(November 1956)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Prime Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Four Frightened People! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Burgos credit per Atlastales.com and Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Sol Brodsky.

Footprints To Nowhere (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Carrabotta
Inks:
Vic Carrabotta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A man jealous that he won't get the credit for discovering the missing link takes some dynamite to blow it up, but all he succeeds in doing is releasing it and it attacks him.

The Man With No Face (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-719

Synopsis:
A rich man becomes annoyed when he sees a junk dealer's horse and wagon move in next to him. The end of the story reveals that the neighbor is an earlier version of himself. His success had poisoned the compassion that he used to feel for people, but now that he has faced what he has become, he resolves to turn over a new leaf.

Indexer Notes

Wessler script per Nick Caputo from biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 25, No. 4, April 2015.

The Lifeless One (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard O'Donnell
Inks:
Howard O'Donnell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-752

Synopsis:
An ugly man pours his heart out to a store mannequin who turns out to be an alien spy. She takes him to her world and they live happily ever after.

The Man In the Satellite (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Joe Orlando
Inks:
Joe Orlando
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-703

Synopsis:
A convict who hides in a satellite stays in orbit for fifty years.

Four Frightened People (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
George Roussos
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-766

Indexer Notes

"Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" without Santa Claus. Wessler script per Nick Caputo from biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 25, No. 4, April 2015.

Doubting Thomas (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-750

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Tommy; Kitty Blake; Old King Cole
Synopsis:
A man with no imagination is invited to a costume party by his girlfriend, but stumbles across real fairy-tale folk instead.
Reprints:

I Follow Him (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
A mind reader encounters a disguised alien who comes from a planet rich with gold and diamonds and he decides to blackmail treasure out of him or he'll expose him, however, the aliens easily apprehend him because they all read minds.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Four Frightened People!
  2. 1. Footprints To Nowhere
  3. 2. The Man With No Face
  4. 3. The Lifeless One
  5. 4. The Man In the Satellite
  6. 5. Four Frightened People
  7. 6. Doubting Thomas
  8. 7. I Follow Him
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael J. Vassallo