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Tales to Astonish (1959) 1-A

Comic Book by Marvel, Jan 1959

     
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Number:1
Variant:A
Printing:1st
Cover Price:$.10
Publish Date:JAN 1959
Content:CCA Approved
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Tales to Astonish (1959) 1-A by Marvel
Tales to Astonish (1959) 1-A by Marvel
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"We Found the Ninth Wonder of the World!"
A scientific expedition sails into unknown waters in search of a missing scientist. On the way, they encounter over-sized sea life, and the crew is starting to be spooked. Their ship wrecks on some enormous mass in the water, and the men retreat to a nearby island, inhabited by savages. There, they find the missing scientist tied up as a sacrifice to one of the scientist's test subjects, a 50-foot snapping turtle. They narrowly escape, but cross the path of what had scuttled their ship, a turtle twice that large.
-Story drawn by Jack Kirby and inked by Christopher Rule; 7 pages (T-83).
-Reprinted in Weird Wonder Tales #4.

"I Know the Secret of the Poltergeist!"
An investigator of the supernatural has made a career out of exposing alleged incidents as either coincidence or fraud, and now, a couple have hired him to look into their haunted house. He dispels their worries and then retires home, his job complete, and reveals that he himself is a poltergeist.
-Story illustrated by Steve Ditko; 6 pages (T-84).
-Reprinted in Strange Tales Annual #1 and Uncanny Tales (1973) #6.

"The Heat's On"
-Text story with spot illustration by Don Heck; 2 pages (H-366).
-Reprinted from Uncanny Tales (1952) #37.

"I Was the First Man to Set Foot on...the Mysterious Planet!"
A business man on a commercial venture to a new planet is frustrated by mechanical failures in his robot work crew. The new planet is rich in oil, and he tries to make a deal with the inhabitants of the new world, who decline. He finds out later that they are all robots, and sensed his hatred for their kind.
-Story illustrated by Carl Burgos; 5 pages (T-85).
-Reprinted in Weird Wonder Tales #4.

"I Foiled an Enemy Invasion!"
A newspaper man on holiday starts seeing billboards on the highways that advertise what appears to be a movie about alien invaders. The billboards seem to crop up everywhere overnight, each sporting a picture of a different alien. He finally pieces together a plot before it hatches, the aliens are 2-dimensional creatures, and the images on the each billboard are real aliens, who are waiting for the signal to attack.
-Story illustrated by Jack Davis; 5 pages (T-82).

Cover drawn by Jack Kirby, inked by Christopher Rule, and colored by Stan Goldberg.
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