STRANGE TALES #97 CGC 6.0 PROTOTYPE AUNT MAY & UNCLE BEN
Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Steve Ditko.
"When a Planet Dies!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Humans are forced underground by the Sun's death; An approaching planet alarms many, but humans vote against destroying it: saving Earth as the new planet, really a sun, thaws the dying world.
"Mystery Pupil," art by Joe Maneely; A dull teacher earns accolades by accidentally helping capture a Martian criminal.
"The Madness!", pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; A man is transported by a mist to the 16th century, where he is locked up as a madman; He escapes and is transported with the asylum keeper back to the present, where the keeper is taken for mad!
"Goodbye to Linda Brown," script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A girl in a wheelchair living with her aunt and uncle begins sleepwalking; In her sleep, she wheels herself underwater.
"Behind the Dreadful Door!", art by Gene Colan; A painter breaks into a room which he thinks is the source of a famous artist's inspiration; It contains supernatural beings that model for the artist, who take the intruder as their own model.
36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.