(April 1956)

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

Land of Vanishing Men! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Reprints:

Land of Vanishing Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H-594

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ted Benson; Joe Ausler; Larry Wiley
Synopsis:
Three men who dream of the adventure of knights join a mirage in the desert set during the Crusades.
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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).

The Night People (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Bob Forgione (signed)
Inks:
Jack Abel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-26

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Felix Hunter
Synopsis:
A cowardly boy is ashamed when space aliens interrogate him for when would be the best time to invade and he is too frightened to even lie to them. They let him go so he can check the paper for the best time to invade and he regrets his cowardice. When he sees tomorrow is the fourth of July he tells the aliens to invade after nightfall and the fireworks display frightens them off.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Eyes of Mr. Moody! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Jack Keller [as J. K.] (signed)
Inks:
Jack Keller [as J. K.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H928

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Orville Moody
Synopsis:
A timid hypnotist hypnotizes himself hoping to give himself the daring to succeed in business, but after coming out of his trance, he realizes that the wealth he had thought he accumulated over the course of one year was all in his mind.
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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).

The Strange Exchange! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J14

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Anders
Synopsis:
An employee of the state department who wishes for an out of the way assignment gets his wish when he becomes the envoy for the Martian embassy.
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The Impersonation (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
8285

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Johnny Graham; Milly Borden; Alice Van Sweldt; Henry Van Sweldt; Marlin Van Sweldt
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The Man Who Went Back! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler ?
Pencils:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Inks:
Bernie Krigstein (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H977

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jerry Mason
Synopsis:
A man who can experience the past in his imagination goes back to the creation.
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Indexer Notes

Possible Wessler credit per Robin Snyder.

Sorry, Wrong Planet (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Joe Sinnott ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H-592

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jeff Miller
Synopsis:
An alien with orders to colonize Earth lands and asks the first person he sees if he is on Earth. The man sarcastically answers him "No, it's Mars." The alien disappears and scientists detect through telescopes the colonization activity on Mars, which the alien has mistaken for Earth.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Land of Vanishing Men!
  2. 1. Land of Vanishing Men
  3. 2. The Night People
  4. 3. The Eyes of Mr. Moody!
  5. 4. The Strange Exchange!
  6. 5. The Impersonation
  7. 6. The Man Who Went Back!
  8. 7. Sorry, Wrong Planet
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