Tales to Astonish 21

Title Published
January 1959 to August 1962
Issue Numbers
1 to 34
Number of Issues
34
Tales to Astonish 21 Cover Image
Issue Information
Cover Date
July 1961
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
 
 
Cover Titles
It's Trull ... the Inhuman!!
 
 
Cover Credits
Jack Kirby pencils attributed
Dick Ayers inks attributed
Contributions
Alan Deutsch: Cover Image
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
V-192 Trull!  The Inhuman! Page 1
V-192 Trull! The Inhuman! 13 pg art Jack Kirby pencils signed
Dick Ayers inks signed
  G-85 Time Machine 2 pg text Reed Crandall pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Pieter Bell: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
V-193 It Happened on "The Silent Screen"

Notes: Lettering by Ditko.
The coloring, which appears to be from Ditko color guides, expressionistically depicts a "modern" (1961) audience watching a "modern-black-and-white-monster-movie". We have a variety of blues, and some violet, and even a red; but no "flesh-color" symbolizing pink dots on the faces or hands a for skin tone.
A rare script by Stan Lee left unaccredited (Until the intro blurb In Tales to Astonish 26 V-380 Dream World!)
This story ends with the hand of the monster reaching out through the panel border to grab the reader followed by the boldface caption:
"...WHAT IS REAL AND WHAT IS FANTASY??" Followed by Stan Lee's first post-Atlas invitation to conversation with the readers: "Like to see more stories like this? Write to Stan Lee, Editor, 655 Madison Ave., N.Y." In Tales to Astonish 26 V-380 Dream World! This conversation is continued. - the stikman.

Reprinted In: Where Monsters Dwell 8
5 pg art Stan Lee script attributed
Steve Ditko pencils and inks signed
Steve Ditko letters attributed

Contributors:
the stikman: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
V-194 Open Wider, Please Page 1
V-194 Open Wider, Please 5 pg art Don Heck pencils and inks unsigned

Contributors:
Pieter Bell: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit