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Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 1
    • INCOMPLETE. Only 14 pages present, only complete story is The Man Who Warmed the Bones of the Dead. Full length spine split (taped).
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    Cover art by Sheldon Moldoff. Edited by Will Lieberson, Roy Ald, and Al Jetter. Terrifying pre-code stories: "The Man Who Warmed the Bones of the Dead!", art by Bob Powell; Housekeeper and furnace-tender Gisetto looks after the heating in a house allegedly inhabited by two old ladies; One night he encounters their lifeless bodies and has to fear for his life. "He Bartered His Head!", art by Bernard Baily; Aldous Forsythe acquires a mythical figurine which provides him with wealth and good fortune; But it comes with the terrible prize of losing one's head. "Explorer's Return" text story by Richard Jonah. "High Wire!", art by Mike Sekowsky; High wire acrobat Vincent Bora is applauded for his feats—except for one stranger; Could he be the man Vincent killed and took over his act and his girl from? 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. NOTE: There is also a 1967-69 series with issues running #1-9 with 12c cover prices. Cover price $0.10.

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    3 days left Auction Strange Suspense Stories Vol. 1 (2019) 1ST EDITION HC! PRE-CODE CLASSICS! NEW!

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  • Issue #2
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 2

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    Cover art by Bernard Baily. Edited by Will Lieberson, Roy Ald, and Al Jetter. Terrifying pre-code stories: "Aieeeeee! The Teeth!", art by Bernard Baily; Dentist Stanley Gleath maims his colleague by removing all his teeth; The poor man dies by accident; his teeth however haunt the evildoer! "Death by Inches," art by George Evans; Frankie Stoker is a small-time crook; He hopes to blackmail the relatives by stealing a corpse from a funeral home. "Destroyer of Souls" text story by John Martin. "The Hunter Who Became the Hunted!", art by Lou Cameron; Cruel big game hunter Rufus King finds a tiger boy in the jungle and takes him home; The boy, able to change into tiger form at will, goes on a killing spree and will be King's ruin. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. NOTE: There is also a 1967-69 series with issues running #1-9 with 12c cover prices. Cover price $0.10.

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    $325 Strange Suspense Stories #2 CGC 5.0 OW/White pages PCH Fawcett 1952

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  • Issue #3
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 3
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split. Missing back cover.
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    Cover art by George Evans. Edited by Will Lieberson, Roy Ald, and Al Jetter. Terrifying pre-code stories: "Brother Volcano," art by George Evans; The (Italian?) village of Arbendino is taken over by ruthless investors and the good people are driven from their homes; But a volcano inhabiting the soul of the village founders brother watches over them and destroys the invaders with streams of molten lava. "Port of Terror," art by Bernard Baily; The gambler Wolf Merique beheads an angry sailor cheated by him at cards. Now he gets chased all over his boat by the headless corpse in search for a head. "St. André" text story by John C. Adler. "Mirrors Tell Tales," art by Morris "Mo" Marcus; The embezzler Andrew Crosston undergoes plastic surgery to escape police prosecution; As he kills the doctor operating on him, Crosston is cursed to see his former face in any reflecting surface. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. NOTE: There is also a 1967-69 series with issues running #1-9 with 12c cover prices. Cover price $0.10.

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    1 day left Auction Fawcett Charlton Pre-Code Horror Strange Suspense Stories #3 (Oct 1952) Golden

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  • Issue #4
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 4

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    Cover art by George Evans. Edited by Will Lieberson, Roy Ald, and Al Jetter. Terrifying pre-code stories: "Curiosity Killed the Ghost," art by Bob Powell; The ghost of Markham Avery leaves the graveyard; He ventures into the village to solve the mystery of his own murder. "Beyond the Grave"; The stage magician Renaldo experiments with suspended animation and goes into a coma; But his assistant Jason considers leaving him that way and taking over Renaldo's act. "Beast of the Borgias" text story by John Martin. "The Man Who Outdistanced Death," art by George Evans; Chief Whitecloud Comatok is the greatest long distance runner on record; When rival Georgie Kerrik finds out his secret of success, he is caught in a race for life itself. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. NOTE: There is also a 1967-69 series with issues running #1-9 with 12c cover prices. Cover price $0.10.

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    $390 Strange Suspense Stories 4 Fawcett 1952 CGC 5.0 OWW Pre-Code Horror PCH Aaiieee!

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  • Issue #5
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 5

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    Cover art by Bernard Baily. Edited by Will Lieberson, Roy Ald, and Al Jetter. Terrifying pre-code stories: "The Presence of the Unseen," art by George Evans; An old couple is held hostage by a madman. The invisible ghost of their daughter saves them. "Voodoo," art by Charles Nicholas; Magician Paul Raymond learns about the black magic of voodoo while staying in Havana; He uses his secret knowledge for a Miami stage show--and becomes himself a victim of voodoo. "Nine, Ten and Death" text story by Donald Shaw. "The Letters," art by Doug Wildey; The loving nephew John goes on a business trip and leaves his aunt Martha to the care of the servants, Joseph and Minerva; These two hope to inherit the house should something happen to John; It does; and all seems well until letters from the deceased John start to arrive. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. NOTE: There is also a 1967-69 series with issues running #1-9 with 12c cover prices. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 16

    Cover art by Dick Giordano. Edited by Al Fago. "I Went To My Own Funeral," art by Dick Giordano; Basil and Gertrude Jethro are a married couple of brilliant surgeons; When Basil takes out an insurance on Gertrude's life, she decides to murder her insane husband first. "Three Way Vendetta," art by Dick Giordano; Three bank robbers set up booby traps for each other to maximize their share of the loot. "Bury Me Deep" text story. "Payment On Time!", art by Dick Ayers; Two killers stow away on a freight ship to Africa; When one of them needs his appendix to be removed, they force the ship's doctor to do so. "High Tension," art by Dick Giordano; Jealousy and treachery tear apart a circus trapeze act. "Murder On Time!", art by Dick Giordano; Henpecked husband Charlie Noonan constructs an explosive alarm clock to murder his wife; When the bomb goes off, he himself is felled by a deadly heart attack. "Big Money Man!", art by Tony Tallarico; Bankrobber is caught in the subway, because has hasn't the dime admittance handy. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 17
    • Cover detached. Bug chew to cover. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1482262014
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    • 6" spine split, extensive cover oxidation, glue along spine.
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    Cover pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Vince Alascia. Edited by Al Fago. "Beautiful Night for Murder!", script by Carl Memling, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; Ferdy Costigan murders his domineering wife and puts the blame on a serial killer on the loose. "Moment of Decision," art by Dick Giordano; Tim Fenwick is a robber and murderer on the run; Loaded with two heavy bags of money, Fenwick has a choice: Pay off his cruel creditor Ozzy or turn himself in to the police? "Quick Exit," art by Art Cappello; Guy stealing the box office of a circus has to hide inside a lion's cage. "The Witch of Winchlozick" text story. "Surprise Ending," art by Dick Giordano; A murder plan goes wrong; The wrong person is killed, but the killer won't live long, either. "Dead Man's Revenge," art by Tony Tallarico; Two rivals for a woman's love kill each other at sea. "10 Cent's Worth of Doom!", script by Carl Memling, art by Stan Campbell; A holdup murderer feels haunted by a special dime his victim was carrying; He gets hectic, nervous and finally loses his head. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $55 Strange Suspense Stories #17 (Charlton Comics 1954) Golden Age Low Grade

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  • Issue #18
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 18
    • 2.25" Spine split through cover and a few wraps.
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Edited by Al Fago. "What Was in Sam Dora's Box?", script by Carl Memling, art by Steve Ditko; Recluse Sam Dora always carries a box on his shoulder; Curiosity is killing the townspeople--until one of them has a fatal look. "The Matchless Firebug!", pencils by Dick Ayers; The arsonist Sam Match sets fires to buildings and his employers to cover his tracks. "Tight Squeeze," pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Vince Alascia; Prospector Jeb kills his partner Vance for his share of gold dust; He makes it look like a robbery with himself as a second victim. But his plan has a catch. "Burning Revenge" text story. "The Jaws of Death!", pencils by Dick Ayers; Photographer "Ace" Madigan tries to capture a dragon-god fire ritual on film, but perishes while doing so. "Face to Face!", script by Carl Memling, art by Dick Giordano; The Ajax twin brothers try to kill each other to change identities. "Dead Right!", script by Carl Memling, art by Steve Ditko; Two newspaper reporters go story hunting and end up with more than they could ever have hoped for; Because Mr. Mord's strange wax museum proves to be a hell's kitchen itself. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 19

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Edited by Al Fago. "Give Back My Body," pencils by Bill Molno (as Joe Shuster); The body of Lefty Riccardi dies in the electric chair, but his mind has been transferred to broker John Billings. "All Burnt Up," script by Carl Memling, inks by Vince Alascia; Gangster Blenheim hides at the house of a friend; A boy living there gives him nothing but trouble. "Surprise Package," art by Dick Giordano; Gustav Perrin steals a miniature atom bomb, but loses it to a suicidal stranger who jumps off a building with it. "Destructive Death" text story. "You Know Too Much!", pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Vince Alascia; A "Mr. Average American" turns knife murderer at night and seeks the professional help of a psychiatrist. "A Nice Quiet Place!", art by Steve Ditko; Tony and Chopper enter their quiet hideout in the mountains, but get attacked by a mountain lion. "High Tension," art by Dick Giordano; The surviving acrobat falls as well and lands on the unfaithful wife. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 20

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Edited by Al Fago. "The Payoff!", script by Carl Memling, art by Steve Ditko; Secret agents fight aboard a train over a valuable vial containing deadly germs. "Food For Thought"; Ruthless killer Gus hides at his sister's house. He kills the inhabitants to last longer on the remaining food, but eats poisoned mushrooms and dies. "Retribution" text story. "The Kill!"; Calvin Brock kills a man aboard a ship for a bag of diamonds and escapes by jumping into the water. Or does he? "Deadly Seance!" one-page story, art by Tony Tallarico; Gangster has his fortune told and is killed in the process. "Von Mohl Vs The Ants!", art by Steve Ditko; Hugo von Mohl runs his African plantation with an iron fist; When he faces an invasion of killer ants, von Mohl fights them with dynamite, guns and fire. "Moment of Decision!", script by Carl Memling, art by Dick Giordano; Tim Fenwick is a robber and murderer on the run; Loaded with two heavy bags of money, he jumps into the river and is dragged underwater trying to escape the police. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 21

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    Cover pencils by Steve Kirkel, inks by Ray Osrin. Edited by Al Fago. "Who Will He Be?", art by Bill Molno; An Arabian tyrant uses sleep-deprivation to torture his opponents and find out about assassination plots about him. "The Well of Fear!", pencils by Bill Molno (as Joe Shuster), inks by Ray Osrin; Bankrobbers Logan and Sellis get trapped in an old well and can't get out; They mistrust each other and won't help the other to escape. "Surprise Package," script by Carl Memling, art by Dick Giordano; Gustav Perrin steals a miniature atom bomb, but loses it to a suicidal stranger who jumps off a building with it. "Sam the Seer" text story. "This Bite is Sweet!", pencils by Bill Molno; Peter North is a vampire; He settles down in a village in the Pyrenees and terrorizes the good people; When he meets the lovely Monique, North is torn between love and blood lust. "The Mark of the Ripper!", art by Sy Moskowitz; Police detective Baird has to bring down the "Ripper," a knife-wielding maniac on the loose. "No Questions Asked"; Dr. Hurtt needs fresh cadavers for his anatomy sessions; When he gets blackmailed he decides to commit a murder and thus kill two birds with one stone. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 22

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Edited by Al Fago. "Killer's Arms," pencils by Leon Winik, inks by Ray Osrin; Scientist gets transplanted the arms of a killer gorilla and goes on a rampage. "Hands Off!", art by Dick Giordano; Government agent transports an important briefcase, but is attacked brutally by enemy agents. "The Kill!!", script by Carl Memling, art by Dick Giordano; Calvin Brock kills a man aboard a ship for a bag of diamonds and escapes by jumping into the water. "Explorer's Return" text story by Richard Jonah. "White Birds of Death!", art by Bob Correa; The "Shotgun Gang" terrorizes Florida. "The Secret of the Box!", pencils by Bill Molno (as Joe Shuster), inks by Ray Osrin; American newspaperman Michael Preston investigates east European tyrant Smirnov and finds out the secret of Smirnov's cruelty. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 27

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    Cover pencils by Bill Molno. Edited by Al Fago. Stories by Sam Peel, Mort Pfeffer and unknown. Art by Sid Check, Bill Molno, Chic Stone, Stan Campbell and unknown. Six terrifying Strange Suspense Stories! In this issue: "Melody of Hate" with art by Sid Check; "Mr. Bleeding Heart" with pencils by Bill Molno; "What Would You Do?" with art by Chic Stone; "The Missing Witness Mystery" with art by Stan Campbell, reprinted from Lawbreakers! (1951) #5; Minit Mystery 1-pager with story by Sam Peel; and 2-page text story "As Thousands Jeer" with story by Mort Pfeffer, reprinted from Marvel Family (1945) #57. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $24 Strange Suspense Stories #27 VG Charlton 1955 I Combine Shipping

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  • Issue #28
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 28

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    Cover by Dick Giordano and Vince Alascia. Edited by Al Fago. Stories by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Marc Swayze?, Stan Campbell?, Sal Trapani and unknown. Five terrifying Strange Suspense Stories! In this issue: "The Man In the Painting" with art by Charles Nicholas and Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio; "Magic Doll" with art by Marc Swayze?; "Pirate Perspective" with pencils by Stan Campbell?; "Miser" with inks by Sal Trapani; and 2-page text story "Salted Tale"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 29

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    Cover by Dick Giordano and Vince Alascia. Edited by Al Fago. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Molno, Sal Trapani, Marc Swayze? and unknown. Five terrifying Strange Suspense Stories! In this issue: "The Leap" with art by Marc Swayze?; "Who?" with pencils by Bill Molno; "The Weeping Girl" with inks by Sal Trapani; "Long Wait"; and "Taxi!!" Note: Comics Code Authority message repeated with a text explanation at top of first story page. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 30

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    Cover by Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Edited by Al Fago. Stories by Dick Wood and unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas, Jon D'Agostino, Bill Molno, Dick Giordano, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio and unknown. Six baffling Strange Suspense Stories! In this issue: "The World of Mister San" with art by Charles Nicholas and Jon D'Agostino; "Lost Child" with story by Dick Wood and pencils by Bill Molno; "Captain Hawk's Treasure" with art by Nicholas and Dick Giordano; "Made of Wax"; "Under the Reef" with art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio; and 2-page text story "Diving Danger"! Note: Comics Code Authority message repeated with a text explanation at top of first story page. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

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    $50 Charlton Comics STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #30 1956 FN 6.0

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  • Issue #31
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 31

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Edited by Al Fago. "The Man Who Could Never Be Killed," art by Steve Ditko; Invulnero, a circus performer who cannot be harmed, disappears without revealing the source of his abilities. "Last Seen Entering an Elevator!", pencils by Dick Giordano, inks by Sal Trapani; A man commandeers an elevator for his escape, but it's really the elevator in control of him. "Forest Fire Fighter: text story; An actor uses fire-fighting tricks he learned in a movie. "The Gloomy One," art by Steve Ditko. "Mirror, Mirror On the Wall," pencils by Bill Molno, inks by Vince Alascia; Floradell Welton is drawn into her mirror to cure her vanity, but it doesn't work and she is punished. "Desert Justice" western story. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 32

