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  • Issue #5
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 5
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1497629003

    Cover pencils by Bill Everett, inks by Bill Everett. "Caves of Doom," art by Bill Everett; An alien scientist makes the Grand Canyon his base of operations. "The Serpent Strikes!", art by Bill Everett; A woman from an Indian snake worshiping cult follows a stolen snake to the United States and takes revenge on the zoo that has it. "The Walking Ghost" text story. "Death from the Sky," script by Hank Chapman; A Korean War pilot is attacked by cloudmen and transformed into one himself. "Menace From the Moon!", script by Hank Chapman, art by Cal Massey; The first human rocketship to the moon returns filled with extraterrestrial invaders. "The Deadly Decision!", art by Bill Everett; Uranian criminals try to extract atomic secrets from Dr. Grayson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 6

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    Murder By Magic, script and art by Bill Everett; Marvel Boy comes across a time-travelling crime fighter. The Phantom Pen, script and art by Bill Everett. The Hills of Venus text story. Unseen Terror!, script and art by Bill Everett. The Coffin, art possibly by Norman Steinberg. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 7

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    Cover by Joe Maneely. "Nightmare," art by Joe Maneely; A woman has a double dream about killing her husband after her anniversary party when an old flame of his shows up and demands he murder his wife. "Backfire" text story. "Paid in Full," art by Harry Lazarus; The ghost of a man who died in a snowstorm returns to the miser who refused to extend his credit. "Out Of My Mind," art by John Romita; A writer's evil creation comes to life and paralyzes his hand with a touch so the writer cannot finish the character's death scene. "Out of the Darkness," art by Joe Maneely; In the year 3999, after 2000 years of living underground due to atomic fallout, mankind has evolved to give birth to rodent men and so must return to the surface in order to survive. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 8

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    Cover art by Russ Heath. The Hanging Terror, script by Hank Chapman, art by Russ Heath. The Man Eater!, art by Norman Steinberg; Alien shape-shifters invade and devour humans. Behind the Wall, art possibly by Al Hartley. The Finger, art by Fred Kida. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 9

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "The Little Black Box," script by Hank Chapman, art by Bob Fujitani; A postal employee working in the dead letter office gets a duplicator that has been lost in time from the year 2000; He makes a duplicate of himself to leave with his nagging wife. "Who Dares To Enter???", script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely. "Where Is Death?", art by Don Rico; Satan warns one of his sailor minions to get off a ship sailing the Sargasso sea because he has rewarded his minion with immunity from death at sea in exchange for his service. "Vengeance Of The Time Stream" text story. "The Luck Of Louis Nugent"; A child is born as a jinx and is there at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attack. "The Scientists," art by Harry Lazarus. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 10

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    The Man Who Owned a Ghost!, art by Bill Everett; A dead man summons a ghost to haunt his wife's house so her guests will leave and he can kill her, but she confesses to him that he is already dead because she killed him the previous evening and he realizes that the ghost he has summoned is his own. Time-Stream Rescue; A scientist and his friend build a time machine and witness several historical events, almost accidentally killing George Washington in the process. I Solved the Problem, art by Mac Pakula. The Walking Dead!, art by Al Eadeh. Melvin and the Martian, art by Joe Sinnott. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 11

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    Cover art by Sol Brodsky. The Last of Mr. Mordeaux, art by Joe Sinnott; A man seeks proof of his aristocratic heritage in the old country and finds that the peasants have driven the last of his alleged sorcerous family into underground warrens beneath their castle where they have devolved. Freak, art by Bill Walton. Reign of Terror, art by Sy Grudko; A man that has a handsome face on one side of his skull and an ugly face on the opposite side shows the ugly face to his robbery victims and his handsome face to the nearby apprehending police in order to be released. The Hound Dog, script by Carl Wessler, art by Myron Fass. The Day Harrington Died, art by Bob Fujitani. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 12

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    Cover pencils by Carl Burgos(?). "The Torture Chamber," script by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan; A horror writer with a collection of wax monsters gets a hobo to enter a torture chamber so that he can record the man's speech as he thinks he is about to die. "Horror for Sale" text story. "Date with Death!", pencils by Manny Stallman; A man tells his friend that he met Death in the park and was warned he would die at dawn so he wants to borrow a plane to fly to Alaska. "Horror Show!", art by Sy Grudko; The monster of a TV horror show comes through the set to get at its audience. "The Man Who Was Afraid!", art by Tom Gill; A hypochondriac abandons a plague ship only to find that he has washed up on a leper isle. "A Playmate for Susan," art by Bill Everett; A doll stolen by a crook in hopes that it will quiet his stepdaughter kills the man when he attempts to smash it. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 13
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Cover oxidation and chipping.

