Creatures on the Loose

 COTL   (Marvel, 1971-1975)

™ and © Marvel Characters, Inc.
Series continued from Tower of Shadows #9

Beginning with issue #10, the series, “Tower of Shadows” became “Creatures on the Loose,” trading in its stock of science-fiction/horror stories for sword and sorcery. Its first issue brought us a new character, King Kull featuring the art of Bernie Wrightson. Kull, a barbarian warrior from the lost continent of Atlantis, was very popular and later appeared in a number of series bearing his name.

Back at Creatures on the Loose, the sword and sorcery storylines continued. Issue #16 introduced us to Gullivar Jones, Warrior of Mars. In an action-filled storyline reminiscent of Edgar Rice Burroughs, Gullivar fought a host of otherworldly menaces, saving alien women from the jaws of certain death.

Later experiments at COTL included Thongor, and lastly, Manwolf. Unfortunately, neither of these caught on, and Creatures on the Loose ceased with issue #37.

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#10

  3/1/1971
  $0.15
  $82.00
10 copies available from $11.25
Title changes to Creatures on the Loose; First King Kull story; Trull reprints story from Tales to Astonish #21Roy Thomas, Stan LeeBernie Wrightson, Dick Ayers, Jack Kirby

#11

  5/1/1971
  $0.15
  $31.00
1 copy available for $22.00
Reprints story from Tales to Astonish #23Stan Lee, Len WeinJack Kirby, Herb Trimpe

#12

  7/1/1971
  $0.15
  $29.00
3 copies available from $4.50
Reprints story from Journey into Mystery #69Alan HewetsonJack Kirby, Syd Shores

#13

  9/1/1971
  $0.15
  $25.00
6 copies available from $2.00
Reprints stories from Tales to Astonish #25 & #28Larry Lieber, Stan Lee, Len WeinJack Kirby, Reed Crandall

#14

  11/1/1971
  $0.20
  $27.00
2 copies available from $3.25
Reprints story from Tales to Astonish #33Roy Thomas, Neal AdamsJack Kirby, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, Marie Severin

#15

  1/1/1972
  $0.20
  $27.00
2 copies available from $13.99
ReprintsStan LeeJack Kirby, Steve Ditko

#16

  3/1/1972
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  $17.00
13 copies available from $4.99
Origin of Gullivar Jones, Warrior of MarsRoy Thomas, Edwin L. ArnoldGil Kane, Jack Kirby

#17

  5/1/1972
  $0.20
  $12.50
11 copies available from $2.10
 Roy Thomas, Edwin L. ArnoldGil Kane, Jack Kirby

#18

  7/1/1972
  $0.20
  $11.00
8 copies available from $2.00
 George Alec Effinger, Gerry ConwayRoss Andru, Sam Grainger, Tony DiPreta, Steve Ditko

#19

  9/1/1972
  $0.20
  $12.00
8 copies available from $1.50
 George Alec Effinger, Stan Lee, Larry LieberWayne Boring, Gil Kane, Jack Kirby, Paul Reinman

#20

  11/1/1972
  $0.20
  $12.50
7 copies available from $2.75
 George Alec EffingerGray Morrow, Steve Ditko

#21

  1/1/1973
  $0.20
  $19.00
9 copies available from $3.75
 George Alec Effinger, Stan LeeGray Morrow, Joe Sinnott, Larry Lieber

#22

  3/1/1973
  $0.20
  $15.00
13 copies available from $1.50
Adaptation of“Thieves of Zangabal"Lin Carter, George Alec Effinger, Stan LeeVal Mayerik, Steve Ditko

#23

  5/1/1973
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  $8.50
7 copies available from $0.85
 George Alec EffingerVal Mayerik, Don Heck

#24

  7/1/1973
  $0.20
  $8.00
7 copies available from $0.75
 George Alec Effinger, Lin CarterVal Mayerik, Steve Ditko

#25

  9/1/1973
  $0.20
  $9.00
5 copies available from $3.00
 George Alec Effinger, Lin Carter, Tony IsabellaVal Mayerik, Tony DiPreta

#26

  11/1/1973
  $0.20
  $8.00
5 copies available from $2.75
 Gardner FoxVal Mayerik

#27

  1/1/1974
  $0.20
  $8.50
9 copies available from $2.60
 Gardner FoxVal Mayerik

#28

  3/1/1974
  $0.20
  $7.00
10 copies available from $1.50
Reprints from Amazing Adult Fantasy #10; Marvel Value Stamp #15: Iron ManSteve Gerber, Stan LeeVincente Alcazar, Steve Ditko

#29

  5/1/1974
  $0.25
  $7.00
6 copies available from $1.09
Marvel Value Stamp #37: WatcherSteve GerberVincente Alcazar

#30

  7/1/1974
  $0.25
  $27.00
6 copies available from $9.65
Marvel Value Stamp #65: IcemanDoug MoenchGeorge Tuska

#31

  9/1/1974
  $0.25
  $13.50
8 copies available from $2.50
Marvel Value Stamp #30: Grey GargoyleDoug MoenchGeorge Tuska

#32

  11/1/1974
  $0.25
  $21.00
9 copies available from $4.00
Marvel Value Stamp #34: Mr. FantasticTony IsabellaGeorge Tuska

#33

  1/1/1975
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  $15.00
7 copies available from $5.00
1st George Perez art; Marvel Value Stamp #24: FalconDavid Anthony Kraft, Tony IsabellaGeorge Pérez

#34

  3/1/1975
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  $15.00
5 copies available from $4.00
 David Anthony KraftGeorge Pérez

#35

  5/1/1975
  $0.25
  $14.50
7 copies available from $2.00
Ralph Macchio L.O.C.David Anthony KraftGeorge Pérez

#36

  7/1/1975
  $0.25
  $13.00
11 copies available from $3.50
Marvel Value Stamp #73: KingpinDavid Anthony KraftGeorge Pérez

#37

  9/1/1975
  $0.25
  $16.00
8 copies available from $4.25
Final issueDavid Anthony KraftGeorge Pérez