ASTONISHING TALES (1970) #25 (1ST APPEARANCE OF DEATHLOK)
This issue not only marks George Perez's first pro comic art, but the first appearance of Deathlok! Cover pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Klaus Janson. A Cold Knight's Frenzy, script by Rich Buckler (Plot; Concept) and Doug Moench (Script), pencils by Rich Buckler, inks by Rich Buckler (Primary Inks), Klaus Janson (Ink Assist), Al Milgrom (Ink Assist), and Mike Esposito (Ink Assist); Deathlok is shown to be a robot with a human mind that has the ability to override its programming; Deathlok has a flashback showing that his old army buddy Major Simon Riker is responsible for his creation. Stan Lee's Soapbox, art by Rich Buckler. Creation of Deathlok article, art by Rich Buckler. Promo for Giant-Size Spider-Man #1. Deathlok creation satire, script by Doug Moench, pencils by George Perez, inks by Mike Esposito; George Perez' first published work.