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Astonishing (1951) comic books

  • Issue #3
    Astonishing (1951) 3

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    1st issue in series (no #1 or #2). Cover art by Bill Everett. Mister Death!, script and art by Bill Everett; Marvel Boy battles a Islamic confidence artist. The Runaway Planet, script and art by Bill Everett; Marvel Boy prevents an invasion of Uranus by Satana. Time-Bomb Terror!, script and art by Bill Everett; Marvel Boy investigates a gangster's connections to international communism. Ad for Fun Industries' Lone Ranger's "Silver Bullet" pen set with cowboy belt. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Astonishing (1951) 4

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    Cover art by Bill Everett. Screaming Tomb!, script and art by Bill Everett; Marvel Boy's lady friend Starr Ryder and her father set out on an expedition in one of Europe's catacombs; There they meet Madame La Morte, a fiend who Marvel Boy theorizes is the spirit of death herself. The Nightmare, script by Hank Chapman, art by Wayne Boring; Hank Chapman and Stan Lee appear in this story. Walking Ghost, script and art by Bill Everett. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Astonishing (1951) 5

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    Cover pencils by Bill Everett, inks by Bill Everett. "Caves of Doom," art by Bill Everett; An alien scientist makes the Grand Canyon his base of operations. "The Serpent Strikes!", art by Bill Everett; A woman from an Indian snake worshiping cult follows a stolen snake to the United States and takes revenge on the zoo that has it. "The Walking Ghost" text story. "Death from the Sky," script by Hank Chapman; A Korean War pilot is attacked by cloudmen and transformed into one himself. "Menace From the Moon!", script by Hank Chapman, art by Cal Massey; The first human rocketship to the moon returns filled with extraterrestrial invaders. "The Deadly Decision!", art by Bill Everett; Uranian criminals try to extract atomic secrets from Dr. Grayson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Astonishing (1951) 6

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    Murder By Magic, script and art by Bill Everett; Marvel Boy comes across a time-travelling crime fighter. The Phantom Pen, script and art by Bill Everett. The Hills of Venus text story. Unseen Terror!, script and art by Bill Everett. The Coffin, art possibly by Norman Steinberg. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Astonishing (1951) 7

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    Cover by Joe Maneely. "Nightmare," art by Joe Maneely; A woman has a double dream about killing her husband after her anniversary party when an old flame of his shows up and demands he murder his wife. "Backfire" text story. "Paid in Full," art by Harry Lazarus; The ghost of a man who died in a snowstorm returns to the miser who refused to extend his credit. "Out Of My Mind," art by John Romita; A writer's evil creation comes to life and paralyzes his hand with a touch so the writer cannot finish the character's death scene. "Out of the Darkness," art by Joe Maneely; In the year 3999, after 2000 years of living underground due to atomic fallout, mankind has evolved to give birth to rodent men and so must return to the surface in order to survive. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Astonishing (1951) 8

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. The Hanging Terror, script by Hank Chapman, art by Russ Heath. The Man Eater!, art by Norman Steinberg; Alien shape-shifters invade and devour humans. Behind the Wall, art possibly by Al Hartley. The Finger, art by Fred Kida. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Astonishing (1951) 9

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "The Little Black Box," script by Hank Chapman, art by Bob Fujitani; A postal employee working in the dead letter office gets a duplicator that has been lost in time from the year 2000; He makes a duplicate of himself to leave with his nagging wife. "Who Dares To Enter???", script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely. "Where Is Death?", art by Don Rico; Satan warns one of his sailor minions to get off a ship sailing the Sargasso sea because he has rewarded his minion with immunity from death at sea in exchange for his service. "Vengeance Of The Time Stream" text story. "The Luck Of Louis Nugent"; A child is born as a jinx and is there at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attack. "The Scientists," art by Harry Lazarus. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Astonishing (1951) 10

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    The Man Who Owned a Ghost!, art by Bill Everett; A dead man summons a ghost to haunt his wife's house so her guests will leave and he can kill her, but she confesses to him that he is already dead because she killed him the previous evening and he realizes that the ghost he has summoned is his own. Time-Stream Rescue; A scientist and his friend build a time machine and witness several historical events, almost accidentally killing George Washington in the process. I Solved the Problem, art by Mac Pakula. The Walking Dead!, art by Al Eadeh. Melvin and the Martian, art by Joe Sinnott. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Astonishing (1951) 11

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    Cover art by Sol Brodsky. The Last of Mr. Mordeaux, art by Joe Sinnott; A man seeks proof of his aristocratic heritage in the old country and finds that the peasants have driven the last of his alleged sorcerous family into underground warrens beneath their castle where they have devolved. Freak, art by Bill Walton. Reign of Terror, art by Sy Grudko; A man that has a handsome face on one side of his skull and an ugly face on the opposite side shows the ugly face to his robbery victims and his handsome face to the nearby apprehending police in order to be released. The Hound Dog, script by Carl Wessler, art by Myron Fass. The Day Harrington Died, art by Bob Fujitani. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Astonishing (1951) 12

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    Cover pencils by Carl Burgos(?). "The Torture Chamber," script by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan; A horror writer with a collection of wax monsters gets a hobo to enter a torture chamber so that he can record the man's speech as he thinks he is about to die. "Horror for Sale" text story. "Date with Death!", pencils by Manny Stallman; A man tells his friend that he met Death in the park and was warned he would die at dawn so he wants to borrow a plane to fly to Alaska. "Horror Show!", art by Sy Grudko; The monster of a TV horror show comes through the set to get at its audience. "The Man Who Was Afraid!", art by Tom Gill; A hypochondriac abandons a plague ship only to find that he has washed up on a leper isle. "A Playmate for Susan," art by Bill Everett; A doll stolen by a crook in hopes that it will quiet his stepdaughter kills the man when he attempts to smash it. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Astonishing (1951) 13

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    Cover by Bill Everett. "The Three Feathers," script by Hank Chapman, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; A man kills his grandmother for his inheritance by dressing as a demon to induce a fatal heart attack. "The Demon of Disaster" text story. "Ghoul's Gold," art by Bernie Krigstein; A morgue attendant meets his end when he tries to steal the gold fillings from a corpse and the building catches fire. "The Death Watch," art by Cal Massey; A reporter assigned to write a story on the passing of a wealthy man is intrigued when he spies a beautiful woman sneaking into his room; He accosts her and demands a kiss or he will print her picture on the front page. "The House on the Hill," art by Vic Carrabotta; A young man encounters a pair of ghosts who rob people of their brains. "Helen's Husband," art by Ogden Whitney. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Astonishing (1951) 14
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    Cover by Sol Brodsky(?). "Under Glass," art by Bernie Krigstein; Insects overrun the Earth after the atomic war of 1993 and keep humans in captivity where they slowly go mad. "And Then We Wait" text story. "The Man Who Jumped!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Cal Massey. "The Man Who Changed Bodies!", art by E. J. Smalle. "The Man Who Changed Bodies!", art by E. J. Smalle. "The Clean-Up!", art by Tony DiPreta. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Astonishing (1951) 15

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    Cover by Bill Everett. "The Hole in the Wall," script by Hank Chapman, art by Manny Stallman; A man decides that locking his cheating wife into a hole he has dug out of the basement is the only way he can keep her from fooling around on him when he's away on business; He survives a plane crash in South America, and while he knows that he has left her enough food to survive, he rushes back to his wife as he has been gone a long time. "The Skeleton," art by Sy Grudko. "Human Insects" text story. "Grounds for Death!", art by Jim Mooney. "The Face in the Glass," pencils by Jack Abel, inks by Bill Benulis. "The Man Who Died Twice," art by Tony DiPreta. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Astonishing (1951) 16

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    Cover by Bill Everett. "I Prowl at Night!", art by Syd Shores; An American stationed at the American embassy in Hungary hits a werewolf who had just changed back into human form with his car and crashes; The ambulance takes the both of them to the hospital and gives him a transfusion with the dying man's blood since it is the same type; He begins to feel the effects of the werewolf blood, so he flees his wife so as not to transfer the curse to her. "The Flying Saucers" text story. "Terror In Jimmy's House," pencils by Edwin Goldfarb, inks by Bob Baer. "The Miser," art by Bernie Krigstein. "Don't Make a Ghoul of Yourself!", pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Astonishing (1951) 17

