Reading an issue of this comic will grant the player character a perk, each of which is different. The editor ID of each of the perks match the editor ID of the magazines that give the perk; however, this usually is not the number in the name of the perk displayed in the Pip-Boy.
|Editor ID (magazine)||Issue (magazine)||Perk #||Perk Effect||Editor ID||Base ID|
|01||#06, Attack Of The Fishmen||6||Do +5% damage against Mirelurks.||PerkMagAwesomeTales01||00169688|
|02||#4, Rise of the Mutants!||14||Do +5% damage against Super Mutants.||PerkMagAwesomeTales02||00169689|
|03||Deep Sea Terror! "Sinister Seafood Strikes!!"||7||Do +5% damage at night.||PerkMagAwesomeTales03||0016968a|
|04||#4, Invasion of the Zetans||4||Do +5% damage with the Alien Blaster.||PerkMagAwesomeTales04||0016968c|
|05||When Apes Go Bananas!!! "A Gorilla Ate My Patrol Car!"||9||Do +5% damage with the Cryolator.||PerkMagAwesomeTales05||0016968e|
|06||My Brain and I... (A Twisted Love Tale)||1||Regenerate 1 point of health per minute.||PerkMagAwesomeTales06||001c501e|
|07||#8, The Man Who Could Stop Time||8||Gain +5 Action Points.||PerkMagAwesomeTales07||00169690|
|08||Attack of the Metal Men||3||Take 5% less damage from robots.||PerkMagAwesomeTales08||00169691|
|09||#12, Have Dog, Will Travel!|| 12|
|Your canine companion permanently takes 10% less damage.|| PerkMagAwesomeTales09|
|10||#4, The Mad Russian's Revenge||5||Gain +5 Poison Resistance.||PerkMagAwesomeTales10||00169695|
|11||The Starlet Sniper||2||Do +5% damage with scoped weapons.||PerkMagAwesomeTales11||001e3ce6|
|12||#13, Curse of the Burned!||13||Do +5% damage against Ghouls.||PerkMagAwesomeTales12||00169696|
|13||#10, Giant Insects Invade||10||Gain +5 Radiation Resistance.||PerkMagAwesomeTales13||00169698|
|14||#21, Rise of the Radiated||11||RadAway heals +5% radiation damage.||PerkMagAwesomeTales14||00169699|
- The perk provided by Astoundingly Awesome Tales #01 is ambiguous in its description that it heals the player character one point per minute. Health is restored at 1 point per in-game minute.
- However, this is taken into account by the Waiting system in the game, healing the player character by the amount that would have been healed if they had actually spent the entire in-game hour playing.
- Looking at the game's files, it would seem that the perk for issue #12 has no effect. However, there is actually a hidden 15th perk, PerkMagAwesomeTalesDogmeat "Astoundingly Awesome 15" [PERK:00169693], which Dogmeat has from the beginning. It is inactive until player.HasPerk 169692 is true, which is to say his human friend has picked up issue #09 and received its perk. When that condition is satisfied, Dogmeat's own perk will activate, removing 10% of his incoming weapon damage.
- The +5 radiation resistance provided by issue #10 applies to both external radiation sources and radiation from consumed items, giving it a similar effect to the Lead Belly perk.