([March] 2008)

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Price:
59.99 USD; 95.99 CAD
Pages:
280
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN:
978-0-7851-2913-4 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978078512913455999
Editing:
Cory Sedlmeier (collection editor); Stan Lee (original editor)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern US
Binding:
Hardcover; Dustjacket; Sewn bindings

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Reprints Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 Series) #11-20.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Thorr
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Foreground of page 1 from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 Series) #16 story "A Monster Waits Outside!!".

Credits/Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Introduction (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Michael Allred
Letters:
Typeset

[Tales to Astonish #11] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monstrom
Reprints:

I Found Monstrom! The Dweller in the Black Swamp! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-755

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monstrom; John; Billy; Sara
Synopsis:
A vacationing family finds a monster in a swamp. The locals drive it back into the swamp with torches, but it was only a shipwrecked alien trying to get help.
Reprints:

The Balloon (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-267

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Leroy; Zoop
Synopsis:
A young boy meets a tiny space traveler from Skyville, a suburb of Mars, trapped in a balloon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Was Face-to-Face with the Forbidden Robot! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-759

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ralph; Anne
Synopsis:
A man reactivates an illegal robot in order to gain recognition for stopping it. He destroys the robot, but realizes that robots are harmless, and instead of cashing in he confesses his plan, and advocates the legalization of robots.
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Indexer Notes

This story is set in 1967.

I Dared to Look Into the Beyond! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-773

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Carl; Derek
Synopsis:
A scientist builds a time machine to travel into the future. He believes that he has travelled to the past, demonstrating that the future does not yet exist, but in fact he saw a future in which Earth was abandoned.
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Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "Journey into Nowhere!" drawn by Joe Sinnott, from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #69 (June 1959).

I Wore...The Mask of Drothor! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-745

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Markas; Drothor (flashback)
Synopsis:
An artist creates a mask based on the face of an ancient sorceror. He robs a mansion wearing this mask, but his face has transformed to matach it.
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Indexer Notes

This is a retelling of "Who Hides Beneath My Mask?" drawn by Dick Ayers in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #6 (November 1959).

[Tales to Astonish #12] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gorgilla
Reprints:

I Discovered Gorgilla! The Monster of Midnight Mountain! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-873

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gorgilla (introduction); Scotty; Anne; Frank
Synopsis:
An expedition finds the missing link between apes and humans in Borneo. It is initially hostile, but defends its fellow primates from a dinosaur.
Reprints:

The Sorcerer (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-203

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tom Morton; Jack Morton; Ellen Morton; Johnny Morton
Synopsis:
A man who has travelled the world and seen wonders performed by hermits in India returns home to find that his young nephew creates magic with only belief.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

My Nightmare Has No End! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[T-874]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man meets an extradimensional being in his nightmares. The being tells him that the world he comes from is a paradise, but boring, and offers to switch places. The man agrees, but the traveller wakes up to find that he entered the dreams of a prisoner.
Reprints:

Save Me! Save Me! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-875

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Albert Poole
Synopsis:
A scientist makes himself able to walk on water in order to steal secret military plans from a ship. But when he returns to the shore he finds that he now sinks on land.
Reprints:

A Monster Waits Outside!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-876

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Maj. Ford
Synopsis:
An astronaut is sent into orbit in a tiny sphere without communication. He sees a monster trying to claw its way in and panics, signalling ground control to bring him back. They think that it was a hallucination, but they find a broken claw on the spacecraft.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

[Tales to Astonish #13] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Groot
Reprints:

I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-839

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Groot (introduction, origin); Leslie Evans; Alice Evans
Synopsis:
The monarch of planet X arrives on Earth in order to capture a town for experimental purposes back on his homeworld. The hero of our story defeats Groot with termites.
Reprints:

Special Sale (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-932

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Marvin Kale; Paula Kale
Synopsis:
When a husband goes shopping he finds a new cleaning fluid that makes anything better than new, even him.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Found the Abominable Snowman! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-838

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Carl Hanson
Synopsis:
A thug ventures to the Himalayas with the intention of capturing the Abominable Snowman for profit but is frustrated in his attempts of getting the locals to refer him to the creature he has in a photograph. They all tell him to discard the photograph as it is cursed. He plods through the mountains for weeks unable to locate any trace, until his mind is addled, and he drops the photograph which is now a reasonable resemblance of what he has become.
Reprints:

My Friend is...Not Quite Human! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
[T-836]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gustav; Napoleon Bonaparte
Synopsis:
A misogynist wood-carver falls in love with his sculpture and has himself transformed into wood, but his refusal to pay a gypsy mystic leads to her making the wooden figure human out of spite.
Reprints:

I Found the Hidden World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-837

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joey; Frankie
Synopsis:
An ex-con investigates a professor's theories about a world inside television sets. He proves the theory when a gate opens accidentally, allowing the inhabitants to pull through an old enemy of his trying to get revenge.
Reprints:

[Tales to Astonish #14] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Krang
Reprints:

I Created Krang!, Chapter One (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-901

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Krang; Prof. Carter; Ludwig
Synopsis:
A scientist's formula makes an ant giant and super-intelligent. The ant wants to conquer the world, but is killed by a giant ant-eater.
Reprints:

[I Created Krang!], Chapter Two: Krang! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-901

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Krang; Professor Carter; Ludwig
Reprints:

The Remedy Oil (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-984

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mrs. Gerrity; Tom Gerrity; Officer O'Malley; Logarithm
Synopsis:
An old-fashioned shopkeeper unwittingly saves the life of a boy from Mechanica when her remedy oil lubricates the gears in his brain.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustrations.

Behold! I Am the Master of Time! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-889

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis:
In a black magic book, a thief finds instructions for creating a time machine which runs on electricity, but after robbing people in the 18th century and attempting to return to the 20th, he realizes he is stuck in the past because there is no electricity in the 18th century.
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The Thing in Human Form! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ogor; 'John Cummings' [Zeno]
Synopsis:
A Martian is sent to Earth to kidnap a human scientist who has invented a weapon that Mars wants to use against Jupiter. The Martian is beaten by the scientist, who turns out to be a Jovian agent setting a trap to capture a live Martian.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person.

[Tales to Astonish #15] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Blip
Reprints:

I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-943

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Blip
Synopsis:
A power drain and radar anomaly is traced to a creature made of electricity hiding in a cave. It claims to be a friendly visitor, but humans attack it and it flees into space.
Reprints:

The Free Ride (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-91

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Chuck; Gus Farrell; Captain Zingle
Synopsis:
A teenager working at an amusement park to help support his family is kind to a mysterious boy, and finds himself rewarded with a real trip to outer space.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

I Dared Enter the Forbidden World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-952

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Derek; John; Monga; Uxmal; Antogg
Synopsis:
A white game hunter finds the legendary elephant's graveyard, hoping to make a fortune in ivory. He discovers that elephants were introduced to Earth by Martians, who use the graveyard as a gathering point for the ivory, and won't let him leave.
Reprints:

I Am the Invisible! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-951

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Professor Karlos Konak; Zuka
Synopsis:
A man threatens a witch unless she hands over two lenses which will make him invisible. She implores him not to try it, but relinquishes the lens. They can be reversed to make the invisible visible once again, but what the man did not expect is that when he becomes invisible to the outside world, the outside world in turn becomes invisible to him.
Reprints:

I Defied the Curse of Tut-Ah-Anka! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
T-933

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A criminal hides from the police in an old Egyptian tomb, ignoring the warning of a curse. He not only escapes the police, but has a run of luck that makes him rich and happy. Or so he thinks, as the gas in the tomb drove him mad and he is delusional in an Egyptian hospital.
Reprints:

[Tales to Astonish #16] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Thorr
Reprints:

Here Comes...Thorr the Unbelievable (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-15

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Thorr [renamed "Thorg" in later reprints]; Linus; Helen
Synopsis:
When Professor Linus mistakenly wakes up Thorr the Unbelievable he has to stop him from waking up his fellow warriors and taking over the world.
Reprints:

The Bridge (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-707

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; spy
Characters:
Doctor Title; Douglas Jenks
Synopsis:
A government agent retrieves a classified microfilm stolen to be given to enemy agents, and is helped by a magic bridge.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

My Touch Means... Doom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-27

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bill Howard; Martha Howard; Doctor Johnson
Synopsis:
A teller plans to rob his bank to pay for his wife's surgery. The guard on duty doesn't carry a gun, but the thief experiences a terrifying vision where he is irradiated and made deadly to the touch while trying to escape. It turns out that the new guard is a "psychiatrist hypnotist" who gave him the vision.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person.

Save Me from the Mole Men! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-28

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Crusher; Xoorr
Synopsis:
A fighter who is cruel and likes to hurt his opponents finds out that there are some creatures stronger than him, and they like to hurt their opponents also.
Reprints:

I Am the Victim of the Sorcerer! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-31

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joe
Synopsis:
A bedraggled man wanders through a misty night, unsure of his identity. He is finally forced to return to his prison in a painting, where he has been trapped since betraying a sorceror.
Reprints:

[Tales to Astonish #17] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers (alterations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Vandoom's Creature
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover inker and alterations on monster by Ayers per Nick Caputo via the Error Tracker (February 2009). A stat of the unaltered cover appeared as the cover to Where Creatures Roam # 4, with additional art by Marie Severin.

