Astonishing Tales

 ASTT   (Marvel, 1970-1976)

™ and ©1974 Marvel Entertainment Group

Although it began as a rather nondescript collection of Dr. Doom/Ka-Zar stories, Astonishing Tales struck gold when it introduced the character of Deathlok in issue #25. Since then Deathlok has gone on to become one of the hottest characters in comics.

Deathlok’s story begins in the near future. The U.S. has been at war for years, and the military is desperate for some new weapon to turn the tide. When Luther Manning, a great military strategist, is killed a decision is made to transplant his brain into a robotic body. Thus Luther lives again as Deathlok, a cyborg killing-machine. However, when Luther realizes what has happened to him, he rebels against his creators and escapes. Unable even to end his own existence (the computer built into him prevents this), Deathlok goes on the run but has nowhere to hide.

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#1

  8/1/1970
  $0.15
  $48.00
17 copies available from $6.00
1st Appearance of Crown Prince Rudolfo; 1st appearance of Ramona; 1st appearance of DoomsmanRoy Thomas, Stan LeeJack Kirby, Wally Wood

#2

  10/1/1970
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  $37.00
22 copies available from $3.25
1st appearance of Petrified Man; 1st appearance of Faceless One; 2nd Appearance of Crown Prince Rudolfo; 2nd Appearance of Ramona; 2nd Appearance of Doomsman; Ka-Zar; Doctor DoomRoy ThomasJack Kirby, Wally Wood

#3

  12/1/1970
  $0.15
  $39.00
16 copies available from $4.04
1st Appearance of Zaladane; Mike W. Barr L.O.C.Gerry Conway, Larry LieberBarry Windsor-Smith, Wally Wood

#4

  2/1/1971
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  $40.00
17 copies available from $3.00
1st appearance of Garokk (formerly the Petrified Man); 2nd appearance of Zaladane; 2nd appearance of TongahGerry Conway, Larry LieberBarry Windsor-Smith, Wally Wood

#5

  4/1/1971
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  $40.00
12 copies available from $4.90
Death of Garokk; Death of Zaladane; 2nd Appearance of Garokk (formerly the Petrified Man)Gerry Conway, Larry LieberBarry Windsor-Smith, George Tuska

#6

  6/1/1971
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  $64.00
6 copies available from $18.00
1st appearance of Bobbi Morse; 1st appearance of Damon the Wind GodGerry Conway, Larry LieberBarry Windsor-Smith, George Tuska

#7

  8/1/1971
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19 copies available from $4.00
2nd Appearance of Damon the Wind God; 2nd Appearance of Bobbi Morse; Bob Rozakis L.O.C.Roy Thomas, Gerry ConwayHerb Trimpe, Gene Colan

#8

  10/1/1971
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  $34.00
13 copies available from $2.50
2nd Appearance of Gemini (Joshua Link); 2nd Appearance of Damian LinkRoy Thomas, Gary Friedrich, Len Wein, Mike Friedrich, Gerry ConwayHerb Trimpe, George Tuska, Gene Colan

#9

  12/1/1971
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  $18.00
15 copies available from $2.99
Lorna reprint accidentally runs last two pages from another story altogether; Reprint from Lorna The Jungle Girl #14Stan Lee, Don RicoJohn Buscema, Jay Scott Pike

#10

  2/1/1972
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  $20.00
14 copies available from $5.00
 Roy Thomas, Gerry ConwayBarry Windsor-Smith

#11

  4/1/1972
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13 copies available from $2.00
Origin of Ka-Zar; Origin of ZabuRoy ThomasGil Kane

#12

  6/1/1972
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  $92.00
14 copies available from $5.00
 Len Wein, Roy ThomasJohn Buscema, Neal Adams

#13

  8/1/1972
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10 copies available from $6.50
 Roy ThomasJohn Buscema, Rich Buckler

#14

  10/1/1972
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  $19.00
11 copies available from $5.00
Reprints from Savage Tales #1 and Jungle Tales #2Stan Lee, Don RicoJohn Buscema, Jay Scott Pike

