Bronze Age Beginnings

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Astonishing Tales #10

Cover date: February 1972

Writer: Roy Thomas & Gerry Conway

Artist: Barry Smith and Sal Buscema


This is the scrag end of a three-part story involving some soldiers - German and English - from WWII, continuing to fight the good fight after they somehow ended up in the Savage Land; with a twist. Naturaly, Ka-Zar and faithful Zabu put an end to that.

Admittedly, I wasn’t much looking forward to reading this as I’ve never been too fond of this particular Tarzan knock-off (except for the early Eighties Bruce Jones and Brent Anderson run), but it wasn’t that bad. Conway pitched in to help Thomas out, and I’m going to hazard a guess that Smith provided lay-outs for Buscema, as the art lacks Smith’s customary detail. Of note, there is a very brief appearance by Barbara ‘Bobbi’ Morse, the future Mockingbird and Mrs Hawkeye.

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