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  • Issue #51
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 51

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    1st Silver Age issue. "The Insects!" with art by Paul Reinman; "Inside the Black Box" wiht art by Herb Familton; "No Place on Earth!" with art by Harry Lazarus; "He Stalks by Night!"; "Blackout!"; "The Thing in the Jungle!"; and a two-page text story, "Over the Moon." Bill Everett cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 52

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    "Simon's Stooge!" (art by Joe Sinnott), "Who Lurks There?" (art by Dave Berg), "The Empty Chair" (art by Joe Orlando), "The Frightened Man," "The Last of Professor Hogarth," "You Can't Find Me!" and a two-page text story, "Hidden Mountain." Bill Everett cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 53

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    Cover art by Bill Everett. "I Died Tomorrow!", art by Pete Morisi; A man invents a time machine and begins to regularly predict the future until a mob is angry that there is nothing left to live for if everything is known in advance and burn down his lab. "The Brute!", script by Carl Wessler, art by John Forte; Julius Caesar has a dream that he and his close associates are 30's gangsters warning him of his impending assassination. "They Crawl By Night!", art by Vic Carrabotta; A bum finds self-respect when he rejects an offer of underground beings to be their leader in an invasion of the surface world. "What Stanley Saw!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Angelo Torres; A pilot sees a flying saucer land and loses his job over the publicity; He investigates and finds alien refugees attempting to keep a low profile. "The Thirtieth Century" text story. "The Gray Thing!", art by Gene Colan; In the year 2856 a man tells a friend a story about an antique robot he acquired that was built three hundred years ago. "The Man Who Crushed Rocks!", art by Reed Crandall; A man gets driven off into a swamp and finds a spring that gives him great strength; He returns to the town that drove him out and robs the bank. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #54
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 54

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    Cover art by Bill Everett. "A Witch By Night," art by John Forte; A story that shares plot elements with The Twilight Zone's "It's A Good Life." "The Long Sleep!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Gray Morrow; A criminal thinks he has shot a night watchman and goes into suspended animation for forty years so that the police will forget about him, but when he comes out of the suspended animation, he reads in the old newspaper that his partner was the one who wounded the night watchman earlier in the evening and the police never suspected him. "Something Strange On the Sand!", art by Doug Wildey; A man finds a city with a treasure that only appears once every several years and attempts to steal the treasure but fails. "Trapped In the Dark!", art by Robert Sale; A swindler whose conscience is bothering him finds himself locked in an amusement park fun house where he sees visions of the people he has cheated. "Robot Inventor" text story. "The Man Who Talked!", art by Bob Powell; A ventriloquist loses his dummy overboard and the island natives are about to destroy it when the ventriloquist speaks for the dummy many miles away. "The Punishment of Paul Phillips!", art by George Roussos; When a man testifying in court dreams of being executed due to circumstantial evidence he changes his attitude. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #55
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 55
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0322485021

    Cover art by Bill Everett. "The Jack-In-The-Box," art by Mac Pakula; An ivory hunter regrets opening a tribal witch doctor's jack-in-the-box when inside it contains the spirit of the Elephant God. "Octopus!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Tony DiPreta; In 1980 a ship finds itself menaced by an octopus made gigantic by atomic bomb tests so a call is made to the past to shoot all nearby octopi and save the ship in a future time. "What Goes On Down There?", art by John Giunta; Underground invader's resolve to conquer the surface world fails when they realize that after millions of years adapting to life underground they are no bigger than ants. "The Spirit of '76," art by Joe Maneely; A young boy cleans out the attic of the old house his family moved into and meets a ghost from the Revolutionary War era. "Earth-Trap!", art by Robert Sale; The guardian of the force of gravity takes a vacation from the center of the Earth and gets hoodwinked by a phony medium attempting to demonstrate telekinesis so he goes back to the gravity controls and turns them up a notch and no one can move. "Man Without Fear!", script by Carl Wessler, art by George Roussos; A soldier's ghost demonstrates the bravery that the man never could in life. "The Threat From the Void," art by Paul Reinman; In the days of the cold war Jupiter sends a threat to Earth, close to achieving space travel technology, warning them if another global war breaks out Earth shall have to be destroyed. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #56
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 56

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    Cover art by Bill Everett. "Something Is On This Ship!", art by Doug Wildey; The first mate of a ship tries to convince the captain that there are spooks aboard his ship, but when the captain's hair turns white at something he's seen, the first mate begins to wonder if there really are spooks aboard. "The Metal Master!", art by Vince Colletta; An artist creates a robot to paint for him but smashes it when it turns the tables and forces him to paint. "More Than a Mortal!", art by Pete Morisi; A man with a theory that Shakespeare was more than mortal murders his uncle for his money, but Shakespeare's ghost contrives to make him own up to the crime. "Hide-Out!", art by Robert Sale; An owner of criminal hide-outs comes across a wishing jewel that he uses to eliminate his competition but when he gets raided by the police he realizes that there is nowhere to run because his competitors have all been put out of business. "The Fountain of Youth" text story. "Nothing Can Stop It," art by Howard O'Donnell; A chemist tries to make a solvent that can eat through anything for criminal purposes but when succeeds, he realizes that he failed to consider nothing could contain such a compound. "The Shock!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Reed Crandall; A deadbeat finds that when his foot makes contact with a power cord and he touches the radiator the shock he receives teleports him to distant towns at random; He decides to use this to steal the company payroll. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #57
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 57

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    "You Used To Be Me," "Murder On His Mind" (art by Pete Morisi), "The Door That Wouldn't Open," "The Voice of Doom" (art by Gray Morrow), "Volcano" (art by Richard Doxsee), "It Walks in the Night" (art by Paul Reinman), and a two-page text story, "The Missing Squadrons." Bill Everett art? Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #58
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 58

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    "He Floats Thru the Air" (art by Al Williamson and Ralph Mayo), "Menace From the Nether World!" (art by Gene Colan), "The Night of October Third!" (art by Dave Berg), "Man Lost" (art by Pete Morisi), "No Place on Earth," "The Secret of the Black Tube," and a two-page text story, "Sdrawkcab." Bill Everett cover. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #59
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 59
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #B2E61C-022
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1401363018
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    • 4" cumulative spine split.

