Fear

    (Marvel, 1970-1975)
™ and ©1971 Magazine Management Co., Inc.
Cover title changes to Adventures into Fear with #10

This quarterly series from the 1970s featured tales of horror involving both science and the supernatural. These short stories specialized in horrifying monster tales with ironic endings. Whether it was the cruel butterfly collector who found himself stranded on a world of giant butterflies, or the brilliant scientist whose time travel experiments were, literally, all in his mind, the moral of the story was always the too-often-true saying “be careful what you wish for.” The characters here all learn the hard way that expectations are not always the same as reality.

Like so many of the 1970s Marvel monster comics, Fear had its origin in a loosening of the terms of the comics code. Formerly, it had banned depictions of “the walking dead, torture, vampires, cannibalism, and werewolfism.” When that stricture was loosened, Marvel was free to reprint stories from its huge collection of horror tales from 1950s and ’60s.

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#1

  11/1/1970
  $0.25
  $45.00
1 copy available for $34.00
 I Found Monstrom! The Dweller in the Black Swamp! reprinted from Tales to Astonish #11; I Am the Man Who Will…Destroy Your World! reprinted from Strange Tales #71; I-Am-the-Genie! reprinted from Tales to Astonish #8; I Was Face-to-Face With the Forbidden Robot! reprinted from Tales to Astonish #11; What Was the Strange Power of Simon Drudd!! reprinted from Tales to Astonish #10; Something Lurks Inside! reprinted from Tales to Astonish #10; Only I Know When the World Will End!!! reprinted from Tales to Astonish #10; I Fought the Man Who Couldn’t Be Killed reprinted from Strange Tales #71; Mummex—King of the Mummies! reprinted from Tales to Astonish #8Stan LeeJack Kirby, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, Steve Ditko, Christopher Rule

#2

  1/1/1971
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  $54.00
3 copies available from $9.99
  Stan LeeJack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Don Heck, Paul Reinman

#3

  3/1/1971
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  $35.00
2 copies available from $18.00
  Stan Lee, Larry LieberSteve Ditko, Don Heck, Joe Sinnott

#4

  7/1/1971
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  $44.00
3 copies available from $5.50
   Jack Kirby, Joe Sinnott, Don Heck, Paul Reinman, Steve Ditko

#5

  11/1/1971
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  $28.00
3 copies available from $5.50
  Stan LeeSteve Ditko, Jack Kirby, Don Heck

#6

  2/1/1972
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  $35.00
3 copies available from $0.70
  Stan LeeSteve Ditko, Don Heck, Jack Kirby, Joe Sinnott

#7

  5/1/1972
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  $74.00
2 copies available from $3.75
 I Dream of Doom! reprinted from Strange Tales #96; The Curse of M’Gumbu! reprinted from Journey into Mystery #61; The Thing Behind the Wall! reprinted from Journey into Mystery #66; The Martian Who Stole My Body! reprinted from Journey into Mystery #57Stan LeeJack Kirby, Paul Reinman, Steve Ditko

#8

  6/1/1972
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  $20.00
4 copies available from $4.50
 It Crawls By Night! reprinted from Tales of Suspense #26; Never Trust a Martian! reprinted from Tales of Suspense #26; I Can’t Escape From the Creeping Things! reprinted from Journey into Mystery #62; The Face! reprinted from Tales of Suspense #26Stan LeeJack Kirby, Dick Ayers, Don Heck, Steve Ditko

#9

  8/1/1972
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  $18.00
3 copies available from $2.00
 I Entered the Dimension of Doom! reprinted from Tales of Suspense #23; Dead Man’s Escape! reprinted from Adventures into Terror #11Stan Lee, Mimi GoldJack Kirby, Bill Everett, Joe Maneely

#10

  10/1/1972
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  $51.00
1 copy available for $98.00
 Reprints material from Tales of Suspense #17; Indicia remains Fear; Start of logo reading Adventures into FearGerry Conway, Stan Lee, Allyn BrodskyGray Morrow, Jack Katz, Don Heck

