(November 1956)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1956-08-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Format:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Full Color; Glossy Cover: Newsprint Interior; Saddle-Stitched

Issue Notes

Possible arrival date based on back cover stamp of indexer's copy.


Inside the Dark Cave (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Tom Lammers via the Timely-Atlas Group (timely-atlas@yahoogroups.com) April 2010.

Who Is Nokki? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K386

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Grover Clayton; Nokki
Synopsis:
An opportunist meets his doom pursuing gold in the mountains.
Reprints:

He Was Nobody! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Wally Wood
Inks:
Wally Wood
Colors:
?
Letters:
Wally Wood ?
Job Number:
K411

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Preston the Magician; Ira Gafney
Synopsis:
A magician leads a group of townsfolk in saving their town after a flood.
Reprints:

How I Made a Small Fortune in Spare Time! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
William Bergstrom

Indexer Notes

Strip ad for Mason Shoes, based on "the True Story of William Bergstrom of Illinois". Located between pages 3 and 4 of He Was Nobody.

I'm Afraid to Shut My Eyes! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob McCarty
Inks:
Bob McCarty
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K402

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
John Martin
Synopsis:
An artist finds himself pulled into a painting when he goes to sleep.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Tom Lammers via the Timely-Atlas Group (timely-atlas@yahoogroups.com) April 2010.

The Faceless Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K405

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Earl Tenley; Debra Tenley; the Faceless Men
Synopsis:
An alien spy is confronted by his comrades and remembers the sterile civilization of his home planet. He chooses to remain among the happiness and love he has found on Earth.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit from Nick Caputo, in http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html

The Wishes (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-980

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Tommy Miller; Mr. Miller; Mrs. Miller; Wish
Synopsis:
A sick boy takes comfort from a stray dog that grants wishes.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Treasure." Text story with illustrations. Located before and after "Inside the Dark Cave."

Inside the Dark Cave (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Severin (signed)
Inks:
John Severin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K346

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
leprechauns; Samson Muldoon
Synopsis:
Leprechauns think to be released from their cave by getting a human to roll aside the boulder blocking the entrance, but even though they think a man named Samson would be a good choice for completing the task, it turns out the local man named Samson Muldoon is a weakling unable to push aside the boulder.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Despite the title, this lighthearted tale belies the dark tone of the cover image bearing the same name.

Our Strange Neighbors (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-530

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Henry Daniels; Neeg and Darg (Zeraphon aliens)
Synopsis:
Bigots who drive away alien settlers regret their actions when they see how well the aliens developed their land in only a few days.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Inside the Dark Cave
  2. 1. Who Is Nokki?
  3. 2. He Was Nobody!
  4. 3. How I Made a Small Fortune in Spare Time!
  5. 4. I'm Afraid to Shut My Eyes!
  6. 5. The Faceless Man!
  7. 6. The Wishes
  8. 7. Inside the Dark Cave
  9. 8. Our Strange Neighbors
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