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2138: Astonishing Tales #35 (v1)

" ...And Once Removed From Never "
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Astonishing Tales #35 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Gerry Conway
Cover Artists: Rich Buckler
Writers: Bill Mantlo
Pencilers: Rich Buckler
Inkers: Klaus Janson
Colourists: Klaus Janson
Letterers: Karen Mantlo
Cover Date: May 1976
Release Date: March 1976
Story Arc: -
Pages: 17
Cover Price: $0.25
Times Read: 179                 Times Rated: 119
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Universes:   Earth-7484  
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Astonishing Tales #33 (v1)
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Astonishing Tales #36 (v1)
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Deathlok, now a pawn of the CIA, prepares to face down Killinger's latest machination.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
Deathlok last appeared in Astonishing Tales #34 (v1). Deathlok next appears in Astonishing Tales #36 (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Teresa Deveraux
Teresa Deveraux last appeared in Astonishing Tales #34 (v1). Teresa Deveraux next appears in Astonishing Tales #36 (v1).
  Luther Manning (Clone)
Luther Manning (Clone) last appeared in Astonishing Tales #34 (v1). Luther Manning (Clone) next appears in Astonishing Tales #36 (v1).
Hellinger last appeared in Astonishing Tales #34 (v1). Hellinger next appears in Marvel Spotlight #33 (v1).
  Simon Ryker (Earth-7484)
Simon Ryker (Earth-7484) last appeared in Astonishing Tales #34 (v1). Simon Ryker (Earth-7484) next appears in Marvel Spotlight #33 (v1).
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Issue Review
   February 24, 2014
Some action, yes, but itís mostly lots of talk. This is dense storytelling. Nice to have things explained but itís not very exciting. 6/10
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2012-09-28 06:19:26  
  They stored his mind on a "special tape cartridge." I find it hilarious when visions of the future are very prescient with all kinds of cool, forward thinking technology and then a blatant marker of when the story was written shows up. They can't think of everything, I guess.  

  Kez Says:    
  2013-06-02 11:26:04  
  Didn't see that ending coming!  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2015-05-26 20:19:18  
  Epic ending.  

  duncanm Says:    
  2015-10-29 23:09:16  
  It certainly would be interesting to go back to a "high tech" facility of the 70s and show them an iPhone that has more computing power than every device in their building. "But you couldn't possibly store all of the information that we hold on our tapes here!" they would protest. 30 seconds later you are calling for janitorial services after the collective head explosion that resulted when you removed the MicroSD card.
So what is running the Deathlok cyborg now? It can't be a copy of Luthor or he would have protested that he was still stuck in there, and it's obviously not acting like 'puter. Maybe that long lost third personality that their meshing created from the first few issues?
Very disappointed that the answer to who they are at war with is basically "I dunno".

  HeffElf Says:    
  2017-09-12 23:07:52  
  Ryder said they were in The Matrix! Does that make Deathlok proto-Neo?  

  Russ Says:    
  2017-11-19 16:14:55  
  I sure didn't see that ending coming.

I had a feeling Hellinger was pulling more strings than what initially met the eye. The extent of his role in this affair was revealed slowly and well done. This series still has a few tricks up its sleeve.

4 stars. Because saying memory patterns are stored on this special tape sounds cooler than saying "I got his memory patterns saved on this memory stick!" And who wants to say they're working on someone's stick anyway?

  Katryn Says:    
  2018-02-23 06:54:26  
  I kind of like that they don't know who they're at war with. Ultimately, Ryker was at war with chaos, and it's not that easy to put a face on that.  

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