This issue is a variant of Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #56 [Regular Edition].
Distributed to newstands in March 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.
Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.
Chic Stone inks per Bob Bailey, 2005-01-31, (Per Sandell ed.). Nick Caputo disagrees and believes the inking to be by Sol Brodsky.
The Magician next appears in issue #58 (August 1964).
Continues in next issue. Printed between the pages of the Giant-Man story.
Advertises The Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #5 (May 1964) and Daredevil (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (April 1964). Printed between the Giant-Man and Wasp Tells a Tale stories. This shares the page with the statement of ownership.
Average monthly paid circulation/print run October 1962–September 1963 (issues #39–51): 189,685/321,646. Paid circulation/print run for issue #51: 187,995/318,339. This shares the page with the promo.
The ending of the story is not drawn, there is instead a scene of Jan telling Hank how it ended over dinner. This is the last "Wasp Tells a Tale" story.