussing that one.

I'm glad its done.

  MattDog37 Says:    
  2016-06-14 18:54:40  
  Why would a radio station in California have a call sign of WXLW? Why would a dragon wear shorts?  

  gumchewspit Says:    
  2016-07-06 12:40:56  
  Marvel really needed better editorial control in 1974. Either not greenlight multiple issues of bad ideas, or take the time to actually improve titles if they're going to let them run for multiple issues.  

  glyph65 Says:    
  2016-07-18 19:19:26  
  One star for It being body slammed by Fin Fang Foom in a 2 page spread. A second star for this stinker coming to an end.  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-09-30 22:24:40  
  Actually one of the best It! stories in the series, though granted it didn't have a very high bar to clear. The fight between the Colossus and Fin Fang Foom had that cheesy 50s B-movie charm to it, like an early Godzilla flick. All that was missing was the Japanese characters talking out of sync to their lips moving!

2 stars. The series is mercifully at an end; not one of Marvel's best ideas to resurrect an obscure Atlas-era monster story into an ongoing series. Unfortunately, we'll have a long wait before we get to see the respective comeuppances of Grant Marshall and Dr. Vault. However, we have Deathlok waiting in the wings! Excited face!

  Katryn Says:    
  2017-10-29 06:12:26  
  Aww, no more Colossus? I'm actually a bit sad about that, these have been fun. The cops have just had these little golden moments of comedy, everyone actually has a character, it's great.  

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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.
   July 6, 2013 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   May 2, 2013 TStarnes Added Diane Cummings to the issue.
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