#11

  12/1/1972
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  $28.00
1 copy available for $51.20
 Man-Thing; Steve Gerber’s first comics story; The Spider Waits reprinted from Marvel Tales #105Steve GerberRich Buckler, Fred Kida

#12

  2/1/1973
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  $21.00
8 copies available from $4.20
 Man-Thing; The Face of Horror reprinted from Menace #8Steve Gerber, Stan LeeJim Starlin, Russ Heath

#13

  4/1/1973
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  $33.00
6 copies available from $16.00
 Man-ThingSteve GerberVal Mayerik

#14

  6/1/1973
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  $21.00
6 copies available from $4.25
 Man-Thing; Listen, You Fool reprinted from Mystic #14Steve GerberVal Mayerik, Paul Reinman

#15

  8/1/1973
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  $22.00
8 copies available from $4.50
 Man-ThingSteve GerberVal Mayerik

#16

  9/1/1973
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  $24.00
7 copies available from $4.50
 Man-ThingSteve GerberVal Mayerik

#17

  10/1/1973
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  $29.00
9 copies available from $14.50
 Versus Wundarr; Man-ThingSteve GerberVal Mayerik

#18

  11/1/1973
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  $20.00
4 copies available from $10.00
 Man-ThingSteve GerberVal Mayerik

#19

  12/1/1973
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  $109.00
1 copy available for $144.99
 1st appearance of Howard the Duck; Man-ThingSteve GerberVal Mayerik

#20

  2/1/1974
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  $41.00
1 copy available for $95.00
 Morbius stories begin; Midnight in the Wax Museum! reprinted from Astonishing #61Mike Friedrich, Jack OleckPaul Gulacy, Steve Ditko

#21

  4/1/1974
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  $22.00
12 copies available from $4.00
 Morbius; Marvel Value Stamp #77: Swordsman; Sorry…Mr. Hopkins! reprinted from Mystic #8Steve GerberGil Kane, Bill Everett

#22

  6/1/1974
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  $23.00
11 copies available from $5.40
 Versus Daemond; Versus Balkatar; Morbius; Marvel Value Stamp #49: Odin; Willie Brown is Out to Get Me! reprinted from Journey Into Mystery #8Steve Gerber, Stan LeeRich Buckler, Luis Dominguez, Al Luster

#23

  8/1/1974
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6 copies available from $2.52
 1st Russell art; Marvel Value Stamp #86: Zemo; The Last Stop reprinted from World of Fantasy #10Steve GerberP. Craig Russell, Gene Colan

#24

  10/1/1974
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  $41.00
No copies available
 Marvel Value Stamp #38: Red Sonja; The Two-Faced Man reprinted from Worlds of Suspense #1Steve GerberP. Craig Russell, Joe Maneely

#25

  12/1/1974
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  $24.00
7 copies available from $4.35
 Morbius; The Faceless Ones reprinted from Adventures into Terror #29Steve Gerber, Doug MoenchFrank Robbins

#26

  2/1/1975
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  $26.00
8 copies available from $3.00
 Marvel Value Stamp #75: Morbius; A World Gone Mad! reprinted from Adventures into Mystery #3Doug MoenchFrank Robbins, Jim Mooney

#27

  4/1/1975
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  $12.50
8 copies available from $3.65
 Versus Simon Stroud; MorbiusDoug MoenchFrank Robbins, Leonard Starr

#28

  6/1/1975
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7 copies available from $2.50
 Versus Simon Stroud; Versus Helleyes; MorbiusDoug MoenchFrank Robbins

#29

  8/1/1975
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  $11.50
2 copies available from $3.23
 Ralph Macchio L.O.C.Bill MantloDon Heck

#30

  10/1/1975
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  $12.00
9 copies available from $4.50
 MorbiusBill MantloGeorge Evans

#31

  12/1/1975
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  $9.00
4 copies available from $3.00
 Versus Simon Stroud; Marvel Value Stamp #75: MorbiusBill MantloFrank Robbins