Journey into Mystery #55

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
November 1959
Page count
36
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/15365

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover I Found the Giant in the Sky! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Characters
Prof. Dunn

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Chris Rule , inker [as Christopher Rule] (see notes)
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #12 (1963 ?)
 
Monsters (Marvel, 2017 series) #1
 
Cuentos de Brujas (Editora de Periódicos, S. C. L. "La Prensa", 1951 series) #120

Notes

Possible Rule inks per Nick Caputo, November 2017. Jim Vadebonceour Jr disagrees and has ink credit as unknown.

Show/hide 1. I Found the Giant in the Sky! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Code
[T-437 ?]
Characters
Prof. Dunn

Credits

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

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #4 ([April 1960?])
I Found the Giant in the Sky
 
United States
Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962)
I Found the Giant in the Sky!
Printed in
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #12 (1963 ?)
 
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #59 (1969 ?)

Synopsis

A homely professor discovers the cloud kingdom of the giants and finds happiness there with a beautiful princess.

Notes

Only "T-" visible in story, job number surmised from other stories in issue. Story is pages 3-7 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).

Show/hide 2. Strange Encounter Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Spy
Code
G-47
Characters
Andre Corday

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
Joe Maneely, line art [signed]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Printed in
Sinister Tales (Alan Class, 1964 series) #6
Original
Spy Thrillers (Marvel, 1954 series) #4 (May 1955)

Synopsis

An American tourist in Paris is unwittingly targeted by a spy as an intelligence courier and is nearly killed.

Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person. Text story is pages 8, 26 of comic (pages of story not numbered).

Show/hide 3. I Was A Prisoner of the... Ape Creatures! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
T-438
Characters
Dunstan Blake

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee , plotter
 
Larry Lieber , scripter (script)
Art
Joe Sinnott, line art [signed]
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Ray Holloway , letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #4 ([April 1960?])
I Was a Prisoner of the... Ape Creatures
Printed in
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #21 (1963 ?)
 
Secrets of the Unknown (Alan Class, 1962 series) #75

Synopsis

Blake lands on an alien world, where the telepathic natives look like cavemen. He is afraid of being dissected, but is instead is scanned with rays and sent back to Earth as uninteresting.

Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 10-14 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 3, 5 with page 4 not numbered).

Show/hide 4. I Can Live Forever! Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
T-439
Characters
Henry; Marge

Credits

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

Reprint history

Printed in
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #11 (1963 ?)

Synopsis

A scientist studies redwoods looking for the secret of eternal life. He nearly meets disaster when he tests the formula on himself, and finds that to become immortal he must become immobile.

Notes

This story is retold in issue #74 (November 1961) as "Forever is a Long Long Time!" drawn by Don Heck, and in issue #103 (April 1964) as "To Live Forever!" by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Stan Lee is tentatively credited as writer on the basis of his plot credit for the version in issue #103. Story is pages 16-18, 20 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Show/hide 5. My Neighbor's Secret! Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Code
T-440
Characters
Sam; Noah

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Chris Rule, inker [as Christopher Rule]
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Printed in
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #11 (1963 ?)
 
Monsters (Marvel, 2017 series) #1

Synopsis

An eccentric moves into a desert town and begins building a boat. Shortly afterwards, it begins to rain constantly and the man’s neighbour is shocked to discover his name is Noah.

Notes

Inker credit and job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 21-24 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 4).

Show/hide 6. I Saw the Serpent that Saved the World! Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
T-436

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee , plotter
 
Larry Lieber , scripter (script)
Art
Don Heck, line art
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
United States
Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962)
I Saw the Serpent that Saved the World!
Printed in
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #21 (1963 ?)
 
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #75
 
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #153 ([circa 1975 - 1976])
 
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #187 ([circa 1979 - 1980])
From GCD
from Journey Into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #55 (December 1959)

Synopsis

A man dreams of a monster growing from an alien spore that is killed when it is eaten by a garter snake, a snake that he found in his yard as a boy.

Notes

Job number from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Story is pages 28-32 of comic (pages of story numbered 1 to 5).


Notes

Distributed to newstands in July 1959. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements (pages 2, 9, 15, 19, 25, 27, 33-36 of comic including inside front cover, inside back cover and back cover) ; pages of comic not numbered. All new stories in this issue are narrated in the first person.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 39644

Entry created

  • 16/07/2022

Index completed

  • 16/07/2022

Last updated

  • 16/07/2022