Uncanny Tales 9

Title Published
June 1952 to September 1957
Issue Numbers
1 to 56
Number of Issues
56
Issue Information
Cover Date
June 1953
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia Publisher
Prime Publications, Inc.
 
 
Cover Titles
Propaganda!
The Executioner!
Time Marches On!
The Headless Chicken!
 
 
Cover Credits
Bill Everett pencils and inks signed
Notes: Signed: "O. Ule Nevagess"
Contributions
Nick Caputo: Cover Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Cover Creator Credit
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
C-490 Like a Chicken Without A Head!

Notes: The second of two stories Crandell did for Timely in 1953, before joining EC.

A man is hit by an ambulance and is brought to the hospital. Everything is prepared for surgery. The hidious looking Dr. Feeney warns that the patient will die unless the other doctors use his method of operating. They don't listen and the patient does die. A reporter who witnessed the exchange between Dr. Feeney and his collegues, asks him what his new method is. He explains that he has perfected a method to cut the head from a patient, so it can be operated on without any risk to the rest of the body. He demonstrates his technique on a chicken, but the reporter doesn't believe him. Disappointed Feeney throws away his formula that keeps alive a headless body... and takes his head in his hands... literally.

This story is not signed by Lee, but reads like one of his. The clues are 1) the length of the story 2) the way it starts with a gruesome action not directly related to the main characters, the pacing of the dialogue and the sequence on top of page two, where three panels are used to describe an action 3) each with only one line of text over it. The numbering is not consecutive with any other known Lee numbers, though. This also seems like a story Stan Lee especially tailored for Crandall. - Ger A.
5 pg art Stan Lee script guess
Harry Anderson pencils guess
Reed Crandall inks unsigned

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  C-458 Rudolph's Racket 4 pg art Al Eadeh pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  C-536 The Upside-Down Room 2 pg text Bill Everett pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  C-698 Propaganda! 5 pg art Manny Stallman pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  C-900 The Executioner

Notes: Swipe of executioner pose from Tales From The Crypt #31. - Ger A.
3 pg art Myron Fass pencils and inks signed

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  C-543 Time Marches On! 5 pg art Harry Anderson pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit