Tales to Astonish #37

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
November 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/17271

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Unknown Protector!! (The Astonishing Ant-Man) Cover, 1 page

"I'm flying into a trap!"

Featuring

Feature
The Astonishing Ant-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]

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)
The Unknown Protector!!  (black and white)
Printed in
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 ([March] 2006)
 
Weird Planets (Alan Class, 1962 series) #4 (1962)
 
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2013 series) #1 ([December] 2013)
 
Astounding Stories (Alan Class, 1966 series) #44
 
Marvel Gold. El Hombre Hormiga: ¡El Hombre en el Hormiguero! (Panini España, 2015 series) #[nn] (Junio 2015)
 
Der Eiserne (BSV - Williams, 1975 series) #4
From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #37
Show/hide 1. Trapped by the Protecter! [Part 1] (The Astonishing Ant-Man) Comic story, 5 pages

"Each day a thousand tales are etched in the city!"

Featuring

Feature
The Astonishing Ant-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Marvel's Greatest Comics (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #2 ([1980?])
Trapped by the Protecter! [Part 1]
 
United States
Essential Ant Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)
Trapped by the Protector!  (black and white)
Printed in
Marvel Collectors' Item Classics (Marvel, 1965 series) #2 (April 1966)
 
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 ([March] 2006)
 
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2013 series) #1 ([December] 2013)
 
Weird Planets (Alan Class, 1962 series) #4 (1962)
 
Marvel Gold. El Hombre Hormiga: ¡El Hombre en el Hormiguero! (Panini España, 2015 series) #[nn] (Junio 2015)
 
Der Eiserne (BSV - Williams, 1975 series) #4
 
Astounding Stories (Alan Class, 1966 series) #44
 
Hit Comics Die fantastischen Vier (BSV - Williams, 1970 series) #228
 
Hulk Comic (Marvel UK, 1979 series) #4 (March 28th 1979)
 
De Vier Verdedigers Classics (Classics/Williams, 1971 series) #48 (1971)
From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #37 (November 1962)

Synopsis

Ant-Man deals with a dangerous extortionist, who turns out to be disguised as one of the victimized jewellers.

Notes

Simek letters per Nick Caputo. Original indexer credited Ray Holloway.

"Protector" spelled wrong in title.

Show/hide 2. The Magician Text story, 2 pages

"Working as a page in a television studio was a very good start in the right..."

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Code
[G-719]
Characters
Howard; Uncle Bart

Credits

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

Reprint history

Original
Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1952 series) #34 (August 1955)

Synopsis

A TV studio page and aspiring magician gets a lucky break when he meets a real sorcerer time traveling from the past.

Notes

Text story with illustration.

Show/hide 3. [Trapped by the Protecter!] Part 2 Face-to-Face With the Protector! (Ant-Man) Comic story, 8 pages

"The Protector is at 600 Harley Avenue, extorting money from a jeweler!"

Featuring

Feature
Ant-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Protector [Gerald Marsh]

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (script)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Jon D'Agostino, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Marvel's Greatest Comics (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #2 ([1980?])
[Trapped by the Protecter!] Part 2 Face-to-Face With the Protector!
 
United States
Essential Ant Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)
Trapped by the Protector!  (black and white)
Printed in
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 ([March] 2006)
 
Marvel Collectors' Item Classics (Marvel, 1965 series) #2 (April 1966)
 
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) #4
 
Hulk Comic (Marvel UK, 1979 series) #5 (April 4 1979)
 
Astounding Stories (Alan Class, 1966 series) #44
 
Hit Comics Die fantastischen Vier (BSV - Williams, 1970 series) #228
 
Hulk Comic (Marvel UK, 1979 series) #4 (March 28th 1979)
 
De Vier Verdedigers Classics (Classics/Williams, 1971 series) #48 (1971)
From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #37 (November 1962)

Notes

D'Agostino letters per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Ray Holloway.

Final panel includes a house ad for Marvel's hero line (Journey into Mystery with Thor; Strange Tales featuring the Human Torch; the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk).

Show/hide 4. Afraid to Dream! Comic story, 5 pages

"In another half-hour it will be midnight!"

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Characters
Harry Fiske

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee , plotter
 
Larry Lieber , scripter (script)
Art
Don Heck, line art [signed]
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Jon D'Agostino, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Capitaine America (Editions Héritage, 1970 series) #14 ([Octobre 1972])
 
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #4 ([January] 2012)
 
Weird Planets (Alan Class, 1962 series) #4 (1962)
 
Astounding Stories (Alan Class, 1966 series) #44
 
Hit Comics Captain Marvel (BSV - Williams, 1970 series) #203

Synopsis

A man whose dreams come true is terrified when he dreams his own death. He isolates himself all day, but is killed by an avalanche.

Notes

The last page includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962). D'Agostino credit per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index erroneously credited John Duffy.

Show/hide 5. The Star Raiders Comic story, 5 pages

"Here comes the guard!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Brock; Zenogg

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 Annual (IPC, 1972 series) #1974 (1973)
 
Capitaine America (Editions Héritage, 1970 series) #14 ([Octobre 1972])
 
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #4 ([January] 2012)
 
Weird Planets (Alan Class, 1962 series) #4 (1962)
 
Astounding Stories (Alan Class, 1966 series) #44
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #151

Synopsis

A group of escaped convicts turned pirates are tricked into attacking a planet they believe defenceless by a man who claims the inhabitants are ‘midgets’ neglecting to mention that they are only midgets compared to him.

Notes

Writer credit from Stéphane Petit, November 2007. Simek letters credit per Nick Caputo. George Olshevsky's Marvel Comics Index erroneously credited John Duffy.


Notes

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements, one of which is an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962). The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U.S. Copyright Office filings.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 101364

Entry created

  • 26/05/2022

Cover added

  • 26/05/2022

Index completed

  • 26/05/2022