Strange tales comic books issue 68
- Paper: Off white to white
- Label #0260473016
- 2 1/4" Cumulative spine split.
Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Christopher Rule. "Last Warning--Evacuate Earth!", art by Joe Sinnott; A gaseous alien arrives on Earth to warn people to evacuate before its race invades; It attempts to communicate with humans telepathically, but they disregard his warning as madness or a trick. "Mystery Trip" text story, art by Joe Maneely. "The Creatures from the Bottomless Pit!", art by Steve Ditko; A man descends in a bathysphere into a pit so deep that he is surprised to find a waterless cavern beneath it occupied by elves banished long ago by a wizard. "Test Pilot!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Christopher Rule; A rocketship test pilot in the year 2089 takes an experimental rocket on a test flight; He faces an oxygen leak caused by a collision, alien raiders and other hazards before returning safely to Earth. "Next Stop—Mars!", art by Carl Burgos; A short child mocked for his height takes comfort from his one friend and his love of airplanes; He is rejected by the air force because of his height, but when his friend designs an experimental rocket that can only be piloted by a short man he becomes the first man on Mars. "Trapped In Tomorrow!", art by John Buscema; A man spends twenty years building a time machine in order to use knowledge of the future to enrich himself; He travels to 2010 and memorizes stock market and horse race information from the newspaper archives. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.