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Astonishing Tales #1a (v1)
Astonishing Tales (v1)
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Published From: 1970-1976
Cover Price Range: $0.15 - $0.25
# of Issues: 43
# of Essential Issues: 2
 
Writers
Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Larry Lieber, Len Wein, Mike Friedrich, Tony Isabella, Doug Moench, Rich Buckler, Bill Mantlo
Artists
Jack Kirby, Barry Windsor-Smith, Wallace Wood, George Tuska, Gene Colan, Herb Trimpe, John Buscema, Gil Kane, Neal Adams, Rich Buckler, Dan Adkins, Jim Starlin, Werner Roth, Dick Ayers, Larry Lieber
 
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Astonishing Tales 1 (v1) [A Story]
1216: Astonishing Tales #1 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Power of Ka-Zar "
Kraven the Hunter heads to the Savage Land to capture Zabu, the greatest catch still yet untamed. Ka-Zar will not stand for this and the two men pit their strengths against each other.
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Published: Aug. 1970
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Sam Grainger
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Cover: Marie Severin
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Astonishing Tales #2 (v1) [A Story]
1217: Astonishing Tales #2 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Frenzy On the Fortieth Floor! "
Ka-Zar arrives in New York to confront Kraven after the villain's theft of Zabu.
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Published: Oct. 1970
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciler: Jack Kirby
Inker: Sam Grainger
Letterer: Jean Izzo (Jean Simek)
Cover: John Buscema
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Astonishing Tales #3 (v1) [A Story]
1218: Astonishing Tales #3 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Back To the Savage Land "
Ka-Zar seeks to prevent war from spreading throughout the Savage Land in the name of the Sun God, as his fellow travelers head towards their own destinations.
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Published: Dec. 1970
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciler: Barry Windsor-Smith
Inker: Sam Grainger
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Marie Severin
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Astonishing Tales #4 (v1) [A Story]
1219: Astonishing Tales #4 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Sun God "
Ka-Zar must battle against a high priestess bent on bringing about the return of her Sun God.
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Published: Feb. 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciler: Barry Windsor-Smith
Inker: Sam Grainger
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Cover: John Buscema
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Astonishing Tales #5 (v1) [A Story]
1220: Astonishing Tales #5 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Rampage "
Ka-Zar fights for his life against a scorned high priestess after her war on the Savage Land was abruptly ended. Meanwhile the Sun God begins to conceive a method of bringing about his version of 'true peace'.
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Published: April 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciler: Barry Windsor-Smith
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Mike Stevens
Cover: John Buscema
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Astonishing Tales #1 (v1) [B Story]
1221: Astonishing Tales #1 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Unto You is Born... the Doomsman "
In Latveria, Dr. Doom's usurped throne is challenged by the rightful prince, who may be just as mad as Von Doom.
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Published: Aug. 1970
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciler: Wallace Wood
Inker:
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Marie Severin
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Astonishing Tales #2 (v1) [B Story]
1222: Astonishing Tales #2 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Revolution "
In Latveria, Revolution stirs as the nations true ruler escapes Doom's custody.
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Published: Oct. 1970
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciler: Wallace Wood
Inker:
Letterer: Jean Izzo (Jean Simek)
Cover: John Buscema
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Astonishing Tales #3 (v1) [B Story]
1223: Astonishing Tales #3 (v1) [B Story]
   
"Doom Must Die "
The Faceless One battles Doom while both vie for control over the Doomsman, whom has enough power to destroy either one of them.
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Published: Dec. 1970
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Larry Lieber
Penciler: Wallace Wood
Inker:
Letterer: Jean Izzo (Jean Simek)
Cover: Marie Severin
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Astonishing Tales #4 (v1) [B Story]
1224: Astonishing Tales #4 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Invaders "
Dr. Doom awaits for the reconstruction of his kingdom and takes a vacation, leaving his country wide open for a coup from an unexpected villain.
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Published: Feb. 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Larry Lieber
Penciler: Wallace Wood
Inker:
Letterer: Jean Izzo (Jean Simek)
Cover: John Buscema
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Astonishing Tales #5 (v1) [B Story]
1225: Astonishing Tales #5 (v1) [B Story]
   
"A Land Enslaved "
Dr. Doom returns to his kingdom only to be attacked. He faces the forces of the Red Skull with only his already equipped gear and his mind.
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Published: April 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Larry Lieber
Penciler: George Tuska
Inker: Mike Esposito
Letterer: Mike Stevens
Cover: John Buscema
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Astonishing Tales #6 (v1) [B Story]
1349: Astonishing Tales #6 (v1) [B Story]
   
"The Tentacles of the Tyrant "
Doom discovers the whereabouts of Vibranium and sends an instrument to scout Wakanda.
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Published: June 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Larry Lieber
Penciler: George Tuska
Inker: Bill Everett
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Frank Giacoia
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Astonishing Tales #7 (v1) [B Story]
1350: Astonishing Tales #7 (v1) [B Story]
   
"And If I Be Called Traitor..! "
In Wakanda, Doom battles the Black Panther and searches for the nations valuable source of Vibranium.
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Published: Aug. 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciler: Gene Colan
Inker: Herb Trimpe
Letterer: Jean Izzo (Jean Simek)
Cover: Herb Trimpe
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Astonishing Tales #6 (v1) [A Story]
1396: Astonishing Tales #6 (v1) [A Story]
   
"'Ware the Winds of Death "
A bright light in the sky above the Savage Land signals the return of a god set to cleanse the world.
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Published: June 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciler: Barry Windsor-Smith
Inker: Bill Everett
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: John Buscema
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Astonishing Tales #7 (v1) [A Story]
1397: Astonishing Tales #7 (v1) [A Story]
   
"Deluge "
Ka-Zar continues to battle against the rage of a seeming God. Can anything sort of fate save the Lord of the Savage Land?
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Published: Aug. 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciler: Herb Trimpe
Inker: Herb Trimpe
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Herb Trimpe
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Astonishing Tales #8 (v1) [A Story]
1398: Astonishing Tales #8 (v1) [A Story]
   
"The Battle of New Britannia! "
Ka-Zar aids an outsider in finding his beloved but when they are separated and she is found by British survivors of WW II and is not sure what to make of the men.
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Published: Oct. 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciler: Herb Trimpe
Inker: Tom Sutton
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: Frank Giacoia
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Astonishing Tales #9 (v1)
1399: Astonishing Tales #9 (v1)
   
"The Legend of the Lizard Men "
Ka-Zar hunts the Lizard Men who are stalking the Savage Land. He comes upon a beautiful woman who, unbeknownst to him, commands the Lizard Men. As her plot begins to reveal itself, Ka-Zar and Zabu are turned against each other.
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Published: Dec. 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Stan Lee
Penciler: John Buscema
Inker: John Buscema
Letterer:
Cover: Gil Kane
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Astonishing Tales #10 (v1)
1400: Astonishing Tales #10 (v1)
   
"To End In Flame "
A thirty year old war between stranded groups of British and Nazi's soldiers begins to falter as outsiders make their way into the picture. Their final battle places the Savage Land in great jeopardy.
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Published: Feb. 1972
EIC: Roy Thomas
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciler: Barry Windsor-Smith
Inker: Sal Buscema
Letterer:
Cover: Gil Kane
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Astonishing Tales #8 (v1) [B Story]
1401: Astonishing Tales #8 (v1) [B Story]
   
"This Badge Bedeviled "
A police officer in pursuit of criminals learns his brother is counted among their ranks.
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Published: Oct. 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Len Wein
Penciler: George Tuska
Inker: Mike Esposito
Letterer: John Costanza
Cover: Marie Severin
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Astonishing Tales #8 (v1) [C Story]
1402: Astonishing Tales #8 (v1) [C Story]
   
"Though Some Call It Magic "
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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Published: Oct. 1971
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Gerry Conway
Penciler: Gene Colan
Inker: Tom Palmer
Letterer: Jean Izzo (Jean Simek)
Cover: Marie Severin
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Astonishing Tales #11 (v1)
1403: Astonishing Tales #11 (v1)
   
"A Day of Tigers "
As the outsiders he is leading sleep, Ka-Zar thinks back to how he came to call this land home, lost his father, and met Zabu.
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Published: April 1972
EIC: Roy Thomas
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciler: Gil Kane
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: Sam Rosen
Cover: Gil Kane
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Astonishing Tales #12 (v1)
1426: Astonishing Tales #12 (v1)
   
"Terror Stalks the Everglades! "
Ka-Zar is brought back to America to aid a scientific laboratory. Their lead researcher, Dr. Sallis, has gone missing and AIM is in the area hoping to steal the secrets of a super soldier formula.
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Published: June 1972
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciler: John Buscema
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: John Costanza
Cover: John Buscema
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Astonishing Tales #13 (v1)
1427: Astonishing Tales #13 (v1)
   
