(November 1955)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics, Inc.
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

Who Goes There? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Credits per Atlastales.com and Nick Caputo.

Man Without Fear (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnot
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H-108

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Paul Abbot; Ruth Abbot; King Kaaz (Martian king); Count Szoj (Martian)
Synopsis:
A man nonchalantly goes with some aliens, thinking he's humoring some Halloween trick or treaters. His "fearlessness" convinces the Martians that Earth is better left alone and they leave. Then the man's wife tells him that "Halloween isn't till tomorrow night!"

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per Biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 24, #9, September 2013.

The Dreamer (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks:
Mike Sekowsky ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-57

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jasper McReedy; Stella McReedy; Linda McReedy; Tom Logan; Bob Webster
Synopsis:
A dedicated chemist invents a formula to give people a healthy weight, and his daughter accidentally tests it on the neighbors.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Begins after "Man Without Fear" and second half located after "Who Goes There?"

The Man Who Followed! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-988

Genre:
science fiction; war
Characters:
Private Eric Roeder
Synopsis:
During the war, a German deserter encounters the same man, over and over, who keeps repeating, "It's your turn next!". Finally finding refuge in an amusement park, he wanders behind the shooting gallery, which is owned by the mystery man, and is gunned down by "a firing squad after all!" (Because, apparently, they use live ammo at this amusement park.)

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per Biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 24, #9, September 2013.

The Wings! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-986

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mr. Smart
Synopsis:
A small-time racketeer dies and ascends toward heaven. Along the way, he finds wings and a robe that he thinks will enable him to blend in and escape judgement. His plan fails and he realizes that he doesn't fool anyone in death, just like he didn't fool anyone in life.

Who Goes There? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Vic Carrabotta (signed)
Inks:
Vic Carrabotta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G883

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mr. Brant
Synopsis:
A top astronomer is a Doubting Thomas when it comes to UFO reports. Despite mounting evidence, his continued rejections and "No comment!" turn the public against him and they become an unruly mob, complete with torches. He holds a press conference to dispel the stories once and for all. On a blackboard, he explains how familiar creatures (fish) pass through their atmosphere but insists that "nothing exists above our watery atmosphere!". The last panel reveals a domed underwater city, labelled Atlantis.

In the Dark! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks:
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-897

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Marvin Craig (train engineer); Jerry (co-engineer)
Synopsis:
A commuter train enters a tunnel and disappears. The crew and passengers find themselves on a world inhabited by strange and friendly creatures. The humans come to admire this new world as the creatures come to admire the different conditions they are told of Earth. Eventually, the train is ready to return to its original destination. The engineer recounts his story to a group of people who are skeptical until the passengers disembark, and we see only alien creatures, as all the people, save for the engineer, stayed behind in the strange new world.

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per Biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 24, #9, September 2013.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Who Goes There?
  2. 1. Man Without Fear
  3. 2. The Dreamer
  4. 3. The Man Who Followed!
  5. 4. The Wings!
  6. 5. Who Goes There?
  7. 6. In the Dark!
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