Weird fantasy comic books issue 22
Edited by Albert B. Feldstein. Cover by Joe Orlando. Stories by Ray Bradbury, Albert B. Feldstein, Reed Crandall, Jack Kamen, Joe Orlando, and Bernard Krigstein. Fantasy, science fiction, and supernatural tales reprinted from the classic 1950s EC series of the same name. 36 pages, full color. $2.50. Cover price $2.50.
Final issue of the series (becomes Weird Science-Fantasy with issue #23). Cover art by Joe Orlando. "The Silent Towns," script by Ray Bradbury and Al Feldstein (adaptation), art by Reed Crandall; Walter surveys a little white silent town on the edge of a dead Martian sea, wondering what happened to all of its inhabitants; He suddenly hears a phone ringing, but he is too late to answer it; After this happens twice, he succeeds in answering a phone and finds a Miss Selsor on the other end, and he meets her, only to find that she is fat and ugly; An adaptation of a Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles story. "The Freaks," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot and script), art by Jack Kamen; The freaks at a circus side show are sick and tired of the stares of the crowds, their snickers, their groans of disgust...and one decides to quit. But when the freak is found dead in his tent, the circus owners go in search for a replacement. "Public Service!" text story. "The Fossil," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Joe Orlando; Astronauts land on a deserted planet and begin hunting for archaeological evidence of the former inhabitants; They find a huge skeleton of a creature that apparently walked on all fours, but are baffled by its nature. "Derelict Ship," script by Bill Gaines (co-plot) and Al Feldstein (co-plot, script), art by Bernie Krigstein; Captain Vance Kaye is the commanding officer of an exploratory spaceship; He's obsessed with searching every derelict ship his crew discovers, but nobody knows why. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.