Vandoom, the Man Who Made a Creature!, Chapter 1 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-55

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Ludwig Vandoom; Vandoom's Creature
Synopsis:
Vandoom, the owner of a Transylvanian wax museum, sets out to build a new monster in order to bring customers back to the museum. A lightning bolt brings the creature to life, but despite the fearful attacks of the villagers, it is not hostile and does not strike back. An invasion force of Martians lands and Vandoom convinces his creation to attack them. The wax figure defeats them, but the effort drains the life force out of it.
Reprints:

[Vandoom, the Man Who Made a Creature!], Chapter 2: The Mark of Vandoom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-55

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters:
Ludwig Vandoom; Vandoom's Creature
Reprints:

The Spirit (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-169

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bobby Davis; Tom Davis; Alice Davis;
Synopsis:
A young boy cleans out the attic of the old house his family moved into and meets a ghost from the Revolutionary War era.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Beware! Of the Ghastly Glass! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-54

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Bruno
Synopsis:
A man kills to gain possession of a magic crystal that grants him four wishes, but even his carefully worded wishes backfire, stranding him on the Moon.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the third person.

I Dared to Enter the Haunted Room! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-37

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mr. Smith
Synopsis:
A scientist builds an ultimate bomb and plans to use it to hold the world hostage. He hides it in a room believed haunted, but when he goes to give his ultimatum to the UN he realizes that he is now a ghost.
Reprints:

[Tales to Astonish #18] (Table of Contents)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gorgilla
Reprints:

Gorgilla Strikes Again! [, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-122

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gorgilla; Scotty; Anne
Synopsis:
Gorgilla stows away on a ship to America to contact the human race, but is met with fear and violence in New York. He stumbles across some communist spies and stops an assassination, but is killed by the military out of fear.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Gorgilla last appeared in issue #12 (October 1960), and later appears in Marvel Universe (Marvel, 1998 series) and Defenders (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (March 2001).

Gorgilla Strikes Again!, Part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-122

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gorgilla; Scotty; Anne
Reprints:

The Stranger (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.75 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-76

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A painting of a Napoleonic victory parade is mysteriously linked to an eccentric inhabitant of modern Paris.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Monsteroso (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-105

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Monsteroso
Synopsis:
A creature hatches from an egg and imagines itself lord of all it surveys, but it is suddenly drowned, as it is only a microbe in a scientist's culture.
Reprints:

Robot on the Rampage! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-111

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A robot stationed at a lighthouse rebels against his human master and the man manages to lock the robot outside where the food supply is stashed, but thanks to the salty sea air, it rusts completely within a mere matter of hours rendering it harmless to carry out its threats.
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[Tales to Astonish #19] (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rommbu
Reprints:

Rommbu! [, Part One] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-138

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rommbu; Pete Hunter; John Hunter
Synopsis:
An escaped geologist convicted of armed robbery leads an alien invader to an active volcano in order to sacrifice himself to destroy the alien and protect the planet.
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Indexer Notes

Rommbu next appears in Marvel Monsters: Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005).

Rommbu!, Part Two (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-138

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rommbu; Pete Hunter; John Hunter
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The Tree (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-435

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Wally Hadley
Synopsis:
When a family moves to a house in the country their son finds a gnarled little tree on their land that grants wishes.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Thing With the Red Eyes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-139

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Vince Kane; Al Rocco
Synopsis:
A gangster buys a pincushion doll that looks like his rival, and his reactions to pins stuck in it convince him that it works. He throws the doll out the window of a tall building, but his rival has altered the doll to look like him instead.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person.

The Terrible Trap! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-137

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Bart Magor; Zomok
Synopsis:
A hunter with contempt for the animals he captures is captured by giant aliens and placed in a maze from which he can see a rocketship he could use to pilot his way home if only he could figure out how to escape the maze.
Reprints:

[Tales to Astonish #20] (Table of Contents)

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Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Jack Kirby ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
X
Reprints:

What Was "X" the Thing That Lived! [, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-185

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Charles Bentley; X (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
A comic writer's monsters keep coming to life, until he creates one that can't be defeated. The monster is unstoppable physically, but he wills it out of existance.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. X next appears in Alpha Flight (Marvel, 1997 series) #17 (December 1998).

