Journey Into Unknown Worlds 48

Title Published
September 1950 to August 1957
Issue Numbers
36 to 59
Number of Issues
59
Continued From
Teen Comics
Journey Into Unknown Worlds 48 Cover Image
Issue Information
Cover Date
August 1956
Sighted Date Stamp
May 17, 1956
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia Publisher
Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
 
 
Cover Titles
The Handyman
 
 
Cover Credits
Bill Everett pencils and inks signed
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
  J-562 Which World Is This? 4 pg art Paul Reinman pencils signed
  J-617 The Handy Man

Notes: [This] seemed awfully familiar when I read it. Then I realized it was the EXACT same story as V-532 "The Sorcerer" (6 pp., art by Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers),in Journey into Mystery #78 (Mar 1962). In both, a strange young man (named Billy in JIUW 48, Aaron in JIM 78) walks out of the desert and into the life of a pretty girl (Janie Danner vs. Lucy Scott) and her father, who run a gas station. The young man has an uncanny knack for repairing things, and is hired to help out. He and the girl fall in love. Soon, other strange characters appear, saying they are sorcerers and have come to take the young man back to their ranks! He gets to stay but is stripped of his powers. Overstreet bills the latter as a "prototype" so I guess the earlier story is a prototype of a prototype. I wonder who got the writer's fee when stories were recycled like this? Tom Lammers
4 pg art Gray Morrow pencils and inks signed

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  J-637 Don't Leave Me Alone!

Notes: Features fictional character Robinson Crusoe from The Life and Strange Surprising Adventures of Robinson Crusoe of York, Mariner by Daniel Defoe (1719).
4 pg art Reed Crandall pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  J-686 Fair Exchange! 3 pg art Howard O'Donnell pencils and inks signed

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  K-19 Tricky Travel

Reprinted In: Journey Into Mystery 57
Reprinted In: Journey Into Mystery 69
Reprinted In: Journey Into Mystery 76
2 pg text
  J-767 The Man Who Framed the Future!

Notes: Signed FWB.
4 pg art Frank Bolle pencils and inks signed

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  J-772 Unwanted 4 pg art Sid Check pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit