Tales To Astonish #20 - Jun 61
"X, The Thing That Lived!" - Stan Lee & Jack Kirby with Dick Ayers
Tales To Astonish #17 - Mar 61
"Vandoom, the Man Who Made a Creature!" - Stan Lee & Jack Kirby with Dick Ayers
Tales Of Suspense #18 - Jun 61
"Kraa, the Unhuman" - Stan Lee & Jack Kirby with Dick Ayers
Journey Into Mystery #65 - Feb 61
"The Brute That Walks!" - Stan Lee & Jack Kirby with Dick Ayers
Strange Tales #88 - Sep 61
"Zzutak!" - Stan Lee & Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko
Tales Of Suspense #11 - Sep 60
"Spoor!" - Stan Lee & Jack Kirby with Dick Ayers
Review/plot: More fantastic Marvel horror comics from the time period when super hero comics were not very popular.
This section features Man-Made Monsters, like "X" above, who was brought to life by a comic book artist's typewriter, and Vandoom below, a creature created by a wax museum's curator.
Two separate stories in this batch have monsters created by an artist coming to life. I hope Kirby wasn't trying to tell us something.
Zzutak (you can definitely see Ditko on the inks here):
The Brute that Walks:
Roger Stern's Marvel Universe stories suggest that some of these creatures may actually have been Deviants that were merely activated or awoken by man. Great fun stuff.
Quality Rating: B
Historical Significance Rating: 1
Chronological Placement Considerations: No super heroes show up to put a stop to any of these menaces. All of these stories are very self-contained.
Continuity Implant? N
Reprinted In: Monster Masterworks