(April 1956)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
20th Century Comic Corp.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
4 Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

It Happened at Midnight! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo gave this as an Everett art credit and noted that Carl Burgos altered the man's face. The unaltered cover was used for the cover of Creepy Worlds #90. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. compared the two covers in Photoshop, and notes that the wall and the coat, as well as the man's face, have been redrawn for the Creepy Worlds cover. Based on internal evidence, this Astonishing cover came first and it is probably by Burgos. The Creepy Worlds cover art style resembles Everett somewhat, but Jim doesn't believe that Everett had anything to do with either version. Color credit per Stan Goldberg.

It Happened at Midnight! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Benulis (signed)
Inks:
Bill Benulis (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H-739

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A writer thinks up a story about aliens from another dimension who pull a man off the street at midnight and then the same thing happens to him, but the men identity themselves as FBI men looking for an undesirable alien.

Indexer Notes

Credit and Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

One of Our Ships is Missing! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett ?
Job Number:
H-781

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
Trains, planes, and bicycles disappear as the Martian king seeks a gift for his son, the prince.

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit from his record books, per Robin Snyder's the Comics, Vol 25, No. 6, June 2014.

Credit and Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

The Man Behind the Mask! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H-814

Synopsis:
A wealthy miller conducts acts of charity behind a wooden mask, but when events turn for the worse and he has nothing left to contribute, he makes one last trip. As he waits alone with no food, he is surprised to receive gifts from the people he has helped. They tell him that they saw it was him on his last visit, but he says he was wearing the mask. When he takes it out and looks at it, he is astonished to see that it now resembles his face.

Indexer Notes

Forte credit by Michael J. Vassallo , 2002-12-03 (Per Sandell ed.)

Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

The Plants (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

The Thing in the Box! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H-671

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
People find a small box with a mirror inside that shows them their true faces.

Indexer Notes

Credit and Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

There's No Tomorrow (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H-873

Synopsis:
A pirate captures a gypsy scow and a gypsy foretells that the captain's experience tomorrow will be to be stuck in a gale and arrested by the Spanish army. A day goes by uneventfully, but the next day, the prophecy comes true and the captain resolves to hunt down the Gypsy for working her magic on Thursday instead of Wednesday as she said. His Spanish jailers inform him that it is Wednesday, as the gale has pushed his ship across the international date line.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

When Ends the Dream! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jay Scott Pike (signed)
Inks:
Jay Scott Pike (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
H-863

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
Four sailors find an island where their dreams come true.

Indexer Notes

Credit and Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. It Happened at Midnight!
  2. 1. It Happened at Midnight!
  3. 2. One of Our Ships is Missing!
  4. 3. The Man Behind the Mask!
  5. 4. The Plants
  6. 5. The Thing in the Box!
  7. 6. There's No Tomorrow
  8. 7. When Ends the Dream!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walls
  • Thomas G. Lammers