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    The Werewolf of Wilmach!, art by Tony DiPreta; A man plans to rob the banker of a village that believes it is being subject to werewolf attacks. I Can't Move, art by George Roussos. Tomb with a View; A grave robber decides to head for India where there will be less competition and they leave their dead out in the open on four pillars. Drive of Death; A hit and run driver is picked up by the ghost of the man he killed and driven to a watery grave. The Hiding Place!, art by Marty Elkin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Astonishing (1951) 18

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    Cover art by Bill Everett. Jack the Ripper, art by Tony DiPreta; An American hears stories of a new murder attributed to Jack the Ripper, who has been dead for 20 years, and figures the English are perpetuating a hoax and goes to England to prove that he is really dead. Laughter of the Cat God text story. Vampire at the Window, script by Stan Lee, art by Hy Rosen; A man seeks help from a private detective when he spies a vampire lurking outside of his window, but the private detective turns out to be one as well. Man with a Tail, art by Larry Woromay; A man born with a tail meets a woman with a tail at a carnival freak show and is happy that he is no longer alone, but she strangles him; Her tail reflects feline characteristics while his is that of a rodent. The Sweet Old Ladies, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache. The Last Kkrul, art by John Romita. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Astonishing (1951) 19
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    Cover by Russ Heath. "Back From the Grave," script by Stan Lee, art by Fred Kida; This story postulates that a scientist who returned from the dead when his son was killed by communists slew Stalin. "A Thousand Years," art by Ed Robbins; A scientist tests his suspended animation machine on his cat. He wants to go into suspended animation for a thousand years to avoid all the signs that he feels indicate civilization will collapse. "The Creation" text story. "Top Billing," script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely; Smith, of the comedy team Sprinkle and Smith, resents that he gets second billing so he plans to murder his partner and get a new one. "Roll Call," art by Bernie Krigstein. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Astonishing (1951) 20

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    Cover by Sol Brodsky. "Mystery at Midnight," script by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan; A criminal survives a train accident where he is cut in two and his legs commit crimes while his torso provides an alibi. "The Final Scoop" text story. "The Cheap Skate," script by Carl Wessler, art by Ed Winiarski. "When You Die!", script by Stan Lee, art by Carl Burgos; A pro-Western propaganda story about various miserable alien cultures idea of Heaven. "Just a Little Farther," art by Vic Carrabotta. "Living Doll!", script by Stan Lee, art by Jerry Robinson; Dolls in a small European toy shop are committing murders, but the police can't locate the guilty one, so they guard a group of them day and night waiting for the culprit to move. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Astonishing (1951) 21

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    Cover by Sol Brodsky. "The Different Vampire," pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; A vampire destroys one of his own coven when he uncovers his secret that he prefers vampire blood to human blood. "Horror Hill" text story. "The Worm That Turned," art by Ed Winiarski. "The Manhunter!", art by Vic Carrabotta. "The Man Who Went To Far!", script by Carl Wessler, pencils by Bill Benulis, inks by Jack Abel. "Gorilla!", script by Carl Wessler. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Astonishing (1951) 22

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "The Iron Head," art by Sid Greene; English soldiers in the Middle Ages are surprised to enter an enemy castle and find that a revolt has slain their opponents for them. "The Brain," art by Sam Kweskin; A polymath who is made aware that he does not have long to live pays off his large debts by selling his brain to several different universities. "The Fly and the Spider" text story. "The Man Who Dug Deep," art by Sol Brodsky. "The Strange Power," pencils by Louis Zansky. "Man Against Werewolf," art by Howie Post; A pack of vampires are living amongst the villagers under the pretense of protecting them from a non-existent werewolf menace. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Astonishing (1951) 23

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    "His Father's Secret" (art by Dick Ayers), "Woman in Black," "Pursuit" (art by Bob Forgione), "Hog Attack," "The Hole in the Wall," and a two-page text story, "Doom of Ages." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Astonishing (1951) 24

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    Cover pencils by Sol Brodsky, inks by Carl Burgos. Accidents Will Happen!, art by Tony DiPreta; A man discovers that inanimate objects think and hate humans so he is crushed by a stone that falls from the post office roof when he attempts to mail a letter describing his findings. Poor Wilbur!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita; An inventor who always has problems with his creations develops a robot that seems to be flawless at first, but then it gets into its head the notion that it is superior to humans, and he and his compatriots enslave humanity. You're Next, art by Chuck Winter. The Pink Elephant!, art by Al Carreno. The Stone Face, script by Stan Lee, art by Harry Anderson. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Astonishing (1951) 25

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  • Issue #26
    Astonishing (1951) 26

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "I Died Too Often," art by Bob Fujitani; A man sees a cat fall off of a roof and is approached by a character who refers to himself as The Burier of Cats; This strange character tells the man that he can have the dead cat's nine lives if he wishes. "Bloom of Death" text story. "As Different As Day And Night," script by Carl Wessler, art by Chuck Winter; A greedy woman rents a room to a Dr. Jekyll type whom she thinks is two different people because they look different in the day and the night, but he kills her when she tips off police. "Monkey Face!", art by Sid Greene; A criminal with a gorilla-like face makes a deal with the Devil to look 'normal' in order to flee from police, so the Devil changes him into a gorilla. "Scared Out Of His Shadow!", art by Louis Ravielli; A man's shadow betrays him when it makes his own body shadow the murderous acts it inflicts on other people's shadows. "Come In And Meet The Folks!", art by John Forte. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Astonishing (1951) 27

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  • Issue #28
    Astonishing (1951) 28
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    Cover art by Sol Brodsky. Age Before Beauty, art by Sid Lawrence; A 45 year old man lands on a planet and marries a woman who is 21. No Evidence!, art by Louis Ravielli; A communist spy who steals state secrets by swallowing them and then getting his stomach pumped swallows a concentrated atomic energy capsule which burns a gaping hole through his belly. The End of the World!, art by Al Eadeh; An alien pacifist attempts to disguise himself as an earthling and warn the president of impending alien attack, but fails. Death Where is thy Sting, art by Don Perlin. The Hidden Planet!, art by Robert Q. Sale. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Astonishing (1951) 29

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    Cover by Bill Everett. "The Immortal," art by Russ Heath; An astronaut murders a scientist to obtain his formula for immortality so that he can make the 350 year trip to Mars; When he returns to Earth he discovers that time warp travel has been invented and now the trip to Mars can be made in a month; He still thinks to brag about his immortality, but he learns everyone else is also immortal; In fact, the formula that he committed murder for was flawed as it depended on the subject's will to live. "He Couldn't Die" text story. "They Cover the Earth," art by Gene Colan. "The Man Who Sent Himself," art by Bob Fujitani. "Anyone Up There?", art by Bill Benulis. "The Visible Man," art by Joe Sinnott. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Astonishing (1951) 30

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. The Eyes, art by Pete Tomlinson. The Rulers of Earth, art by Joe Sinnott. The Death of Me, art by Al Carreno. The Future of Oswald Flush!, art by Ed Winiarski. Until You Are... Dead!, art by Tony DiPreta; Gangster Killer Ryan forces biochemist Dr. Knight to create an antidote for poison gas so the criminal can avoid execution in the gas chamber; But the antidote alters Ryan's metabolism so he can only breathe poison gas. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Astonishing (1951) 31

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    Cover by Joe Maneely. "Fangs of the Vampire," art by Joe Sinnott; A man hangs himself when he realizes that he is tainted with the curse of vampirism. "The Experiment" text story. "The Room That Vanished," art by Al Eadeh; A scientist sends a man's house and family into the fourth dimension and when the man gets violent with him demanding his property be returned, the scientist transports him into the void as well. "The Man at the Grave," art by Vic Carrabotta; A gravedigger is disturbed by a man who appears at all funerals and so confronts him. "The Dummy!", art by Bill Savage; A man uses human bodies to sell to a department store window display. "The Atomic Man," pencils by Jerry Robinson, inks by Bob Forgione; A man survives an atomic explosion and finds himself with the ability to melt objects with his mind. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Astonishing (1951) 32
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    "The Werewolf Takes a Wife" (art by Paul Reinman), "Arrival" (art by Tony Mortellaro), "Her Other Face," "Initiation Fee," "Double or Nothing" (art by Tony DiPreta), and a two-page text story, "Pearls of the Dead." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Astonishing (1951) 33

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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. Once a Werewolf, art by Sid Greene; A werewolf falls in love with a human girl and resolves to leave the pack; They skin him. Point of View, art by Al Carreno; A janitor in a lab gets access to shrinking formula and shrinks the employees there; He treats them as pets or he terrorizes them. Till Death Do Us Part, art by Sheldon Moldoff. The Evil Eye, art by Pablo Ferro; A woman with the evil eye chances upon a mirror and curses herself. I Ain't Got No Body, art by Chuck Winter. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Astonishing (1951) 34

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. Knockout, art by Paul Reinman; A crooked boxing promoter meets his end when the ghost of a fighter he set up ties him up in rope and stuffs him into the gym's punching bag. The Tomb!, art by Myron Fass; A woman excavating a tomb attempts to eliminate her rival by using dynamite but the explosion blinds her. The Slave-Driver, art by Al Carreno; A sea captain that is set adrift after his crew mutinies comes ashore on an island where a plantation owner makes a slave out of him. Transformation!, art by Ed Moline; A gangster doesn't get the results he wants when he threatens a plastic surgeon to repair his acid-scarred face and the doctor remakes his face to resemble a woman's. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Astonishing (1951) 35

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    Cover art by Harry Anderson. Jessica!, art by Sid Greene; A young man invents a girlfriend for himself, but comes to regret it when he tells people he's meeting her that evening at the bridge, and a body is found floating in the river which matches his description of his girlfriend. The Dinner Guest, art by Don Perlin; A Soviet peasant feeds the local commissar to his zombie son. Collins Is In His Coffin!, art by Ed Winiarski; When a man is hanged on trumped charges in order for his neighbors to steal his land, he curses the area. Brother Vampire!, art by Al Eadeh; A man thinks that his Siamese twin is a vampire, but it turns out that the vampire just used his amnesia in order to hide in plain sight after using some plastic to connect the two of them. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Astonishing (1951) 36
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    Greed!, art by Pete Tumlinson; A researcher receives telepathic signals from evil Martians, now long dead, who want him to build a machine that will allow them to cross space and conquer Earth. The Snowman!, art by Dave Berg; Two explorers determined to find the Abominable Snowman revert to savage ways to ensure that only one of them makes the discovery. The Man Who Melted!, art by Al Eadeh; An alien from Jupiter dresses as a caveman in order to capture an Earth specimen in ice. No Feelings!, art by Paul Reinman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Astonishing (1951) 37
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    "Master of the Genie"; "And Then...Mars!"; "Poor Pierre!" with art by Mort Lawrence; "Don't Touch!" with art by Manny Stallman; "The Devil-Man!"; and a two-page text story, "Fatal Vision." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Astonishing (1951) 38

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    Cover by Carl Burgos. "The Man Who Didn't Belong!", art by Paul Reinman; An ugly sailor is washed overboard with a casket containing a female android that scientists were wanting to do experiments with and the two of them wind up on an island. "The Rookie!" text story. "It Waits in Space!", script by Paul S. Newman, art by Robert Q. Sale; A spaceman is abducted by aliens who give him a computer test in order to determine if he harbors hostile intent. "For the Birds," art by Mort Lawrence; A henpecked employee that is forced to eat bird seed as a food tester sprouts wings. "Pleasant Dreams, Sir!", art by Hy Rosen; A man dozes off in a bath house and when he wakes he sees a strange creature. "The Dungeon," art by Tony DiPreta; A man marries an ugly woman for her castle and then locks her in the dungeon to starve to death. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Astonishing (1951) 39

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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. The Strange Courage!, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; A ghost gives a man the inspiration he needs to assert himself. When Lands the Saucer, pencils by Bob Forgione, inks by Jack Abel; A story motif similar to the film "Mars Needs Women." The Horse That Was, art by Sol Brodsky; A boy's little brother is carried out of the danger of a fire by his toy rocking horse. Welcome, Martians!, art by Ed Winiarski; A fundraiser is disappointed that he can't get people to contribute to putting on a proper display of welcome for Martians because he remembers how lonely he felt when he landed his scout spaceship. The Rainmaker!, art by Doug Wildey. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Astonishing (1951) 40
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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. The Deep Freeze, art by Mac Pakula; When a man discovers that he has a man frozen in the ice cake that he has purchased he goes down to the local warehouse only to confront the manager who reveals himself to be a Neanderthal (when the temperature rises) who is selling people suspended animation. The Merry-Go-Round, art by Art Peddy; A merry-go-round ride provides two young lovers with the financial means they need to become wed. Anything Can Happen!, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; A story somewhat similar to "Those Who Change" in Amazing Adult Fantasy #10, but instead of using the time travel gimmick, this story merely stipulates two professors discussing infinite possible worlds. Xplam for Sale!, art by Mort Lawrence. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Astonishing (1951) 41
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    • 3" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Russ Heath. "The Locked Room!", script by Paul S. Newman, art by Mort Drucker; An Indian mystic needs half a million dollars to build a temple so he bets an American businessman that he can use the power of his mind to move chess pieces in a locked room thousands of miles away. "The Search" text story. "The Inventors!", art by Bill Benulis; Machines take over and make slaves out of humanity. "Wings in the Night!", pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; A destitute man who feeds the park birds gets in trouble when the birds begin stealing for him. "The Rag Doll!", art by John Tartaglione; A child with a new baby sister feels neglected so she pours her love into a rag doll pretending that it is her baby. "The Living Proof," script by Carl Wessler, art by Pete Tumlinson; A newspaper editor refuses to believe his reporter's story about meeting men from Mars so the reporter becomes one of them in order to convince the man and take his daughter away to Mars with him. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Astonishing (1951) 42
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    Cover by Carl Burgos. "From Out of the Smog!", script by Carl Wessler, pencils by Ross Andru; Alien invaders encounter a movie crew shooting a film about invaders from space and draw the conclusion that the film extras would defeat them in battle so they withdraw. "Lost" text story. "The Creatures!", art by Tony DiPreta; Humans encounter aliens which they take to be stupid animals and place them in a zoo. The aliens form the same opinion of humans and escape the zoo back to their spaceship. "The Man Who Was Magic!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Mort Lawrence; A hunter enters a cave and finds that the exit leads to Nero's Rome. "The Man In the Moon!", art by Ed Winiarski; A boy makes friends with a moon man and gives him his father's grass seed so that it can be planted on the moon. "They Vanish at Night!", script by Paul S. Newman, art by John Tartaglione; A psychologist sees what he takes to be a man suffering a delusion in the park speaking to a female manikin as though she were alive. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Astonishing (1951) 43
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple, staple rust/migration.

    Cover art by Carl Burgos. The Radioactive Man!, art by John Romita; A man present at an atom bomb test is thrust back in time twenty-six years and rendered invisible. The Test!, art by Manny Stallman; A man takes a used car out on a test drive that takes him to Mars. Will O' The Wisp!, art by Bob Powell; Sailors see a ship that leads them out of dangerous sailing conditions until they follow her back to port and are told that the old vessel has not sailed in forty years. The Rival, art by Robert Q. Sale; A man is being sexually harassed in the workplace by his robot manager. Man Alone!, art by Fred Kida. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Astonishing (1951) 44
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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. Abra Cadabra!, art by Art Peddy; An aging magician, lost in thought after flubbing a live performance, is saddened to appear to lost his touch when makes a gesture in the air and a couple of bank robbers find their getaway car has disappeared. Nightmare!, art by Jack Katz; A ruthless racecar driver is taught a lesson by the ghosts of those who have met their deaths in racing meets with him. Something in the Sea!, art by Bob Powell; A man on a sea cruise sees the Empire State building, the Sphinx, and a Buddha floating on the water and his love interest tells him a story that she is an Atlantean collecting these object as souvenirs for her people. Through the Veil!, art by Robert Q. Sale; A pilot finds his jet acts as a time machine that takes him to the year 2155. Inside the House!, art by Fred Kida. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Astonishing (1951) 45
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    "The Hands From Nowhere" (art by Bill Benulis), "The Vagrant" (art by Bernard Krigstein), "Sabotage" (art by Bob Forgione), "The Old House," "The Seekers" (art by Joe Sinnott), and a two-page text story, "Mystery Mansion." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Astonishing (1951) 46

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    Cover art by John Severin. Forbidden Forest!, art by Tony DiPreta; A statue comes to life to protect two hunters from the dangers of the forbidden forest. Was He Just Seeing Things?, art by Manny Stallman; Aliens uses illusion to disguise their home planet from bothersome intruders. Contents: One Human!, art by Robert McCarty; The post office investigates boxes that contain shrunken people which expand to full size upon arrival at their destination. What Lurks Beneath?, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; A diver tries to capture mermaids to sell them to zoos, but they capture him instead and place him in an exhibit. I Hear the Thump!, art by Al Hartley. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Astonishing (1951) 47

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    Cover art by Bill Everett. Spaceship in My Barn, art by Bill Everett; A reporter is frustrated to meet alien visitors and fail to acquire pictures or evidence of any kind for their landing on Earth. The Man Who Looked for Death!, art by Joe Orlando; A reporter seeks out a historical novelist who turns out to be immortal. The Fat Man!, art by Larry Woromay; A human-looking visitor from Saturn must eat enough to weigh 250 lbs otherwise he will float upwards in Earth's lighter gravity. Eve of Halloween!, art by Ed Winiarski; A witch and her daughter go out riding on Halloween. The Hypnotist!, art by Bernie Krigstein; A boxer becomes champ under hypnosis. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Astonishing (1951) 48
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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. It Happened at Midnight!, art by Bill Benulis; A writer thinks up a story about aliens from another dimension who pull a man off the street at midnight and then the same thing happens to him, but the men identity themselves as FBI men looking for an undesirable alien. One of Our Ships is Missing!, art by Bill Everett; Trains, planes, and bicycles disappear as the Martian king seeks a gift for his son, the prince. The Man Behind the Mask!, art by John Forte; A wealthy miller conducts acts of charity behind a wooden mask, but when events turn for the worse and he has nothing left to contribute, he makes one last trip. The Thing in the Box!, art by Ed Winiarski; People find a small box with a mirror inside that shows them their true faces. There's No Tomorrow, art by Bob Powell. When Ends the Dream!, art by Jay Scott Pike. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Astonishing (1951) 49
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    Cover art by Bill Everett. To Conquer the Moon. What the Clouds Concealed, art by Tony Mortellaro. From Out of the Past!; Three paleontologists feel smug in their knowledge until they uncover a dig site that contains a museum constructed by prehistoric man that contains more fossil bones than they have ever gathered. The Searching Man, art by Paul Reinman. The Sudden Storm; A couple are encouraged to flee an approaching hurricane, but they decline. It turns out that they are Noah and his wife. As I Lay Sleeping, art by Tony DiPreta. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Astonishing (1951) 50
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
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    Cover by Carl Burgos. "Buried Forever," art by Don Heck; A man has a time machine constructed so he can learn where his ancestor's treasure is buried, but when he tries to collect it in the present, the island location turns out to be used for an atomic bomb test. "The Fantastic City!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Manny Stallman; An explorer thinks that he has found a hidden city of giants, but actually he has been "dwarfed by radio waves" in order to keep the location secret. "Waldo's Wonderland!", art by Robert McCarty; A toy inventor creates glasses that distort reality and so he is unaware when he thwarts a planned alien invasion by ignoring the soldiers who decide to invade a more easily cowed planet. "Buy a Gadget" text story. "The Missing Man," art by John Tartaglione; The man who keeps gravity working takes a day off with the result that objects begin to float until he gets back to maintaining his machine. "Decision!", art by Sol Brodsky; A mutant of Saturn who looks like a human crashes on Earth and is taken in by a family of hillbillies. "The Conquest of Saturn!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Lou Cameron. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.