(December 1958)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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 July 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 Ghost Came C.O.D.! (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:
science fiction
Characters:
Charlie Rompel
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The Ghost Came C.O.D. (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-283

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Eban Goad; Charles Rompel
Synopsis:
A schemer comes up with the idea to send off invoices to the recently deceased figuring grieving widows will just pay the invoice to take care of the matter quickly. The fraud works until one of the dead comes back to his shop and reveals himself as a Martian living within the body of a human. The Martian silences the schemer.
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Indexer Notes

A caption box saying this story is from "the Editor's File of Classic Strange Tales", possibly indicating a reprint from an unknown source.

The Replacement! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alphonso Greene
Inks:
Alphonso Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-350

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jack Hartley; Harry Groves; Mrs. Groves
Synopsis:
A criminal steals a dying man's jacket and when he finds an airline ticket in the pocket he attempts to use the plane to escape the police. When he boards the plane it takes off and he is surprised to see that there are no other passengers or even a pilot. He panics and tries to leave the plane. The police find his body in a field as though he had fallen from a great height. Since the criminal had taken Death's plane ticket meant for him, the dying man recovers.
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Indexer Notes

Job number corrected from M-550.

The Voice of Fido! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Werner Roth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-313

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Hank Walton; Ned Walton; Fido
Synopsis:
A ventriloquist uses a dog in his act in place of a dummy. When a fire breaks out the dog leads people out by speaking and the ventriloquist gets credit for it, but the ventriloquist denies speaking.

It Waits Under the Sea! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Eadeh
Inks:
Al Eadeh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-327

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Felix Bradin; Harry Spahn
Synopsis:
A man plans to traverse the globe completely underwater, but when he sees a tunnel he becomes curious and directs the submarine into it. He becomes trapped in a holding tank for Marineland and won't be found until the exhibit is next opened.
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The Eerie Experiment! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Q. Sale
Inks:
Robert Q. Sale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-288

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Ben Darrow; Howie Barnes; Phil Walker; Mark Nichols; The Friends Club [Peter Ivanov; Barney Graham; John Barr [Joe Berrie]; Henry Adamo [Herbert Franklin]; Wallace]
Synopsis:
Two men in 1977 using a radio attempt to warn a government agent breaking up a communist spy ring in the past.

Time Machine (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-85

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A man's fascination with history leads him to build a time machine and travel to the past, but when he sees the dangers of time travel he destroys the machine and blueprints.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person.

He Wore a Black Beard (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
M-416

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Wally Rogers; Ralph Blaine
Synopsis:
A man living with an inventor is surprised by a visitor who claims to be from the future. The man resents the inventor and comes up with a scheme to frame him with the time traveler's help, but after he steals money and gives it to him, he realizes the time traveler is the future self of the inventor he lives with and the man is not going to frame himself.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ghost Came C.O.D.!
  2. 1. The Ghost Came C.O.D.
  3. 2. The Replacement!
  4. 3. The Voice of Fido!
  5. 4. It Waits Under the Sea!
  6. 5. The Eerie Experiment!
  7. 6. Time Machine
  8. 7. He Wore a Black Beard
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