    "Help, Help!" with art by Gene Colan; "When the World Went Mad!" with art by Bernard Krigstein; "What Waits in the Dungeon?" with art by George Woodbridge; "Trapped in the Burning Sands"; "The Fearful Fate of Mr. Foster"; "The Death Mask!"; and "Magic Mist Foam." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #60
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 60
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    • Label #B2E61C-023
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1488606012

    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.

  • Issue #61
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 61
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Bill Everett. "The Laundry Machines!", art by Paul Reinman; A landlord squeezes a Haitian laundress for more rent and is made ill by voodoo; He has her deported, but the box holding the pills to cure him contains only more boxes, one within the next. "The Spectre," art by Dick Giordano; A race car driver refuses to drive after he sees a ghost; His manager thinks it is a hallucination, and pays a mystic to convince him it is safe. "The Miracle Painting" text story, art by Doug Wildey. "The Disappearing Man!", art by Ed Winiarski; A scientist who disappeared years ago returns, explaining that he is now king of an alternate dimension His greedy friend hopes to take over the dimension for himself, but ends up imprisoned indefinitely. "Menace of the Mirror," art by Bernard Baily; A scientist thinks he has invented a machine to give life to reflections in a mirror, but when he tests it he realizes that he himself is a reflection. "Fear Walks on Four Feet!", art by Al Eadeh; A man tries to ruin his partner and romantic rival; He overpowers a ray intended to capture a lion and it explodes; He seems to be blown into the past and hides for a year. "The Eyes That Never Close!", art by Bernie Krigstein; A prisoner tries to escape using a mystic idol, but it will only take the evil on doomed journeys through time, and he is trapped in Hiroshima just before the bomb falls. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #62
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 62

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. "The Girl Who Walked Thru Stone!", art by Ruben Moreira; A miner caves in the shaft he works to aid a beautiful girl from an underground kingdom; No one believes him and he is jailed, but the girl returns in a digging machine to rescue him. "The Man Nobody Knew!", art by Joe Maneely; The obituary editor of a newspaper sees events before they happen; The source of his abilities his found after he turns in his last story, when his replacement discovers the obituary he wrote for himself years previously. "The Invaders!", art by Werner Roth; An undersea invasion is foiled when their scouting expedition is confused by their contemptuous reception from an old woman who takes them for actors. "Filled With Hate," art by Angelo Torres; An old zoo-keeper instinctively recognizes the evil in a new specimen; It is an alien sent to turn the animals against humans, but it is killed by the zoo's gorilla, the animal closest to humans. "It Happened That Night," art by Herb Familton; A skeptical man mocks an Indian mystic, but he is convinced by a terrifying illusion in which he gains the ability to see the coming of death. "The Window" text story. "Alone in the Night!", art by George Roussos; A thief seduces a rich young woman alone on a moored yacht; When he tries to rob her safe he finds the yacht drifting out to sea. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #63
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 63

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    Cover art by Bill Everett. "He Never Came Out!", art by Alphonso Greene; A wax museum owner claims that his statues are criminals petrified by the head of Medusa; When a thief ignores this warning and tries to rob him, the museum gains a new statue. "Uncork It...If You Dare!", art by Howard O'Donnell; A meek man is left a bottle of gas that changes personalities; Instead of using it to become more daring, he uses it on UN diplomats. "The Drowning Man!", art by Christopher Rule; A cafe owner comes across Atlanteans exiling some of their criminals; The guards save him from drowning and he is offered citizenship. "Flight Number Thirteen!", art by Ruben Moreira; Two criminals hijack an airplane full of strangely emotionless passengers; The airplane is piloted remotely into the parallel world that the passengers came from, where the air will drain the pilots' emotions. "The Melting Pot," art by John Forte; A convict creates a melting pot to free himself from jail to steal gold, but the pot melts the gold and leaves him trapped in molten metal. "The Free Ride" text story. "Too Good to Be True!", art by Don Perlin; A young boy imagines that he has a rich uncle who suddenly appears, but when he begins to doubt, the uncle fades away. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #64
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 64
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #0342913011
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover. (Tape on interior cover.)
    • Label #1264918008
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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. "The Secret Laboratory of Dr. Domino," art by Al Williamson; A conman hires some elderly women and young girls to enter a cabinet so that the old woman exit the back and the young girls come out the front to give the illusion that their youth has been restored. "What Is Monium?", art by John Forte; A man discovers a metal that when cut in two remains connected even though it appears that there is empty space between the parts; He starts a magic act where anything he tosses through one hoop pops out the other. "So This Is Mars!", art by Bob Powell; A Martian filmmaker teleports a human filmmaker's Martian set to Mars and is disappointed to find human culture identical to Martian culture. "The Silent City!", art by Jim Mooney; A man finds that he can rob helpless frozen people if he stops all of the clocks in town but he forgets about a sundial. "What On Earth?", art by Bob McCarty; One man thinks that humans cannot achieve space travel, and must allow nature to take them to other worlds like seeds. "The Busybody" text story. "The Last Warning!", art by Vic Carrabotta; A man saves his own life by sending a radio message through time that helps a younger version of himself escape a cave-in. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #65
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 65
    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of defects.

    Cover art by Joe Maneely. "Afraid To Open the Door!", art by Dan Loprino; A thief trying to rob a reclusive scientist finds him in a room with two doors; The scientist tells him if he leaves through the wrong door he will be trapped in a shadow world of strange creatures. "The House That Cried!", art by Christopher Rule; A hobo tries to rob an old woman in a dilapidated house who turns out to be a ghost. "The Ragged Man," art by Richard Doxsee; A heartless businessman gets what's coming to him when the Geiger counter he keeps on his yacht goes off and he spends all his money buying worthless land because he thinks that there is a fortune in uranium underwater. "The Terrible Tree!", art by John Forte; A man weakens a large redwood tree so that it will fall on his farm and he can collect on the insurance policy; Objects made from the tree pursue vengeance upon him. "The Perfectly Frightened Man," art by Robert Q. Sale; A man is convinced by his wife that he is the victim of a hoax designed to make him think he has inherited sorcerous powers, but when he says "I'll be a monkey's uncle", he turns into one. "The Missing Film" text story, art by John Severin. "When the Curtain Falls!", art by Bernard Baily; A jealous stagehand swaps a real dagger for a rubber prop hoping that his actor rival will stab himself and he will be free to pursue his love interest without competition. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #66
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 66
    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing, interrupts art and story. Seven pages missing half their page.
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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. "The Ghost Came C.O.D.", art by Reed Crandall; A schemer comes up with the idea to send off invoices to the recently deceased figuring grieving widows will just pay the invoice to take care of the matter quickly; The fraud works until one of the dead comes back to his shop and reveals himself as a Martian living within the body of a human. "The Replacement!", art by Alphonso Greene; A criminal steals a dying man's jacket and when he finds an airline ticket in the pocket he attempts to use the plane to escape the police. "The Voice of Fido!", art by Werner Roth; A ventriloquist uses a dog in his act in place of a dummy; When a fire breaks out the dog leads people out by speaking and the ventriloquist gets credit for it, but the ventriloquist denies speaking. "It Waits Under the Sea!", art by Al Eadeh; A man plans to traverse the globe completely underwater, but when he sees a tunnel he becomes curious and directs the submarine into it. "The Eerie Experiment!", art by Robert Q. Sale; Two men in 1977 using a radio attempt to warn a government agent breaking up a communist spy ring in the past. "Time Machine" text story. "He Wore a Black Beard," art by Ed Winiarski; A man living with an inventor is surprised by a visitor who claims to be from the future; The man resents the inventor and comes up with a scheme to frame him with the time traveler's help. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #67
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 67

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    Prototype issue (Quicksilver). Cover art by Joe Sinnott. "Trapped Between Two Worlds!", art by Steve Ditko; A scientist working on a matter transporting device accidentally transports himself to a distant planet of warlike aliens; They read his mind in order to use his device for conquest. "I Seek the Sea Serpent," art by Don Heck; A scientist tracks down a sea serpent, but the crew of his ship panics and kills it. "I Was the Invisible Man!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Christopher Rule; A scientist uses a device that makes the particles of a living body move at the speed of light, rendering him invisible to the eye; He conducts a series of stunts in order to build up a name for himself so he can them go public and cash in. "Discovery" text story, art by Joe Maneely. "The Man Who Never Was!", art by Carl Burgos; A scientist's assistant uses a time machine to travel to the past in order to find a pirate's treasure and get rich; While in the past he is attacked by the pirates. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #68
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 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.

  • Issue #69
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 69
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing, slightly interrupts art and story.

    Prototype issue (Professor X). Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Christopher Rule. "The Man In The Iron Box!", art by Carl Burgos; Certain that the world will soon descend into nuclear war, a brilliant scientist goes into cryogenic suspension for a million years, hoping to awaken in a more enlightened time. "The Talent" text story. "Rocket Ship X-200," art by Don Heck; An aging space pilot is mocked for his slow ship, but when an invading armada approaches Earth his ship is the first to see it. "Journey into Nowhere!", art by Joe Sinnott; Two scientists try to travel to the future, but arrive in the stone age; They believe they have proved travel into the future impossible, not suspecting that they actually saw the world after the destruction of civilization by war. "The World That Was Lost!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Christopher Rule; An old eccentric in a wheelchair hires a sea captain to take him to a spot where he believes that the lost continent of Atlantis lies; When they reach their destination he reveals himself to be a merman and thanks the sailors for bringing him home before diving overboard. "The Threat from the 5th Dimension!", art by Steve Ditko; The 5th dimension is the dream dimension; The creatures there are trying to pass into this dimension, but belief in their existence as opposed to surmising a mere dream experience disrupts the structure of the dream dimension. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #70
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 70

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    Prototype issue (Giant Man). Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "A Giant Walks the Earth!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Christopher Rule; A short lab assistant works on a growth serum to gain a normal man's height; The serum works too well, and he continues to grow so tall his life is endangered when the air becomes too thin to breathe. "The Comic" text story. "Earth in Chains!", art by Paul Reinman; Aliens from the planet Regulus colonize Earth, treating humans as little more than animals; They must withdraw only because of their vulnerability to Earth's germs. "Ghost Ship!", art by Carl Burgos; The US Coast Guard finds an abandoned Soviet submarine; The log book shows that they mistook an alien craft for an experimental American ship and tried to ram it. "Escape to Tomorrow!", art by Paul Reinman; A criminal hears of the invention of a time machine; He robs a bank and then escapes 50 years into the future; Once there, he discovers that under the new world government, US money is useless. "When Wakes the Sphinx!", art by Steve Ditko; An Egyptian and a tourist see the Sphinx come to life and chase off Alien invaders. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #71
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 71

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    Cover art by Jack Davis. "I Dared to Defy Merlin's...Black Magic!", art by Steve Ditko; An American businessman scoffs at a shopowner's claim that one of his books was Merlin's diary, until a terrifying vision of Merlin turns his hair white. "The Disappearance" text story. "I Am the Man Who Will...Destroy Your World!", art by Don Heck; An alien emperor of an immortal race comes to Earth disguised as a human to decide whether or not to order an invasion; He is impressed with the humans' decency and falls in love with a human girl. "When the Saucer Strikes!", art by Paul Reinman; A airline pilot is nearly hit by a flying saucer and must bank suddenly to avoid it; The passengers were mostly asleep, and the one who was awake says that he saw nothing...because he's really a Martian tourist and the saucer came to pick him up. "I Fought the Man Who Couldn't Be Killed!", art by Sol Brodsky; A criminal escapes from prison after 10 years and robs a warehouse; He is found by a police officer with superhuman powers, and is surprised to learn that the police now only recruit robots. "I Am the Man Without a Face!", art by Joe Sinnott; A bigot rounds up some thugs to don black hoods and drive some harmless gypsies out of town; One of the gypsies curses him, and he is never able to remove his hood for the rest of his life. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #72
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 72

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Christopher Rule. "I Fought the Colossus!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko; An advanced supercomputer turns Earth into a utopia, but suspicion remains, only to be inflamed when it is found to be building a giant robot. "Weather Man" text story, art by Joe Maneely. "I Was Trapped on the Ghost Ship!", art by Don Heck; A cruel sea captain greedily pursues the flying Dutchman; He catches the ship, but is trapped there as a ghost, replacing the former ghost, who now can go free. "I Am the Abominable Snowman!", art by Paul Reinman; A thief steals a ruby from a Himalayan retreat, but a curse on the stone makes him intensely cold and forces him to wear heavy furs that keep him from returning to civilization. "I Saw the Elephants' Graveyard!", art by John Forte; An ivory hunter searches for the legendary spot where elephants go to die, but he finds that the spot is an inaccessible pit of quicksand. "I Entered the...Doorway to Doom!", art by Steve Ditko; A Russian farmer becomes a gold miner and uncovers a doorway into a dimension of malevolent beings. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #73
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 73
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #03526D-008
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch.
    • Pen markings on front cover.

    Prototype issue (Ant-Man). Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Bill Everett. "Grottu, King of the Insects!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Bill Everett; A journalist and an archaeologist go to Africa and find an atomically mutated giant ant with super-intelligence; The giant ant tries to lead an army of insects to world conquest. "I Saw the End of the World!", art by Steve Ditko; A scientist builds a time machine and uses it to travel into the future against the advice of his peers; He finds that time is an infinite loop. "The Tree" text story. "I Was Captured by the Mole Men!", art by Don Heck; A subway train full of people is hijacked and held by a subterranean race; The police fight the creatures and retrieve the train. "I Am a Walking Time Bomb," art by Paul Reinman; A robot is sent to Earth by alien conquerors to force them to surrender or be destroyed. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #74
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 74
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "Gorgolla! The Living Gargoyle!!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A student finds that gargoyles are really a hidden alien race preparing to conquer the world but when their leader summons them they turn on him, having learned to appreciate humanity. "The Whirlpool of Gairloch" text story. "Beware the Hands of Hundu," art by Don Heck; A gypsy gives magic paints that make anything painted with them real to an arrogant painter; He uses them to get revenge on a lover who jilted him but eventually his ambitions lead to his death. "I Was Trapped in the Nightmare World," art by Paul Reinman; A man travels to a frightening world of dreams and is attacked by dream beings; He discovers that the dream people believe his world is the source of nightmares and that its inhabitants are imaginary. "When the Totem Walks!", art by Steve Ditko; Two convicts escape and terrorize a nearby Indian tribe; The chieftain defends his tribe by using his magic to bring a totem pole to life to chase the two all the way back to prison. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #75
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 75

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    Prototype issue (Iron Man). Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. "Taboo! The Thing From Murky Swamp!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A popular adventure writer finds a giant mud creature from another planet stranded in a Brazilian swamp; The alien tricks him into bringing all Earth's scientific records for nefarious purposes, but is destroyed by an H-bomb hidden with the records. "The Return of the Totem!", art by Steve Ditko; The totem frightens the two convicts into a state of shock, but then goes on a rampage through the reservation and a nearby town; The chieftain concocts a potion to destroy the totem. "The Strange Stone" text story. "Doomsday!", art by Paul Reinman; Two scientists accidentally release a gas that will kill all life on Earth; An unnatural wind disperses the gas, convincing one of the scientists of the others belief in a higher power. "I Made The Hulk Live" (not the superhero, but a robot), art by Don Heck; A short and bitter scientist is obsessed with building a powerful giant robot body; He traps himself inside without the means to activate the robot, living out his life on the food which he'd stored inside. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #76
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 76
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch. 1" spine split.
    • 4 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Prototype issue (Human Torch). Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "I Am Dragoom! The Flaming Invader!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A flaming alien monster terrorizes Earth; A movie director fools him by using special effects to fake the arrival of police from Vulcan in pursuit of the monster, frightening him away. "The Pact" text story. "Beware!! The Ghosts Surround Me!!", art by Don Heck; A fugitive hides in an abandoned house, but aliens from another dimension appear to him; They cannot hurt him, but instead they phase him into an immaterial state and leave him there forever. "The Dummy and Me!", art by Paul Reinman; Some gangsters come for a ventriloquist who has unpaid gambling debts; They corner him in the alley and shoot him. "I Found the Mad Universe!", art by Steve Ditko; A scientist uses a powerful new microscope to discover an entire world existing at the sub-atomic level; He is horrified to find that this world, Earth, is just as barbaric and violent as his own. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #77
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 77
    • CONSERVATION. Small piece of tape on inside back cover.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • 3/4" Spine split from top of comic.
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple, heavy cover oxidation.
    • Cover detached at one staple, staple rust/migration, mold.
    • 4 1/2" Spine split from bottom.
    • Staples added (not manufacturing). 1.25" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #1244926008
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    • Water damage. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "The Return of Taboo!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; After his apparent destruction, Taboo reconstitutes himself and runs amok; He is eventually stopped by the arrival of others from his world. "Mystery Pupil" text story, art by Joe Maneely. "I Am the Beast-Man!", art by Don Heck; A criminal transforms himself into a dog in order to escape from burglaries unnoticed; He must return home quickly or be stuck as a dog, but is picked up by a dog catcher and trapped in the pound. "The Strange Magic of Master Khan!", art by Steve Ditko; A pirate steals the ship of an Asian sorcerer; The ship's owner curses the thieves, shrinking the ship and imprisoning them in a glass bottle. "Am I the...Unhuman?", art by Paul Reinman; A scientist in builds a robot identical to himself, and programs it with his own memories; When robots are banned, the robot believes that it is the real person, and its creator the duplicate. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #78
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 78
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1465440018
    • Paper: White
    • Label #03526D-010
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. 1/2" spine split from bottom of comic.
    • 2" spine split from base of comic.
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece missing. Interrupts art or story. 3" Cumulative spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Klein. "A Martian Walks Among Us!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A man spots upon a Martian in human form scouting for an invasion; The police wont believe him, so he finds and kills the spy himself, revealing that he is a Venusian in disguise working to protect Earth. "Trouble Bubble," art by Joe Maneely; A boy discovers a formula to blow unbreakable bubbles and accidentally entraps his father's boss. "The Fantastic Menace of Mento the Mighty," art by Don Heck; A scientist discovers his own innate psychic power and builds a machine to slowly enhance it; He is nearly omnipotent after more than a decade. "The Gargoyle!", art by Paul Reinman; An ugly man rejected by society applies for a job at a circus; It turns out to be a ruse by aliens who are uniformly gorgeous, and so want a man with an ugly face they find fascinating to marry their queen. "Dear Reader: What Would You Have Done if You Were the… Worm Man," art by Steve Ditko (Ant-Man prototype); A spy calling himself 'Worm Man' uses shrinking pills to easily discover military secrets; On a crucial mission, he is attacked by a rat and loses his growth pills, trapping him forever in his tiny form. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #79
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 79
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
    • Label #1568386010
    • No bottom staple (manufacturing).
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. "I Was in the Clutches of the Living Shadow," pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A writer witnesses the landing of two-dimensional alien warriors disguised as shadows; The writer escapes and warns the authorities in time for the shadow warriors to be uncovered and driven away. "Music Master" text story. "The Ghost of Grismore Castle!", art by Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange prototype); A practical jokester tricks his friend into fleeing a haunted house only to be attacked by real ghosts; He promises never to play a prank again while his friend, actually a ghost, watches approvingly. "I Found the Perfect Hiding Place!", art by Paul Reinman; A burglar plans to steal the crown jewels and then use a time machine to escape into the past; Instead, he is stranded in a hideous alternate world with no human civilization. "The Thing on the Moon," art by Don Heck; Earth sends an expedition to the moon looking for a place to settle; They find a fertile valley and a robot left by the ancient empire of Atlantis to mark their claim to the moon. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #80
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 80

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. "What? What? What Was Gargantus!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko; A deep sea explorer encounters a giant reptile that follows him back to the surface; The creature explores the surface, causing panic. "Time Machine" text story. "The Things from Dimension X!", art by Don Heck; A scientist successfully creates a link to the dimension Electra only to find the inhabitants bent on conquest. "The Door They Dare Not Open!", art by Paul Reinman; A prison warden treats inmates with kindness, and relies on an honor system to prevent them from opening the one closed door. "Trapped in the Room of Shadows," art by Steve Ditko; A millionaire looks for magical wishing stones with which he hopes to help all humanity; His greedy guide tries to steal the first stone, but only succeeds in using up its power and trapping himself. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #81
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 81
    • 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached.
    • Centerfold detached. Oxidation. Chipping.
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    • Heavy crayon on one page, color bleeding to adjacent pages.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "The Scarecrow Walks!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A landlord cheats poor farmers out of their land in order to sell it for nuclear tests; Radiation animates the farmers' abandoned scarecrow. "Mystery Trip," art by Joe Maneely; Tommy's uncle returns from a space journey needing to re-learn how to walk on earth instead of floating. "A Giant There Was!", art by Don Heck; A criminal steals beans that grow into a beanstalk leading to the land of giants; He tries to rob a castle, but he is caught and imprisoned with other criminals. "I Went Too Far Back!", art by Paul Reinman; A scientist's assistant travels to the past with a gun to rule a pre-technology world; Instead he finds that time is a loop, and when he travels back too far he finds himself a thousand years in the future. "The Thing in the Cell!", art by Steve Ditko; A corrupt police chief uses fines to fund a giant prison in order to increase his prestige; He jails a passerby for no reason, but is shocked to find that he is an alien leader. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #82
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 82
    • Extra staple (manufacturing).
    • 2" spine split from bottom.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1295546005
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "The Thing Called...It!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A scientist builds a creature to kill a rival, but it refuses to obey; Its creator turns the local people against it. "The Utopia" text story, art by Joe Maneely. "The World Beyond," art by Steve Ditko; A scientist creates a pill to shrink himself to subatomic size, convinced that whole other worlds exist at microscopic levels; His pill works, and he vanishes into a whole new world called Earth. "Fangs of the Monster," art by Don Heck; A cruel hunter pursues a sea monster for sport, but finds himself at its mercy; The creature is intelligent and telepathically berates the hunter. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #83
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 83
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #03526D-012
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "From Out of the Black Pit Came...Grogg!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A reluctant Soviet scientist wakes the ancient dragon Grogg with atomic tests; The dragon attacks the soldiers and gives the scientist the opportunity to defect to the US. "Make a Wish" text story. "Masquerade Party," art by Steve Ditko; A beautiful but vicious socialite spoils the plans of an old rival by throwing a masquerade party; She is scared by her rivals husband, who tricks her into thinking he is a demon. "The Menace of Shandu!", art by Don Heck; A boy finds a magic book in a used bookstore and summons a genie, which vows to torture him after granting his wish; He wishes for everything to be restored to before he went to the bookshop. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #84
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 84
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • 1 piece of tape on interior cover.
    • Label #03526D-013
    • 8" Spine split from bottom (taped). Staples added (not manufacturing). Large piece torn from back cover.
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    • Staple rust with migration. Water damage.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "The Wonder of the Ages!!! Magneto!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers (prototype of the X-Men's Magneto); A strong man is exploited and abandoned, unable to find work except in a freak show; His size makes him the perfect pilot for an experimental space flight, on which he gains magnetic powers. "The Inventor" text story. "Twelve Silent Men!", art by Paul Reinman; A greedy lawyer steals a time machine in order to profit from knowledge from the future; Once there he is tried for stealing the machine. "They Met on Mars!", art by Steve Ditko; Two beings in grotesque space suits fight on Mars; One of them destroys the other's ship and escapes, with the two never knowing that they were both humans: one from the US, one from the USSR. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #85
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 85
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "The Return of Gargantus!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Another group of scientists disturbs Gargantus, who can now breathe air and vows to conquer the surface world; The son of the man who found Gargantus uses his father's bathysphere to lure it deep into the ocean and uses a giant electric shock to kill him. "New Glasses" text story. "The Man Who Fell!", art by Paul Reinman; A town's mayor threatens to imprison a gypsy seer who spurned his advances if her prediction that he will be injured by a fall does not come true; He goes to the basement and has himself tied down to prevent this. "The Ape Man," art by Steve Ditko; A criminal hopes that the story of an ape man in the jungle around his prison will stop pursuit; Instead he finds that the ape man is real and a curse transforms him into an ape until he finds someone to take his place. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #86
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 86
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #03526D-014
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.
    • Tape on cover and spine (interior and exterior). Staples added (not manufacturing).
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "I Created Mechano!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A giant robot goes out of control and attacks people, but its creators try to prevent the authorities from destroying it; They encounter a group of alien invaders who were not prepared to face a robot and are driven away. "Discovery" text story, art by Joe Maneely. "Georgie's Globe!", art by Steve Ditko; A clumsy boy has a globe which seems to mirror damage done to it in the real world; When the globe is smashed a mysterious force intervenes and a faraway dead world explodes. "Beware of Meeks Bringing Gifts!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Sol Brodsky; Aliens arrive on Earth and give Earth advanced devices that eliminate poverty and conflict; A journalist forces one of them to admit at gunpoint on the air that they are planning an invasion. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #87
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 87
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch.
    • Heavy residue saturating top corner. 2.5" Spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
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    • 3/4" Spine split from top.
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    • 2 1/2" cumulative spine split.
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    • 1 1/2" spine tear, cover detached at one staple.
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "The Return of...Grogg!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Koslov is sent back to Russia as a spy, and discovers that the dragon Grogg is still on the loose; He lures Grogg into a Soviet rocket and launches it on its mission to Mars, knowing that if the Soviets ever travel to Mars they will find an enraged dragon. "Peril on Paper" text story. "The Lighthouse from Nowhere!", art by Steve Ditko; A lighthouse appears by a village, but their teacher feels they shouldnt use it unearned and destroys it; They build a new one, never knowing that the first was a beacon for an alien invasion, now aborted. "The Macabre Mirror!", art by Don Heck; A greedy duke taxes his people into poverty; When he ignores a gypsy's warnings and tries to seize her ancient mirror he finds himself imprisoned within it forever, freeing his subjects. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #88
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 88
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #182-AD-010
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #03526D-015
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Cover oxidation.
    • Glue and tape along spine.
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    • 1.5" Spine split from bottom.
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    • Puncture through book, does not affect readability, 2" spine split.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. "Zzutak the Thing That Shouldn't Exist!!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko; An American comic book artist is forced by an Aztec priest to make a monster with magic paints; The artist creates another monster to fight the first, causing the temple to collapse on both monsters. "Snowstorm" text story. "The Lifeless Man!", art by Steve Ditko; A young boy prefers an old wooden toy soldier to more modern toys; His friends make fun of the toy, but when they are threatened by a bear the soldier seems to drive it off with its rifle. "Punishment!", art by Don Heck; An advanced civilization sends a mugger to a prison planet; Only a few moments on this world full of war, crime and disease make him go straight in order to avoid ever again coming back to Earth. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #89
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 89
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on front of case
    • Label #0274377007

