(Winter 1952)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
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 Hands!/Hex!/They're Driving Me Crazy!/The Little People! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sol Brodsky (?); Christopher Rule (?)
Inks:
?
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Colors: Stan Goldberg states himself.

The Little People (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-555

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
carnival barker; Silas Lewis; Laura Lewis; Lon Lewis; Tim Lewis
Synopsis:
A dwarf surgeon's family is held at the mercy of a cruel carnival barker when the surgeon is arrested for practicing without a license and the barker offers the judge to provide them with work at the circus, sparing them jail. When the barker loses his temper and kills one of the children, the surgeon cuts off his head and exchanges it with that of a dog, exhibiting him as a freak.
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The Hands! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan (signed)
Inks:
Gene Colan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-511

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Gary Birch
Synopsis:
A man with a pair of claws for hands pays for an operation to give him normal hands and on his twenty-fifth birthday, turns into a lobster with a pair of human hands.
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Indexer Notes

Cover story

The Three Doors (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
9347

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Randy Scott (psychologist); Miriam Scott (wife); strange little man (the Devil); Parkington (attorney)
Synopsis:
A man makes a deal with the Devil and then tries to outwit him, unsuccessfully.
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How Mini-Gym Turns Plant Drip into Success Dynamo (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
C. C. Beck
Inks:
C. C. Beck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Joe Bonomo advertisement includes a half page of sequential panel art.

Hex! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-480?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Silas Blackwell; John-Johns (foreman); physician
Synopsis:
A native foreman poisons his cruel boss for his beatings of the laborers but the boss promises to turn over a new leaf if he is given the antidote. The boss is led to a group of trees and he carves an 'X' into one of the healing trees. When he recovers, he goes back to being sadistic, so the foreman poisons him again. The boss just laughs and kills the foreman, but when he returns to the trees, he finds the foreman has had his revenge from beyond the grave for they are all marked with an 'X'.
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They're Driving Me Crazy! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Ernie Bache
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-545

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dr. Henry Johnson; Dr. Milldale; Paul Erskine (assistant): Millie Johnson (wife); green-skinned man
Synopsis:
This story postulates that the people of Earth are in reality the slaves of beings from another dimension who control all thought that people are allowed to have. When an occasion savant arises that produces knowledge the masters don't want people to have, that individual is made nonexistent.
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The Secret of Treasure Cave (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson
Inks:
Ray Thompson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Spike; Gray Shadow

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Hands!/Hex!/They're Driving Me Crazy!/The Little People!
  2. 1. The Little People
  3. 2. The Hands!
  4. 3. The Three Doors
  5. 4. How Mini-Gym Turns Plant Drip into Success Dynamo
  6. 5. Hex!
  7. 6. They're Driving Me Crazy!
  8. 7. The Secret of Treasure Cave
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
  • Peter Croome
  • Chris Brown; M Vassallo; F Motler; J Selegue
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Chris Brown; M Vassallo; F Motler; J Selegue