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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).
    • Consignment. 3% buyer's premium charged at checkout. Graded by MCS, not consignor.
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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.

  • 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 Strange Suspense Stories #3 G+/VG- Decapitation cover! 1952 No Restoration

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  • 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
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1482262014
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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.

  • 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 #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 #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 #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 #50
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 50
    • Staple rust.

    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.

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    1 day left Auction Strange Suspense Stories #50 November 1960 Featuring Steve DItko Cover & Art VG

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  • Issue #51
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 51
    • Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.

    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 farmboy who loves to look at the stars gets instructions from a strange otherworldly voice on how to build a certain machine. Prospectors are divided by greed over a mineral claim, in a modern version of a classic Western story - only this time the mineral is uranium, not gold. Tuck's new car doesn't just have its own personality, it has its own memory. Star Gazer; The Fatal Treasure; The Secret of Outer Space; Pack on the Back; The Car With a Memory. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #52
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 52
    • Cover detached. Puncture through both cover and all wraps.
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Staple rust and Migration.

    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 strange tornado seems to be targeting Kansas farmer Ray Baldwin personally. Something about the spare room in Clyde's new apartment boosts his mental capacity so much, he figures out how to rule the world. Survivors of a nuclear war find a new planet of Stone Age hominids and become determined to keep them from repeating their planet's mistakes, in a story with early art (and cover) by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko. The Strange Tornado; The Room of Genius; His Other Self; The Death Spiders; The Heritage. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #53
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 53
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 1 1/2" cumulative spine split. Center 2 wraps detached.
    • 3" Cumulative spine split.
    • Staple rust. Rust migration. Cover detached.

    Stories and art by Steve Ditko, Sal Trapani, Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. Scientist and compulsive gambler Dr. Ackerman discovers his supercomputer can be used to determine the outcome of games of chance, but he shouldn't have let that gangster find out about it. A man who feels faceless and forgotten seeks a time and place where he matters. Stranded at the North Pole, a Navy pilot encounters Vikings from a bygone era, in a story with early art (and cover) by Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko. A Winner Every Time; The Fabulous Man; Merlin the Magician; The Idol; The Ice Princess. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

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    1 day left Auction Strange Suspense Stories #53 May 1961.. F+... Steve Ditto Art...Great Eye Appeal
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  • Issue #59
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 59
    • 3/4" Spine split from top.

    Cover by Bill Molno. Stories and art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Bill Molno and Vince Alascia. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. A steelworker has a superhuman tolerance for heat, and that's just the way he likes it. A man changes his life after a near-death experience gives him a glimpse of the Beyond. Eccentric hypnotist Ranga uses radio to become a mad dictator, with his listeners in his thrall. The Heat Worshipper; The Barking Dog!; The Beyond; The Lucky Ones; Ranga's Eye. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #67
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 67

    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories and art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio, Bill Molno, Charles Nicholas, and Vince Alascia. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. A scientist meets a familiar-looking boy while testing out his new time machine. Aliens are invading Earth inside of ordinary chicken eggs, but when a scientist tries to warn the world, they think he's crazy. Grandma's special Cookie Jar only holds food for those who are in need. Past Haunting; Time Turner; The Empty Seat; Ants from Antigoma; Break an Egg; Grandma's Cookie Jar; The Dreamer. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #72
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 72
    • Centerfold detached.

    Cover art by Dick Giordano. Edited by Pat Masulli." Dr. Nogro's Fantastic Plot." "Wrong Number" one-page story, art by Bill Molno; Racecar driver Hal Astor knows that harm can only come to him on the fourteenth day of the month. "Fantasy Between the Pages," art by Bill Molno; Lonely Elwin Hanson picks up a book on Christmas Eve to keep him company, but it inspires dreams of being young and handsome again. "Commonwealth Versus I.C.M. 621" text story. "The Painting," pencils by Charles Nicholas, inks by Dick Giordano; After refusing a gallery showing, Jake Taylor's painting accuses him of being a coward. "Man's Best Friend" one-page story, art by Bill Molno; Dave Danfield is saved from disaster by his dog. "The Kazmachine," art by Bill Molno; Professor Kaz creates a machine capable of restoring youth, but it works too well. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #73
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 73

    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories and art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio and Bill Molno. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. Ed Jones is an ordinary guy who is selected to be the only survivor on Earth. A mysterious sword unearthed at a construction site can move on its own, and directs its finders to hidden riches - but at what cost? Aliens arrive on Earth to demand its surrender, but are surprised by the Earthlings' apparent warlike cruelty. The Sword; The Heartless Earth People; The Whirlpool; Atomic Annihilator; Channel X; The Golden Horse; The Ship Without a Crew. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #74
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 74
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover by Dick Giordano. Stories and art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio and Bill Molno. Short tales of science fiction, fantasy and horror with twist endings. A man has a vision of how his life could change if he just takes a different route while driving home. Adventurer brothers Tom and Bill Maler set out to track down the legendary Thing on the Mountain, a giant from another time. Mickey adopts a stray dog that has supernatural abilities. Barton Street; Invaders from AXZ; The Mutants; Dodo the Demon; The Thing on the Mountain; Nice Little Doggie. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.12.

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  • Issue #75
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 75
    • Oxidation.

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Edited by William Anderson and Pat Masulli. "Introducing Captain Atom," script by Joe Gill, art by Steve Ditko; When Captain Adam is trapped in an atomic rocket, Captain Atom is born; Captain Atom goes on to stop some enemy agents who had sabotaged a Jupiter Rocket. "The Magic Box" text story. "The Ghost of Amy Rector" one-page story, inks by Ernie Bache. "Captain Atom on Planet X," art by Steve Ditko; Captain Atom guards a new orbital satellite from enemy missiles. "The 2nd Man in Space," art by Steve Ditko; Captain Atom goes into space to check on the first Russian cosmonaut and finds himself helping save the Russian. "Out of this World," art by John Severin. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    $35 Charlton STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES No. 75 (1965) Origin CAPTAIN ATOM! FN+
    $170 Strange Suspense Stories #75 CGC 9.0 1965 Captain Atom Origin Steve Ditko
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  • Issue #76
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 76
    • Cover oxidation. Residue.

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Edited by Pat Masulli. "The Wreck Of X-44," script by Joe Gill, art by Steve Ditko; The rocket-ship that Captain Atom is testing has been sabotaged. "The Little Wanderer," script by Joe Gill, art by Steve Ditko; Captain Atom must return little Billy Goslin from Outer Space. "Frozen for the Future" text story. "Test-Pilot's Nightmare," art by Steve Ditko; Captain Atom must save a test pilot when his experimental rocket-plane has problems. "A Victory For Venus," art by Steve Ditko; Captain Atom travels to Venus to see who destroyed an American satellite. "The First Space Pirate," art by Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    $6 Strange Suspense Stories #76 GD/VG 1965 Low Grade Steve Ditko 2nd Captain Atom
    $30 Charlton STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES No. 76 (1965) CAPTAIN ATOM! Ditko! FN/VF
    $30 STRANGE SUSPENSE STORIES #76 (1965) - GRADE 6.0 - CAPTAIN ATOM STEVE DITKO ART!
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  • Issue #77
    Strange Suspense Stories (1952 Fawcett/Charlton) 77
    • Water damage.

    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Edited by Pat Masulli. "The Silver Lady from Venus," art by Steve Ditko; Captain Atom must stop an alien from Venus from hypnotizing military men into wrecking missiles. "An Ageless Weapon," art by Steve Ditko; Captain Atom is captured by some East German agents while taking important papers to the West Berlin embassy. "Major Milex Marlin" text story. "The Boy and the Stars," art by Steve Ditko; Captain Atom cures M/Sgt. Willkie Scott's son who was dying from gamma ray radiation. "The Space Prowlers," art by Steve Ditko; Captain Atom stops an alien invasion. "High Danger," art by Bill Molno. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

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    $15 Strange Suspense Stories Presents CAPTAIN ATOM 77 VG Charlton (Oct 1965) Ditko
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