(February 1962)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas Magazines, Inc.
Brand:
MC
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Distributed to newstands in December 1961. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website. Unsourced arrival date of November 30, 1962 previously indexed.


I Don't Believe in Ghosts! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mr. Jordan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

Beware! He Isn't Human! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-493

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Eric Krugg; Diane Harper
Synopsis:
A Hollywood special effects man builds an android to slay a woman who rejected his advances because she was "waiting". After he sends the robot to the museum where she works, he relaxes for a sufficient time, and then is startled when she appears at the door with the robot. She reveals that she too, is a robot, and she was "waiting" for a robot to be a mate. The two machines slowly approach him as he backs towards an open window which he falls through.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script and inks added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

The Radio (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
F-946

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bill Barton; Mr. Sparks
Synopsis:
A ham radio enthusiast picks up a genie on one frequency but wastes his three wishes before he knows what's happening.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Sequence added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

I Don't Believe in...Ghosts! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-494

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Mr. Jordan; Wilbur Weems
Synopsis:
A man offers fifty thousand dollars to anyone who can show him a ghost but, time after time, he proves that there is a rational explanation behind the sightings. It turns out he does this because he is a ghost himself, and wants to prevent haunted houses from being demolished, rendering their occupants homeless.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script and inks added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

The last page includes an advertisement for the debut of The Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series).

When Aliens Walk the Earth! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?
Job Number:
V-495

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Earth is terrified by the appearance of a flying saucer, but the people are relieved to see the aliens are small and elf-like. They explain that they are peaceful and open contact, changing after they leave into their true insectoid forms, which would have frightened the humans into attacking them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.).

They Were Only Scarecrows! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
V-496

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Ben Hobbs; Reuben; Clem; Simon Hobbs
Synopsis:
A man tries to get his uncle, who talks to scarecrows, committed to an asylum so that he can take over his farm. When he takes the sheriff out to speak with his uncle the sheriff returns visibly shaken and tells the nephew to butt out of the farmer's business. The farmer has revealed to the sheriff that the reason he talks to the scarecrows as his friends is that he himself is one.

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Script added by Bob Bailey, 12 August 2005 (Per Sandell ed.)

The last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. I Don't Believe in Ghosts!
  2. 1. Beware! He Isn't Human!
  3. 2. The Radio
  4. 3. I Don't Believe in...Ghosts!
  5. 4. When Aliens Walk the Earth!
  6. 5. They Were Only Scarecrows!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Roger Brochu
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