(November 1955)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Western Fiction Publishing Co., 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

Escape to Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

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

Escape to Nowhere (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-799

Synopsis:
When a slothful man climbs a rope and finds himself in a world where excess labor and noise are punished with death, he escapes back down the rope into his own world, and resolves to turn over a new leaf.

The Money Tree (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-977

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Billy Anderson; Tom Anderson; Amy Anderson
Synopsis:
A young boy's father scoffs when his son tries to grow a money tree, but the world is astonished when he succeeds.
Reprints:

The New Gimmick (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Bob Forgione
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-779

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A sci fi writer tries to interest a TV producer three times in a script about life on the moon. The producer fires him because he knows the moon is lifeless. When rocket travel to the moon becomes feasible, the producer gets the idea of filming a TV special of the trip, and when he arrives on the moon he is shocked to find the writer there who says he was born there.

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per Biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 24, #9, September 2013.

The Red World (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Lawrence
Inks:
Mort Lawrence
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-767

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
The first arrivals on Mars are surprised to find that Jonathan Swift was there before them.

Indexer Notes

Inspired by the passage in Jonathan Swift's Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World in Four Parts ... by Lemuel Gulliver (1726), in which reference is made to the discovery by Laputian astronomers of two moons orbiting Mars. The two actual moons, Phobos and Deimos, were not discovered until 1877. Note and change of page count from 5 to 4 per Tom Lammers via the Timely-Atlas Group (timely-atlas@yahoogroups.com) April 2010.

Under His Hat! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-783

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
An angel who does charitable works refuses to remove his hat until a dying old woman asks him to doff his hat out of respect for a lady. He does so, but only after everyone else has left the room, as he does not want to reveal his halo.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Mystery That Couldn't Be Solved! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
G-788

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Scientists send up monkeys into space twice and both times the rocket comes back empty. The scientists draw the erroneous conclusion that space disintegrates physiological matter and give up on space travel, but what actually happened was that the monkeys were taken prisoner by hostile aliens who plan to invade until they realize the monkeys are of limited intelligence. If such creatures could build and pilot a rocket, they reason, the Earth men must have many advanced weapons and so they call off the invasion.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Escape to Nowhere!
  2. 1. Escape to Nowhere
  3. 2. The Money Tree
  4. 3. The New Gimmick
  5. 4. The Red World
  6. 5. Under His Hat!
  7. 6. The Mystery That Couldn't Be Solved!
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