Mystery Tales 24

Title Published
March 1952 to August 1957
Issue Numbers
1 to 54
Number of Issues
54
Issue Information
Cover Date
December 1954
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia Publisher
20th Century Comic Corp.
 
 
Cover Titles
The Lady in Glass!
 
 
Cover Credits
Joe Maneely pencils and inks signed
Contributions
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Cover Creator Credit
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
  F-267 The Lady in Glass! 5 pg art Paul Reinman pencils signed
Unknown inks

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  B-584 Return from the Grave! 2 pg text Tony DiPreta pencils and inks guess

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  F-170 Case Closed!

Notes: Anti-communism story.
4 pg art John Forte pencils signed
Al Luster inks guess

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  F-261 Down on the Farm! 5 pg art Ed Winiarski pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  F-323 The Stone Heads!

Notes: Plot elements in common with T-327 "I Was Trapped by the Things on Easter Island!" in Tales to Astonish 5 (Sep 1959), V-15 "Here Comes ... Thorr the Unbelievable" in Tales to Astonish 16 (Feb 1961), and V-560 "Back from the Dead!" (6 pp.) in Tales of Suspense 28 (Apr 1962): the stone heads (moai) on Easter Island (Rapa Nui) are actually huge aliens waiting patiently for their comrades to return.
4 pg art Gene Fawcette pencils guess
Jack Abel inks unsigned

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
F-159 Cast of Characters!

Notes: Stan Lee makes a cameo. The narrator of the story is telling us how great it is to be a writer for "these weird books." Toward the end, we get a glimpse of what payday was like 'round the ol' Bullpen. The writer stands in the doorway with his coat on. [Not allowed to come in and sit, I guess.] On the glass of the door, we can make out:
St--/
Le--/
Edi--
The editor hands the writer a stack of greenbacks [cheating the gov't, no doubt, by paying the help in cash], and says, "Great stuff! Here's your dough! Now go home an' write some more stories!" [So that's what a story conference was like, huh?] The writer replies, "Thanks, Stan! I'll be back tomorrow with another one!"

Interestingly, at the end, the writer says, "Anyone can write weird stories! You don't have to have talkent ..." - Tom Lammers
5 pg art Jay Scott Pike pencils signed
Jay Scott Pike inks attributed

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information