(August 1958)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in March 1958. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Information on this issue supplied by Tom Lammers and the Atlas/Timely discussion list. Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Strange Laboratory of Dr. Domino!! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dr. Domino
Reprints:

The Secret Laboratory of Dr. Domino (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler ?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Al Williamson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-377

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dr. Domino
Synopsis:
A conman hires some elderly women and young girls to enter a cabinet so that the old woman exit the back and the young girls come out the front to give the illusion that their youth has been restored. The old women in the audience throw money at the man who promises them their youth back. A sorceress appears who wants the treatment and he admits that he is a fraud. The sorceress ages him.

Indexer Notes

Possible Wessler script per Nick Caputo from biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 25, No. 4, April 2015. Nick notes that inventory stories by Wessler may have been retitled. This story may have originally been titled "Step Inside my Machine"

What Is Monium? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler ?
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-85

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Burt Kane; Zorani
Synopsis:
A man discovers a metal that when cut in two remains connected even though it appears that there is empty space between the parts. He starts a magic act where anything he tosses through one hoop pops out the other. An audience member discovers his secret and forces him into criminal acts. When the thief forces the man to construct a crate to hold the loot, he places the hoop inside the crate and breaks down the door he was imprisoned behind. He confronts the thief who attempts to escape through his hoop but finds himself inside the sealed crate on the way to the penitentiary.

Indexer Notes

Possible Wessler script per Nick Caputo from biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 25, No. 4, April 2015. Nick notes that inventory stories by Wessler may have been retitled. This story may have originally been titled "The Empty Handcuffs"

So This Is Mars! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-170

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Mr. Worth; Craig
Synopsis:
A Martian filmmaker teleports a human filmmaker's Martian set to Mars and is disappointed to find human culture identical to Martian culture.

The Silent City! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler ?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-246

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Gustave Tarnal
Synopsis:
A man finds that he can rob helpless frozen people if he stops all of the clocks in town but he forgets about a sundial.

Indexer Notes

Set in 1820. Possible Wessler script per Nick Caputo from biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 25, No. 4, April 2015. Nick notes that inventory stories by Wessler may have been retitled. This story may have originally been titled "When the Clock Stops"

What On Earth? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob McCarty
Inks:
Bob McCarty
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-176

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Albert Feldgurt
Synopsis:
One man thinks that humans cannot achieve space travel, and must allow nature to take them to other worlds like seeds. He is ignored, but when he becomes a spiritual leader spreading the message of love his theory is proved, as people disappear under the warming power of love.

Indexer Notes

Set in the twenty-first century.

The Busybody (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
D-992

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mrs. Miller; Jean Matsen; Fred Johnson; Harold Trimble; Carolyn Harris
Synopsis:
A cruel landlady steals her tenant's mail to trick her into doing extra chores, but when she eats chocolates sent to the girl she finds out too late that they were poisoned by a jealous lover.
Reprints:

The Last Warning! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Carrabotta
Inks:
Vic Carrabotta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-96

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Don Reide; Alma Reide
Synopsis:
A man saves his own life by sending a radio message through time that helps a younger version of himself escape a cave-in.

Indexer Notes

This story may have been completed some time before publication, since it is set in 1956.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Strange Laboratory of Dr. Domino!!
  2. 1. The Secret Laboratory of Dr. Domino
  3. 2. What Is Monium?
  4. 3. So This Is Mars!
  5. 4. The Silent City!
  6. 5. What On Earth?
  7. 6. The Busybody
  8. 7. The Last Warning!
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers