Strange Tales no. 28, May 1954 from pre-Marvel Atlas. The great cover by Harry Anderson alludes to the first strangest tale ever told: “Come Share My Coffin” by Pete Tumlinson. This tale has great art, great concept and solid writing, where a prisoner wants to escape from a communist prison camp.
“With Knife in Hand” by Jack Katz about a surgeon who gets tangled up with the wrong crowd for the woman he loves.
“The Coward” by Bob Forgione is a great story about how far Benny’s fear of Strangler Madsen will drive him.
“Voices” by long-time Marvel artist Don Perlin about a Ham radio operator whose hobby gets under his buddies’ skin.
“The Slums” is a great story by Tony DiPreta about a guy who goes from the gutter to the penthouse on counterfeiting to win the love of his life.