(May 1953)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

He Who Hesitates! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Tough Guy (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-170

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A muscleman gets pistol whipped and winds up in the hospital. He overhears a conversation between two doctors about a serum that toughens the body so he decides to take it and turn to crime with his powerful body. After he collapses the doctors inform him he has a throat infection that will kill him shortly now that his body is too powerful for medicine to effect.
Reprints:

Indoor Sport! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Kweskin (signed)
Inks:
Sam Kweskin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-503

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A female ghost acquires pictures of men from potential suitors and throws darts into them to inflict pain and death upon the men in revenge for a man who once jilted her.
Reprints:

Willie Brown Is Out to Get Me! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Al Luster (signed)
Inks:
Al Luster (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-168

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
People tell a thug that Willie Brown is after him, which terrifies him, since he shot Willie Brown a week ago and he is now a zombie.
Reprints:

Time Reversal (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
C-313

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

He Who Hesitates... (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Eadeh
Inks:
Al Eadeh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-396

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A hesitant professor finally decides to kill the romeo who's moving in on his wife, but as usual, he waits a little too long and the other man pushes him off the cliff instead so that he can marry the professor's wife.
Reprints:

The Strange Case of Mr. Whimple! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida (signed)
Inks:
Fred Kida (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-408

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A thief attacks a man who always carries a box around on his shoulder with a blackjack and kills him. When he gets the box open, he is startled to see that he has killed one head but not the other and runs into the path of an oncoming train. His intended victim gets up and procures a box for the dead head.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. He Who Hesitates!
  2. 1. The Tough Guy
  3. 2. Indoor Sport!
  4. 3. Willie Brown Is Out to Get Me!
  5. 4. Time Reversal
  6. 5. He Who Hesitates...
  7. 6. The Strange Case of Mr. Whimple!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Ethan Hoddes
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