    Cover by Bill Everett. "The Three Feathers," script by Hank Chapman, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; A man kills his grandmother for his inheritance by dressing as a demon to induce a fatal heart attack. "The Demon of Disaster" text story. "Ghoul's Gold," art by Bernie Krigstein; A morgue attendant meets his end when he tries to steal the gold fillings from a corpse and the building catches fire. "The Death Watch," art by Cal Massey; A reporter assigned to write a story on the passing of a wealthy man is intrigued when he spies a beautiful woman sneaking into his room; He accosts her and demands a kiss or he will print her picture on the front page. "The House on the Hill," art by Vic Carrabotta; A young man encounters a pair of ghosts who rob people of their brains. "Helen's Husband," art by Ogden Whitney. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 14

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    Cover by Sol Brodsky(?). "Under Glass," art by Bernie Krigstein; Insects overrun the Earth after the atomic war of 1993 and keep humans in captivity where they slowly go mad. "And Then We Wait" text story. "The Man Who Jumped!", script by Carl Wessler, art by Cal Massey. "The Man Who Changed Bodies!", art by E. J. Smalle. "The Man Who Changed Bodies!", art by E. J. Smalle. "The Clean-Up!", art by Tony DiPreta. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 15

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    Cover by Bill Everett. "The Hole in the Wall," script by Hank Chapman, art by Manny Stallman; A man decides that locking his cheating wife into a hole he has dug out of the basement is the only way he can keep her from fooling around on him when he's away on business; He survives a plane crash in South America, and while he knows that he has left her enough food to survive, he rushes back to his wife as he has been gone a long time. "The Skeleton," art by Sy Grudko. "Human Insects" text story. "Grounds for Death!", art by Jim Mooney. "The Face in the Glass," pencils by Jack Abel, inks by Bill Benulis. "The Man Who Died Twice," art by Tony DiPreta. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 16

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    Cover by Bill Everett. "I Prowl at Night!", art by Syd Shores; An American stationed at the American embassy in Hungary hits a werewolf who had just changed back into human form with his car and crashes; The ambulance takes the both of them to the hospital and gives him a transfusion with the dying man's blood since it is the same type; He begins to feel the effects of the werewolf blood, so he flees his wife so as not to transfer the curse to her. "The Flying Saucers" text story. "Terror In Jimmy's House," pencils by Edwin Goldfarb, inks by Bob Baer. "The Miser," art by Bernie Krigstein. "Don't Make a Ghoul of Yourself!", pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 17

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    The Werewolf of Wilmach!, art by Tony DiPreta; A man plans to rob the banker of a village that believes it is being subject to werewolf attacks. I Can't Move, art by George Roussos. Tomb with a View; A grave robber decides to head for India where there will be less competition and they leave their dead out in the open on four pillars. Drive of Death; A hit and run driver is picked up by the ghost of the man he killed and driven to a watery grave. The Hiding Place!, art by Marty Elkin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 18

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    Cover art by Bill Everett. Jack the Ripper, art by Tony DiPreta; An American hears stories of a new murder attributed to Jack the Ripper, who has been dead for 20 years, and figures the English are perpetuating a hoax and goes to England to prove that he is really dead. Laughter of the Cat God text story. Vampire at the Window, script by Stan Lee, art by Hy Rosen; A man seeks help from a private detective when he spies a vampire lurking outside of his window, but the private detective turns out to be one as well. Man with a Tail, art by Larry Woromay; A man born with a tail meets a woman with a tail at a carnival freak show and is happy that he is no longer alone, but she strangles him; Her tail reflects feline characteristics while his is that of a rodent. The Sweet Old Ladies, script by Stan Lee, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache. The Last Kkrul, art by John Romita. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 19

