Tales to Astonish #8

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
March 1960
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
Editing
Stan Lee
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15557

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Mummex King of the Mummies, Lives Again!! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Monsters
Characters
Mummex [Raaka]

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko

Reprint history

From GCD
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 (2006)

Notes

Steve Ditko cover inks added as per Nick Caputo via the Error Tracker (January 2009)

Show/hide 1. I Dared Defy the Floating Head! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Job code
T-562
Characters
Bruce; Hank Rogers; Mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. (cameo)

Credits

Art
Paul Reinman

Reprint history

From GCD
in Where Creatures Roam (Marvel, 1970 series) #2 (September 1970)
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 (2006)

Synopsis

A giant floating head appears over New York, claiming that it is the advance scout of an alien invasion, and ordering everyone to evacuate. People panic when the head destroys a warehouse to demonstrate its power, but a young boy reveals that the whole thing is a hoax by criminals hoping to loot the empty city.

Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Show/hide 2. I Live Again! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Monsters
Job code
T-565
Characters
Evil [only called "The Thing from Bald Mountain" in a caption]

Credits

Art
Steve Ditko

Reprint history

From GCD
in Where Creatures Roam (Marvel, 1970 series) #3 (November 1970) [monster called 'Monster on Bald Mountain' instead]
in Monster Menace (Marvel, 1993 series) #3 (February 1994) [monster called 'Monster on Bald Mountain' instead]
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 (2006)

Synopsis

The animated statue rises up from where it fell in the last story and decides to go to America so that it can conquer the world. When it arrives it hides in a building that is actually a rocket that is shot into space.

Notes

Story continued from last issue. Narrated in the third person. The creation of the creature recounted in this difference is different from that in the last (it was made of clay, not stone. This doesn't seem to just be a script problem, since the monster also looks different. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Show/hide 3. New Glasses Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult
Job code
K-368
Characters
Herbert; Mr. Blooper

Credits

Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Spellbound (Marvel, 1952 series) #30 (October 1956)

Synopsis

A man insists on getting a specially made pair of glasses in a hurry, and finds that the optician has a magical corridor that leads back in time.

Notes

Text story with illustration.

Show/hide 4. I – Am – The – Genie! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult
Job code
T-559
Characters
Freddy

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Fear (Marvel, 1970 series) #1 (November 1970)
I-Am-the-Genie!
 
Australia
Doomsday (Sport Magazine, 1972 series) #8 ([April 1973?])
I-Am-The-Genie!
 
Australia
Fear (Yaffa/Page, 1980? series) #2 ([1979?])
I-Am-the-Genie!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
I-Am-The-Genie!
From GCD
in Fear (Marvel, 1970 series) #1 (November 1970)
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
 
From Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #8 (March 1960)
 
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #8.

Synopsis

A criminal finds a genie and uses it to wreak havoc, but when he goes too far he takes the genie’s place in the bottle.

Notes

Story continues in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #9. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Show/hide 5. Mummex---King of the Mummies! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Monsters
Job code
T-563
Characters
Mummex [Raaka]; Paul Fleming; Sara

Credits

Art
Don Heck

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Savage Tales (KG Murray, 1972 series) #3 ([February 1973?])
Mummex---King of the Mummies
From GCD
in Fear (Marvel, 1970 series) #1 (November 1970)
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 (2006)

Synopsis

An archaeologist finds a giant mummy in the Egyptian desert. It rises and searches the tombs and museums of the area, examining several mummies before returning into the desert. The scientist follows it and sees the mummy enter a spaceship and lift-off. It was actually an explorer looking for missing space pilots, who wear mummy-like bandages as protective suits.

Notes

Narrated in the second person. Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.


Notes

Distributed to newstands in October 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 39250

Index completed

  • 13/07/2012