A sisterly salute to Amazing Adventures’ sister title…

Last week, we had some fun with 13 COVERS spotlighting one of Marvel’s ’70s anthology books — Amazing Adventures. (Before that we did Marvel Fanfare. Click here.)

Anyway, since we did Amazing Adventures, it was just a matter of time before we brought you 13 COVERS saluting its sister mag, Astonishing Tales — a series (not to be confused with Tales to Astonish) that similarly began as a split title before switching to a run of solo acts.

We’re talking Deathlok, Ka-Zar and Doctor Doom, primarily, by the likes of Gil Kane, Rich Buckler, Marie Severin and MORE.

Dig it.

Marie Severin pencils, Bill Everett inks

Rich Buckler pencils, Klaus Janson inks

Main image: Jim Starlin pencils, Frank Giacoia inks

Gil Kane pencils, Mike Esposito inks

John Buscema pencils. Giacoia inks


Ed Hannigan pencils, Bernie Wrightson inks

Severin pencils, Giacoia inks


Kane pencils, Giacoia inks

Larry Lieber pencils, Giacoia inks

Kane pencils, John Romita inks



— 13 AMAZING ADVENTURES COVERS to Make You Feel Good. Click here.

— 13 MARVEL FANFARE COVERS to Make You Feel Good. Click here.

Credits source: The Grand Comics Database

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Was there some legal or political reason for the period in which Marvel would refer to the Black Panther as T’Challa on covers?

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  2. Buckler and his creation of Deathlok is not lauded enough. Met Buckler at a Dallas Con about 2000. I told him that Robocop and The Six Million Dollar Man owed him a creative debt. He waved that off. He was super cool, super humble. Wouldn’t let me pay him for his signature on Astonishing Tales 25 pictured above.

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