([March] 2010)

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Price:
59.99 USD
Pages:
280
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN:
978-0-7851-4196-9 Search at WorldCat
Barcode:
978078514196955999
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) #21-30.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Henry Pym (later known as Ant-Man)
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

reprint of page 1 from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 Series) #30 story "Quogg!".

Credits/Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Of Gods and Monsters: Atlas Fear and Hope of Marvel (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jon B. Cooke
Letters:
Typeset

[Tales to Astonish #21] (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:
Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
Reprints:

Trull! The Inhuman! [, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-192

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
Synopsis:
The mental essence of an alien bent on global conquest takes over a steam shovel and is defeated by an elephant.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. The story differs from others like it because the hero does not gladly win the affection of the previously shrewish female, but instead gives her the cold shoulder. Someone must have told Stan "It's about time."

[Trull! The Inhuman!], Part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-192

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
Reprints:

Time Machine (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-85

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man's fascination with history leads him to build a time machine and travel to the past, but when he sees the dangers of time travel he destroys the machine and blueprints.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person.

The Silent Screen (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-193

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Hulk
Synopsis:
An infinite loop story about a monster who repeatedly steps out of a movie screen.
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Indexer Notes

Story credited to Stan Lee in issue #26 (December 1961). Stan must have wondered about the appeal of this type of story because he specifically asks for reader comment at the end of it.

Open Wider, Please (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-194

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A dentist in 2030 discovers that his patient is a robot from Mars and calls the police. The Martian robot is stopped, and the dentist is relieved, since he wants nothing to stop the infiltration of Venusian robots like him.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

[Tales to Astonish #22] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Walter Carter; The Crawling Creature
Reprints:

I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature! [, 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-257

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Walter Carter; The Crawling Creature
Synopsis:
A teenager mans a drill-pod and finds a primitive tribe and a horrible creature beneath the surface. He lures the creature to the surface to save the tribe and traps it in a canyon, keeping all of this secret.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature, Part 2 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as K] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers [as A] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-257

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Walter Carter; The Crawling Creature
Reprints:

Patent Pending (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-215

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Joe; Timothy Braun
Synopsis:
A teenager is inventing a mechanical potato peeler, but a supernatural figure stops him to preserve the culture of hand-peeling potatoes in kitchens.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Help! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-258

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A writer buys a used typewriter that will only type a plea for help and an address, no matter what keys are struck. The writer goes to the address, and finds the typewriter's former owner trapped in a dangerous car accident.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

For Whom the Drum Beats! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-259

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Max Kole; Grimm
Synopsis:
A second-string drummer is envious of another member of the band, and so when he hears about a local gypsy, he goes to see her about improving his playing ability. At first, she refuses to help him because she can tell he is asking out of impure motives, but he threatens her with violence and so she casts her spell. At first, he is happy with his new fame as an excellent drummer, until he realizes...that he can never stop.
Reprints:

[Tales to Astonish #23] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Moomba
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

George Klein Inks credit from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 Series ) #3.

The Unbelievable Menace of Moomba [, 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-285

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Moomba; Frank; Katu
Synopsis:
An explorer discovers that native African wood carvings are actually an advance fifth column invasion force under the command of Moomba. Moomba gives his command to strike and all the carvings get up and begin to herd and intimidate their human owners as the wood they are crafted of is so dense that neither fire nor any other human weapons can defeat them. Using unknown means, a native African witch doctor defeats Moomba and extracts a promise from him to leave Earth along with all of his warriors.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. It is an elaboration of the plot of "I Was the Prisoner of the Living Statues!" drawn by John Forte, in Tales to Astonish #6 (November 1959).

[The Unbelievable Menace of Moomba], Part 2: The Menace That Was...Moomba (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby [as K] (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers [as A] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-285

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Moomba; Frank; Katu
Reprints:

The Green Man (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
A-189

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Barney
Synopsis:
A former pilot can't get anyone to believe his story about the fatal radium poisoning he picked up from an alien, and so keeps spreading it.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Less Than Human (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-284

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Harris; Alice Harris; Billy Harris; Roby the Robot
Synopsis:
A strident anti-robot activist is convinced of the worth of robots when his son is saved by his robotic playmate.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. This story is an altered retelling of "The Robot Hater", drawn by Paul Reinman in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #3 (May 1959). Writing tentatively credited to Stan Lee on the basis of his plot credit in a later retelling of the story.

The Voice from Nowhere (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-283

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The space pilot landing on an asteroid is perplexed by a voice from nowhere pleading for help, but he realizes that the asteroid itself is the source of the voice.
Reprints:

[Tales to Astonish #24] (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:
Abominable Snowman [Victor Cartwright]; Fred Cooper
Reprints:

I Found the Abominable Snowman! [, Part 1] (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-329

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Victor Cartwright; Fred Cooper; Don Jordan
Synopsis:
A TV producer fakes a film of the Abominable Snowman in the arctic, but runs afoul of an ancient underground civilization of lizard-men and a giant octopus.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person

[I Found the Abominable Snowman!], Part 2: The Snowman's Secret! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-329

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Victor Cartwright; Fred Cooper; Don Jordan
Reprints:

The Recipe (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-338

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Josie
Synopsis:
A tomboyish girl tries out cooking to appease her mother, but accidentally cooks a witch's brew, totally inappropriate for a fairy like her.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Something Missing!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-330

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Sally; Tom
Synopsis:
The first mission to Mercury has a stow-away, the lover of one of the pilots. The captain is angry, but when they arrive on Mercury they find that the natives are hostile, and only the girl's display of love towards the pilot convinces them that the humans have something of value to offer.
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He Waits In The Dark! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-328

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A mysterious janitor comes to work for a slumlord, but he has strange powers and ends the man's evil ways.
Reprints:

[Tales to Astonish #25] (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:
Joe Hanson; Creature from Krogarr
Reprints:

I Was Captured by the Creature from Krogarr! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-351

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joe Hanson; Clara Hanson; Creature from Krogarr
Synopsis:
A dissolute human is targeted by an alien that can transport items through television sets, but he is saved by his failure to pay the electric bill.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Party (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-959

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mr. Braggle
Synopsis:
A salesman trying to unload some oil stocks thinks that he’s found a rich mark, but instead walks into a party of talking dogs.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Behold Him! He Is the Martian! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-352

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
"Danny Blake"; Agent X
Synopsis:
A spy from Jupiter disguised as a human stows away on the first rocket from Earth to Mars. The pilot is a Martian spy disguised as Earthman Dan Blake whose mission is to radio back to Earth that a radiation belt with fatal effects makes attempting to reach Mars too dangerous so Earthmen will give up their attempts to reach Mars. The spy from Jupiter overcomes the Martian and radios Jupiter that travel to Mars is safe, and then radios the Martian's story back to Earth so as to discourage Earthlings from space flight.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person.

The Gypsy's Revenge! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-353

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Monk Morgan
Synopsis:
An American criminal robs an old gypsy man, ignoring his pleas and curses. When he returns to the United States he sees a fortune teller at a circus, and finds the tent suspended in the void, with the fortune teller revealed as the old man.
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Where Lurks the Ghost! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-354

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joe; Mike
Synopsis:
A man spends the night in a haunted house with the house’s caretaker. He thinks that he didn’t see a ghost, but the caretaker was killed years ago.
Reprints:

[Tales to Astonish #26] (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; science fiction
Characters:
William Cartwright
Reprints:

Look Out!! Here Come the...Four-Armed Men! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-402

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
"Anne Morgan"; William Cartwright; Bruno
Synopsis:
An explorer learns of an invasion of four-armed aliens. His nurse tells him his bodyguard is one of the aliens, but he realizes that she is the real alien.
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The Weatherman (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-71

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; science fiction
Characters:
Willie Wimms; Hugh Wimms
Synopsis:
In the future, young boy's afternoon is nearly ruined by a scheduled rainstorm, but when he runs into the rainmaker's magical assistant, he gets a delay.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

He Walked Through Walls! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-403

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Silas Birch; Charles J. Cragmore
Synopsis:
A stranger performs feats of magic, and offers anything that people might want if they sign a contract. He helps a disgruntled clerk steal money and get away, but the clerk is stranded on an island forever.
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Run, Rocky, Run! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-405

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rocky Jordan
Synopsis:
A criminal on the run plans to stow-away on the experimental rocket he reads about, but finds out too late that is an advanced miniature rocket that cannot carry a pilot.
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Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for the Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series). Retold as a Tales of the Watcher story as "Run, Roco, Run" by Stan Lee and Howard Purcell in Silver Surfer (Marvel, 1968 series) #5 (April 1969). Stan Lee given a tentative writer's credit based on his authoriship of the retelling.

Dream World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-380

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man repeatedly dreams that his bed is levitating, and can’t tell if he’s dreaming or not.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. This story is presented, according to a caption, because of positive response to "The Silent Screen" in issue #21 (July 1961), a similarly structured story. The last page carries an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko. Stan Lee adopts Cartesian philosophical skepticism regarding dreams.

[Tales to Astonish #27] (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:
Henry Pym (later known as Ant-Man)
Reprints:

The Man in the Ant Hill! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Duffy ?
Job Number:
V-430

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Henry Pym [Ant-Man (later)] (introduction, origin)
Synopsis:
Henry Pym invents a shrinking serum, but is trapped in an ant hill when he tests it. He is attacked by several ants, but one of them helps him escape and restore his ordinary size. He destroys the serum because it is too dangerous.
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Indexer Notes

Henry Pym next appears in issue #35 (September 1962). Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.) Synopsis added by Per Sandell, 2009-07-16.

Trouble Bubble (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-160

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jonathan Jr.; Nora; Jonathan Sr.; Mr. Bigger
Synopsis:
A boy discovers a formula to blow unbreakable bubbles and accidentally entraps his father's boss.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-431

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Bill Carter; Anne Carter
Synopsis:
Bill Carter purchases a mirror for his wife's birthday. It turns out to be cursed and she falls under the control of an undead sorceror until the mirror is broken.
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The Talking Horse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Bob Forgione
Inks:
Bob Forgione
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-432

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; sports
Characters:
Barney Sloan; Mike Jordan; Silverstreak
Synopsis:
The horse Silverstreak convinces the abusive jockey Barney to bet on them winning the next race. When they lose, Barney is caught trying to beat the horse and kicked out of racing, before being beaten up by his bookie.
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Dead Planet! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-433

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Grokor; Mopox
Synopsis:
A warrior race conquers world after world, but on one of them there seems to be life but their warrior can find none and dies of loneliness. The world was actually inhabited by sentient rocks.
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Indexer Notes

Last page includes an advertisment for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko.

[Tales to Astonish #28] (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:
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzik]
Reprints:

I Am the... Gorilla-Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ;Larry Liebery (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-488

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzik]
Synopsis:
An inventor transfers his mind into a gorilla to commit crimes, but the gorilla controlling his body turns against him.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Gorilla-Man next appears in issue #30 (April 1962). This story is retold in issue #48 (October 1963) as "Grayson's Gorilla!" by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber.

The Green Hat (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-537

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Axtel; George; Chuck
Synopsis:
A recent graduate meets a strange man and finds that they share a gift to commune with the Green Goddess.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

Midnight on Haunted Hill (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-489

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Billy Jones/Brown (last name inconsistent)
Synopsis:
A boy sees an alien landing, but no one believes him until the spaceship comes back. They didn't realize that a tree on a hill was really an alien being.
Reprints:

The Scheme! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-480

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
John Bentley; Anne Wentworth
Synopsis:
An insolvent cad marries a rich widow dying of a terminal sickness for her money, but finds when she dies that the disease is contagious and he has only months to live.
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The Frightening Fog (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A mysterious fog envelops the entire world for days, terrifying everyone. It was actually created by benevolent alien peacekeepers to hide Earth from an invasion.
Reprints:

[Tales to Astonish #29] (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
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When the Space Beasts Attack!! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jeb
Synopsis:
An alien armada lands on Earth with weapons that seem to disintegrate anything. Humanity is helpless before the aliens, until they demand a man vacate his farm in order to make way for a spaceport. The farmer gets so angry he lays the alien out with the butt of his rifle. The aliens disintegrate things like trucks and houses, but they don't fire at people. Once the farmer realizes this and spreads the word, the aliens retreat from the human's firearms.
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The Clock (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-9

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Franz Ammergau; Gerda; Doctor Schmitt
Synopsis:
An old clockmaker nearly dies from the cold, but is saved by the wooden figures adorning his clocks, which he has given parts of his own soul.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Man Who Blew Up The Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-498

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Elias Cragston
Synopsis:
A jilted Quasimodo-like scientist devotes all his energy into producing a cobalt bomb which is so powerful that it can shatter the Earth. He wants to destroy all of mankind for jeering at his ugliness. He sneaks on board a rocket that is going into orbit and releases the bomb, but forgot about the lack of gravitational pull, and so the bomb just remains in place until it detonates against the side of the rocket. On Earth, the woman who laughed at him when he proposed marriage, gazes skyward at the explosion and exclaims "Isn't it the most beautiful sight you've ever seen?"
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What Happened to Harry? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Harry Brown; Albert Poole
Synopsis:
A brilliant inventor's boss tries to steal his new time machine in order to take credit for it. He uses the time machine to travel to a different time, but ends up in the prehistoric period, where the electricity to power the time machine cannot be found.
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Indexer Notes

Though many details are changed, this story is a retelling of "Behold! I Am the Master of Time!" drawn by Steve Ditko in issue #14 (December 1960).

The Last Laugh! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-300

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Happy Harper
Synopsis:
A vicious practical joker gets his comeuppance in the afterlife.
Reprints:

[Tales to Astonish #30] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
"Thing from the Hidden Swamp" (only referred to as such in title); Mary Brown; Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzic]
Reprints:

The Return of the Gorilla-Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzik]; Professor Stuyvesant
Synopsis:
The Gorilla-Man escapes and tries to get himself transformed back into a human, but instead he is blasted into space in an experimental space capsule.
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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.

The Thing from the Hidden Swamp (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-587

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mary Brown; "The Thing from the Hidden Swamp" (only referred to as such in title)
Synopsis:
A plain girl helps a stranded alien, and is made beautiful as a reward.
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Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series), also drawn by Jack Kirby.

What Was the Staggering Secret of the 13th Floor (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck (signed)
Inks:
Don Heck (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-588

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Willy Sloane; Mr. Jordan
Synopsis:
An oddly cheerful elevator operator is held at gunpoint with a passer-by by a spy planning to blow up the hotel. The elevator lets the spy off at the 13th floor, and while the passer-by is terrified, the elevator operator simply fades away, explaining that the bomb will never go off, since there is no 13th floor.
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Quogg! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
V-589

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Quogg
Synopsis:
A fugitive hides in an enclosure said to contain a horrible monster, and realizes too late that the monster appeared to be an ordinary hut.
Reprints:

Tales to Astonish #25 Page 4 Original Art (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

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

Tales to Astonish #25 Page 27 Original Art (Table of Contents)

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Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly identified as page 4.

Biographies (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Rhett Thomas
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies on Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Gene Colan, and Dick Ayers.

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Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Credits/Contents
  4. 3. Of Gods and Monsters: Atlas Fear and Hope of Marvel
  5. 4. [Tales to Astonish #21]
  6. 5. Trull! The Inhuman! [, Part 1]
  7. 6. [Trull! The Inhuman!], Part 2
  8. 7. Time Machine
  9. 8. The Silent Screen
  10. 9. Open Wider, Please
  11. 10. [Tales to Astonish #22]
  12. 11. I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature! [, Part 1]
  13. 12. I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature, Part 2
  14. 13. Patent Pending
  15. 14. Help!
  16. 15. For Whom the Drum Beats!
  17. 16. [Tales to Astonish #23]
  18. 17. The Unbelievable Menace of Moomba [, Part 1]
  19. 18. [The Unbelievable Menace of Moomba], Part 2: The Menace That Was...Moomba
  20. 19. The Green Man
  21. 20. Less Than Human
  22. 21. The Voice from Nowhere
  23. 22. [Tales to Astonish #24]
  24. 23. I Found the Abominable Snowman! [, Part 1]
  25. 24. [I Found the Abominable Snowman!], Part 2: The Snowman's Secret!
  26. 25. The Recipe
  27. 26. Something Missing!!
  28. 27. He Waits In The Dark!
  29. 28. [Tales to Astonish #25]
  30. 29. I Was Captured by the Creature from Krogarr!
  31. 30. The Party
  32. 31. Behold Him! He Is the Martian!
  33. 32. The Gypsy's Revenge!
  34. 33. Where Lurks the Ghost!
  35. 34. [Tales to Astonish #26]
  36. 35. Look Out!! Here Come the...Four-Armed Men!
  37. 36. The Weatherman
  38. 37. He Walked Through Walls!
  39. 38. Run, Rocky, Run!
  40. 39. Dream World
  41. 40. [Tales to Astonish #27]
  42. 41. The Man in the Ant Hill!
  43. 42. Trouble Bubble
  44. 43. Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall...
  45. 44. The Talking Horse
  46. 45. Dead Planet!
  47. 46. [Tales to Astonish #28]
  48. 47. I Am the... Gorilla-Man
  49. 48. The Green Hat
  50. 49. Midnight on Haunted Hill
  51. 50. The Scheme!
  52. 51. The Frightening Fog
  53. 52. [Tales to Astonish #29]
  54. 53. When the Space Beasts Attack!!
  55. 54. The Clock
  56. 55. The Man Who Blew Up The Earth!
  57. 56. What Happened to Harry?
  58. 57. The Last Laugh!
  59. 58. [Tales to Astonish #30]
  60. 59. The Return of the Gorilla-Man
  61. 60. The Remedy Oil
  62. 61. The Thing from the Hidden Swamp
  63. 62. What Was the Staggering Secret of the 13th Floor
  64. 63. Quogg!
  65. 64. Tales to Astonish #25 Page 4 Original Art
  66. 65. Tales to Astonish #25 Page 27 Original Art
  67. 66. Biographies
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