Let’s set the time machine for 1959! Take a look this week at a stack of Marvel’s Strange Tales. You’ll find fast-paced science fiction stories with an occasional occult theme thrown in for good measure. (Strange Tales ran more horror in the early 1950’s, before the Comics Code Authority nonsense began.) Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby feature prominently alongside other masters of these classic short-form comics.
– From Strange Tales #70; Marvel, 1959.
“A Giant Walks the Earth!” with pencils by Jack Kirby; “Earth in Chains!” with art by Paul Reinman; “Ghost Ship!”; “Escape to Tomorrow” with art by Reinman; “When Wakes the Sphinx!” with art by Steve Ditko; Kirby cover pencils.