(March 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:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sam Kweskin; Carl Burgos [panels]
Inks:
Sam Kweskin; Carl Burgos [panels]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Colors: Stan Goldberg states himself.

I Die Too Often (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Gil Kane ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-933

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A convicted killer has a repeating dream of dying in the electric chair. Finally, the event is real and he is relieved the dreams have stopped in the peace of death...until he hears the warden summon his ghost from its grave and back through the green door. He realizes that he is damned to an eternity of executions.
Reprints:

The Window (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-959

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Howard Stevens
Synopsis:
A lawyer's hotel window looks out on an alien landscape, allowing him to discover the Martian plan to conquer Earth.
Reprints:

The Vandals! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-947

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
When four vandals enter a museum at night to cut off the gold heads from a hydra idol, they end with their heads placed upon the evil idol.

Casper's Boss! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Landau
Inks:
Ken Landau
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-852

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
When his smoker boss doesn't lend him the money he needs for his wife's operation and she dies, a man ties the smoker up in a shed filled with explosives.

They Don't Complain (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Kweskin
Inks:
Sam Kweskin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-921/971?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
This story postulates that dead people remain aware and sensate during their autopsies.
Reprints:

Red as a Lobster (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney (signed)
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-784

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Lobsters get their revenge on a diver who likes to boil them alive in order to observe their suffering by herding him into a hot-spring.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 ? page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of ownership: Current Detective Stories; Editor: Stan Lee; Managing editor: Martin Goodman; Business manager: Monroe Froehlich, Jr.; Owners: Current Detective Stories, Martin Goodman, Jerome A. Perles, Morris Siegel; Notary public: Tess Harwood, signed 8 September 1952

Location in issue is unknown.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. I Die Too Often
  3. 2. The Window
  4. 3. The Vandals!
  5. 4. Casper's Boss!
  6. 5. They Don't Complain
  7. 6. Red as a Lobster
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Dwayne Best
  • 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