(November 1955)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Man Who Caught a Mermaid? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:

This Dark Cave (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Benulis (signed)
Inks:
Bill Benulis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H-114

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man returns to his shelter after he mistakes a small town that has been evacuated in service of atomic bomb tests for the worldwide war that he has feared would come.
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The Search (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
G-790

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Uwaga; Babu; Narodu
Reprints:

A Stranger on Earth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
H-116

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lok
Synopsis:
When an alien crash lands on Earth, he is met with violence by men, but is befriended and helped to return to his ship by a dog. From orbit he thinks about destroying the planet but realizes that would kill the dogs too and refrains from his plan.
Reprints:

The Man Who Caught a Mermaid! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-867

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Joe Blair; Jeremy Torgan
Synopsis:
A man attempts to play a joke on a skeptical friend by hiring a girl with a mermaid costume to be dropped into the sea by a helicopter and then brought out of ocean with a net. The trick works on his friend and he tells his men to throw the girl back but the friend thinks he is mad to release such an amazing discovery. He lets the man know that he set the stunt up to fool him when one of his men tells him that the girl he had hired had become ill that day and never showed up for the prank.
Reprints:

The End of Time! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H136

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
God intervenes directly to stop militarists from rushing towards war.
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No Place to Hide (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-850

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
David Reynolds; Joshua Swift
Synopsis:
A judge sentences a man to ninety days in the workhouse for vagrancy and finds himself back in time 300 years. He is pulled off the street because of his strange clothes and the judge thinks his family photograph and cigar lighter are examples of black magic. He escapes and finds himself back in the present. He has second thoughts about the sentence he has passed and releases the man he had charged the previous day.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit from foreword by Michael J. Vassallo from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales #5 (Marvel, 2007 Series).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Caught a Mermaid?
  2. 1. This Dark Cave
  3. 2. The Search
  4. 3. A Stranger on Earth
  5. 4. The Man Who Caught a Mermaid!
  6. 5. The End of Time!
  7. 6. No Place to Hide
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