Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 60
Cover art by Bill Everett. "With Just One Stroke," art by John Forte; A criminal discovers a magic pen, which makes anything that he writes come true; It runs dry when he is trying to steal jewels, leaving him trapped in a vault to die. "Rude Awakening!", art by George Woodbridge; An embezzler dreams he will be caught, and kills the man he dreams responsible; The murder is another dream, as he is jailed pending sentence for embezzlement. "The Final Shot!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Robert Q. Sale; A convict released from prison attempts to get revenge on those responsible for placing him there; He shoots them with a chemical compound that makes them susceptible to suggestion in order to force them to commit crimes. "Child's Play!", pencils by Christopher Rule (?) and Ed Winiarski, inks by Christopher Rule; A rich man gets forces a scientist to give him a robot as a toy for his son despite his warnings; It tries to burn the house down. "Crackpot Chemist" text story. "The Puppet Man," art by Dan Loprino; An amnesiac confesses to a murder he doesn't remember, but applause reminds him that he is only an actor lost in his role. "The Abyss!", art by Jim Mooney; Political refugees seeking to flee tyranny are assisted by supernatural beings, and realize once they reach freedom that they crossed over Mt. Olympus. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.