Astonishing 62

Title Published
April 1951 to August 1957
Issue Numbers
3 to 63
Number of Issues
Continued From
Marvel Boy
Issue Information
Cover Date
June 1957
Cover Notes
Another one of those Everett water scenes -- for an editor who supposedly didn't pick certain stories for certain artists, but just gave everyone the next story from the stack of scripts, Stan Lee sure gave a lot of underwater stuff to his former Sub-Mariner artist. Here we see a customer in a pet shop drowning when the whole shop is flooded -- a scene that is also in the Drucker story inside. - Ger A.
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Cover Titles
The Secret of the Pet Shop!
Cover Credits
Bill Everett pencils attributed
Ger Apeldoorn: Cover Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Cover Creator Credit
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Title Pages Credits
The Secret Of The Pet Shop!

Notes: A rare unsigned Drucker story. Three crooks break into the pet shop of a kindly old man to find his hidden treasure, but experience animal hallucinations -- one of them is trapped inside a bird cage, another drowns in front of a fish tank, and the third is attacked by wild gorillas; this all turns out to be orchestrated by the shop owner's real treasure: an honest-to-god goose that lays golden eggs. - Ger A.
4 pg art Mort Drucker pencils attributed

John Kaminski: Creator Credit
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
No Way Out!

Notes: Torres follows in the footsteps of his friend Krenkel and Williamson by depicting an ancient Mayan city of gold. Joe Foss finds an ancient Mayan ruin in the jungles of South America, all made from gold. To keep the treasures for himself, he blows up the entrance of the cave, probably killing his co-workers. But he gets his comeuppance, when he is captured by the Mayans who are still alive. - Ger A.
4 pg art Angelo Torres pencils signed

Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
Something Is Outside The Door!

Notes: A scientist (we know he's a scientist because he wears a lab coat) working in an observatory makes a picture of the unknown planet Desida with a new electromagnetic process. But with the hitherto unknown images of the planet, he attracks a couple of grey swirly ghosts. Only by destroying the negative can he make them go away. - Ger A.
4 pg art Bob Powell pencils signed

Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
Thru The Dark Tunnel!

Notes: The strange tale of Harry Hilton, featuring a hunter, a shotgun, a secret tunnel and a double painting his house.
4 pg art Ed Winiarski pencils attributed
Super Salesman

Notes: Salesman Harvey Howell gets transported to the places of his dreams and uses the occasion to sell his wares there. First it's Chicago, then it's Tanganika, but when he is transported to Heaven, he sends his bosses a telegram telling them he won't be back. - Ger A.
2 pg text
The Secret!

Notes: The "enemy agents" (I guess they're not Belgians) break into a secret American lab where scientists are working on a new invention. Unfortunately for them, the invention turns out to be invisibility. But wait... how could they be real scientists if they aren't wearing lab coats?
3 pg art Manny Stallman pencils attributed

Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
It Comes Out At Night

Notes: A slightly less Williamson influenced story by Doxsee, with lots of inventive paneling. As a child, Billy Grayson feels as if he can fly to the starts, but his father teaches him not to do it, as he may get lost. Later in life, he becomes an internationally acclaimed astronomer and disovers a star, which is dubbed "Grayson's star" (as is normal in the world of comic book astronomers). He remembers flying to the stars and tries it again... only to be transported to his home planet, from where he has been placed among the humans to learn their ways. Which all of us should do sometimes, so that's it for me now. I must put off my lab coat and tell my wife I love her. - Ger A.
4 pg art Richard Doxsee pencils signed

Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit