Uncanny Tales 5

Title Published
June 1952 to September 1957
Issue Numbers
1 to 56
Number of Issues
56
Uncanny Tales 5 Cover Image
Issue Information
Cover Date
February 1953
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia Publisher
Prime Publications, Inc.
 
 
Cover Titles
Fear!
Back From The Dead!
Plague!
I Can't Stop Killing!
 
 
Cover Credits
Russ Heath pencils and inks signed
Contributions
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Cover Creator Credit
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
  B-110 Fear!

Notes: This is a wish fulfillment tale about Americans winning the war by sending a dud missile into Moskow -- the bomb doesn't go off and the Russian premier shoots himself in the head, ending the Cold War. What killed him? Fear! Because the bomb actually didn't contain any explosives. - John Kaminski

It's 1975 and the world is on the brink of a war which will destroy mankind. The Russian president Zoltinoff* is so convinced that the `capitalist beasts' will destroy them, that he announces to launch an attack on them. "I know I have the support of my loyal subjects... and those who don't support me will be shot on sight!" At the United Nations Headquarters the military commanders meet to discuss if they have to launch a nuclear strike first. The scientists suggests another approach. They launch a single rocket, which doesn't detonate, but gets stuck in the ground somewhere in the Soviet. Zoltinoff arrives and first thing he does is have a few peasants killed so they know they aren't allowed to touch the bomb. His scientists argue what type of bomb it is... a delayed action nuclear strike... a chemical bomb killing them as they speak... or does it have a death ray on board? The Russians are so scared of this unidentified bomb, that 40.000 people commit suicide and the army rebels. When the complete air force flies to Britain to surrender, Zoltinoff commits suicide as well. His second in command sends a telegram to the United Nations to tell them they have won the cold war. And what was in the bomb? Well, nothing of course. As a scientist explains... "No weapon on earth can ever defeat fear!"
* Sounds like DC regular and cartoonist Boltinoff. - Ger A.
5 pg art Stan Lee script signed
George Roussos pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  B-498 The Frame! 2 pg text Gene Colan pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  B-496 I Can't Stop Killing! 5 pg art Carl Wessler script attributed
Sol Brodsky pencils and inks signed

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Doc V.: Creator Credit
  B-455 Plague!

Notes: May have been inspired by Albert Camus' story The Plague. It's a wierd story about a French man who tries to save his beloved wax doll from getting the fatal disease. But she gets it anyway and they are united in the grave. - Doc V.
5 pg art Paul S Newman script attributed
Jim Mooney pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Doc V.: Creator Credit
  B-388 The Both Of Me! 4 pg art Carl Wessler script attributed
Vernon Henkel pencils and inks signed

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Doc V.: Creator Credit
  B-510 The Men Who Fly

Notes: Great tale about a man who wants to fly and finds a way to stop gravity. A reporter friend of his reminds him too late that gravity is what keeps the earth together.
4 pg art Vic Carrabotta pencils and inks signed

Contributors:
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit