There is only one story in this issue of the anthology series Tales to Astonish that matters in Marvel 616 continuity. This is the story shown on the cover, that of the Space Beasts in When the Space Beasts Attack.
The story centers around a group of aliens who seem like they can overpower Earth easily. Their weapons can disintegrate buildings and tanks. Everything seems like it is going the alien’s way when it is discovered that the alien weapons only work on non-living material. The humans realize this and fight back. All in all, this would be a very forgettable episode in 616 continuity but it will come back to be relevant.
However, it’s going to take a lot of patience to know why. The Space Beasts will not appear again until the pages of The Punisher #12 in 2009. This is the one and the only reason this story is relevant so there is not much to say on the subject here.
When we get to that one, I will be sure to link back to this post to remind you who these guys are but it’s going to be a while before we get there.
Next on the reading list is Tales to Astonish #30 (E story).