Tales of Suspense #17

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
May 1961
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/16253

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Googam, Son of Goom Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Monsters
Characters
Googam; Mark Langley; Helen Langley; Billy Langley

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers

Reprint history

From GCD
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 2006 series) #2 (2008)
Show/hide 1. Beware of Googam, Son of Goom!! Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Genre
Monsters
Code
V-155
Characters
Googam (introduction, origin); Mark Langley; Helen Langley; Billy Langley (introduction); Goom (flashback)

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #16 (July 1972)
Beware of Googam, Son of Goom!!
 
Australia
Super Giant (KG Murray, 1974 series) #10 ([July 1974?])
Beware of Googam, Son of Goom
From GCD
in Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #16 (July 1972)
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 2006 series) #2 (2008)
 
from Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #17 (May 1961)

Synopsis

Goom leaves an offspring in a cave to complete his conquest, and he comes across the family of the scientist who was responsible for his father's defeat. Googam is defeated when the scientist's son challenges him to a game of tag and runs off towards a pool of quicksand and then climbs a tree. When Googam sees the quicksand he mistakenly assumes that it is only mud since the boy must have run across it. Googam only sees the boy hiding in the tree as he sinks into the quicksand.

Notes

This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (7 pp) and part two—"Googam" (6 pp). Narrated in the first person. Goom and the Langleys last appear in issue #15 (March 1961). Googam next appears in Marvel Monsters: Fin Fang 4 (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (December 2005). Billy Langley next appears as an adult in Marvel Monsters: From the Files of Ulysses Bloodstone and the Monster Hunters (Marvel, 2005 series) #1 (November 2005).

Show/hide 2. The Bridge Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Spy; occult
Code
J-707
Characters
Dr. Title; Douglas Jenks

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Mystery Tales (Marvel, 1952 series) #7 (May 1957)

Synopsis

A government agent retrieves a classified microfilm stolen to be given to enemy agents, and is helped by a magic bridge.

Notes

Text story with illustration.

Show/hide 3. There Is Something Strange About Mr. Jones! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult
Code
V-156
Characters
Freddy Sykes; Davy Jones

Credits

Art
Don Heck

Reprint history

From GCD
in Fear (Marvel, 1970 series) #10 (October 1972)
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 2006 series) #2 (2008)

Synopsis

A thug hears a man say that he has a fortune in his locker. He attacks him and tries to make him lead him there. His victim is Davy Jones, and he shows the thief his locker by drowning him.

Show/hide 4. What Lurks in the Mountain? Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
V-157

Credits

Art
Steve Ditko

Reprint history

From GCD
in Creatures on the Loose (Marvel, 1971 series) #18 (July 1972)
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 2006 series) #2 (2008)

Synopsis

A communist general demands that the lama tell him of the alien space ship that has landed for repairs. At first the lama refuses to allow the aliens to be conquered by the communists, but he relents after the general threatens to execute all the peasants. The soldiers march off to the mountain the lama has indicated, but after a fruitless search they conclude the lama must have been lying. Suddenly, the mountain begins to shake violently and the soldiers realize too late as it blasts off that the mountain was the space ship.

Notes

This story is most likely meant to be set in Tibet. One of the aliens imagined by soldiers looks much like the later Ditko creation the Mindless Ones.


Notes

Distributed to newstands in February 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 40789

Index completed

  • 23/07/2011

Last updated

  • 19/06/2009