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MONSTERS UNLEASHED #8 (Oct 1974) Marvel Comics

cover:  Earl Norem
Date: Oct 1974
Cover Price: $0.75
Publisher: Marvel/Curtis

Originally printed in:
  • TOWER OF SHADOWS #2 (November 1969)

Reprinted in:

Release date: August 13, 1974
Information and scan from Chris Claremont Checklist and Lou Mougin, Tony R. Rose from
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    writer:  Tony Isabella
    Doug Moench
    Steve Gerber
    Neal Adams
    Tony Isabella
    art:  Ernie Chua
    Val Mayerik
    Pat Broderick
    Al Milgrom
    Neal Adams
    Dan Adkins
    George Perez
    Duffy Vohland
    John Byrne
    Rich Buckler
    Bob Layton (uncredited)
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    MONSTERS UNLEASHED #8 (Oct 1974)
    Marvel Comics

    FRANKENSTEIN & IHMISSUSI #4/1976 (Finland) (1976)
    DC-lehdet Suomessa

    The story behind George Perez's first full comic book assignment for Monsters Unleashed #8

    posted Feb 24, 2019, 1:44 AM by Vu Sleeper [ updated Feb 24, 2019, 2:02 AM ]

    From Vu

    MONSTERS UNLEASHED #8 (Oct 1974)
    Marvel Comics

    COMIC ART CONVENTION 1974 (aka Seuling Con) (4–8 Jul 1974)
    Brooklyn, New York City
    Did you know that shortly after George Perez's first published (credited) work on ASTONISHING TALES #25 (Aug 1974), he worked on MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7 (Aug 1974) and MONSTERS UNLEASHED #8 (Oct 1974)?

    George described working on #8 as “My slaughter field was Monsters Unleashed #8—Gulliver of Mars. I was raked through the coals for that.”

    It was a rush assignment with some help from Rich Buckler and inker Duffy Vohland had some help from various artists, including John Byrne and Bob Layton (both uncredited). According to Roger Stern, there were a lot of artists that came to New York for Seuling Con 1974 and they all pitched in to help Vohland: "Anyone who had any drawing ability wound up inking backgrounds on a George Perez story for Monsters Unleashed."

    You can read George Perez's first full published comics strip, "Gulliver of Mars" at:

    News: Roger Stern Interview From CBA #12

    July 08, 2006 05:53 pm [ submitted by Ilke Hincer (email) ]
    Rog-2001: Sterno Speaks!
    Conducted by Jon B. Cooke
    Monday, May 02, 2005 12:02:38 PM
    From Comic Book Artist #12

    MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7 (Aug 1974)
    Marvel Comics

    MONSTERS UNLEASHED #8 (Oct 1974)
    Marvel Comics
    An entertaining and eminently capable comics writer, Roger Stern is perhaps best recalled for his work on the Superman strip in Action Comics, Amazing Spider-Man, The Avengers, Dr. Strange, and an especially memorable collaboration with John Byrne on Captain America in 1980-81. What you may not know is Sterno's career stretches back to Charlton (sorta) and the fanzines. The following E-mail interview took place in January, 2001.


    CBA: Do you recall meeting John Byrne for the first time? What was your relationship and did you collaborate early on material?
    Roger Stern: Yes, that would have been the July 4th weekend of 1974. John and I had corresponded prior to that, and I think we might have even chatted on the phone once or twice, but that was our first face-to-face meeting. By that time, of course, we had already worked together on the Rog-2000 strip which wound up appearing in CPL #11. Bob (Layton), John, our pal Larry Brnicky, and I all converged on Duffy Vohland's apartment in Brooklyn just prior to the '74 Seuling Con, and that's where John and I met. (Anyone who had any drawing ability wound up inking backgrounds on a George Perez story for Monsters Unleashed.) The reason we were all in New York was that we were premiering a double-issue of CPL—in the guise of the Charlton Portfolio—at the convention. In fact, it was at that convention that Nick Cuti saw the art for the first Rog-2000 strip. And that led to John's getting work at Charlton, drawing Rog as a backup in E-Man. That led to Wheelie and the Chopper Bunch, Doomsday +1, and Space: 1999... and, indirectly, to "Iron Fist" at Marvel.

    News: Monsters Unleashed Update

    July 06, 2006 10:41 pm [ submitted by Ilke Hincer (email) ]
     From Ilke Hincer (email)

    MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7 (Aug 1974)
    Marvel Comics

    MONSTERS UNLEASHED #8 (Oct 1974)
    Marvel Comics
    Some details on George's contributions for Monsters Unleashed #7 and 8, from The Perez Archives :

    Monsters Unleashed (Curtis/Marvel)
    #7, Aug. 1974
    1-page illo of Gullivar Jones by Perez/Frank Giacoia

    #8, Oct. 1974
    "A Martian Genesis"
    Plot: Tony Isabella
    Script: Doug Moench
    Artist: Perez
    Inkers: Duffy Vohland/John Byrne and Bob Layton (uncredited) 14 pp.

    For info on who else contributed to the above issues of Monsters Unleashed, check out and

    NOTE - There's a discrepancy in the credits for #8 - your checklist has Rich Buckler as a penciller (since Buckler laid out the rejected splash page?), the GCD listing has Buckler as an inker on the Perez-pencilled tale, while the Perez Archives listing doesn't list Buckler at all. Sometimes the GCD listings get stuff wrong - note that their listing for #7 makes no mention of the Perez/Giacoia illo of Gullivar Jones.

     May 15, 2004 12:30 am | Monsters Unleashed Unpublished Page
    From Marcus Mebes

    MONSTERS UNLEASHED UNPUBLISHED PAGE (1974), art by Rich Buckler/George Pérez
    What d'ye make of this?

    Wednesday, May 31, 2000 5:13:43 PM

    This page was supposed to have been the opening splash for a story in Monsters Unleashed #8. Since this was very early in George Perez's career (1975), the page was first laid out by Rich Buckler. It was then penciled with extreme detail by Perez. It was then supposed to have been inked by Pablo Marcos, however it was rejected by the editor and redrawn.

    The editor's comments read: "Where are Chak + Heru? Where are the tents outside city. Above corpse should be dressed more like one of the hither-people."