(October 1956)

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

It's Alive! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Barely Human (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-407

Synopsis:
In this story the abominable snowman is revealed to be a caveman frozen in ice thawed out by an explorer.

Secret Weapon! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-378

Synopsis:
A scientist invents a mind control device to thwart an alien invasion and get the aliens to do some urban renewal projects to boot.
Reprints:

A Phantom In the Sky! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Jay Scott Pike
Inks:
Jay Scott Pike
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-398

Synopsis:
A Nazi pilot crosses a dimensional barrier into another world pursuing a dirigible with the intent to capture it. When he succeeds, and crosses over back to his Germany, he finds he has aged thirty years.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per his record books via Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 26, No. 3, March 2015. Previous indexer credited Stan Lee as possible writer.

Who Walks In the Ruins (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski ?
Inks:
Ed Winiarski ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-460

Synopsis:
A stamp collector attempts to steal the Midas stamp, which brings its owner great wealth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

art credits per Atlas Tales.

The Exchange (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-719

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Howard; Uncle Bart
Synopsis:
A TV studio page and aspiring magician gets a lucky break when he meets a real sorcerer time traveling from the past.
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It's Alive (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-372

Synopsis:
Space explorers discover a Ego the Living Planet-type world.
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The Parasite! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Werner Roth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-429

Synopsis:
Aliens intercede with the economic functioning of Earth when they show concern over a wealthy industrialist wishing a monopoly on space flight.

Indexer Notes

Roth credits per Atlas Tales.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. It's Alive!
  2. 1. Barely Human
  3. 2. Secret Weapon!
  4. 3. A Phantom In the Sky!
  5. 4. Who Walks In the Ruins
  6. 5. The Exchange
  7. 6. It's Alive
  8. 7. The Parasite!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael J. Vassallo
  • Jim Walls