Tales to Astonish #36

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
October 1962
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Silver Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/17216

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Ant-Man) Cover, 1 page

"So!! The famous Ant-Man has walked into the trap of Comrade X!"

Featuring

Feature
Ant-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Comrade X [Nina Vladimirovna Tsiolkovsky]

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Essential Ant Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)
Untitled
Printed in
Essential Ant-Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)
 
Misterios del Gato Negro (Editora de Periódicos, S. C. L. "La Prensa", 1953 series) #164
 
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 ([March] 2006)
 
Uncanny Tales (Alan Class, 1963 series) #3 (1963 ?)
 
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2013 series) #1 ([December] 2013)
 
Marvel Gold. El Hombre Hormiga: ¡El Hombre en el Hormiguero! (Panini España, 2015 series) #[nn] (Junio 2015)
 
Der Eiserne (BSV - Williams, 1975 series) #3
From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #36

Notes

Letters credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index.

Show/hide 1. The Challenge of Comrade X! (Ant-Man) Comic story, 13 pages

"You're in for another gripping adventure with Henry Pym, the brilliant scientist who can..."

Featuring

Feature
Ant-Man
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-858
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Comrade X [Nina Vladimirovna Tsiolkovsky] (introduction)

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (script)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Terry Szenics, letterer
 
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Marvel's Greatest Comics (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #2 ([1980?])
The Challenge of Comrade X!
 
United States
Essential Ant Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)
The Challenge of Comrade X!  (black and white)
Printed in
Marvel Collectors' Item Classics (Marvel, 1965 series) #1 ([December] 1965)
 
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 ([March] 2006)
 
The Marvel Saga the Official History of the Marvel Universe (Marvel, 1985 series) #5 (April 1986)
 
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2013 series) #1 ([December] 2013)
 
Uncanny Tales (Alan Class, 1963 series) #3 (1963 ?)
 
Marvel Gold. El Hombre Hormiga: ¡El Hombre en el Hormiguero! (Panini España, 2015 series) #[nn] (Junio 2015)
 
Der Eiserne (BSV - Williams, 1975 series) #3
 
Hulk Comic (Marvel UK, 1979 series) #6 (April 11, 1979)
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #100
 
Marvelserien (Williams Förlags AB, 1967 series) #29 (1969)
From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #36 (October 1962)

Synopsis

Ant-Man is hunted by a Soviet agent sent to capture him, but a beautiful stranger warns him of the spy's whereabouts. Ant-Man realizes that the woman is really the spy and defeats her.

Notes

This story is divided into two untitled parts (7 pp, 6 pp). Page 5 includes a schematic of Ant-Man's miniature entrance and exit from his house. Comrade X next appears in West Coast Avengers (Marvel, 1985 series) #33 (June 1988) as "Madame X". Szenics letters credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index. Nick Caputo notes that Artie Simek lettered part 2 of the story.

Show/hide 2. From Outer Space Text story, 2 pages

"It had been expected for a long time, so it wasn't too much of a shock when the first visitors from..."

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
9498
Characters
Jonathan Ditmar

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Original
Mystery Tales (Marvel, 1952 series) #26 (February 1955)

Synopsis

When hostile aliens come to Earth of the future they are persuaded not to enslave humanity because of Earth's music.

Notes

Text story with illustration.

Show/hide 3. The Hands of Time! Comic story, 5 pages

"Our story starts with a flight from the law..."

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
V-859
Characters
Harry Weems

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee , plotter
 
Larry Lieber , scripter (script)
Art
Paul Reinman, line art [signed]
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #4 ([January] 2012)
 
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #22 (1964 ?)
 
L'Étonnant Spider-Man (Editions Héritage, 1969 series) #12 (juillet 1972)
 
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #151 ([circa 1976 - 1977])
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #81
 
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #100
 
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #243 ([circa 1988 - 1989])

Synopsis

A fugitive steals a clock that turns back time. He becomes young again, and tries to commit the perfect crime, by escaping back in time before it happened, but when the clock breaks, he dies.

Notes

Script credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index. Simek letters per Nick Caputo. Olshevsky's index incorrectly credited John Duffy.

Show/hide 4. The Search for Pan! Comic story, 5 pages

"Many men had searched for Pan--in vain!"

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
V-860
Characters
Pan

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [signed]
Art
Steve Ditko, line art [signed]
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #4 ([January] 2012)
 
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #22 (1964 ?)
 
L'Étonnant Spider-Man (Editions Héritage, 1969 series) #12 (juillet 1972)
 
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #151 ([circa 1976 - 1977])
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #81

Synopsis

A man arrives in a small village looking for Pan, whom all the villagers affirm does exist. He hopes to cash in somehow, but becomes frustrated when no one will tell him where to find Pan, and he begins to think they are just scamming the tourists. He threatens to rough up a bartender and the bartender directs him to a nearby grove under the full moon. The man goes, and does encounter Pan, but is so unsettled by the encounter he immediately leaves town. It turns out the bartender has cloven hooves.

Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962). Lee credit noted by "kevobay" via the GCD Errors list, February 2010. Letters credit from George Oleshevky's Marvel Comics Index.


Notes

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U.S. Copyright Office filings.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 101363

Entry created

  • 26/05/2022

Cover added

  • 26/05/2022

Index completed

  • 26/05/2022