Tales to Astonish #25

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
November 1961
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
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Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Creature from Krogarr! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Joe Hanson; The Creature from Krogarr

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Weird Wonder Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #17 (August 1976)
Creature from Krogarr!
 
Australia
Creatures on the Loose! (Yaffa, 1977? series) #2 ([January 1978?])
The Creature from Krogarr!
From GCD
in Creatures on the Loose (Marvel, 1971 series) #13 (September 1971)
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #3 (2010)
Show/hide 1. I Was Captured by the Creature from Krogarr! Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
V-351
Characters
Joe Hanson; Clara Hanson; The Creature from Krogarr

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Weird Wonder Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #17 (August 1976)
I Was Captured by the Creature from Krogarr!
 
Australia
Creatures on the Loose! (Yaffa, 1977? series) #2 ([January 1978?])
The Creature from Krogarr!
From GCD
in Creatures on the Loose (Marvel, 1971 series) #13 (September 1971)
in Weird Wonder Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #17 (August 1976)
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #3 (2010)
 
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #25 (November 1961)

Synopsis

A dissolute human is targeted by an alien that can transport items through television sets, but he is saved by his failure to pay the electric bill.

Notes

Narrated in the first person.

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

Featuring

Genre
Humor
Code
J-959
Characters
Mr. Braggle

Credits

Author
Letters
typeset

Reprint history

From GCD
from Mystical Tales (Marvel, 1956 series) #2 (August 1956)

Synopsis

A salesman trying to unload some oil stocks thinks that he’s found a rich mark, but instead walks into a party of talking dogs.

Notes

Text story with illustration.

Show/hide 3. Behold Him! He Is the Martian! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
V-352
Characters
"Danny Blake"; Agent X

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby

Reprint history

From GCD
in Where Creatures Roam (Marvel, 1970 series) #8 (September 1971)
in Weird Wonder Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #15 (April 1976)
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #3 (2010)

Synopsis

A spy from Jupiter disguised as a human stows away on the first rocket from Earth to Mars. The pilot is a Martian spy disguised as Earthman Dan Blake whose mission is to radio back to Earth that a radiation belt with fatal effects makes attempting to reach Mars too dangerous so Earthmen will give up their attempts to reach Mars. The spy from Jupiter overcomes the Martian and radios Jupiter that travel to Mars is safe, and then radios the Martian's story back to Earth so as to discourage Earthlings from space flight.

Notes

Narrated in the first person.

Show/hide 4. The Gypsy's Revenge! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult
Code
V-353
Characters
Monk Morgan

Credits

Art
Don Heck

Reprint history

From GCD
in Monsters on the Prowl (Marvel, 1971 series) #14 (December 1971)
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #3 (2010)

Synopsis

An American criminal robs an old gypsy man, ignoring his pleas and curses. When he returns to the United States he sees a fortune teller at a circus, and finds the tent suspended in the void, with the fortune teller revealed as the old man.

Show/hide 5. Where Lurks the Ghost! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult
Code
V-354
Characters
Joe; Mike

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko

Reprint history

From GCD
in Creatures on the Loose (Marvel, 1971 series) #15 (January 1972)
in Chamber of Chills (Marvel, 1972 series) #23 (July 1976)
in Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #3 (2010)

Synopsis

A man spends the night in a haunted house with the house’s caretaker. He thinks that he didn’t see a ghost, but the caretaker was killed years ago.


Notes

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

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

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 40799

Index completed

  • 28/05/2011