(May 1953)

Marvel, 1953 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:
Hercules Publishing Corporation
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Additional content information from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo [as Doc. V], 5/28/2006.


The Werewolf (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Men in Black (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
John Romita (signed)
Inks:
John Romita (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-608

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jim Horton; Marion Horton; Gonzales; Luigi; Reilly; Hooded Bigots [Rocky; Pete]
Synopsis:
After losing his job, Jim Horton organizes a gang that wears black hoods to beat and rob anyone he considers "foreign," but his bigotry leads to his death.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. The writer and artist of this story about anti-immigrant prejudice were the children of Jewish and Italian immigrants, respectively. This story is retold in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #71 (October 1959) as "I Am the Man Without a Face!" drawn by Joe Sinnott, and in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #25 (January 1962) as "The Hidden Face" drawn by Steve Ditko.

The Urge to Kill (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marty Elkin (illustration)
Inks:
Marty Elkin (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
C-461

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Werewolf! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
C-482

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man goes into the forest in order to find proof of werewolves and is attacked. He shoots the beast and returns home to his shrew wife, but he has been bitten, so she screams as he begins to transform. She shoots him in the back with a shotgun but he tears out her throat before he dies.
Reprints:

Rodeo! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-607

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A rodeo clown tries to get rid of his rival by pretending to trip and failing to distract the bull when the rival is thrown off the bull during the riding event. What the clown fails to realize is that the bull resents him more than the rider for all the times in the past he has distracted it by leaping into a protective barrel where the bull's horns can't get him. The bull sees its opportunity and gores the clown.
Reprints:

You're Gonna Live Forever (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-323

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A gangster drinks a serum that will allow him to live forever and goes to hide out in the bayou where he falls into a pit of quicksand.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Werewolf
  2. 1. Men in Black
  3. 2. The Urge to Kill
  4. 3. Werewolf!
  5. 4. Rodeo!
  6. 5. You're Gonna Live Forever
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