Strange Tales #72

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
December 1959
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15414

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

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Show/hide Cover I Fought the Colossus! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
"Colossus" robot

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Christopher Rule
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Notes

Inks credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (29 August 2006); the original indexer credited Dick Ayers ?.

Show/hide 1. I Fought the Colossus! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
T-463
Characters
Prof. Reynolds; "Colossus" supercomputer

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?
Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #4 ([April 1960?])
I Fought the Colossus
 
United States
Crypt of Shadows (Marvel, 1973 series) #19 (September 1975)
I Fought the Colossus!

Synopsis

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. Humanity turns on the computer and destroys the robot, only to find that it was intended to replace the supercomputer, which breaks down, leaving humanity without its intelligence.

Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Show/hide 2. Weather Man Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
G-931
Characters
Chuck; Harry Davis; Dr. Ramsay

Credits

Author
Art
Joe Maneely
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

The weather reporter at a newspaper realizes that the weather is being manipulated somehow in an effort to destroy Earth's crops and helps the government stop the attack.

Notes

Text story with illustration. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Show/hide 3. I Was Trapped on the Ghost Ship! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
T-448
Characters
Luther Storme; Jonah Morgan

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?
Larry Lieber (script) ?
Art
Don Heck
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #25 (November 1976)
I Was Trapped on the Ghost Ship!

Synopsis

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.

Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Show/hide 4. I Am the Abominable Snowman! Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
T-464
Characters
Charles Duntmore

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?
Larry Lieber (script) ?
Art
Paul Reinman
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Synopsis

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.

Notes

Narrated in the first person. This is a retelling of "I Captured the Abominable Snowman!" drawn by Steve Ditko in Strange Worlds (Marvel, 1958 series) #1 (December 1958). Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

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

Show/hide 5. I Saw the Elephants' Graveyard! Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Jungle
Code
T-467
Characters
Dirk

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (plot) ?
Larry Lieber (script) ?
Art
John Forte
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #6 (October 1960)
I Saw the Elephants' Graveyard!

Synopsis

An ivory hunter searches for the legendary spot where elephants go to die, but he finds that the spot is an inaccessable pit of quicksand.

Notes

Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Show/hide 6. I Entered the...Doorway to Doom! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
T-459

Credits

Art
Steve Ditko
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Synopsis

A Russian farmer becomes a gold miner and uncovers a doorway into a dimension of malevolent beings. Soviet soldiers trying to rob him run afoul of the creatures, and the man decides to threaten to open the portal to force reform.

Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).


Notes

Distributed to newstands in July 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements (pages 2, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 33-36 of comic including inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover) ; pages of comic not numbered. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

Some information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Timely/Atlas discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

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  • 39636

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