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Comic Book: Tales to Astonish (1964 series)

What This Book is About:
After his failed first book, the Incredible Hulk returns in Tales to Astonish #59. The book includes two stories, one depicting the Hulk, and the other having Ant Man (Giant Man) or the Sub-Mariner as the main character. Jack Kirby and Stan Lee produce most of these issues.

Data Sheet:
Dates
Oct 1964 to Mar 1968
1964
N/A

Characters most frequently found in this comic book:
In order of appearances.

Hulk
Hulk

(Bruce Banner)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)
Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)
Betty Ross
Betty Ross

(Elizabeth Ross)
Ant-Man
Ant-Man

(Hank Pym)
Wasp
Wasp

(Janet Van Dyne)

Comics Index

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Total Indexed Comics: 68

Comics sorted by date. Oldest shown first. Up to 25 comics per page. Page navigator at the bottom of the page.

Tales to Astonish #27
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #27

January 1962
"The Man in the Ant Hill"
Script: Larry Lieber
Scientist Hank Pym creates shrinking and growth potions, defying his skeptical colleagues who thought he would never amount to anything. [...]
Tales to Astonish #35
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #35

September 1962
"Return of the Ant-Man!"
Script: Larry Lieber
After his unpleasant experience with his shrinking formula, scientist Hank Pym locks the two serums away in his safe but has become fascinated by ants, conducting a study of them. [...]
Tales to Astonish #36
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #36

October 1962
"The Challenge of Comrade X!"
Script: Larry Lieber
Since the last issue, Ant-Man has become well known to the public as a mysterious hero who helps out the police, miraculously knowing when he is needed. [...]
Tales to Astonish #37
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #37

November 1962
"Trapped by the Protecter!"
Script: Larry Lieber
A police summons goes out from a jewelry shop which is picked up by the ants and relayed to Ant-Man. Hank suits up, shrinks down, and catapults himself to the shop where he is caught by the ants and escorted inside now that the police have taken their report and gone. [...]
Tales to Astonish #38
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #38

December 1962
"Betrayed by the Ants!"
Script: Larry Lieber
The city’s underworld is all in a tizzy over Ant-Man’s foiling of their schemes. They hire Egghead, a disgraced scientist suspected of selling atomic secrets, to destroy Ant-Man for them. [...]
Tales to Astonish #39
5 stars

Tales to Astonish #39

January 1963
"The Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle!"
Script: Larry Lieber
Hank Pym receives several messages from the ants, suggesting that trouble is brewing in the insect kingdom. As Ant-Man, he goes to check it out and the ants take him down a sewer where he discovers a huge swarm of insects (“Hundreds of them!”) gathering around an oddly glowing scarlet beetle. [...]
Tales to Astonish #40
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #40

February 1963
"The Day That Ant-Man Failed!"
Script: Larry Lieber
The city is experiencing a wave of hijackings of armored cars, the guards unharmed but their memories wiped of the robbery details. Howard Mitchell, head of the company whose trucks are being targeted, berates the police for their lack of progress and demands that Ant-Man be called in. [...]
Tales to Astonish #41
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #41

March 1963
"Prisoner of the Slave-World!"
Script: Larry Lieber
Hank Pym learns that top scientists have been vanishing mysteriously so he assumes he is on the list. [...]
Tales to Astonish #42
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #42

April 1963
"The Voice of Doom!"
Script: Larry Lieber
A shabby looking orator named Jason Cragg comes to town, mounts a soapbox and announces that Ant-Man is evil and must be destroyed. And all of his listeners are convinced by his words, except for Ant-Man, who deduces his cybernetic helmet must be filtering out something in Cragg’s voice…. [...]
Tales to Astonish #43
3.5 stars

Tales to Astonish #43

May 1963
"The Mad Master of Time!"
Script:
After a brief intro in which a kid drops a telegram, leading to some people spotting Ant-Man in the street and going all fanboy over him, the telegram is delivered to one Professor Elias Weems, who learns his grandson Tommy is coming for a visit. [...]
Tales to Astonish #44
5 stars

Tales to Astonish #44

June 1963
"The Creature from Kosmos!"
Script: Ernie Hart
Resting at home after a long day of Ant-Manning, Hank Pym broods about his late wife Maria. [...]
Tales to Astonish #45
3.5 stars

Tales to Astonish #45

July 1963
"The Terrible Traps of Egghead!"
Script: Ernie Hart
After a lengthy recap of Egghead’s battle with Ant-Man, we pick up the baddie where we left him, in a skid row rooming house. [...]
Tales to Astonish #46
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #46

August 1963
"..When Cyclops Walks the Earth"
Script: Ernie Hart
The city is in a lull with no crime for Ant-Man and Wasp to smash. Janet is in a snitty moody through boredom so Hank suggests a vacation. Janet immediately proposes they go to Greece and so they go…. But once in Greece, Hank detects something ominous in the air. [...]
Tales to Astonish #47
3.5 stars

Tales to Astonish #47

September 1963
"Music to Scream By"
Script: Ernie Hart
Ant-Man and Wasp defeat a gang of crooks led by Raymond Theis and save the Star of Ghana, “largest precious gem in the world” to the gratitude of its owner, Mr. Nehradu. [...]
Tales to Astonish #48
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #48

October 1963
"The Porcupine!"
Script: Ernie Hart
Ant-Man and Wasp fly over the Army Ordnance Center with Hank imagining all the great new weapons being developed there and Janet drooling over the men who must work there. [...]
Tales to Astonish #49
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #49

November 1963
"The Birth of Giant-Man!"
Script: Stan Lee
While experimenting with his enlarging formula, Hank Pym grows to giant size, crashing through the walls of his New Jersey lab and terrifying the gardener who flees for help to the police. Hank has Wasp pop a reducing pill in his moth so that he returns to normal size. [...]
Tales to Astonish #50
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #50

December 1963
"The Human Top!"
Script: Stan Lee
As a kid Dave Cannon discovered he had one remarkable talent: he could spin really fast; he used this talent to be a bully and a thief. Later, he went in for speed skating and decided to go back to crime, secretly pulling off a series of robberies as the Human Top. [...]
Tales to Astonish #51
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #51

January 1964
"Showdown with the Human Top"
Script: Stan Lee
The story opens with Giant-Man in his lab chasing a robot double of the Human Top and failing to nab it. He is so bad that Wasp suggests he give up the superhero game altogether and devote himself to making love to her…. [...]
Tales to Astonish #52
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #52

February 1964
"The Black Knight Strikes!"
Script: Stan Lee
Having spied on them as Ant-Man, Hank Pym grows into Giant-Man to capture a band of crooks selling secrets to Red China. GM nabs the hoods and hangs them from poles by their coats and then he pursues the leader, Nathan Garrett, who is escaping by car. [...]
Tales to Astonish #53
0 stars

Tales to Astonish #53

March 1964
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Tales to Astonish #54
0 stars

Tales to Astonish #54

April 1964
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Tales to Astonish #55
0 stars

Tales to Astonish #55

May 1964
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Tales to Astonish #56
0 stars

Tales to Astonish #56

June 1964
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Tales to Astonish #57
0 stars

Tales to Astonish #57

July 1964
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Tales to Astonish #58
2 stars

Tales to Astonish #58

August 1964
"The Coming of… Colossus"
Script: Stan Lee
Hank Pym modifies his cybernetic helmet so he can control his changes into Ant-Man or Giant-Man mentally, thus doing away with the need for capsules. At the same time, Janet Van Dyne shows off her newest Wasp costume. [...]