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "Back From the Grave," script by Stan Lee, art by Fred Kida; This story postulates that a scientist who returned from the dead when his son was killed by communists slew Stalin. "A Thousand Years," art by Ed Robbins; A scientist tests his suspended animation machine on his cat. He wants to go into suspended animation for a thousand years to avoid all the signs that he feels indicate civilization will collapse. "The Creation" text story. "Top Billing," script by Stan Lee, art by Joe Maneely; Smith, of the comedy team Sprinkle and Smith, resents that he gets second billing so he plans to murder his partner and get a new one. "Roll Call," art by Bernie Krigstein. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 20

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    Cover by Sol Brodsky. "Mystery at Midnight," script by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan; A criminal survives a train accident where he is cut in two and his legs commit crimes while his torso provides an alibi. "The Final Scoop" text story. "The Cheap Skate," script by Carl Wessler, art by Ed Winiarski. "When You Die!", script by Stan Lee, art by Carl Burgos; A pro-Western propaganda story about various miserable alien cultures idea of Heaven. "Just a Little Farther," art by Vic Carrabotta. "Living Doll!", script by Stan Lee, art by Jerry Robinson; Dolls in a small European toy shop are committing murders, but the police can't locate the guilty one, so they guard a group of them day and night waiting for the culprit to move. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 21

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    Cover by Sol Brodsky. "The Different Vampire," pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; A vampire destroys one of his own coven when he uncovers his secret that he prefers vampire blood to human blood. "Horror Hill" text story. "The Worm That Turned," art by Ed Winiarski. "The Manhunter!", art by Vic Carrabotta. "The Man Who Went To Far!", script by Carl Wessler, pencils by Bill Benulis, inks by Jack Abel. "Gorilla!", script by Carl Wessler. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 22

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "The Iron Head," art by Sid Greene; English soldiers in the Middle Ages are surprised to enter an enemy castle and find that a revolt has slain their opponents for them. "The Brain," art by Sam Kweskin; A polymath who is made aware that he does not have long to live pays off his large debts by selling his brain to several different universities. "The Fly and the Spider" text story. "The Man Who Dug Deep," art by Sol Brodsky. "The Strange Power," pencils by Louis Zansky. "Man Against Werewolf," art by Howie Post; A pack of vampires are living amongst the villagers under the pretense of protecting them from a non-existent werewolf menace. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 23
    • INCOMPLETE. Piece torn from one page, affects two panels of story and art.

    "His Father's Secret" (art by Dick Ayers), "Woman in Black," "Pursuit" (art by Bob Forgione), "Hog Attack," "The Hole in the Wall," and a two-page text story, "Doom of Ages." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 24
    • 4.25" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Staple rust.

    Cover pencils by Sol Brodsky, inks by Carl Burgos. Accidents Will Happen!, art by Tony DiPreta; A man discovers that inanimate objects think and hate humans so he is crushed by a stone that falls from the post office roof when he attempts to mail a letter describing his findings. Poor Wilbur!, script by Stan Lee, art by John Romita; An inventor who always has problems with his creations develops a robot that seems to be flawless at first, but then it gets into its head the notion that it is superior to humans, and he and his compatriots enslave humanity. You're Next, art by Chuck Winter. The Pink Elephant!, art by Al Carreno. The Stone Face, script by Stan Lee, art by Harry Anderson. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 25

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  • Issue #26
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 26

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    Cover by Russ Heath. "I Died Too Often," art by Bob Fujitani; A man sees a cat fall off of a roof and is approached by a character who refers to himself as The Burier of Cats; This strange character tells the man that he can have the dead cat's nine lives if he wishes. "Bloom of Death" text story. "As Different As Day And Night," script by Carl Wessler, art by Chuck Winter; A greedy woman rents a room to a Dr. Jekyll type whom she thinks is two different people because they look different in the day and the night, but he kills her when she tips off police. "Monkey Face!", art by Sid Greene; A criminal with a gorilla-like face makes a deal with the Devil to look 'normal' in order to flee from police, so the Devil changes him into a gorilla. "Scared Out Of His Shadow!", art by Louis Ravielli; A man's shadow betrays him when it makes his own body shadow the murderous acts it inflicts on other people's shadows. "Come In And Meet The Folks!", art by John Forte. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 27

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  • Issue #28
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 28

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    Cover art by Sol Brodsky. Age Before Beauty, art by Sid Lawrence; A 45 year old man lands on a planet and marries a woman who is 21. No Evidence!, art by Louis Ravielli; A communist spy who steals state secrets by swallowing them and then getting his stomach pumped swallows a concentrated atomic energy capsule which burns a gaping hole through his belly. The End of the World!, art by Al Eadeh; An alien pacifist attempts to disguise himself as an earthling and warn the president of impending alien attack, but fails. Death Where is thy Sting, art by Don Perlin. The Hidden Planet!, art by Robert Q. Sale. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 29
    • 5" Internal page tears. Centerfold detached. Staple rust. Rust migration.

    Cover by Bill Everett. "The Immortal," art by Russ Heath; An astronaut murders a scientist to obtain his formula for immortality so that he can make the 350 year trip to Mars; When he returns to Earth he discovers that time warp travel has been invented and now the trip to Mars can be made in a month; He still thinks to brag about his immortality, but he learns everyone else is also immortal; In fact, the formula that he committed murder for was flawed as it depended on the subject's will to live. "He Couldn't Die" text story. "They Cover the Earth," art by Gene Colan. "The Man Who Sent Himself," art by Bob Fujitani. "Anyone Up There?", art by Bill Benulis. "The Visible Man," art by Joe Sinnott. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 30

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    Cover art by Joe Maneely. The Eyes, art by Pete Tomlinson. The Rulers of Earth, art by Joe Sinnott. The Death of Me, art by Al Carreno. The Future of Oswald Flush!, art by Ed Winiarski. Until You Are... Dead!, art by Tony DiPreta; Gangster Killer Ryan forces biochemist Dr. Knight to create an antidote for poison gas so the criminal can avoid execution in the gas chamber; But the antidote alters Ryan's metabolism so he can only breathe poison gas. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 31

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    Cover by Joe Maneely. "Fangs of the Vampire," art by Joe Sinnott; A man hangs himself when he realizes that he is tainted with the curse of vampirism. "The Experiment" text story. "The Room That Vanished," art by Al Eadeh; A scientist sends a man's house and family into the fourth dimension and when the man gets violent with him demanding his property be returned, the scientist transports him into the void as well. "The Man at the Grave," art by Vic Carrabotta; A gravedigger is disturbed by a man who appears at all funerals and so confronts him. "The Dummy!", art by Bill Savage; A man uses human bodies to sell to a department store window display. "The Atomic Man," pencils by Jerry Robinson, inks by Bob Forgione; A man survives an atomic explosion and finds himself with the ability to melt objects with his mind. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 32
    • INCOMPLETE. Multiple pages missing, interrupts art and story.
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    • Slight amateur restoration
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #0227367002

    "The Werewolf Takes a Wife" (art by Paul Reinman), "Arrival" (art by Tony Mortellaro), "Her Other Face," "Initiation Fee," "Double or Nothing" (art by Tony DiPreta), and a two-page text story, "Pearls of the Dead." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 33

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    Cover art by Carl Burgos. Once a Werewolf, art by Sid Greene; A werewolf falls in love with a human girl and resolves to leave the pack; They skin him. Point of View, art by Al Carreno; A janitor in a lab gets access to shrinking formula and shrinks the employees there; He treats them as pets or he terrorizes them. Till Death Do Us Part, art by Sheldon Moldoff. The Evil Eye, art by Pablo Ferro; A woman with the evil eye chances upon a mirror and curses herself. I Ain't Got No Body, art by Chuck Winter. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 34
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    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.

    Cover art by Joe Maneely. Knockout, art by Paul Reinman; A crooked boxing promoter meets his end when the ghost of a fighter he set up ties him up in rope and stuffs him into the gym's punching bag. The Tomb!, art by Myron Fass; A woman excavating a tomb attempts to eliminate her rival by using dynamite but the explosion blinds her. The Slave-Driver, art by Al Carreno; A sea captain that is set adrift after his crew mutinies comes ashore on an island where a plantation owner makes a slave out of him. Transformation!, art by Ed Moline; A gangster doesn't get the results he wants when he threatens a plastic surgeon to repair his acid-scarred face and the doctor remakes his face to resemble a woman's. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 35

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    Cover art by Harry Anderson. Jessica!, art by Sid Greene; A young man invents a girlfriend for himself, but comes to regret it when he tells people he's meeting her that evening at the bridge, and a body is found floating in the river which matches his description of his girlfriend. The Dinner Guest, art by Don Perlin; A Soviet peasant feeds the local commissar to his zombie son. Collins Is In His Coffin!, art by Ed Winiarski; When a man is hanged on trumped charges in order for his neighbors to steal his land, he curses the area. Brother Vampire!, art by Al Eadeh; A man thinks that his Siamese twin is a vampire, but it turns out that the vampire just used his amnesia in order to hide in plain sight after using some plastic to connect the two of them. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 36

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    Greed!, art by Pete Tumlinson; A researcher receives telepathic signals from evil Martians, now long dead, who want him to build a machine that will allow them to cross space and conquer Earth. The Snowman!, art by Dave Berg; Two explorers determined to find the Abominable Snowman revert to savage ways to ensure that only one of them makes the discovery. The Man Who Melted!, art by Al Eadeh; An alien from Jupiter dresses as a caveman in order to capture an Earth specimen in ice. No Feelings!, art by Paul Reinman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Astonishing (1951 Marvel/Atlas) 37

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    "Master of the Genie"; "And Then...Mars!"; "Poor Pierre!" with art by Mort Lawrence; "Don't Touch!" with art by Manny Stallman; "The Devil-Man!"; and a two-page text story, "Fatal Vision." Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 5

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    Volcano of Vengeance, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; Tod Sloane, field man for the North American Museum, investigates Mount Pataxo, located in a small Central American country; In this volcano, an age-old but benign cult of godlike "goatmen" has survived. The Lady was a Tiger, art by Ken Rice; Bonita Jackson, wife to big-game-hunter Stuart, falls ill in the jungles of Western India and is brought to mysterious Dr. Zander, the only help available; Zander is mad and injects tiger blood into the veins of the unsuspecting woman; The lady turns into a tiger and runs off into the jungle. Terror in the Coal Pits, pencils by Gene Colan. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 6

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    Macabre Ritual in Witches' Glen, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; Witchcraft is at work in New England; A young couple witness "the exchange": a witch transforms her soul into the body of a freshly killed girl; The couple escape, but are stalked by the witch in her new body. Fatal Rendezvous, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; Warner Davis dies on the operating table, goes to heaven, but is sent back, because his time has not yet come; Davis awakes with the gift of clairvoyance and starts warning people about their deaths. Horror on Canvas; Art painter Blake Roberts dies in a car crash, but awakens in the morgue as a deformed living dead man. Black Magic in a Slinky Gown; Leonore Black is a beautiful woman, but also able to transform herself into a giant black widow spider. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 7

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    A Game with Lucifer, art by Lou Cameron; Grandmaster Barry Archer plays chess with the Devil. Scourge of the Kentucky Hills, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; A dying doctor becomes a werewolf after his assistant gives him the transplanted heart of a wolf. Back from an Unhallowed Grave, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; Count Ricco unwittingly unearths the body of a vampire (his niece). The Mummy's Curse text story. Terror Beneath the Tides, pencils by Mike Sekowsky; Newspaper publisher refuses to print his reporter's story about a murderous monster from the sea. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 8

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    The Bride's Borrowed Time, pencils by Lou Cameron, inks by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio; Husband becomes curious about the lifelike male dolls kept by his beautiful young wife -- and why one of them talked to him; Lucretia is a witch dabbling with the secrets of the "Australian bush country head-hunters." Baffling Mysteries #7; One spring day in 1912, Richard Wentworth an American business man, checked in at a well-known hotel in London ...; The ghost of a burning man warns Wentworth that the hotel is on fire. Jungle Idol's Vengeful Rage; Professional hunters in northern India stalk a black panther guided by Ra-La, goddess of destruction; Stealing Ra-La's ruby eyes, the hunters flee to London. At the Sound of Airi's Drum, pencils by Lou Cameron, inks by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio. Yama's Fiery Fury, art by Chic Stone; Explorers in Sumatra encounter a race of belligerent lava-men. They can be rendered harmless by contact with water, of course. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 9
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    Cover art by Ken Rice. When Black Wings Flap..., art by Lin Streeter; Bird-shop owner crossbreeds a vulture and a vampire bat, creating a "vulbat"; It attacks her with unfortunate consequences. Dread City of the Undead, pencils by Bill Molno; Trapped coal miners become zombie slaves of "the monster of the mines." Mad Matador's Fiendish Frenzy, art by Lou Cameron; An aspiring but unsuccessful matador comes back from the grave to seek revenge against his tormentors. Victims for the Crawling Menace, art by Louis Zansky; A woman seeks her missing brother in Hawaii, but finds a scientist who has created a dangerous form of protoplasmic life. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 10