"Man-Thing! "
Ka-Zar's impending battle with the Man-Thing seems inevitable, it isn't long before Ka-Zar realizes that AIM is the true enemy.
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Published: Aug. 1972
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Roy Thomas
Penciler: John Buscema
Inker: Dan Adkins
Letterer: John Costanza
Cover: Rich Buckler
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Astonishing Tales #15 (v1)
1578: Astonishing Tales #15 (v1)
   
"And Who Will Call Him Savage? "
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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Published: Dec. 1972
EIC: Roy Thomas
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciler: Gil Kane
Inker: Tom Sutton
Letterer: John Costanza
Cover: Gil Kane
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Astonishing Tales #16 (v1)
1602: Astonishing Tales #16 (v1)
   
"To Stalk a City! "
After the events of the last few days Dr. Calvin appears to be relatively safe and stable. With that in mind Ka-Zar sets out to tie up a loose end, namely the Pusher.
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Published: Feb. 1973
EIC: Roy Thomas
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciler: Rich Buckler
Inker: Chic Stone
Letterer: Denise Wohl
Cover: Rich Buckler
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Astonishing Tales #17 (v1)
1696: Astonishing Tales #17 (v1)
   
"Target: Ka-Zar "
With Dr. Calvin recovered, Ka-Zar and Bobbi Morse accompany her to the S.H.I.E.L.D heli-carrier for meeting with Fury. Ka-Zar must intercede when the rogue Gemini stages a daring heist aboard the ship.
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Published: April 1973
EIC: Roy Thomas
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciler: Dan Adkins
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: John Costanza
Cover: Dan Adkins
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Astonishing Tales #18 (v1)
1697: Astonishing Tales #18 (v1)
   
"Gog Cometh "
Gemini has lead Ka-Zar to none other than the Plunderer and with him, Gog. Can Ka-Zar handle his brother and the mysterious alien, or will this sibling rivalry be the end of him?
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Published: June 1973
EIC: Roy Thomas
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciler: Dan Adkins
Inker: Frank Chiaramonte
Letterer: Artie Simek
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Astonishing Tales #19 (v1)
1804: Astonishing Tales #19 (v1)
   
"And Men Shall Name Him -- Victorius! "
Just as Ka-Zar was able to recover S.H.I.E.L.D.'s new super soldier serum from the Plunderer, an agent of A.I.M. has perfected a serum of his own. Now as the superpowered Victorius he brings the fight to Bobbi and Ka-Zar.
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Published: Aug. 1973
EIC: Roy Thomas
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciler: Dan Adkins
Inker: Jack Abel
Letterer: John Costanza
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Astonishing Tales #20 (v1)
1805: Astonishing Tales #20 (v1)
   
"The Final Battle "
Ka-Zar's struggle with Victorious is in full swing as this saga of super soldier serums reaches its fateful climax. Meanwhile, Bobbi does her best to recover the vial that Ka-Zar so carelessly tossed aside.
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Published: Oct. 1973
EIC: Roy Thomas
Writer: Mike Friedrich
Penciler: Werner Roth
Inker: Frank Giacoia
Letterer: June Braverman
Cover: John Romita Sr.
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Astonishing Tales #21 (v1)
1814: Astonishing Tales #21 (v1)
   
"IT! The Colossus Lives Again! "
When the act of a callous associate leaves Bob O'Bryan paralyzed he finds he can mysteriously project his mind into the stone body of It, the Living Colossus.
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Published: Dec. 1973
EIC: Roy Thomas
Writer: Tony Isabella
Penciler: Dick Ayers
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Dick Ayers
Cover: Gil Kane
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Astonishing Tales #22 (v1)
1930: Astonishing Tales #22 (v1)
   
"...We, the Gargoyles! "
The war between flying gargoyles that has destroyed the planet known as Stonus-5 spreads to Earth. Bob O'Bryan must use It, the Living Colossus, to help the peace-loving rebel gargoyles to stop the evil Granitor.
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Published: Feb. 1974
EIC: Stan Lee
Writer: Tony Isabella
Penciler: Dick Ayers
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Dick Ayers
Cover: John Romita Sr.
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Astonishing Tales #23 (v1)
1931: Astonishing Tales #23 (v1)
   