#15

  12/1/1972
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  $11.50
13 copies available from $2.14
 Mike FriedrichGil Kane

#16

  2/1/1973
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  $14.50
11 copies available from $2.20
 Mike FriedrichRich Buckler, John Buscema

#17

  4/1/1973
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  $13.50
10 copies available from $2.00
 Mike FriedrichDan Adkins

#18

  6/1/1973
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  $13.50
11 copies available from $4.75
 MIke FriedrichDan Adkins

#19

  8/1/1973
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  $16.00
11 copies available from $2.00
1st appearance of VictoriusMike FriedrichDan Adkins

#20

  10/1/1973
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  $14.00
13 copies available from $1.25
2nd Appearance of VictoriusMike FriedrichMarie Severin, Werner Roth

#21

  12/1/1973
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  $43.00
8 copies available from $5.00
Reprints from Tales of Suspense #20, Amazing Adult Fantasy #9Tony Isabella, Stan LeeDick Ayers, Steve Ditko

#22

  2/1/1974
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  $23.00
7 copies available from $2.99
Pages 8-11 reprinted from Strange Tales #74Tony Isabella, Stan LeeDick Ayers, Jack Kirby

#23

  4/1/1974
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  $32.00
6 copies available from $3.00
Incorporates pages reprinted from Strange Tales #89; Marvel Value Stamp #54: ShannaTony Isabella, Stan LeeDick Ayers, Jack Kirby

#24

  6/1/1974
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  $32.00
7 copies available from $6.00
Marvel Value Stamp #18: VolstaagTony IsabellaLarry Lieber, Vince Colletta

#25

  8/1/1974
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  $145.00
9 copies available from $27.00
1st Appearance of Deathlok (Luther Manning); Origin of Deathlok (Luther Manning); Marvel Value Stamp #68: Son of SatanRich Buckler, Doug MoenchRich Buckler, George Pérez

#26

  10/1/1974
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  $24.00
13 copies available from $5.25
Marvel Value Stamp #66: General RossRich Buckler, Doug MoenchRich Buckler

#27

  12/1/1974
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  $14.50
11 copies available from $5.25
Marvel Value Stamp #22: Man-ThingRich Buckler, Doug MoenchRich Buckler

#28

  2/1/1975
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  $15.00
20 copies available from $2.60
Marvel Value Stamp #84: Dr. DoomRich BucklerRich Buckler

#29

  4/1/1975
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  $31.00
10 copies available from $9.00
Reprints from Marvel Super-Heroes #18; 1st appearance of Guardians of Galaxy; Origin of Guardians of the GalaxyArnold DrakeGene Colan

#30

  6/1/1975
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  $18.00
14 copies available from $2.79
 Rich Buckler, Doug MoenchKeith Pollard, Rich Buckler, Arvell Jones

#31

  8/1/1975
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  $15.00
13 copies available from $1.25
Reprint from Silver Surfer (1st Series) #3Rich Buckler, Doug Moench, Stan LeeGene Colan, Keith Pollard, Rich Buckler

#32

  11/1/1975
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14 copies available from $1.50
 Rich Buckler, Bill MantloRich Buckler, Keith Pollard, Bob McLeod

#33

  1/1/1976
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  $14.50
16 copies available from $2.86
Marvel Value Stamp Series B #3Rich Buckler, Bill MantloRich Buckler

#34

  3/1/1976
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  $14.50
15 copies available from $3.50
 Rich Buckler, Bill MantloRich Buckler

#35

  5/1/1976
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14 copies available from $2.00
 Rich Buckler, Bill MantloRich Buckler

#35 Variation A

  5/1/1976
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  $21.00
No copies available
30 cent regional price variantRich Buckler, Bill MantloRich Buckler

#36

  7/1/1976
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  $14.50
12 copies available from $4.75
 Rich BucklerRich Buckler

#36 Variation A

  7/1/1976
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  $10.00
No copies available
30 cent cover variantRich BucklerRich Buckler