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(January 1953)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
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:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Tarantula!/The Woman Who Wasn't!/Jaws of Death!/He Kept Him in Stiches! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

The Woman Who Wasn't (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
B-546

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
In a wealthy land beneath Greece, descendants of Medusa deal with thieves by incorporating them into their snake-heads.
Reprints:

The Lion's Mouth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Robbins ?
Inks:
Ed Robbins ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-641

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A lion-tamer hates his wife and so he trains the lion that he puts his head in to hate her too. His wife decides to get rid of him by sewing a picture of herself on the skullcap he wears when he puts his head in the lion's mouth.
Reprints:

The Thing in the Cave (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Krigstein ? (illustration)
Inks:
Bernard Krigstein ? (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-470

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

He Kept Him in Stitches (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Larry Woromay
Inks:
Larry Woromay
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
B-656

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A surgeon gets the chance to operate on a Communist overlord and leaves his scalpel inside of him near his heart so that when he recovers enough in two days to move, he will die.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Larry Woromay art per Dr. Michael J. Vassallo.

Jaws of Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Cal Massey (signed)
Inks:
Cal Massey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-495

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
When a bank-robber's partner runs out on him and leaves him behind for the police, his ghost fools the sap with false promises of stolen money hidden in the alligator pit into getting devoured.
Reprints:

The Tarantula! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hy Rosen
Inks:
Hy Rosen ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-422

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A village is victimized by vampire tarantulas.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Tarantula!/The Woman Who Wasn't!/Jaws of Death!/He Kept Him in Stiches!
  2. 1. The Woman Who Wasn't
  3. 2. The Lion's Mouth
  4. 3. The Thing in the Cave
  5. 4. He Kept Him in Stitches
  6. 5. Jaws of Death
  7. 6. The Tarantula!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • 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