"Conquerors Three! "
The It vs Granitor battle continues! And stepping into the ring... Fin Fang Foom!
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Published: April 1974
EIC: Roy Thomas
Writer: Tony Isabella
Penciler: Dick Ayers
Inker: Dick Ayers
Letterer: Dick Ayers
Cover: Gil Kane
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Astonishing Tales #24 (v1)
1932: Astonishing Tales #24 (v1)
   
"Five Claws of Death! "
With the alien gargoyle menace repelled, Dr. Vault turns Fin Fang Foom against It.
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Published: June 1974
EIC: Roy Thomas
Writer: Tony Isabella
Penciler: Larry Lieber
Inker: Vincent Colletta
Letterer: David Hunt
Cover: Larry Lieber
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Astonishing Tales #25 (v1)
2129: Astonishing Tales #25 (v1)
   
"A Cold Knight's Frenzy "
Enter the inner turmoil of the Man-Machine Deathlok. Reel with the struggle between cold calculations and mercurial human passions. Fear the monster that this union hath born!
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Published: Aug. 1974
EIC: Len Wein
Writer: Doug Moench
Penciler: Rich Buckler
Inker: Rich Buckler
Letterer: Annette Kawecki
Cover: Rich Buckler
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Astonishing Tales #26 (v1)
2130: Astonishing Tales #26 (v1)
   
"The Enemy: Us! "
Timelines interweave as Deathlok remembers his initial escape from Ryker and his reunion with an old friend. Meanwhile, in the present, he must facilitate the rescue of that same friend.
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Published: Oct. 1974
EIC: Len Wein
Writer: Doug Moench
Penciler: Rich Buckler
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Annette Kawecki
Cover: Rich Buckler
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Astonishing Tales #27 (v1)
2131: Astonishing Tales #27 (v1)
   
"Dead Reckoning! "
Simon Ryker's hellish tyranny continues as Deathlok is forced to face down a former friend in single combat.
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Published: Dec. 1974
EIC: Len Wein
Writer: Doug Moench
Penciler: Rich Buckler
Inker: Pablo Marcos
Letterer: Desmond Jones
Cover: Rich Buckler
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Astonishing Tales #28 (v1)
2132: Astonishing Tales #28 (v1)
   
"Five To One, Deathlok...One In Five...No One Here Gets Out Alive! "
With all hope of recovering the pieces of his past lost, Deathlok sets off into the city a battered and broken man, trying to find his way.
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Published: Feb. 1975
EIC: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Rich Buckler
Penciler: Rich Buckler
Inker: Rich Buckler
Letterer: Karen Mantlo
Cover: Rich Buckler
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Astonishing Tales #30 (v1)
2133: Astonishing Tales #30 (v1)
   
"The Soft Parade...of Slow, Sliding Death! "
Deathlok finds himself with a new ally as Ryker's forces move in. Meanwhile, Mike Travers must find a way to free himself from Ryker's facility.
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Published: June 1975
EIC: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Doug Moench
Penciler: Rich Buckler
Inker: Al McWilliams
Letterer: Charlotte Jetter
Cover: Rich Buckler
Issue Has Comments Issue Has Letters Column
 
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Astonishing Tales #31 (v1)
2134: Astonishing Tales #31 (v1)
   
"Twice Removed From Yesterday... "
Deathlok has escaped Ryker's most recent machinations but remains on the run. Soon he will come face to face with an old friend and a terrible revelation.
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Published: Aug. 1975
EIC: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Doug Moench
Penciler: Rich Buckler
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Janice Cohen
Cover: Ed Hannigan
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Astonishing Tales #32 (v1)
2135: Astonishing Tales #32 (v1)
   
"The Man Who Sold the World! "
Unwilling to accept his fate of imprisonment in this fleshy mechanical husk, Deathlok sets out to find information on a doctor who could save him.
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Published: Nov. 1975
EIC: Marv Wolfman
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciler: Rich Buckler
Inker: Rich Buckler
Letterer: Charlotte Jetter
Cover: Rich Buckler
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Astonishing Tales #33 (v1)
2136: Astonishing Tales #33 (v1)
   
"Reflections In a Crimson Eye! "
As Deathlok closes in on his target, Ryker's plan moves to the next stage. Meanwhile, a new player enters the game, but is he friend or foe?
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Published: Jan. 1976
EIC: Gerry Conway
Writer: Bill Mantlo
Penciler: Rich Buckler
Inker: Klaus Janson
Letterer: Irving Watanabe
Cover: Rich Buckler
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