(April 1952)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Dark Dungeon!/Ghouls Rush In!/The Talking Corpse!/Second Floor Rear! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Colors: Stan Goldberg states himself.

The Dark Dungeon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Ogden Whitney
Inks:
Ogden Whitney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
9788 or 9738

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man keeps mastiffs half-starved in the dungeon so that he can press a button to release them in the event thieves enter his house. His nephew drugs him and wheels his wheelchair into their enclosure so that he will get his money when the dogs finish him. The man's ghost comes back and does the same thing to the nephew.

Second Floor Rear! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Bernard Krigstein
Inks:
Bernard Krigstein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
9863

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A landlady rents an apartment to straw men.

The Flowers of Evil (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
9702

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

story has 2 spot illustrations

Ghouls Rush In (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Dick Ayers
Job Number:
9471

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A body snatcher is thwarted in his efforts by cemetery rats that chew through coffins in order to pull the bodies into their warrens.

Indexer Notes

Greg Gatlin notes: Signed R.A. The first story for Atlas by Dick Ayers, pencils, inks and lettering. Delivered to Stan Lee on 10/12/51.

Off With His Head (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Manny Stallman
Inks:
Manny Stallman (?)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
9821

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An executioner is frightened to death when someone places a mirror in the bottom of his head basket so that he sees his own head in there.

Talking Corpse (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
9806

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
When a medium is exposed as a fake, she shoots her client, but it turns out that she had more ability than she thought she did.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Dark Dungeon!/Ghouls Rush In!/The Talking Corpse!/Second Floor Rear!
  2. 1. The Dark Dungeon
  3. 2. Second Floor Rear!
  4. 3. The Flowers of Evil
  5. 4. Ghouls Rush In
  6. 5. Off With His Head
  7. 6. Talking Corpse
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  • Jim Walls
  • Per Sandell
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  • Chris Brown; M Vassallo; F Motler; J Selegue