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Tales of Suspense (1959) 1-A

Comic Book by Marvel, Jan 1959

     
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Item Data 
Number:1
Variant:A
Printing:1st
Cover Price:$.10
Publish Date:JAN 1959
Content:CCA Approved
Publishers 
Atlas
Story Arcs 
No Story Arcs
Credits 
John BuscemaArtist
Steve DitkoArtist
Don HeckArtist
Larry LieberArtist
Al WilliamsonArtist
Characters 
No Characters
Tales of Suspense (1959) 1-A by Marvel
Tales of Suspense (1959) 1-A by Marvel
Item Bio
"The Strangers from Space!"
In the future, Earthlings have expanded to the Moon and Mars, but are visited by an alien craft that hovers above Earth's capital city. Fearful humans prepare to shoot the ship out of the sky, but it lands quickly, and humanoid aliens announce their peaceful intentions. They board their ship for the return trip, reverting to their true form, dropping the deception, hopeful that by their next visit, Earthlings will not be so xenophobic. 5 pages.

"The Newshound"
2 pages, text only.

"I Dared Explore the Unknown Emptiness!"
A scientist develops an new rocket fuel that will spur exploration of deepest space. 3 exploration ships plan to leave, seeking an expansion world for man to cure Earth's dire overpopulation. They experience untold dangers of monsters, hostile environments, and metal men. They return to Earth, learning the hard way that 'there's no place like home.' 5 pages.

"The Day I Left My Body!"
A murder convict attempts escape and is shot. He doesn't die, but his spirit leaves his body, moving about as if a ghost. While in spirit form, he encounters a powerful attorney, and compels him to represent his appeal. The murderer overplays his hand, however, and his control over the lawyer dulls the lawyer's effectiveness. The appeal is lost, and the convict gets the gas chamber. 4 pages.

"He Fled in the Night"
A clerk in the 1700's has dreams of adventure that contrast with his dull life. He leaves his life behind to join an ocean voyage to the New World. Sure that he is sailing to a better life, Robinson Caruso leaves Europe unaware of what fate may hold for him. 4 pages.

"Prisoner of the Satellites!"
A barrage of meteors strike Earth. A man is caught in one impact, and the fragments orbit him like satellites, causing him to shrink. The meteors are a test of alien race to see how mankind will cope. If they cannot counter the effects of their first attack, the aliens will launch an invasion of Earth. 5 pages.
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