Strange Worlds

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Strange Worlds Strange Worlds was a brief comic series published by Atlas Comics, Marvel Comics' 1950's predecessor. Running only 5 issues (Dec. 1958 to Aug. 1959), the title nonetheless showcased artwork by industry legend Jack Kirby, who penciled all but one cover and supplied a story each in issues #1 and #3; and Steve Ditko, who drew the cover of #2 and a story in each issue. The book showcased stories of science fiction and horror.

The premiere issue's cover and its seven-page story "I Discovered the Secret of the Flying Saucers" marked Kirby's return to Marvel, which he had left in 1941 after creating Captain America; within 3 years, he and editor Stan Lee would jump-start the Marvel Age of Comics by starting Marvel's new superhero line with The Fantastic Four.

Other well-known comic artists who drew for Strange Worlds included EC Comics greats Joe Orlando and Al Williamson; future Marvel mainstays Dick Ayers, John Buscema, Don Heck and Joe Sinnott; and Human Torch creator Carl Burgos and Sheena, Queen of the Jungle artist Bob Powell, both veterans of the 1930s-1940s period historians and fans call the Golden Age of Comic Books.