13 TALES TO ASTONISH COVERS Just to Make You Feel Good

HULK AND NAMOR (and GIANT-MAN!): Another salute to Marvel’s split series of the ’60s…

Paul Kupperberg wrote a great column earlier this month about 1968 and 13 WAYS it was a remarkable, watershed year for comics. I highly recommend it — and you can check it out here.

Mini-spoiler: One of his 13 entries noted the end of Marvel’s split books, series like Tales of Suspense, Tales to Astonish and Strange Tales, which were double features because of limitations on the number of titles the company could publish each month.

So, I thought, hey — let’s do 13 COVERS on each of these books! And here we are, with Tales to Astonish. Last week, it was Tales of Suspense, starring Iron Man and Captain America. (Click here.) Look for the final installment a week from now, June 21.


Jack Kirby pencils, Dick Ayers inks

Kirby pencils, Mike Esposito inks

Kirby pencils, Chic Stone inks

Kirby and Stone

Gene Colan pencils, Vince Colletta inks

Bill Everett

Kirby pencils, Giacoia inks

Colan and Colletta (Hulk: Kirby)

Marie Severin pencils, Dan Adkins inks


Severin and Giacoia

Gil Kane

Hulk: Kirby pencils, Sol Brodsky inks. Namor: Colan and Colletta


— 13 TALES OF SUSPENSE COVERS Just to Make You Feel Good. Click here.

— PAUL KUPPERBERG: 13 Ways the Year 1968 Transformed Comic Books Forever. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. Ish 90 is sorely missed here… :/

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