Publication Dates: June 1952 – September 1957
Number of Issues Published: 56 (#1 – #56)
Color: Four Color
Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
SF/Horror anthology. This series was one of five SF anthologies launched in a six-month period (cover dates January 1952–June 1952), increasing Atlas’s SF line from seven to twelve books. It ran until the collapse of Atlas’s distributor and the subsequent restructuring known as the “Atlas Implosion”.
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Uncanny Tales is the name of two American science-fiction / horror comic-book series, published in the 1950s and the 1970s. The first volume was by Atlas Comics, the 1950s precursor of Marvel Comics, and the second volume by Marvel. It is also the title of a British comics digest.
The first volume of the science-fiction / horror comic Uncanny Tales ran 56 issues, beginning publication with cover-date June 1952 and ceasing publication with its September 1957 issue. The first 28 issues predated the Comics Code Authority, the comics industry’s self-censorship bureau. The series came under the Code’s aegis with #29 (Feb. 1955). Published by Atlas Comics, the 1950s precursor of Marvel Comics, it was edited by the company’s chief writer, Stan Lee, and included such art contributors as Bill Everett, Russ Heath, Fred Kida, Bernard Krigstein, Joe Maneely, Jerry Robinson, Syd Shores, Angelo Torres, and Doug Wildey.