(December 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

The Last Man On Earth! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
typeset

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They Prowl On Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Herb Familton
Inks:
Herb Familton
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-700

Synopsis:
Oil barons from Mercury are looking for places to drill in Texas when an Earthling picks up their thought transmissions and thinks he's developed telepathy. He stows away on their craft to get in on their claim. He doesn't know that their craft has returned to Mercury, so when he disembarks, he tries to rabble rouse the locals against the aliens. When they don't respond, he realizes that he is not telepathic. All Mecurians project their thoughts, and he is on another planet.
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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.

No One Can See Me! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Robert Q. Sale
Inks:
Robert Q. Sale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-858

Synopsis:
An assistant to a professor arranges to dispose of the man's glasses so he must drive a dangerous road at night. When the man has an accident and dies, the assistant plots to sell his invisibility potion to a foreign power. He drives to his buddies to announce the professor's death, but they ignore him, and he thinks he must be invisible because he spilled a bit of formula on himself. He rushes back along the bad road to the lab and has a fatal accident. What he doesn't know is that his buddies really don't like him much and were ignoring him on purpose to teach him a lesson in manners and that the professor's formula didn't really work.
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It Can't Be Done! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Ted Galindo
Inks:
Ted Galindo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-692

Synopsis:
A scientist takes a handgun back to 1756 for protection when confronting a gunsmith he hopes to stop from developing his 'ultimate weapon' so that wars will not be as devastating. His fighting skills are quite poor, however, and the gunsmith and his apprentice easily overpower him. He panics, drops the gun, and hits the recall button for his time machine. He doesn't realize he has supplied history with the gunsmith's 'ultimate weapon'.
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The Last Man Alive! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-842

Synopsis:
Freddy Kruger is dissatisfied with his life on a space colony, so he invents a story of plague wiping out everyone and requests permission to use the matter transporter to return to Earth. Permission is granted and he plants a bomb to destroy the device after he uses it so he will be an old man before any ship from Earth can reach the colony. Unfortunately, when he finds himself back on Earth, he finds he has been quarantined.
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Indexer Notes

hero named Freddy Kruger! Winiarski credit per Atlas Tales.

Music From Above (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-804

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Joe; Gus; Angelo
Synopsis:
A struggling band takes on a poor but talented young harp player who turns out to be a young angel studying on Earth.
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Scare At Sea! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-818

Synopsis:
Chinese communists disguise a submarine as a sea serpent to shoo away fisherman from waters which they wish to keep for themselves, but they attract the attention of a larger creature which pulls them down into the depths.

Saucer In the Sky! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Pete Morisi
Inks:
Pete Morisi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-811

Synopsis:
A Mercurian joins the staff of a newspaper to perpetuate a hoax of saucers landing from Mercury on purpose so that people will not believe a real invasion is underway until far too late. Fortunately for Earthlings, he is unable to convince his superior on Mercury that there are people on Earth.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Last Man On Earth!
  2. 1. They Prowl On Earth!
  3. 2. No One Can See Me!
  4. 3. It Can't Be Done!
  5. 4. The Last Man Alive!
  6. 5. Music From Above
  7. 6. Scare At Sea!
  8. 7. Saucer In the Sky!
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