Astonishing 39

Title Published
April 1951 to August 1957
Issue Numbers
3 to 63
Number of Issues
61
Continued From
Marvel Boy
Issue Information
Cover Date
June 1955
 
 
Cover Titles
The Rainmaker!
 
 
Cover Credits
Carl Burgos pencils attributed
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
  F-834 The Strange Courage!

Notes: Unsigned Andru with all the hallmark Andru touches... the lefthand side splash, close-ups of bulging eyes... strong chinned thick lipped men... could be inked by Esposito, but it also reminds me of the few late 1954/early 1955 Andru stories that were inked by Thall (or Rosenthall). Bold inking with an eye for different surfaces. - Ger Apeldoorn.
5 pg art Ross Andru pencils attributed
Mike Esposito inks attributed

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  G-76 The Stranger 2 pg text
Contributors:
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  F-924 When Lands The Saucer 5 pg art Bob Forgione pencils signed
Jack Abel inks signed

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  F-931 The Horse That Was 4 pg art Sol Brodsky pencils attributed

Contributors:
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  F-771 Welcome, Martians! 4 pg art Ed Winiarski pencils attributed

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  - Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912

Notes: For 1 Oct 1955. Stan Lee, Editor; Martin Goodman, Managing Editor; Monroe Froehlich, Jr., Business Manager.
- pg art
Contributors:
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  F-871 The Rainmaker!

Notes: Plot very similar to that of the song "Rainmaker," composed by William E. Martin and Harry Nilsson and recorded by Nilsson in1969 and the Dillards in 1970: a rainmaker gets an ironic revenge after a drought-stricken town refuses to pay for his services.
5 pg art Doug Wildey pencils signed

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information