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. 1st appearance of Fin Fang Foom in "Fin Fang Foom!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A young historian from Taiwan crosses to the mainland to awake the dragon Fin Fang Foom and foil a communist invasion; He lures the dragon to the coast to wreck the invasion fleet. "The Future" text story. "The Green Things!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A wealthy retiree keeps a magnificent greenhouse, where he talks to the plants; When a burglar tries to kill him, his plants come to life and stop the intruder, saving their friend's life. "The Touch of Midas!", art by Paul Reinman; A greedy man locates the source of Midass power, planning to stop the undesirable effects with gloves; He gains the power but finds that his gloves turn to gold, dooming him to the same fate as Midas. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #90
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 90
    • Heavy cover oxidation.
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    • Tear sealed with tape on inside cover.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Klein. "Orrgo... The Unconquerable!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; An alien race with immense telepathic and telekinetic powers send one of their kind to conquer Earth; He easily defeats the police and army and freezes Washington, DC in a block of ice. "Special Sale" text story, art by Joe Maneely. "A Thousand Years Later...," script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A scientist prolongs his life for a thousand years, outliving all his friends as Earth becomes overpopulated; When Earth is abandoned he stays behind with one young woman. "The Inhuman!", art by Don Heck; In a war against robots, the robots try to find a way to break the human defenses by sending a robot spy disguised as a human; The spy leads them into a trap, and they discover that their spy was a human disguised as a robot. "Germ Warfare," art by Paul Reinman; A medical researcher on a boat enlarges a germ to human size, causing it to attack him and hijack the boat; The germ lands on an island in order to make an army of enlarged germs. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #91
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 91
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1445072013
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    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
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    • Staple rust.
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    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "The Sacrifice!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by George Klein; An astronaut sent to Mars encounters a telepathic plant that destroyed all life on Mars and forces him to take it to Earth; The man kills himself by blowing up the spaceship and stranding the plant in space. "Strange Mission" text story, art by Joe Maneely. "The Coming of the Giants," art by Paul Reinman; Alien giants menace New York, but retreat at token resistance; The people find a projector and decide that the aliens' giant size was an illusion. "The Mask of Morgumm!", art by Don Heck; A baby-faced criminal gets an ugly mask to disguise himself and intimidate people; When he removes the mask he finds that it has made his face just as ugly as the mask and so easily recognizable. "The Warning!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A man frantically tries to convince people in a park that he saw a statue move; When he is unsuccessful he is satisfied, since now he knows that his alien people's plan to infiltrate Earth with soldiers disguised as statues will work. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #92
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 92
    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • 2-1/2" crack to lower right edge of slab.
    • Label #03871F-014
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Label #1621638022

    Last 10-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "The Thing Hunts for Me!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; An old man in a boarding house tells a woman that is being hunted by a shape-shifting alien; He dies of a heart attack and the woman is relieved, since she is the alien and will not have to kill him. "The Flying Saucer That Was" text story. "The Man Who Shrunk the World!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A man from the future travels back to the 1960s to conquer the world with a shrinking gas; When he tests the gas on himself he becomes too small to release the antidote and shrinks to nothingness. "Somewhere Sits a Lama," art by Don Heck; A villager sneaks into a nearby monastery to find the secret of eternal life; He finds the secret, but in order to live forever he must stay motionless in one room until someone comes to take his place. "Inside the Flying Saucer!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; An audience watches a film of an alien invasion. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #93
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 93
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • 2" cumulative cracking to lower right corner of slab.
    • Label #03871F-015

