Tales to Astonish #27

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
January 1962
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/16733

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover "The Man in the Ant Hill!" Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Horror
Characters
Henry Pym [later known as Ant-Man]

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Editing
Stan Lee

Reprint history

Printed in
in Essential Ant-Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)

Notes

Note 1: Arrival date: 17 October 1961. Note 2: This issue has promo tags at the bottom or top of the several story pages: "You've Never Read A Comic Like "THE FANTASTIC FOUR"! Get your spine-tingling copy today!" "Like This Type of Story? Then Don't Miss "AMAZING ADULT FANTASY" ComicsOn Sale Now!" [Both notes by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005]

Show/hide 1. The Man in the Ant Hill! ([Henry Pym] [Ant-Man]) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
[Henry Pym] [Ant-Man]
Genre
Science-fiction
Characters
Henry Pym [later known as Ant-Man]

Credits

Script
Larry Lieber
Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers

Reprint history

From GCD
in Marvel Collectors' Item Classics (Marvel, 1965 series) #22
in Essential Ant-Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)

Synopsis

Henry Pym invents a shrinking serum and is caught in an ant hill.

Notes

Note 1: This story is the first to feature Henry Pym, who will become the Ant-Man in issue #35. Note 2: Cover story. Note 3: Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.) Note 4: Synopsis added by Per Sandell, 2009-07-16

Show/hide 2. Trouble Bubble Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Code
K-160
Characters
Mr. Bigger; Jonathan, Jr.; Jonathan, Sr.

Credits

Author
? (spot illustration)
Art
? (spot illustration)
Colours
? (spot illustration)
Letters
typeset

Synopsis

Jonathan, Jr invents a soap bubble that won't burst.

Notes

Note 1: The story is spread on two pages, the first after page 5 of "The Man In the Ant Hill!" and the last after "The Talking Horse". Note 2: Characters and synopsis added by Per Sandell, 2009-07-16.

Show/hide 3. Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall... Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Occult
Code
V-431
Characters
Bill Carter; shop keeper; Anne Carter; sorcerer

Credits

Script
Larry Lieber
Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils
Don Heck

Reprint history

From GCD
in Vault of Evil (Marvel, 1973 series) #23

Synopsis

Bill Carter purchases an enchanted mirror for his wife's birthday.

Notes

Note 1: Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.) Note 2: Characters and synopsis added by Per Sandell, 2009-07-16.

Show/hide 4. The Talking Horse Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Supernatural
Code
v-432
Characters
Barney Sloan; Mike Jordan; Silverstreak

Credits

Script
Larry Lieber
Stan Lee (plot)
Pencils
Bob Forgione

Reprint history

From GCD
in Incroyable Hulk, L' (Editions Héritage, 1968 series) #42

Synopsis

The horse Silverstreak convinces the jockey Barney to bet on them winning the next race.

Notes

Note 1: Script added by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005 (Per Sandell ed.) Note 2: Characters and synopsis added by Per Sandell, 2007-07-16.

Show/hide 5. Dead Planet! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science-fiction
Characters
Warriors of Komok; Grokor; Mopox

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Steve Ditko

Reprint history

From GCD
in Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1972 series) #19 (October 1975)

Synopsis

The warrior race from Komok conquers world after world, but on one of them there seems to be life but none is found, so the conquest goes awry.


Notes

Note 1: Arrival date: 17 October 1961.

Note 2: This issue has promo tags at the bottom or top of the several story pages:

"You've Never Read A Comic Like "THE FANTASTIC FOUR"! Get your spine-tingling copy today!"

"Like This Type of Story? Then Don't Miss "AMAZING ADULT FANTASY" ComicsOn Sale Now!"

[Both notes by Bob Bailey, 2 September 2005]

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 52157

Cover added

  • 29/08/2010

Index completed

  • 29/08/2010