All fans of Marvel Comics know the mega-group as a super-hero wonderland. But that wasn’t always the case. In the 1950s and early ’60s, Marvel (born Atlas Comics) was dealing primarily in tales of suspense, adventure, science-fiction and (yes) horror.
The group’s four main anthology titles–Journey Into Mystery, Tales Of Suspense, Amazing Adult Fantasy and Tales to Astonish–dazzled readers with original fantasy tales for years. These titles may seem familiar since they soon introduced the likes of Thor, Iron Man, Spider-Man and Ant-Man. But, all these books began their runs with stories more suited for the pages of the classic EC Comics.