Tales of Suspense #23 [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) #23.


The Creature in the Black Bog! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
John; Martha
Reprints
Keywords
monsters; rowboats

I Entered the Dimension of Doom! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
V-356
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Out there among the stars exist countless other worlds!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John Cummings
Synopsis
A teenager uncovers a plot of two-dimensional beings to invade Earth by posing as a construction crew to dig a hole in the street that acts as a passageway between dimensions and thwarts their designs.
Reprints
Keywords
hypno-ray

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the first person. Script and inks added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). Story is pages 3-7, 10-11 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 7).

The Wish (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-672
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wishing doesn't always make it so, but in Tom's case it was different.
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tom Norton; Mr. Mason; Mr. Frank; Bobby Norton
Synopsis
A real estate agent gains telepathy from a magic paper weight.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

The Creature from the Black Bog! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-357
First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last we've sold the store, Martha!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John; Martha
Synopsis
A retired couple exploring the Everglades comes upon an alien who has been mired in the bog after landing to affect repairs and was making his way back to the ship. In exchange for their help in securing enough vines to pull him free of the bog, he removes their memories of the incident and makes them younger.
Reprints
Keywords
Florida; Fountain of Youth

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). Story is pages 12-14, 16-18 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 6).

Going Down! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-358
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The seeds of mystery and danger can grow anywhere!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Simon Queel; Luther Zoroni; Mr. Cartwright
Synopsis
A greedy elevator operator fakes an accident to get a rich customer to give him a big tip, but the elevator falls forever as the suddenly sinister passenger promises he’ll get his reward.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). Story is pages 20-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

The Changeling (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-359
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bored with the present?
Genre
science fiction
Characters
John; Alana; King (dog)
Synopsis
A teenager in the future desires to return to Earth despite scientist's warning that over thousands of years humans are no longer adapted to life on Earth. When the boy steals a rocket ship and makes the faster than light journey back to the original homeworld, he finds that the scientists were indeed correct as his rocket ship is only about an inch tall to the Earthmen.
Reprints
Keywords
Centaurius II (planet)

Indexer Notes

Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.). This story is similar to "I Landed on the Forbidden Planet!" drawn by Steve Ditko in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #5 (September 1959). Sol Brodsky inks per Nick Caputo, 2 August 2011. Bob Bailey originally credited George Klein. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4, last page not numbered).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Creature in the Black Bog!
  2. 1. I Entered the Dimension of Doom!
  3. 2. The Wish
  4. 3. The Creature from the Black Bog!
  5. 4. Going Down!
  6. 5. The Changeling
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gary L. Watson
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jay Flash
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Robert Wood
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa