Tales to Astonish #37 [12¢]
(November 1962)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1962-08-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
MC
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 has variants.

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

Distributed to newstands in August 1962. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. This issue includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962).

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Unknown Protector!! (Table of Contents)

The Astonishing Ant-Man / 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
I'm flying into a trap!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]
Reprints

Trapped by the Protecter! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 1)

The Astonishing Ant-Man / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Each day a thousand tales are etched in the city!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]
Synopsis
Ant-Man deals with a dangerous extortionist, who turns out to be disguised as one of the victimized jewellers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Simek letters per Nick Caputo. Original indexer credited Ray Holloway.

"Protector" spelled wrong in title.

The Magician (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[G-719]
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Working as a page in a television studio was a very good start in the right...
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Howard; Uncle Bart
Synopsis
A TV studio page and aspiring magician gets a lucky break when he meets a real sorcerer time traveling from the past.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

[Trapped by the Protecter!] Part 2 Face-to-Face With the Protector! (Table of Contents: 3)

Ant-Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Protector is at 600 Harley Avenue, extorting money from a jeweler!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

D'Agostino letters per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Ray Holloway.

Final panel includes a house ad for Marvel's hero line (Journey into Mystery with Thor; Strange Tales featuring the Human Torch; the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk).

Afraid to Dream! (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
Jon D'Agostino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In another half-hour it will be midnight!
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Harry Fiske
Synopsis
A man whose dreams come true is terrified when he dreams his own death. He isolates himself all day, but is killed by an avalanche.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962). D'Agostino credit per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index erroneously credited John Duffy.

The Star Raiders (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
Here comes the guard!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Brock; Zenogg
Synopsis
A group of escaped convicts turned pirates are tricked into attacking a planet they believe defenceless by a man who claims the inhabitants are ‘midgets’ neglecting to mention that they are only midgets compared to him.
Reprints
Keywords
Quo (planet); Torgo (planet)

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Stéphane Petit, November 2007. Simek letters credit per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index erroneously credited John Duffy.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Unknown Protector!!
    The Astonishing Ant-Man
  2. 1. Trapped by the Protecter! [Part 1]
    The Astonishing Ant-Man
  3. 2. The Magician
  4. 3. [Trapped by the Protecter!] Part 2 Face-to-Face With the Protector!
    Ant-Man
  5. 4. Afraid to Dream!
  6. 5. The Star Raiders
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
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  • Nick Caputo
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  • R. S. Martin
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