Marvel Tales 141

Title Published
August 1949 to August 1957
Issue Numbers
93 to 159
Number of Issues
67
Continued From
Marvel Mystery Comics
Marvel Tales 141 Cover Image
Issue Information
Cover Date
December 1955
 
 
Cover Titles
The Iron Brain!
 
 
Cover Credits
Carl Burgos pencils attributed
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
  H-400 From Out Of Nowhere!

Notes: A nice instance of Dick Ayers inking himself and signing it with his full name. The story is about two formless beings from another dimension, who kidnap a psychologist to teach them what it is like to be human. - Ger A.
4 pg art Dick Ayers pencils signed

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
  H-116 Swap Shop

Notes: A very well drawn story by Manny Stallman, filled with lots of detail. An elderly couple discovers a strange fishtank that seems to replace whatever you put into it with something you'd rather have. At one point, it even absorbs the flooding of a river! The whole process is illustrated with lots of psychadelic effects in the form of black and white dots. The couple try to find out who sent the tank and what it's purpose is. - Ger A.
5 pg art Manny Stallman pencils attributed

Contributors:
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Creator Credit
  H-41 The Spelunker!

Notes: Most of Mort Drucker's work for Stan Lee looks hurried, and this story -- about a spelunker who discovers an underground city where you don't get old and don't have to do anything -- is no different. The faces and figures are alright, but the backgrounds are nothing special. - Ger A.
5 pg art Mort Drucker pencils attributed

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
  H-367 Poor Oscar 2 pg text
  H-138 The Last Chance

Notes: Very sharply drawn story about an actor who missed out on his opportunities to be a star -- he couldn't bring himself to kick out another actor, performed a play as a comedy when it clearly wasn't, and died when he saved his fellow actors from a fire -- he'd never be a star... or would he? This story has a 'positive' message, as do all the stories in this book. - Ger A.
4 pg art Pete Tumlinson pencils signed

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
  H-335 The Iron Brain!

Notes: A scientist invents a robot that can do the work of thousands. He doesn't care about the human workers that get fired by his invention... but maybe he should. Another great splash by Benulis, who (just as all the artists in this issue (except for Mort Drucker)) seems to have given his best. - Ger A.
5 pg art Bill Benulis pencils signed

Contributors:
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit