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


Zombie! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Zombie! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
C-952

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Simon Garth, the Zombie, wanders through the swamps of Louisiana, until it is time to answer the call of his master, Gyps. Gyps is the former gardener to the Zombie's human alias, Simon Garth. In possession of the Amulets of Damballah, Gyps orders the Zombie to go into town to get him money. The Zombie wanders into the French Quarter of New Orleans, but the revelers take little notice of him. Those who do react, merely think that he is simply another partier wearing an elaborate costume. The zombie attacks a pedestrian, but a policeman takes notice and gives chase. The Zombie returns to Gyps' cottage, but the surly gardener is enraged to see that he came back empty handed. He then orders the zombie to attack a young woman at the main house. Gyps plans on staging her rescue from the zombie in order to gain her affection. The Zombie breaks into the woman's room, but feels an uncontrollable urge to turn away. A part of Simon Garth's humanity recalls this woman as his own daughter, and he is incapable of killing her. The Zombie returns to the garden shed and strangles Gyps. He then wanders back to his own shallow grave and lies down.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Mind Over Matter (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
9687

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Illustration is from unidentified story panel.

Crack-Down! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-999

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A gang lord warns a small time hood not to pull any jobs in the next couple of weeks because a senator is in town, or else. The hood goes to a bar and sees a guy it looks like he could roll easily so he ignores the warning and mugs the guy for thirty-three dollars. When he gets called into court to testify as to his whereabouts he is surprised to learn that his victim was the senator himself.
Reprints:

Nightmare! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
George Tuska [as G.T.] (signed)
Inks:
George Tuska [as G.T.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-968

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Hunk Gillem returns home after a night of drinking only to be plagued by nightmares of being chased by the corpse of Tom Britton, a man that he had murdered. The next day he tells the bar tender of his night terrors, and the bar man offers him a elixir that will end his bad dreams forever. That night Hunk has what he believes to be another nightmare where he is chased by the corpse of Tom Britton, this time when zombie chases him to Britton's grave, the creature tosses acid in his face. Waking up he goes to the bar with a gun, intending to shoot the bartender. However, when he arrives, he realizes that it wasn't a dream at all and his skin has been melted off his face, and that the bartender is really the devil.
Reprints:

Rocket Ship! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-969

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis:
In the year 2005 a rocket ship heads for Venus to relieve over population on Earth, but unfortunately the atmosphere of Venus dissolves human flesh like acid.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Zombie!
  2. 1. Zombie!
  3. 2. Mind Over Matter
  4. 3. Crack-Down!
  5. 4. Nightmare!
  6. 5. Rocket Ship!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Steve Dasinger
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