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. Edited by Al Fago. Stories by Jack Oleck and unknown. Art by Steve Ditko, Charles Nicholas, Manny Stallman? and Jon D'Agostino? Six terrifying Strange Suspense Stories! In this issue: "A World of His Own" by Jack Oleck and Steve Ditko; "The Last Laugh" by Oleck and Ditko; "Nightmare" with pencils by Charles Nicholas; "Checkmate" with art by Manny Stallman?; "Punchy Pete" with art by Jon D'Agostino?; and 2-page text story "Track That Train"! Note: Comics Code Authority message repeated with a text explanation at top of first story page followed by editor Al Fago's signature. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 33

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Edited by Al Fago. "The Menace of the Maple Leaves," art by Steve Ditko; Long ago a witch put a spell on maple trees and to this day the trees have the means to protect themselves. "Director of the Board," art by Steve Ditko; An executive's dream comes back to haunt him. "Ted Visits Nomo" text story. "Forever and Ever," art by Steve Ditko; A tramp claims to have taken an immortality serum 400 years ago. "The Gift," pencils by Bill Molno, inks by Sal Trapani; Violinist Marko Orlatti needs brain surgery, but while under anesthesia he receives a ghostly visit from a friend and emerges completely cured...without surgery! 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 34

    Cover by Steve Ditko. Edited by Pat Masulli. Stories by unknown. Art by Steve Ditko, Bill Molno? and Vince Alascia. Six terrifying Strange Suspense Stories! In this issue: "The Scar" with art by Steve Ditko; "The Man Who Lost His Face" with art by Ditko; "The Atomic Clerk" with art by Ditko; "The Desert Spell" with art by Ditko; "Escape" with art by Bill Molno? and Vince Alascia; and 2-page text story "Ejos Discovers Earth"! Note: Overstreet notes this issue includes the "story of ruthless business man, Wm. B. Gaines," a nod to the real-life EC publisher of the same name. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 35

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. Edited by Pat Masulli. Stories by unknown. Art by Steve Ditko, Bill Molno?, Don Perlin?, Bill Fraccio? and unknown. A collection of six Strange Suspense Stories that will chill you! In this issue: "There It Is Again" with art by Steve Ditko; "Menace of the Midnight World" with art by Bill Molno? and Don Perlin?; "Free" with art by Ditko; "Panic!!" with art by Ditko; "Three Short Hours" with pencils by Bill Fraccio?; and 2-page text story "Atomic Annihilator"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 36
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    • 5" spine split from bottom (partially taped). Only one staple (manufacturing). Glue at spine. Cover oxidation.
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Maurice Whitman. Edited by Pat Masulli. "The Elixir," art by Steve Ditko; Ezra Benton is given a youth elixir by aliens but when his wife ruins his chance to make his fortune with it he finally decides to live for himself. "The Shadow," art by Steve Ditko; A shadow follows a double-crossing criminal. "The Egg and...!", art by Don Perlin; A scientist dreams worlds are like fish eggs. "The Best Policy," pencils by Charles Nicholas. "Great Performance"; Inspector Faine intends to expose the killer of actor Jerome Travis by hiring someone to impersonate him at a séance. "But for Bluey" text story. "Granny Broomstick's Tales for Taller Tots! -- Jack Spratt"; A circusman hires Jack Spratt and his wife, but when they refuse to work together, he arranges to have them hypnotized to love each other. "Mystery Planet," art by Steve Ditko. "The Ghostly Wanderer," art by Maurice Whitman; Long lost at sea, the Wanderer finally arrives at port without a soul aboard and no clue as to the fate of the crew. "The Thing in the Swamp," pencils by Bill Molno, inks by Sal Trapani; John Stanton secretly bases his theory of parallel evolution on an encounter in a swamp. "The Strange World: The Thinking Ape," art by Maurice Whitman; The true story of Johann Gregor Mendel, the "father of genetics." "Paul's Pills" text story. "Failure," art by Steve Ditko; Karl Phalen creates a machine to see the future, but to avoid the future he sees he must keep the machine a secret. "The Living Monsters"; Brief, true story of the dinosaurs. "The Strange Package!", art by Gene Colan; A doctor is sent a medical bag from the future. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #37
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 37

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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Edited by Pat Masulli. "The Dancing Cat," art by Steve Ditko; Fred Miller buys an Egyptian music box that he fears is bringing him bad luck. "Getaway Plunge," pencils by Bill Molno, inks by Sal Trapani. "The Cave Dwellers," art by Paul Reinman. "Strange Voyage," inks by Chris Rule; When Captain Perry Jonas is knocked out, his grandfather comes to his aid, regardless of the fact he has been dead for decades. "Lunar Lingo" text story. "The Mirror of Doom," pencils by Bill Molno, inks by Vince Alascia; New owners find a mirror that exposes a crime in their new attic. "Jewel of Sincerity," pencils by Bill Molno, inks by Vince Alascia; A man buys a pin that forces him to speak the truth...at least he believes it does. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 38

    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories and art by Bill Molno, Vince Alascia, and Sal Trapani. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. Jack and Helen are on a pleasure drive in the country when a dirt road takes them back to colonial days. Oliver finds a magic ring that gives him a second chance at life...if he dares take it. Vikings land on pre-Columbian Nova Scotia and meet mysterious beings who are definitely not Native Americans, in a story with some nice Viking art by Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Plus a look at the real-life mystery around divining rods. Country Road; The Man Who Wasn't!; The Professor's Visitors; Water Witching; Second Chance; Specimen. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 39
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.
    • Centerfold detached. Water damage.
    • 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached. Oxidation.

    Cover by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio. Stories and art by Steve Ditko and others. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. All the stories in this issue feature early art by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko. A thief gains access to a time machine, but doesn't understand enough about paradoxes. A scientist employs his robot servant while trying to build a new kind of bomb. A family moves into a house that seems to be haunted, and not for the first time. Mystery from Mars; Glow of Woe; Orgo Serves!; They Won't Listen; Doorway into Tomorrow; They Say It's Haunted. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 40

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. Stories and art by Steve Ditko, Bill Molno, Sal Trapani, Charles Nicholas and Vince Alascia.. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. An inventor who feels he was cheated out of the family fortune creates something to remedy the situation, in one of two stories this issue by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko. In another Ditko story, a deep-sea diver encounters a mermaid. A mysterious house offers no shelter for a criminal. The Strange Machine; Such a Strange Case!; Robot Superior; Bridge to Beatus; Casy's Kiss; Lady of the House; The Green Chrysalis. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 41

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    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories and art by Steve Ditko, Matt Baker, Vince Colletta, Bill Molno, and Sal Trapani. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. A blocked writer suddenly has a new creative streak when he finds and puts on a mysterious pair of gloves. A strange man gives new meaning to the phrase "he's not from around here," in a story with early art by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko. A scientist shows a sideshow promoter the new device he's invented, in a story with art by comics legend Matt Baker. The Gloves; Free Alterations; What Day Is This?; Off Limits; Different; Rover - Can He Talk? 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 42
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom. Water damage.

    Cover inks by Dick Giordano. Edited by Pat Masulli. Stories by unknown. Art by Matt Baker, Vince Colletta, Bill Molno, Vince Alascia?, Sal Trapani and Bill Fraccio? Six terrifying Strange Suspense Stories! In this issue: His was a strange unnatural power that filled people with fear! Don't miss..."Pierre the Magnificent" with art by Matt Baker and Vince Colletta. Plus: "The Strange Hoof Prints" with art by Bill Molno and Vince Alascia?; "The Do-Nothing Machine" with art by Molno and Sal Trapani; "The Wizard from Scotland" with art by Molno and Alascia?; "Earthquake!" with art by Bill Fraccio?; and 2-page text story "Bad Bridge"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 43

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    Cover by Bill Fraccio? Edited by Pat Masulli. Stories by unknown. Art by Bill Fraccio?, Bill Molno? and Sal Trapani? Four fantastically Strange Suspense Stories! In this issue: Horace had always been afraid...afraid of life...people...everything! Then from the planet Venus came his chance...now he could be powerful...supreme...now he could get revenge on Earth! Find out how the change took place and what happens to..."The Supreme Man" with art by Bill Fraccio? Plus: "Dr. Saba's Surprise" with art by Bill Molno? and Sal Trapani?; "The Day Electricity Vanished" with art by Fraccio?; and 2-page text story "The Happy Spook," reprinted from Unusual Tales (1955) #2. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 44

