Astonishing Tales #16
Issue(s): Astonishing Tales #16
Probably the most interesting thing about the story to me is the existence of that exo-skeleton and how similar it is in design to the one from Amazing Spider-Man #112-114, in the sense that it's just like a harness and not a full Iron Man style suit. The Pusher is working for a "solo AIM agent" so i assume that's where he got it, but i wonder if the two harnesses have similar origins.
The story is really about Wilma Calvin's grandson Vinnie turning out to be a good egg in the end, but obviously i'd rather talk about super-strength exo-skeletons. Sorry.
In other news, Ka-Zar tries to set some boundaries in his relationship with Bobbi Morse.
Letters to this series complain about the reprints from the black & white mags disguised as new story, the constant changes in creative teams, and the fact that Ka-Zar has been taken out of his jungle environment. People want to see some dinosaurs!
Quality Rating: C
Chronological Placement Considerations: This doesn't take place immediately after last issue; it begins with Ka-Zar and Zabu going out on the city for a stroll.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
This artwork looks like Sal Buscema not Rich Buckler.
Posted by: A.Lloyd | September 30, 2014 1:45 PM
I can see why you say that, but the credits do say Buckler, and i haven't found any corrections or additions online (both UHBMCC and GCD list Buckler). Buckler is known to have been a bit of a chameleon, and most of the art really does look like it's his.
Posted by: fnord12 | September 30, 2014 2:49 PM
If Marvel were to do a "Ka-Zar in the Big Apple" story today, the creators could have him in Times Square in his classic barefoot-and-loincloth "costume" encountering the infamous street musician and part-time politician Robert "The Naked Cowboy" Burck, who would likely accuse the jungle lord of infringing on his gimmick. A one-panel, one-paw swipe knockdown by Zabu would ensue, therefore granting wish fulfillment to more than a few readers.
Posted by: Brian Coffey | September 26, 2017 3:00 PM
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