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    Diogenes' Deadly Lamp, script by Robert Turner, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; "Loathsome young parasite" Lex Markow steals Diogenes' lamp from an antique dealer, but the relic turns out to be cursed; When he tries to get rid of the lamp Markow hangs himself--like it was predicted. Nightmare Flight, pencils by Lou Cameron; A young woman's fiancé returns, horribly scarred, months after he disappeared in a presumably fatal plane crash; He leads the woman into a death swamp, where she has to destroy an evil swamp queen to lay his tortured soul to rest. Monster of the Moat, art by Paul Gattuso; A bypasser rescues a witch imprisoned by an evil sorcerer and marries her, but things turn out badly. Because the monster of the moat wants its revenge! Land of the Silicon Men, art by Louis Zansky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 11
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    Cover art by Jim McLaughlin. Appointment in Hades, art by Gene Colan; Soldier Heath drowns while deserting his unit's fight on a beachhead; He returns to life, but is marked by the devil. Step into my Grave!, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; On a plantation in Louisiana, a man stumbles upon a voodoo queen and her horde of zombies; The man's undead brother warns him, but all perish in a final show down ritual. Red Talons of Lupercalia, art by Louis Zansky; A mother and daughter travel to Czechoslovakia, where the daughter is to meet her future husband, count Falco Lupercalia; The count and his father are both vampires, who can also transform into werewolves. Sinister Return of the Priestess of Baal, art by Chic Stone. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 12

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    Cover pencils by Jim McLaughlin. Vengeance of the Tiger Queen, art by Chic Stone; Though the natives warn him about the "tiger people", big game hunter Deerson kills and beheads a noble tiger in Sumatra; Visions of a headless man and a visit from beautiful princess "Tigrina" lure him back into the jungle. Paint a Picture in Crimson, art by Al Eadeh; Count Damon, who seems to be the devil but also an art painter in Soho, London, weaves fates by painting people. House of the Screaming Fiends, pencils by Dick Beck; A young doctor and his wife inherit a spooky house where the old undead doctor and his caretaker conduct fiendish experiments on former patients; The young doctor wants to put these creatures out of their misery. Never Bargain with a Spirit, pencils by Mike Sekowsky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 13
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    Cover pencils by Jim McLaughlin. Dr. Gueux's Nightmare Monsters, pencils by Louis Zansky; Dr. Gueux wants to rule the world with the help of monsters dreamt up by a mystery writer in his nightmares. Greed's Grisly Treasure; Adventurer runs an errand for the devil; He fights ghosts in a spooky tavern to get his hands on a pirate treasure. Role of the Footlight Werewolf, pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Paul Gattuso; Ambitious actor goes method acting to portray a werewolf onstage; He joins a band of werewolves, supplies them with victims and learns their behavior and rites. Black Horror of Druid's Glen, pencils by Charles Nicholas. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 14
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    The Dead Are Never Lonely, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; Actress Nolita is killed in an argument with her husband; She flees the crypt, hoping to escape death. Prowl of the Stalking Terror; A surgeon believes in vampires; To prove his theory he drags his uncle from the crypt who was a vampire; the bloodthirsty vampire rampages through the hospital and infects his nephew. Beware the Graveyard Clay, pencils by Charles Nicholas; The sculptor Clatrow forms voodoo dolls out of graveyard clay; Ridding himself with this mystic power of his mentor, Clatrow plans to marry the daughter of the house. Slaves of the Orchid Goddess, art by Howard Larsen. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 15

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    Cover art by Jim McLaughlin. Snakes Alive!, art by Charles Nicholas; In balmy Alfredo Springs in Florida a voodoo snake goddess runs amuck; Claudia kills four people and ends up in court; admitting everything she is confined to a mental institution. Bazaar of the Cursed Goblins, art by Lin Streeter; Brutal landowner Lord Trevelyan is lured to a carnival of cruelties by the ghost of his dead wife; There on display are all the atrocities he's done to his peasants. The Image of Evil, art by Jim McLaughlin; Engineer Cranford discovers a parallel world made of glass; The glass people want to take over our world with Cranford's help. Quiet Stalks the Undead Fiend, art by Louis Zansky. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 16
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    Cover art by Jim McLaughlin. Doom Comes in Emerald Green, art by Ken Rice; Professor Montross sets up a magical slide show projecting scenes from history through the emerald of doom; He shouldn't have killed the projector's owner, because the show reveals his crime--in front of an assembly of policemen, of all things. The Witch's Vengeful Return, art by Louis Zansky; The soul of old witch Hepzibah is awakened in her descendant Nora; Nora goes on a vengeance spree, killing all descendants of those who burned Hepzibah at the stake 300 year earlier. Strands of the Faceless Horror, art by Lou Cameron; Harold Carpenter acquires a magical rug in India; The genie of the rug kills Carpenter's rival and weaves his soul into the fabric of the rug. Wings of Wickedness, art by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 17

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    Kill, My Minions of Death!, art by Lou Cameron; Thanks to "years of experiments plus a knowledge of black magic", Ivan Buloff controls an army of flying severed hands that kill on his command; He even blackmails the helpless German government. Duel of the Spectres, pencils by Dick Beck, inks by George Klein; Jeff Pearson and his wife travel to Scotland to inherit the family castle; Pearson is confronted by the ghosts of his dead brothers, including a vampire. Evil Cult of the Juggernaut, pencils by Dick Beck; Writing a book about native lore, Paul Reynolds discovers the cult of the juggernaut in India; The evil high priest Rashonu exploits his followers to amass riches. Master of the Undead, art by Al Hartley. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 18

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    6 of Me on the Prowl, art by Ken Rice; An evil sculptress and a mad doctor create six clones of ex-G.I. Barney Phelps; As the clones commit crimes, the real Phelps is desperate to stop them. 12 Hours to Doom, art by Lou Cameron; Businessman Arthur Matlin discovers a magic sundial which summons Chronos, the spirit of time;p With the help of Chronos, Matlin can travel some hours ahead into the future; He uses this ability to commit crimes. The Ghost in the Portrait, art by Ken Rice; A young couple free the ghost of an evil ancestor; He takes revenge on the bones of the people who sentenced him to death; Then he commands the man to murder his wife, as he did with his wife. Crimson Wraith from the North, art by Sy Grudko. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 19

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    The Monster Maker, pencils by Jim McLaughlin; The creations of horror story writer Carl Bascom come alive in a parallel world; If he destroys the manuscript, his fictitious monsters die. They Strangle by Night, art by Louis Zansky; In Donnerwald, Germany, puppet maker Hans Basserman can bring his dolls to life; They turn out to be evil and go on a killing spree. Conjurer for the Foul Fiend, art by Ken Rice; Aging stage magician Willis Duncazy makes a pact with the devil; Magical powers, youth and a beautiful assistant are his for one year. The Werewolf Strikes!; Professor Drago is a werewolf, but working on a formula to keep his human form. But time runs out and Drago gets cornered. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 20
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    The Maze Master, art by Lou Cameron; Victor Rarlo is a sadist who loves puzzles and lets people perish in his fiendish mazes; Being challenged by a strange mystic, Rarlo travels into psychedelic mind-mazes and gets irreversibly caught in the maze of his own mind. Tune of the Zombie Queen, art by Louis Zansky; Washed-up dancers Ferdie and Doris take over a stage act from a genuine voodoo queen in New Orleans; They have to pay a price though--and turn into zombies. Hostage of the Unearthly, art by Ken Rice; Demons from the "half-world" invade our "earth-plane" through a pathway opened by radiation experiments. When Voodoo Drums Rumble, art by Jim McLaughlin. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Baffling Mysteries (1952) 21

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    The Horror of Hillory Hill, art by Lou Cameron; The Hillorys seem to be a nice family--father, son and a mother confined to a wheelchair; But when night settles, people from the village die under gruesome circumstances. Doom Dancer, art by Jim McLaughlin; The ballerina Maria Sandow comes into possession of magic ballet shoes; She becomes the most famous dancer in the world, but has to dance for the cult of the horned Walpurgis goat men as well. Arm of Vengeance, art by Sy Grudko; Brutal and bitter hunter and safari tour guide Frank Meliss loses his right arm in a crocodile attack; Native wizard Lashim endows him with the arm of a gorilla. Valley of the Mayan Goddess, art by Martin Marty Rose. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.