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    Stories and art by Bill Fraccio, Vince Colletta, Bill Molno, Vince Alascia and Sal Trapani. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. Phil and Lois Chandler learn exactly why people call Miss Martek a witch. A hold-up man gets a newspaper with tomorrow's stories in it, and decides to use it to plan his next heist. Hunters in the forest encounter a woman who speaks for the animals, in a story that may be the work of comics legend Matt Baker. They Called Her a Witch; The Inexplicable; The Threat from Beyond; Caught!; It Happened Tomorrow. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 45

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    Stories and art by Steve Ditko, Matt Baker, Vince Colletta, Charles Nicholas and Sal Trapani. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. A man learns how to manipulate space and time, but fears it will be used to make war, in a story with early art by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko. Treasure hunters in a Mongolian village seem to encounter an ancient Mongol spirit, in a Mysterious Traveler story with art by comics legend Matt Baker. Escaped from a flying saucer, The Incredible Monster Moth terrorizes an Alaskan village, a year before Mothra and half a decade before Mothman. Batu's Treasure; The Incredible Monster Moth; Married to the Mine; The Space Creator; Oontah's Weapons. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 46

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    Cover by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio. Stories and art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Bill Fraccio, Bill Molno, Vince Alascia, Charles Nicholas and Sal Trapani. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. A worldwide catastrophe is avoided because of The Thing in the Box. A couple going on a pleasure drive in the country winds up trapped on train tracks. A filmmaker is captured and put on trial by leprechauns for making fun of their society in his movies. The Thing in the Box; Champion of Champions; The Word; Suspense; The Little People and John Wygant III. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 47

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. Stories and art by Steve Ditko, Matt Baker, Vince Colletta, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. In a future when robots have taken over all jobs (including comedy writing), robots decide to reform humanity itself, in a hilarious story with art by comics legend Matt Baker. While two buddies are on a fishing trip, one of them is possessed by the spirit of a murder victim, who wants to reveal the truth about his killing. A man dreams of going back in time, but when he uses forbidden knowledge, his dream becomes a nightmare, in a story with early art (and an intricate cover) by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko. Redemption by Robots; The Other Self; Smash-Up at Salamis; A Small Clear Voice; His Brother's Keeper. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 48

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    Cover by Steve Ditko. Stories and art by Steve Ditko, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. An accountant gains the ability to control electricity, in a story by Steve Ditko that presages Ditko's later Spider-Man foe, Electro. Matt's dreams direct him to a strange machine previously buried by an alien intelligence. Carl, who resembles J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, finds a empty time machine in a cave and decides to take it for a spin. The Human Powerhouse; The Incredible Cosmic Motor; Top Secret; The Time Skipper; A Lost Treasure. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 49

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    Stories and art by Vince Colletta, Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. Bob stows away on a rocket to learn the effects of space travel, in a story (representing the 1960 state of the Space Race) that may be the work of comics legend Matt Baker. A neo-Nazi who tries to overthrow the US government physically transforms into a mad dog. Dead newlyweds come back as ghosts to take down a corrupt politician. Up into the Unknown; Mad Dog; Honeymoon; Indian Taboo!; The Old Well. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 50
    • Staple rust.
    • Writing on back cover.

    Cover by Steve Ditko. Stories and art by Steve Ditko, Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. A prospector is aware of someone else hanging around his silver mine, but he's not sure if it's a claim-jumper or a ghost. In the far future year of 1986, anthropologist Don Johnston drinks a psychotropic native potion and has visions of the end of the world...in two weeks. Jim is trapped in the mountains by a winter storm and beset by wolverines, in a story with early art (and cover) by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko. The Ghost in Ryan's Mine; The Incredible Visions; Uncle George's Magic Room; Strange New Friends; The Advancing Ant Army; Devil in the Storm. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.