Distributed to newstands in August 1957. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.
This is the first issue of Strange Tales published after a publication hiatus caused by the collapse of Atlas's distributor and the subsequent restructuring known as the "Atlas Implosion". This is the last issue with stories bearing the "One of the Strangest Tales Ever Told!" logo used since 1952 on their first page. This may indicate the use of inventory pre-implosion stories.
Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Atlas/Timely discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.
Inks and some or all pencils attributed to Christopher Rule identified by Dr. Michael Vassallo. According to From the Tomb Magazine #10, Ed Winiarski may have contributed pencils. Art originally incorrectly attributed to "J. Makowski" by Jim Vadaboncoeur, Jr. based on a comparison with a Makowski-pencilled story later found to be inked by Rule.
Text story with illustration.
The characters in this story could conceivably have been fleeing from Communist Yugoslavia or Bulgaria, but this would mean that their pursuers were able to follow quite far into Greece.