[What Was "X" the Thing That Lived!], Part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as K] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers [as A] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-185

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Charles Bentley; X
Reprints:

[What Was "X" the Thing That Lived!], Part 3 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as K] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers [as A] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-185

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Charles Bentley; X
Reprints:

[What Was "X" the Thing That Lived!], Part 4 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as K] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers [as A] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-185

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Charles Bentley; X
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Odd Skills (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-216

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jim Branner; Bill Toney
Synopsis:
The manager of an auto parts shop develops a sudden tolerance for "human variation" in parts, possibly linked to otherworldly strangers in the shop at night.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

One-Way Journey! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-184

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Adam Gree
Synopsis:
A heartless tycoon spends great resources and eliminates jobs in order to build a machine that will transport him from the current moment to one forty years hence because his scientists have predicted an end to disease, war, and poverty in the year 2001, but he neglects to consider his body will age forty years in what seems to his mind merely an instant and, since the machine has only enough power to move forward the one time, he's lost most of the years of his life.
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Tales to Astonish #13 Page 1 Original Art (Table of Contents)

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Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Tales to Astonish #14 Page 6 Original Art (Table of Contents)

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Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Biographies (Table of Contents)

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Script:
John Rhett Thomas
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Typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies for Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Paul Reinman, Dick Ayers, Stan Lee, and Larry Lieber.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Credits/Contents
  4. 3. Introduction
  5. 4. [Tales to Astonish #11]
  6. 5. I Found Monstrom! The Dweller in the Black Swamp!
  7. 6. The Balloon
  8. 7. I Was Face-to-Face with the Forbidden Robot!
  9. 8. I Dared to Look Into the Beyond!
  10. 9. I Wore...The Mask of Drothor!
  11. 10. [Tales to Astonish #12]
  12. 11. I Discovered Gorgilla! The Monster of Midnight Mountain!
  13. 12. The Sorcerer
  14. 13. My Nightmare Has No End!
  15. 14. Save Me! Save Me!
  16. 15. A Monster Waits Outside!!
  17. 16. [Tales to Astonish #13]
  18. 17. I Challenged... Groot! The Monster from Planet X!
  19. 18. Special Sale
  20. 19. I Found the Abominable Snowman!
  21. 20. My Friend is...Not Quite Human!
  22. 21. I Found the Hidden World!
  23. 22. [Tales to Astonish #14]
  24. 23. I Created Krang!, Chapter One
  25. 24. [I Created Krang!], Chapter Two: Krang!
  26. 25. The Remedy Oil
  27. 26. Behold! I Am the Master of Time!
  28. 27. The Thing in Human Form!
  29. 28. [Tales to Astonish #15]
  30. 29. I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip!
  31. 30. The Free Ride
  32. 31. I Dared Enter the Forbidden World!
  33. 32. I Am the Invisible!
  34. 33. I Defied the Curse of Tut-Ah-Anka!
  35. 34. [Tales to Astonish #16]
  36. 35. Here Comes...Thorr the Unbelievable
  37. 36. The Bridge
  38. 37. My Touch Means... Doom!
  39. 38. Save Me from the Mole Men!
  40. 39. I Am the Victim of the Sorcerer!
  41. 40. [Tales to Astonish #17]
  42. 41. Vandoom, the Man Who Made a Creature!, Chapter 1
  43. 42. [Vandoom, the Man Who Made a Creature!], Chapter 2: The Mark of Vandoom
  44. 43. The Spirit
  45. 44. Beware! Of the Ghastly Glass!
  46. 45. I Dared to Enter the Haunted Room!
  47. 46. [Tales to Astonish #18]
  48. 47. Gorgilla Strikes Again! [, Part 1]
  49. 48. Gorgilla Strikes Again!, Part 2
  50. 49. The Stranger
  51. 50. Monsteroso
  52. 51. Robot on the Rampage!
  53. 52. [Tales to Astonish #19]
  54. 53. Rommbu! [, Part One]
  55. 54. Rommbu!, Part Two
  56. 55. The Tree
  57. 56. The Thing With the Red Eyes
  58. 57. The Terrible Trap!
  59. 58. [Tales to Astonish #20]
  60. 59. What Was "X" the Thing That Lived! [, Part 1]
  61. 60. [What Was "X" the Thing That Lived!], Part 2
  62. 61. [What Was "X" the Thing That Lived!], Part 3
  63. 62. [What Was "X" the Thing That Lived!], Part 4
  64. 63. Odd Skills
  65. 64. One-Way Journey!
  66. 65. Tales to Astonish #13 Page 1 Original Art
  67. 66. Tales to Astonish #14 Page 6 Original Art
  68. 67. Biographies
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