(January 1955)

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

Issue Notes

some job numbers from atlastales.com


The Man With No Past! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Too Human! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F-318

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
John Carter; Mary Carter; Tommy
Synopsis:
Alien invaders adapt the same form of humans to learn their weaknesses but grow to like them, and when their masters demand they report in, they tell them that the humans are dangerous and smash the communicator. They live out the rest of their lives as human beings.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits from the Atlas Tales website.

The Cylinder! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
A-786

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Matt Anderson; Midget Morgan/Count Morgan; Dr. Waynne
Synopsis:
The mysterious death of a scientist reveals a mystical device and leads to the death of a centuries-old Italian count.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The events of this story are dated January 8, 1952.

The Missing Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Benulis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Abel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F-329

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Man With No Past (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F-301

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An artist who's been working with a publisher for a year suffers from severe claustrophobia. His boss refers him to a psychiatrist who puts him under hypnosis and asks him to draw his earliest memories, but they only go back the one year that he's been working for the publisher. He hires a detective to do a background check, but he can only find documentation a year old. When he puts the artist under the deepest possible trance and demands he draw the earliest possible memory, he produces a drawing of a man lying in a casket.
Reprints:

The Hog! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F-337

Genre:
crime
Synopsis:
A reckless driver enjoys being the 'road hog' so much he designs mirrors to magnify the expressions of his motorist victims. A hitchhiker berates him for his behavior and tells him someday you'll "meet a bigger hog than yourself." The man doubts this, as he considers himself the biggest. During the test run of his mirror system, he sees an immense hog just about to turn the corner. He swerves to miss it and runs into a tree, killing himself. Around the bend, a farmer picks up an ordinary pig that had wandered into the road and claims "That man must have really loved animals in order to die just to avoid hitting this pig."
Reprints:

The Hidden Vampire! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida
Inks:
Fred Kida
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F-406

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An American reporter investigating stories of a vampire in Hungary meets his end when he realizes that the castle he's been poking around in is itself the vampire in disguise.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man With No Past!
  2. 1. Too Human!
  3. 2. The Cylinder!
  4. 3. The Missing Men
  5. 4. The Man With No Past
  6. 5. The Hog!
  7. 6. The Hidden Vampire!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Michael DeLisa
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
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