Tales of Suspense 8

Title Published
January 1959 to February 1963
Issue Numbers
1 to 38
Number of Issues
38
Issue Information
Cover Date
March 1960
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia Publisher
Male Publishing Corp.
 
 
Cover Titles
Monstro!
 
 
Cover Credits
Jack Kirby pencils unsigned
Dick Ayers inks attributed
Contributions
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Cover Creator Credit
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
- Monstro...The Menace From The Murky Depths! 6 pg art Jack Kirby pencils attributed
George Klein inks guess

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
T-574 The Story Of Sammy Snork! 3 pg art Bill Everett pencils and inks unsigned
Bill Everett letters attributed

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
T-568 I Am The Changing Man!

Notes: Excelently paced and, I'm quite sure, plotted by Ditko as well. The hints are in the story. the visual motif of a character transforming his appearance, the general public duped by the alien menace, espeically the name of the TV personality (don't have the book with me, but it was a typical odd sounding Ditko name). The artwork is as detailed and exciting as the story. My guess is Ditko plottted this story out and Stan provided the dialogue. I suspect there was a lot of give and take in this period and the genesis of Lee and Ditko plotting out stories began here. I'm sure Stan was acceptable to any ideas and the Marvel Method may very well have grown from these stories. I don't think every early story was a Ditko plot, but some, such as this one, practically scream Ditko influence. - Nick Caputo.
5 pg art Steve Ditko script attributed
Steve Ditko pencils and inks signed

Contributors:
Nick Caputo: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  K-338 The Recipe 2 pg text
T-5? The Runaway Planet! 3 pg art Doug Wildey pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
T-573 It Walks By Night! 6 pg art Don Heck pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit