Tales of Suspense #31 [British]

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
?
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
?
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #31.


The Monster in the Iron Mask (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We can never stop the monster without removing his iron mask!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Monster in the Iron Mask
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (30 August 2006). An unaltered stat of this cover was published as the covers of Amazing Stories of Suspense #'s 28 and 149.

The Monster in the Iron Mask! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers [as Ayers] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Ray Holloway ?

Job Number
V-714
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The only way to save the world, was to learn the secret of the iron mask!!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Monster in the Iron Mask; Bobby; Mr. Lane; Bobby's father
Synopsis
A seemingly invincible alien attacks Earth, but a magician realizes that he is using misdirection to keep from facing his one weakness: gas.
Reprints
Keywords
atom bomb

Indexer Notes

The bottom of pages 3 and 6 include copy advertising the new Hulk comic.

Time Machine (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[G-85]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I think the first time I really began to think seriously about the...
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.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person.

The Man Who Found Shangri-La! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby [as Kirby] (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers [as Ayers] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
V-715
First Line of Dialogue or Text
What was the secret of Shangri-La... a secret so...
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Harry Drumm; Paul Drumm; Mrs. Drumm
Synopsis
A thief uses his brother to find Shangri-La. He sees a ruin full of savages and flees into the mountains to die, while his brother finds paradise, since in Shangri-La everyone gets what they deserve.
Reprints
Keywords
Tibet

The Crackpot (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Don Heck (signed)
Inks
Don Heck (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Joe Letterese

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You can never tell what will throw a guy!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mister Smythe; Elias Poole
Synopsis
An unsuccessful inventor finally gives up, throwing his final invention away. A boy accidentally uses the gun to disintegrate three communist agents without even noticing.
Reprints
Keywords
silent disintegrator ray gun

The Missing Link! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko [as S. Ditko] (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Was he really half-man and half-ape??
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Scientists find a seemingly primitive man, but they discover that he is really from a future where nuclear war has destroyed civilization.
Reprints
Keywords
time travel
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Monster in the Iron Mask
  2. 1. The Monster in the Iron Mask!
  3. 2. Time Machine
  4. 3. The Man Who Found Shangri-La!
  5. 4. The Crackpot
  6. 5. The Missing Link!
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