([March] 2010)

Marvel, 2006 Series
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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
9780785141969 55999
Editing
Cory Sedlmeier (collection editor); Stan Lee (original editor)

Issue Notes

Reprints Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 Series) #21-30.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
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?
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Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry Pym (later known as Ant-Man)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

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

Credits/Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

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Of Gods and Monsters: Atlas Fear and Hope of Marvel (Table of Contents: 3)

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Jon B. Cooke
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[Tales to Astonish #21] (Table of Contents: 4)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
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Trull! The Inhuman! [, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 5)

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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: 6)

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V-192
Genre
science fiction
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Trull; Phil; Bart Hanson; Gloria
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Time Machine (Table of Contents: 7)

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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: 8)

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Stan Lee
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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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: 9)

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Don Heck
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Don Heck
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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: 10)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby (signed)
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Dick Ayers (signed)
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Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
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Walter Carter; The Crawling Creature
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I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature! [, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 11)

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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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Narrated in the first person.

I Dared to Battle the Crawling Creature, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 12)

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V-257
Genre
science fiction
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Walter Carter; The Crawling Creature
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Patent Pending (Table of Contents: 13)

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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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Text story with illustration.

Help! (Table of Contents: 14)

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Don Heck
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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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Narrated in the first person.

For Whom the Drum Beats! (Table of Contents: 15)

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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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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.
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[Tales to Astonish #23] (Table of Contents: 16)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers ?; George Klein ?
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Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Moomba
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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: 17)

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Jack Kirby (signed)
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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: 18)

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Job Number
V-285
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Moomba; Frank; Katu
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The Green Man (Table of Contents: 19)

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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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Text story with illustration.

Less Than Human (Table of Contents: 20)

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Stan Lee ?
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Don Heck
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Don Heck
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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: 21)

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Steve Ditko (signed)
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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.
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[Tales to Astonish #24] (Table of Contents: 22)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Abominable Snowman [Victor Cartwright]; Fred Cooper
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I Found the Abominable Snowman! [, Part 1] (Table of Contents: 23)

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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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Narrated in the first person

[I Found the Abominable Snowman!], Part 2: The Snowman's Secret! (Table of Contents: 24)

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V-329
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Victor Cartwright; Fred Cooper; Don Jordan
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The Recipe (Table of Contents: 25)

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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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Text story with illustration.

Something Missing!! (Table of Contents: 26)

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Don Heck
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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: 27)

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Stan Lee (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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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.
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[Tales to Astonish #25] (Table of Contents: 28)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
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Joe Hanson; Creature from Krogarr
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I Was Captured by the Creature from Krogarr! (Table of Contents: 29)

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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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Narrated in the first person.

The Party (Table of Contents: 30)

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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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Text story with illustration.

Behold Him! He Is the Martian! (Table of Contents: 31)

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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: 32)

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Don Heck
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Don Heck
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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: 33)

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Stan Lee (signed)
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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.
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[Tales to Astonish #26] (Table of Contents: 34)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Artie Simek

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Characters
William Cartwright
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Look Out!! Here Come the...Four-Armed Men! (Table of Contents: 35)

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Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?
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Jack Kirby
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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: 36)

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Joe Maneely
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Joe Maneely
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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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Text story with illustration.

He Walked Through Walls! (Table of Contents: 37)

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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: 38)

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Stan Lee ?
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Bob Forgione (signed)
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Bob Forgione (signed)
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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: 39)

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Stan Lee (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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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: 40)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry Pym (later known as Ant-Man)
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The Man in the Ant Hill! (Table of Contents: 41)

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Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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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: 42)

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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.
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Text story with illustration.

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall... (Table of Contents: 43)

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Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
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Don Heck
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Don Heck
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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: 44)

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Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
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Bob Forgione
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Bob Forgione
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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: 45)

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Stan Lee (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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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: 46)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzik]
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I Am the... Gorilla-Man (Table of Contents: 47)

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Stan Lee (plot) ;Larry Liebery (script)
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Jack Kirby
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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: 48)

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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.
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Text story with illustration.

Midnight on Haunted Hill (Table of Contents: 49)

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Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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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.
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The Scheme! (Table of Contents: 50)

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Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
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Gene Colan
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Gene Colan
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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: 51)

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Stan Lee (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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science fiction
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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.
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[Tales to Astonish #29] (Table of Contents: 52)

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science fiction
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When the Space Beasts Attack!! (Table of Contents: 53)

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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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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: 54)

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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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Text story with illustration.

The Man Who Blew Up The Earth! (Table of Contents: 55)

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Jack Kirby
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Dick Ayers
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Job Number
V-498
Genre
science fiction
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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: 56)

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science fiction
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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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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: 57)

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Stan Lee (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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Steve Ditko (signed)
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V-300
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Happy Harper
Synopsis
A vicious practical joker gets his comeuppance in the afterlife.
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[Tales to Astonish #30] (Table of Contents: 58)

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Stan Lee
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Jack Kirby
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Sol Brodsky
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Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
"Thing from the Hidden Swamp" (only referred to as such in title); Mary Brown; Gorilla-Man [Franz Radzic]
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The Return of the Gorilla-Man (Table of Contents: 59)

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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: 60)

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J-984
Genre
science fiction
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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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Text story with illustrations.

The Thing from the Hidden Swamp (Table of Contents: 61)

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V-587
Genre
science fiction
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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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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: 62)

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V-588
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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: 63)

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Steve Ditko (signed)
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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.
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Tales to Astonish #25 Page 4 Original Art (Table of Contents: 64)

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Tales to Astonish #25 Page 27 Original Art (Table of Contents: 65)

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Biographies (Table of Contents: 66)

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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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