Tales to Astonish #39

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
January 1963
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/17463

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

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

"At last you've met your match, Ant-Man!!"

Featuring

Feature
Ant-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Scarlet Beetle

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
United States
Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #86 (November 1962)
On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #4 (September 1966)
"On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"
 
Australia
The Mighty Thor (Yaffa/Page, 1977 series) #2 (June 1978)
On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #3 ([February 1982?])
On the Trail of Tomorrow Man!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #18 (1991)
"On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"
 
United States
Essential Thor (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (February 2001)
"On the Trail of the Tomorrow Man!"  (black and white)
 
United States
Essential Ant Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)
Untitled  (black and white)
Printed in
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #4 (September 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)
 
Marvel Gold. El Hombre Hormiga: ¡El Hombre en el Hormiguero! (Panini España, 2015 series) #[nn] (Junio 2015)
 
Der Eiserne (BSV - Williams, 1975 series) #6
From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #39
Show/hide 1. The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle! (Ant-Man) Comic story, 10 pages

"Your days of meddling are ended, Ant-Man!"

Featuring

Feature
Ant-Man
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-958
Characters
Ant-Man [Henry Pym]; Scarlet Beetle (introduction, origin)

Credits

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

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #39 (January 1963)
The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #4 (September 1966)
Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #3 ([February 1982?])
The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle!
 
United States
Essential Ant Man (Marvel, 2002 series) #1 (February 2002)
The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle!  (black and white)
Printed in
Marvel Masterworks: Ant-Man / Giant-Man (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 ([March] 2006)
 
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) #6
 
Hulk (Arédit-Artima, 1976 series) #21 (mai 1982)
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #139
 
Marvel Tales (Yaffa / Page, 1977 series) #3 ([1979])
From GCD
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #39 (January 1963)
 
from Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #39 (January 1963)
in Incroyable Hulk, L' (Editions Héritage, 1968 series) #32

Synopsis

Ant-Man fights a beetle made super-intelligent by radiation. It uses Ant-Man's growth gas to become giant, but he is able to defeat it.

Notes

The Scarlet Beetle next appears in Iron Man (Marvel, 1968 series) #44 (January 1972).

Show/hide 2. The Remedy Oil Text story, 2 pages

"All of the fancy clothing stores on Main Street were doing a..."

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Code
J-984
Characters
Mrs. Gerrity; Tom Gerrity; Officer O'Malley; Logarithm

Credits

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

Reprint history

Original
Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1952 series) #54 (April 1957)

Synopsis

An old-fashioned shopkeeper unwittingly saves the life of a boy from Mechanica when her remedy oil lubricates the gears in his brain.

Notes

Text story with illustrations.

Show/hide 3. Ozamm the Terrible! Comic story, 8 pages

"Surrender, Earthlings!"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Ozamm; Joe Baxter

Credits

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

Reprint history

Printed in
Secrets of the Unknown (Alan Class, 1962 series) #205 ([circa 1982 - 1983])
 
Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #29 (July 1974)
 
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #4 ([January] 2012)
 
Le Tombeau de Dracula (Editions Héritage, 1973 series) #11
 
Los Vengadores (Ediciones Vértice, 1974 series) #19 (Abril 1976)
 
Hulk (Arédit-Artima, 1976 series) #18 (novembre 1981)
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #135
 
Out of This World (Alan Class, 1963 series) #3
 
Creepy Worlds (Alan Class, 1962 series) #246 ([circa 1988 - 1989])

Synopsis

A factory worker laid off to be replaced by a machine foils a seemingly invincible alien by cutting off his power source.

Show/hide 4. The Toy Soldiers Comic story, 5 pages

"How can anyone possibly dream up a fantasy story as simple as a few toy soldiers?"

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction
Characters
Billy Barton; Zogg

Credits

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

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #39 (January 1963)
The Toy Soldiers
Printed in
Uncanny Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #8 (February 1975)
 
I Fantastici Quattro (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #2 (20 Aprile 1971)
 
Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 2006 series) #4 ([January] 2012)
 
Los Vengadores (Novedades, 1981 series) #14 (4 de junio de 1981)
 
Secrets of the Unknown (Alan Class, 1962 series) #100
 
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #22 (1964 ?)
 
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #184 ([circa 1980 - 1981])
 
Hulk (Arédit-Artima, 1976 series) #19 (janvier 1982)
 
Amazing Stories of Suspense (Alan Class, 1963 series) #151 ([circa 1976 - 1977])
 
Hit Comics (BSV - Williams, 1966 series) #137

Synopsis

A boy who enjoys toy soldiers buys a new civil war figure to place in his prisoner of war stockade. That evening, he and his father are attacked by an invader from the sixth dimension. Suddenly, the lights go out, and when they turn the lights back on, the invader has disappeared. They chalk it up to some sort of unusual shared dream, and go back to sleep. The following morning when the boy wakes up and peers into his model stockade, he sees the invader languishing in the cell guarded over by the toy soldier.

Notes

Letters credit from George Oshevsky'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

  • 92226

Entry created

  • 05/11/2021

Cover added

  • 05/11/2021

Index completed

  • 05/11/2021

Last updated

  • 04/01/2015