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Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #4
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 4
    • Extreme water damage. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Christopher Rule. I Was a Prisoner of the Martians!, art by Joe Sinnott; A bullying director is kidnapped by Martians using the science fiction movie he's filming as a cover. Masquerade text story. My Forbidden Paintings!, art by Don Heck; A painter buys a magic brush with the power to make three paintings become real. He makes himself handsome and a famous painter. I Made Time Stand Still; An inventor accidentally makes time stand still, leaving himself the only person able to move. I Love a Mermaid!, art by Carl Burgos; A man always drawn to the sea falls in love with a mermaid. The Man Who Floats in Space!, art by Steve Ditko. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 5
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($12.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #0C5E11-014

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Christopher Rule. I Was Trapped by the Things on Easter Island!, art by Jack Kirby and Christopher Rule; A pilot crash lands on Easter Island where he observes the statues rise out of the ground and discuss invasion plans of their home planet and the enslavement of Earthmen. The Inventor text story. I Am the Menace from Outer Space!, art by Joe Sinnott; An alien race sends a scout to Earth prior to their invasion, but when he investigates a mysterious space ship he is trapped and crushed, as the ship is actually a living being. I Can See Tomorrow!, art by Don Heck; A burglar steals a golden camera that takes pictures of tomorrow. I Found the Nightmare Note, art by Al Williamson; An assistant at a record store devises a sound that will make a person unconscious, planning to use it to rob a wealthy customer. I Landed on the Forbidden Planet!, art by Steve Ditko; A space pilot visits a nearby planet, but finds that it is inhabited by giants. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 6
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($9.00) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case
    • Label #2099728002

    Cover by Jack Kirby. I Saw the Invasion of the Stone Men, art by Steve Ditko; Stone men rise out of the ground and set off a panic. Patent Pending text story. I Was the Man Under Glass!, art by Joe Sinnott; An arrogant businessman becomes governor of an alien planet and lives in an oxygen-filled dome, forbidding the natives from entering. I Laughed at the Great God, Pan!, art by Jack Kirby and Christopher Rule; A man with his date at the museum laughs at the painting of Pan; The museum guard chastises him for it. I Became a...Human Bomb!, art by Paul Reinman; A criminal sneaks aboard an experimental nuclear missile planning to hijack it and sell it to the Soviets. I Was a Prisoner of the Living Statues!, art by John Forte. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 9
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.50) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story. Centerfold detached. Lateral spine tears.

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Return of the Genie!, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; The genie from last issue's Kirby story returns again when a man uncorks his muddy bottle from the swamp and discards it because he cannot see the genie inside. No Way Out, art by Steve Ditko; In the 21st century mankind finds that there is a barrier out beyond Pluto that prevents any further space travel, keeping humanity confined to the solar system like goldfish in a bowl. I Saw Droom the Living Lizard!, art by Don Heck; A scientist invents a growth serum intended to solve world hunger by enlarging vegetables; A tiny exotic lizard is accidentally soaked by the liquid and grows into a giant lizard that rampages across the country. Time-Stream Rescue text story. Fangs of the Bear, art by Doug Wildey. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 10
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story. Full length spine stress. Cover detached. Piece missing from back cover.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #2102549012
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    • Lateral spine tears, 2.5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. I Was Trapped By Titano the Monster That Time Forgot!, art by Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott; A gigantic, mutant crab is sighted terrorizing various islands in the South Pacific. The Flying Saucer That Was text story. Only I Know When the World Will End!!!, art by Don Heck; A derelict claims to be from another world and says that another planet will collide with Earth within days, but he is believed mad. Something Lurks Inside!, art by Steve Ditko; A space explorer cannot rid his ship of vicious alien spiders, and is forced to sacrifice himself to save Earth. What Was the Strange Power of Simon Drudd!!, art by Jack Kirby and Christopher Rule; A scientist selfishly uses a youth serum to gain an advantage over other people, but the serum ages him backwards into non-existance. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 18
    • 6.75" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Gorgilla Strikes Again! Part 1, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; Gorgilla stows away on a ship to America to contact the human race, but is met with fear and violence in New York. Gorgilla Strikes Again! Part 2, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. The Stranger, art by Joe Maneely. Monsteroso, art by Steve Ditko; A creature hatches from an egg and imagines itself lord of all it surveys, but it is suddenly drowned, as it is only a microbe in a scientist's culture. Robot on the Rampage!, art by Steve Ditko; A robot stationed at a lighthouse rebels against his human master and the man manages to lock the robot outside where the food supply is stashed, but thanks to the salty sea air, it rusts completely within a mere matter of hours rendering it harmless to carry out its threats. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 20
    • Cover oxidation. Water damage.
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    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover by Jack Kirby. What Was "X" the Thing That Lived! Part 1, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; A comic writer's monsters keep coming to life, until he creates one that can't be defeated. What Was "X" the Thing That Lived! Part 2, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. What Was "X" the Thing That Lived! Part 3, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. What Was "X" the Thing That Lived! Part 4, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Odd Skills text story, art by Joe Maneely. One-Way Journey!, art by Steve Ditko; A heartless tycoon spends great resources and eliminates jobs in order to build a machine that will transport him from the current moment to one forty years hence because his scientists have predicted an end to disease, war, and poverty in the year 2001. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 23
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Water damage.
    • Piece missing from back cover. Tearing on last page.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1488668013

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. The Unbelievable Menace of Moomba Part 1, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; An explorer discovers that native African wood carvings are actually an advance fifth column invasion force under the command of Moomba. The Menace That Was...Moomba Part 2, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. The Green Man text story. Less Than Human, art by Don Heck; A strident anti-robot activist is convinced of the worth of robots when his son is saved by his robotic playmate. The Voice from Nowhere, art by Steve Ditko; 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. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 26
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.93) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Staples added (not manufacturing). Tape along centerfold spine, corner pieces missing from several pages (margins).

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Look Out!! Here Come the...Four-Armed Men!, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; An explorer learns of an invasion of four-armed aliens. The Weatherman, art by Joe Maneely. He Walked Through Walls!, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; A stranger performs feats of magic, and offers anything that people might want if they sign a contract. Run, Rocky, Run!, art by Bob Forgione; 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. Dream World, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A man repeatedly dreams that his bed is levitating, and cant tell if hes dreaming or not. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 30
    • Cover oxidation.

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky. The Return of the Gorilla-Man, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; 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. The Remedy Oil text story, art by Marie Severin. The Thing from the Hidden Swamp, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; A plain girl helps a stranded alien, and is made beautiful as a reward. What Was the Staggering Secret of the 13th Floor, art by Don Heck; An oddly cheerful elevator operator is held at gunpoint with a passer-by by a spy planning to blow up the hotel. Quogg!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; 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. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #33
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 33
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    Cover art by Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman. Dead Storage, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; A burnt-out actor stumbles upon an alien invasion, and gives the best performance of his life to save Earth. The Comic text story. The Frightened Man!, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; A scientist tries to use a time machine to escape the dangers of the modern world, but he finds that every era has its dangers. The Voice of Fate!, art by Don Heck; The Fates make a wager over whether humans will ever understand that they cannot escape them. The Absent-Minded Professor!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A college professor is certain that life exists upon other worlds, but can't quite remember why he is so assured of this fact. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #34
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 34
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    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. A Monster at My Window!, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; An alien from another dimension threatens a science fiction writer, but the writer is a hostile alien from a different dimension. Masquerade text story. The Strange Fate of the Statue Maker!, art by Jack Kirby and Paul Reinman; An inventor accidentally invents a petrification device and decides to use it to turn attractive people into detailed statues. The Invaders, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; Aliens from a dry desert world park their invasion fleet on a large expanse of the ocean thinking it to be a solid surface whereupon the ships sink like stones. Dance, You Fool, art by Don Heck; An unsuccessful dancer overhears the old man in the room next to him saying that his old pair of dancing shoes can make anyone a great dancer. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #35
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 35
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($179.85) will be charged at checkout.
    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case; Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 04/24/2014. (typo on label)
    • Label #1241076001
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #3925179002
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1052613006

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Return of the Ant-Man, Part 1, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; Henry Pym invents an anti-radiation gas, that attracts the attention of communist spies. Strange Encounter, art by Joe Maneely; An American tourist in Paris is unwittingly targeted by a spy as an intelligence courier and is nearly killed. Return of the Ant-Man Part 2: An Army of Ants, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; Henry Pym learns how to command ants to do his bidding and frees his captured assistants, with the help of the ants. Return of the Ant-Man Part 3: The Ant-Man's Revenge!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; Henry Pym invents an anti-radiation gas, that attracts the attention of communist spies. The Doorway to Nowhere!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; After escaping from jail, Hugo Cragg heads for a deserted mansion to hide out until the heat is off. The Thing from Outer Space!, art by Don Heck. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #36
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 36
    • Centerfold coming loose at staples, pieces missing from front cover.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack; Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #1099826004
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #3778020008
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    • Remaindered copy.

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. The Challenge of Comrade X!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; Ant-Man is hunted by a Soviet agent sent to capture him, but a beautiful stranger warns him of the spy's whereabouts. From Outer Space text story. The Hands of Time!, art by Paul Reinman; A fugitive steals a clock that turns back time; He becomes young again and tries to commit the perfect crime. The Search for Pan!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A man arrives in a small village looking for Pan, whom all the villagers affirm does exist. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #37
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 37

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Trapped by the Protector! Part 1, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; Ant-Man deals with a dangerous extortionist, who turns out to be disguised as one of the victimized jewelers. [Trapped by the Protector!, Part 2:] Face-to-Face With the Protector!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. The Magician text story. Afraid to Dream!, art by Don Heck; A man whose dreams come true is terrified when he dreams his own death. The Star Raiders, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A group of escaped convicts turned pirates are tricked into attacking a planet they believe defenseless by a man who claims the inhabitants are midgets neglecting to mention that they are only midgets compared to him. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #38
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 38

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky. Betrayed by the Ants!!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; An scientist is hired by crooks to defeat Ant-Man; He tries to turn the ants against the hero and trap him. Strange Mission text story, art by Joe Maneely. Found the Impossible World!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Don Heck; An experimental time machine seems to fail, aging its inventor 10 years. Secret of the Statues!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; An art critic visits a sculptor to give him his opinion of his work; He tells the crestfallen man that his statues appear lifeless; He faints when one of the statues calls him a fool. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #39
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 39

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers; Ant-Man fights a beetle made super-intelligent by radiation. The Remedy Oil text story, art by Marie Severin. Ozamm the Terrible!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Don Heck; A factory worker laid off to be replaced by a machine foils a seemingly invincible alien by cutting off his power source. The Toy Soldiers, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A boy who enjoys toy soldiers buys a new civil war figure to place in his prisoner of war stockade. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #40
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 40
    • Heavy chew.

    Cover by Jack Kirby. The Day Ant-Man Failed!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky; Ant-Man investigates a series of hijackings; He pretends to be sick to lure the hijacker into the open. I Was Trapped in the Mad Universe!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Don Heck; A boy finds a device from the future that transports him to an alternate dimension with nearly identical versions of him and his family. Bird Talk text story. The Worst Man on Earth!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A criminal in the year 2000 is sentenced to be exiled from humanity for his various crimes as the death penalty has been abolished. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #41
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 41
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front and back of case
    • Label #1624813008

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Prisoner of the Slave World!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Don Heck; Henry Pym is kidnapped along with other scientists in order to build a super-weapon for a tyrant in another dimension. Tricky Travel text story. When the Beast Walks!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Joe Sinnott; An animal-loving reporter saves a four-armed ape from a hunter and discovers that it is really an alien looking for a human worthy of hearing its message. The Curse!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A dictator pretends that a treasure is cursed in order to get it for himself, but it turns out the treasure is cursed and a ghost takes him. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #42
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 42
    • Centerfold coming loose (tears around staples).

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky. The Voice of Doom!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Don Heck; A radio spokesman gains a hypnotic voice from radiation, and decides to test it by turning the people against Ant-Man. Secret Mission text story. The Eyes of the Mummy!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Joe Sinnott; A crook steals a jewel from an ancient dummy, but the dead pharaoh's hypnotic powers make him see only death until he returns it. I Am Not Human!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A humanoid robot escapes his creator's lab with an artificial face and clothes in order to live among humans as a man. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #43
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 43
    • Staple rust migration. 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust. Staples added (not manufacturing).
    • 3 1/4" spine split from the top. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky. The Mad Master of Time!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Don Heck; A scientist forced to retire makes a device to artificially age others and holds the city hostage. Lady Luck text story. Frankie's Fast Ball!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Larry Lieber and Sol Brodsky; A boy gains extraordinary physical and mental abilities due to his parents' exposure to radiation. My Fatal Mistake!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A man is bitter because he has been replaced by a computer and must take a job servicing it. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #44
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 44
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($113.97) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1304398004
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1476751005

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Don Heck. The Creature from Kosmos!, script by Stan Lee and Ernie Hart [H. E. Huntley], art by Jack Kirby and Don Heck; When a fellow scientist is killed by an alien being, Ant-Man enlists the help of the dead man's daughter. Blueprint for Victory text story. Hunted, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; In the year 2000 all of New York City is searching for a 'plague carrier' who is attempting to escape notice and flee the city; He is apprehended at a transportation center and the police remove the 'plague' from him which turns out to be a handgun he had stolen from a museum which officials had worried could back bring the plague of war. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #46
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 46
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    • CGC Signature Series
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Signed by Stan Lee on 9/21/13.
    • Label #1152189004

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. When Cyclops Walks the Earth, script by Stan Lee and Ernie Hart [as H. E. Huntley], art by Don Heck; While on vacation in Greece, Ant-Man and the Wasp go after a monster who terrorizes the local sailors. Ride to the Future text story. The Secret of the Swamp!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Paul Reinman; A lonely and plain woman meets a handsome man in the swamp and she marries him, not knowing that he is also ugly and they have been made beautiful to each other by the swamp's magic. The Most Dangerous Weapon!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; In the year 2050 only one weapon remains on display in a museum as a reminder of the violent past. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #47
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 47
    • 1" Interior page tear.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Standard, no notable issues
    • Label #0299239004
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    Cover by Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers. Music to Scream By, script by Stan Lee and Ernie Hart [H. E. Huntley], art by Don Heck; Ant-Man and the Wasp are caught by the music of Trago, the trumpet player, who has learned some mystic use of his trumpet in India. The Disappearance text story. The Smiling Gods!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Larry Lieber and Matt Fox; Asian farmers pray to their gods for a good crop to appease their cruel overlord, and their grain grows so rapidly that it entangles and crushes him. Target...Earth!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; An alien lands on Earth with the intent of sizing up possible resistance to an invasion force. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #48
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 48
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • Staple rust with migration.
    • Cover detached and adhered to first wrap with tape.
    • 3/4 " Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    Cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky. Ant-Man and the Wasp Defy the Porcupine!, script by Stan Lee and Ernie Hart [as H. E. Huntley], art by Don Heck; The Porcupine decides to rob a burglar-proof bank designed by Henry Pym. The Inventor text story. Grayson's Gorilla!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Larry Lieber and Matt Fox; A scientist tries to give himself the strength of a gorilla for his own ends. The Little Green Man!, script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; An unscrupulous pilot tricks an alien into refitting his plane, but throws the creature out instead of rewarding it. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #49
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 49
    • INCOMPLETE. Missing pages (affects art and story). Cover story complete. 1" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Tape on interior front cover.
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    • Water damage, staple rust.
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    Cover by Don Heck. The Birth of Giant-Man!, script by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirby and Don Heck; While Henry Pym develops capsules that permit him to become giant-size as well as ant-size, the Eraser captures him and brings him to Dimension Z along with other scientists to build atomic weapons. Odd Skills text story, art by Joe Maneely. The End of a World!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Larry Lieber and George Roussos [as G. Bell]; A ruler orders the destruction of an uninhabited galaxy as a tribute to his power. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #50
    Tales to Astonish (1959-1968 1st Series) 50
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1571237010
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    • Interior tearing.

    Cover by Jack Kirby and Sol Brodsky. The Human Top!, script by Stan Lee, art by Jack Kirbym, Steve Ditko, and Don Heck; Henry Pym follows the crime spree of the Human Top in the newspapers but the Wasp convinces Henry to go after him as Giant-Man. Mystery Trip text story, art by Joe Maneely; Tommy's uncle returns from a space journey needing to re-learn how to walk on earth instead of floating. The Secret of Sagattus!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Larry Lieber and Matt Fox; A wise king listens only to the advice of a hunchback, causing the jealous nobles to murder the hunchback. No Ending!, script by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber, art by Larry Lieber; A dictator is tormented by dreams of running on a treadmill suspended high in the sky. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.