    First 12-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. "When the Thing Runs Amok!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; An inventor builds a robot, but others are afraid of it; The robot goes on a rampage and is dropped into the sea. It leaves a letter saying that it will emerge when humanity learns tolerance. :The Magician" text story. "Earth Will Be Lost Tonight!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; An agent signs a singer who is an instant hit; He discovers that the singer is an alien whose next record will help his people conquer Earth, and manufactures a scandal to ruin the aliens career. "Mister Black," art by Bob Forgione; A Japanese youth doesnt want to fight in World War II; A stranger named Mr. Black saves him, but only so he will be where he was fated to be in 1945, in Hiroshima as the bomb falls. "The Wax People!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; The mannequins in a store come to life in a creepy atmosphere as it closes; However, this is not thought odd by anyone, because on this alien world all people are made of wax, and some work as mannequins, but leave with everyone else at closing. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #94
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 94
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Staples added (not manufacturing). Tape on inside of cover.
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    • 5" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "I Was a Decoy for Pildorr: The Plunderer from Outer Space!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Joe Sinnott; Earth sends a pilot to get an important cargo past attacking space pirates; He is caught and thrown into space, his cargo taken; The cargo is a cobalt bomb that destroys the pirates. "The Treasure" text story. "Save Me From the Weed!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A man urges his unambitious gardener to go into business for himself, but his humble diligence saves the world when he snips a radioactive telepathic weed while it rests. "He Came from Nowhere!", art by Joe Sinnott; A fugitive meets a man from the future who offers to switch places; When he arrives, however, he finds that the man was another criminal, a shape-shifting Uranian. "Help!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A man gets a mysterious call for help but thinks it's a crank call and slams down the phone, breaking it; The caller is overjoyed, since it was a tiny alien spaceship trapped inside the phone receiver. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #95
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 95
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Label #03526D-016
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 5 1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Only one staple (manufacturing).
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "The Two-Headed Thing!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; In a storm, a convict escapes through a hole smashed in the wall; When he is found, he tells a tale of a shape-shifting monster; When the guards scoff, the escapee reveals that HE is the monster. "Muscle Man" text story. "The Monster Escapes!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; An alien planning to invade Earth crash lands and tries to find a rocket to escape; Instead, he accidentally conceals himself in an airtight time capsule and suffocates. "The Cave of Shaggdorr!", art by Don Heck; No one had ever returned from a treasure search in the cave of the Shaggdorr on Ursa Centaurius; Bruno Krugg escapes the authorities and heads for the planet to steal the treasure. "Do Not Panic!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; An alien craft arrives over a city and descends; The pilot wears a frightening spacesuit, but since the military do not panic, they do not attack, and when the human pilot removes his helmet he is warmly greeted by the people of Mars. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #96
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 96
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch.
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    • 5 3/4" cumulative spine split.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "I Dream of Doom!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Frank Atwell can't sleep because he has nightmares in which a monster tries to catch him; His doctor sedates him and he sleeps so heavily that the monster catches him before he can wake up. "The Universal Gadget" text story. "The Impossible Tunnel!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Robert Saunders wants to build a sub-oceanic tunnel from North America to Europe; He discovers a gentle underground civilization and he destroys the tunnel to protect them from the upper world. "Beware the Future Man!", art by Don Heck; A gangster tries to escape the police by forcing an old man to take him to another state; The old man turns out to be from the future and is looking for a male specimen to put on display. "The Clock-Maker!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; The Clock-Maker cannot stand anything that's not perfect; When his bookkeeper makes a mistake it sounds like he has killed him; The local police arrive to discover the bookkeeper was a clockwork man and the Clock-Maker was repairing him. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #97
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 97
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • 2" crack to lower back side of slab with chunk of plastic missing.
    • Label #03526D-017
    • Staple rust with migration. 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #C05094-015
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #1616234010
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    • Small piece of tape on centerfold.
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    • 6 1/2" spine split from bottom. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. "When a Planet Dies!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Humans are forced underground by the Suns death; An approaching planet alarms many, but humans vote against destroying it: saving Earth as the new planet, really a sun, thaws the dying world. "Mystery Pupil," art by Joe Maneely; A dull teacher earns accolades by accidentally helping capture a Martian criminal. "The Madness!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A man is transported by a mist to the 16th century, where he is locked up as a madman; He escapes and is transported with the asylum keeper back to the present, where the keeper is taken for mad! "Goodbye to Linda Brown," script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A girl in a wheelchair living with her aunt and uncle begins sleepwalking; In her sleep, she wheels herself underwater. "Behind the Dreadful Door!", art by Gene Colan; A painter breaks into a room which he thinks is the source of a famous artist's inspiration; It contains supernatural beings that model for the artist, who take the intruder as their own model. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #98
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 98
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover loose at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. "No Human Can Beat Me!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Paul Reinman; An alien lands on Earth and issues a challenge to best any man at any contest or the Earth will be invaded; The alien defeats all comers until one man challenges it to sleep longer than him, claiming to have slept for one million years. "The Party" text story. "They Vanished Forever!", art by Dick Ayers; Sailors find the "Flying Dutchman" and take the ship's gold, despite the pleas of the ghost crew; They are turned into ghosts to replace that crew, leaving the man who refused the gold unharmed. "The TV Fan!", art by Don Heck; A lazy cad tricks a rich girl into marrying him so that he can watch TV all day. "A Fortune in Beans!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A bean seller is chagrined to find that he has competition from the Giant, of Jack and Beanstalk fame, who has decided to go into business selling his giant beans. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #99
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 99
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #03526D-018
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Label #128-AB-030
    • Cover detached.
    • 3" Cumulative spine split. Tape on interior of cover.
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    • 3/4" spine split.

    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. "Mister Morgan's Monster," pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Humanoid robots are banned, but their inventor keeps one in secret, and aliens try to turn it against humanity; It resists and they are forced to flee. "Music Master" text story. "The Day Before Doomsday!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A US scientist defects to the USSR and builds a large dome to protect their leaders from retaliation, allowing a massive strike on the US. "The Man In the Glass Cage!", art by Don Heck; A sound engineer tries to kill a girl who spurned him using sound waves; When they fail, he is confused, and, is killed by the waves which didn't affect the secretly hard-of-hearing girl. "A Switch in Time!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; In the year 2050 a prisoner reads about the invention of a time machine and so breaks jail to return to the past to rub out the one witness to his crime. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #100
    Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) 100
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #03526D-003
    • 2" Spine split from top of comic.
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple.
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko. "The Man in the Crazy Maze," pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A carnival owner cons patrons with an impossible maze, and kills a reporter that might expose him; He is trapped in another maze with only one exit, into hell. "Blueprint for Victory" text story. "The Imitation Man," pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A dictator forces a scientist to use his duplicator machine on him so that he can have a substitute appear in public places to avoid assassination attempts. "Beware the Uboongi!", art by Don Heck; Americans flee Uranus due to ferocious wildlife; The Soviets take the opportunity to land their own expedition, but because they ignore the American warnings they do not realize that the sheep-like creatures in the mountains are the deadly Uboongi. "The Mighty Oak!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; An atomic test gives an oak tree the ability to think and move, and it plots the destruction of humanity's implements of war and crime. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.