(March 1953)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Prime Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

He Lurks in the Shadows! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Everett credits per Atlastales.com and Nick Caputo. Original indexer credited Sol Brodsky.

I Was a Vampire (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Matt Fox
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-853

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A vampire falls in love with a woman and so takes a serum that can cure vampirism, but on their wedding night, his bride reveals herself to be a vampire.
Reprints:

He Lurks in the Shadows (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Sam Kweskin
Inks:
Sam Kweskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-894

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A killer wants to give up his gruesome trade but he loves his wife and wants to continue to give her expensive presents. He pulls one last job and resolves to tell her he's broke when he goes through a dark alley and feels a knife shoved deep into his back. It turns out his wife is in the same business for the same reason.
Reprints:

The Stooge (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Martin Thall [as Martin Rose]
Inks:
Martin Thall [as Martin Rose]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-796

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A circus freak with six hands murders his fat lady wife because, even with six hands, he can't keep up with all the orders she gives him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

pseudonym info supplied by Craig Delich 9/05

The Mark of Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Savage?
Inks:
Bill Savage?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-921

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man tries to shock his aunt into an early grave so he can get her money by pretending he sees the mark of death in her palm. At first he thinks his ploy has failed, because she doesn't show much of a reaction, but later in evening she visits him with a gun and shoots him because she is concerned no one will be around to care for him after she's gone.
Reprints:

A Vampire Is Loose (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Man Who Changed (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Sid Greene ?
Inks:
Sid Greene ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-824

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A beautiful woman who loves her ugly husband has her face deformed through surgery just as he is having his face made handsome by a plastic surgeon.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. He Lurks in the Shadows!
  2. 1. I Was a Vampire
  3. 2. He Lurks in the Shadows
  4. 3. The Stooge
  5. 4. The Mark of Death
  6. 5. A Vampire Is Loose
  7. 6. The Man Who Changed
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Michael DeLisa
  • Nick Caputo
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael J. Vassallo