Savage Tales #17

Published
December 1979
Page count
100
Cover price
0.80 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Murray Publishers (1979–1980)
 
Murray Publishers (1979–1980)
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/1734380

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Beowulf, Dragon Slayer) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Beowulf, Dragon Slayer
Genre
Sword and Sorcery

Credits

Art
Richard Rae, line art [signed]
Colours
Glenn Ford, colourist [signed as Ford]
Show/hide 1. Free Collection of Christmas Stamps. (Castle Stamps Pty. Ltd.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Castle Stamps Pty. Ltd.
Show/hide 2. The Curse of Castle Hrothgar (Beowulf, Dragon Slayer) Comic story, 18 pages

"A distant past shrouded in the mist of time; when men lived savagely in the shadow of the all-mighty Wyrd, the god of fate, and in the terror of Satan, Dragon-Lord of the Underworld."

Featuring

Feature
Beowulf, Dragon Slayer
Genre
Sword and Sorcery
Code
Z-268
Characters
Beowulf; Nan-Zee; Wiglaf; Hondscio; Unferth; Grendel; The Shaper

Credits

Writing
Michael Uslan, scripter [credited]
Art
Ric Villamonte, line art [signed as Ricardo Villamonte]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Denny O'Neil, editor [credited as Dennis O'Neil]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Beowulf (DC, 1975 series) #1 (April-May 1975)
The Curse of Castle Hrothgar
Show/hide 3. Untitled (Kong the Untamed) Comic story, 18 pages

"With savagery and clashing weapons, outcast and friendless but for she who had given him life, begins the saga of…"

Featuring

Feature
Kong the Untamed
Genre
Sword and Sorcery
Characters
Attu (death); Trog; Kong the Untamed (intro); Karas (death)

Credits

Writing
Jack Oleck, scripter [credited]
Art
Alfredo Alcala, line art [credited]
Text
Alfredo Alcala, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Kong the Untamed (DC, 1975 series) #1 (June-July 1975)
Kong the Untamed

Synopsis

Attu and her new born son, Kong, are banished from the tribe by Trog. Attu is killed by the Beast-Men and Kong swears revenge.

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Hercules Unbound) Comic story, 18 pages

"World War Three plus four weeks: on a small island in the mediterranean, hundreds of miles from the mainland…"

Featuring

Feature
Hercules Unbound
Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Code
J-4065
Characters
Hercules; Kevin (introduction; a blind boy); Basil (Kevin's dog); Ares

Credits

Writing
Gerry Conway, scripter [credited]
Art
José Luis García-López, penciller [credited as Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez]
 
Wally Wood, inker [credited]
 
Al Sirois, backgrounds [attributed as A. L. Sirois]
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Hercules Unbound (DC, 1975 series) #1 (October-November 1975)
Hercules Unbound!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The Great Disaster Featuring the Atomic Knights (DC, 2016) (2014)
Hercules Unbound!

Synopsis

After WWIII, Hercules frees himself from the chains that have bound him for centuries to a rock in the middle of the ocean. He meets a blind boy, Kevin, and his dog Basil, who have fled the terrors of war. Hercules vows vengeance against his captor and brother, Ares, God of War, who is deeply involved with Earth's warring factions.

Show/hide 5. Untitled (Iron-Wolf) Comic story, 20 pages

"In the court of Erika Klein-Hernandez, head of Empire galaktika, there is anger and a ringing refusal--"

Featuring

Feature
Iron-Wolf
Genre
Science fiction; sword and sorcery
Code
Z-182
Characters
Iron-Wolf

Credits

Writing
Howard Chaykin, plotter [credited]
 
Denny O'Neil, scripter [credited] (script)
Art
Howard Chaykin, line art [credited]
Text
Walt Simonson, letterer [credited as Simonson]
Editing
Denny O'Neil, original Editor [as Dennis O'Neil]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Weird Worlds (DC, 1972 series) #8 (November-December 1973)
Iron-Wolf

Notes

This feature is the first episode of Iron Wolf.

Show/hide 6. Rise of the Olympians Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
War
Code
K-890

Credits

Writing
Raymond Marais, scripter [credited]
Art
Ric Estrada, line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Kubert, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #140 (November-December 1972)
Rise of the Olympians

Notes

A re-telling of Greek myth.

Show/hide 7. The Sword and the Silent Scream (Claw) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Claw
Genre
Sword and Sorcery
Code
J-3813
Characters
Claw the Unconquered (intro, origin); King Occulas (intro?, villain)

Credits

Writing
David Michelinie, scripter [credited]
Art
Ernie Chan, line art [credited as Ernie Chua]
Text
Ben Oda, letterer [attributed]
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Editor [credited]
 
Paul Levitz, original Assistant Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Claw the Unconquered (DC, 1975 series) #1 (May-June 1975)
The Sword and the Silent Scream
Show/hide 8. 100 Stamps Free (Oxford Stamp Co.) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Oxford Stamp Co.
Show/hide 9. Super-Action Superman Comics Now in Full Color! [Murray Publishers] (Murray Publishers) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Super-Action Superman Comics now in full color! Look for the exciting Superman comics in full color! At any newsagent or bookstall"

Details

Printed
1979?
More...
Super-Action Superman Comics Now in Full Color! [Murray Publishers]

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Kevin Patrick

AusReprints ID

  • 404

Entry created

  • 29/11/2003

Cover added

  • 24/03/2023

Index completed

  • 21/11/2003

Last updated

  • 24/03/2023