Tales to Astonish #62

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
December 1964
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/18829

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (The Hulk; Giant-Man) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Hulk; Giant-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Chameleon [Dmitri Smerdyakov]; Betty Ross

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen
Show/hide 1. Giant-Man Versus the Wonderful Wasp! (Giant-Man) Comic story, 12 pages

"I've done it!"

Featuring

Feature
Giant-Man
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-807
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Second-Story Sammy

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Carl Burgos (credited) [as Carlos Burgos]
Inks
George Roussos (see notes)
Colours
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Synopsis

When Hank accidentally knocks himself out after a failed lab experiment, a petty thief makes off with his costume and begins to use the Giant-Man powers to commit crimes.

Notes

Roussos inks per Nick Caputo, April 2014. Nick notes that Ayers was incorrectly credited in the splash page credits. Since the story was lettered before it was inked sometimes the credited inker was unavailable and the correction was not made before the comic went to print.

Show/hide 2. 4 More Marvel Masterpieces! Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Promo for Journey Into Mystery #110, Tales of Suspense #60, Strange Tales #127 and Sgt. Fury #12 reprinting their covers.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Mails to Astonish) Letters page, 1 page

"Dear Stan, In the July issue of Tales to Astonish you had Spider-Man fighting Giant-Man."

Featuring

Feature
Mails to Astonish
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Jack Kirby ?
Inks
?
Colours
?
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from Hank Hamilton, Al Mayer, Mike Gable, Breck Clark. Includes the Special Announcements Section and the Mighty Marvel Checklist. Comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #33, Spider-Man #19, Avengers #10, X-Men #8, Strange Tales #127, Thor #110, Suspense #60 and Sgt. Fury #12. Two Hulk images are included, one by Ditko from Incredible Hulk #6 and the other possibly from an earlier Hulk appearance.

Show/hide 4. Enter... the Chameleon! (The Hulk) Comic story, 10 pages

"I'll break free sooner or later!!"

Featuring

Feature
The Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-820
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Glenn Talbot; Chameleon [Dmitri Smerdyakov]; Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo); Leader (first appearance; face not revealed) (cameo); Humanoid (first appearance) (cameo)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Steve Ditko (credited)
Inks
George Roussos (as George Bell) (credited)
Colours
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Synopsis

The Hulk is captured in unbreakable restraints but slips through them when he turns back into Banner. Hearing that his buddy has been captured, Rick leaves Cap's side to go help his original super pal. The mysterious Leader sends the Chameleon to Gamma Base to find out what happened to an agent who didn't report back in (probably because he ended up falling down a hole in a robot suit last ish). Talbot and Banner begin their less than friendly rivalry. The Chameleon impersonates Banner and tries to steal a gamma grenade using Betty as a hostage but the Hulk thwarts his plans.

Notes

Both Rick Jones and Glenn Talbot call Betty "Miss Brant" in this story.

Show/hide 5. The Incredible Hulk (A Marvel-Masterwork Pin-Up) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
A Marvel-Masterwork Pin-Up
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Hulk

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colours
?
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Notes

This pin-up shows Hulk breaking through a wall while someone with a gun is seen through the gap.


Notes

On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 90098

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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