(August 1957)

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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
20th Century Comic Corp.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
4 Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Indicia: ASTONISHING is published monthly by 20th Century Comic Corp. OFFICE OF PUBLICATION: 655 MADISON AVE., NEW YORK, N.Y. SECOND-CLASS MAIL PRIVILEGES AUTHORIZED AT NEW YORK, N.Y. Additional entry at Canton, Ohio. Copyright 1957 by 20th Century Comic Corp., 655 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. Vo1. 1, No. 63, August 1957 issue. Arthur Marchand, Circulation Director. Price 10ยข per copy. Subscription rate $1.45 for 12 issues including postage. No similarity between any of the names, characters, person, and/or institutions appearing in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. Monroe Froelich, Jr., Business Manager. Printed in the U.S.A.


Piece of Rope! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Coloring credit confirmed by Goldberg.

A Tender Tale of Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Richard Doxsee (signed)
Inks:
Richard Doxsee (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-89

Synopsis:
A man looking to marry money rents a room in a house where all the occupants are ghosts. When he falls for one of the tenants and she tells him he has a rival, he tries to murder the rival, but fails because he's already dead.

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas-Timely discussion group. Wessler script per Nick Caputo from biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 25, No. 4, April 2015.

The Secret beyond Belief! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Inks:
George Woodbridge (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-135

Synopsis:
A scientist invents a rejuvenation process and a fellow scientist wants him to share it with the world, but the man refuses because the creative people who have gone through the process are no longer productive as they have all the time in the world to perfect their craft but never finish anything.
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Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas-Timely discussion group.

The Terrible Toy! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-124

Synopsis:
People fear aliens who have appeared in the skies, but when a father seeks a lost toy for a beloved son, the humans realize that their shared bonds of compassion unite them and the aliens.

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas-Timely discussion group.

The Room That Wasn't There (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Perlin (signed)
Inks:
Don Perlin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-91

Synopsis:
A man sees a reflection of himself in a mirror thirty years hence occupying a dingy room and resolves to change his destiny through acquiring money by crime. He is arrested and sentenced to life in jail where he realizes the mirror had displayed to him his jail cell.

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas-Timely discussion group.

Zeke, the Wonder (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck ?
Inks:
Don Heck ?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-929

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Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas-Timely discussion group.

A Piece of Rope! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Forgione
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-26

Synopsis:
A mountain climber is bothered by guilt when he cuts a rope securing him to his partner who fell, so he goes back to retrieve the body, only to find that his partner survived the fall. At this time, the rope that he been unable to remove from himself, drops off.

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas-Timely discussion group.

The Girl with the Evil Eyes! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida
Inks:
Fred Kida
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-165

Synopsis:
A man finds a voodoo amulet that is said to allow one to see into the future. He has a dream that his brother will introduce him to a woman he plans to marry, but the girl is evil and tries to seduce the other brother into killing his brother so that she can marry him and inherit the money. After he wakes up, the dream events play out in real life up to the point the man introduces the girl to his brother, but the story ends asking the reader what the brother should do.
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Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas-Timely discussion group.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Piece of Rope!
  2. 1. A Tender Tale of Love
  3. 2. The Secret beyond Belief!
  4. 3. The Terrible Toy!
  5. 4. The Room That Wasn't There
  6. 5. Zeke, the Wonder
  7. 6. A Piece of Rope!
  8. 7. The Girl with the Evil Eyes!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Mickey Coalwell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walls
  • Thomas G. Lammers