(February 1953)

Marvel, 1952 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:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint with Glossy Covers
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format:
was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Indexed from information from atlastales.com.


Killer in the Streets! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Madman! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (unsigned)
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-688

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
George Wright; Henry Roscoe; Helen Wright
Synopsis:
A serious actor, portraying Hamlet, sees his star begin to lose some lustre when nepotism rears its head and the producer's cousin is made his understudy. The understudy proceeds to sabotage the actor to the point where he accidentally kills the actor's wife by mistake. Driven mad by his loss, the actor kills the understudy, finally giving him the perfect part to play, as we see his decapitated head being used as Yorick's skull in the play.

Danger - Quicksand! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath ?
Inks:
Russ Heath ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-587

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Slade Lansing; The Hermit; general store keeper
Synopsis:
A thief decides to lay low in a small town and learns that an old hermit miser has a fortune in his shack somewhere in the dangerous swamp. He lets The Hermit find a pair of new shoes with soles that he's coated with phosphorescent paint. That night, he proceeds to follow The Hermit to his shack and kills him, taking all the money. On his way out of the swamp, he becomes trapped in quicksand. As he's sinking, he realizes his fatal error. Instead of the luminous footprints, he's been fooled by the light of fireflies.

A Killer in the Street (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Art Wallace (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-601

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Detective Steve Braddock; Mrs. Christine Braddock; the Chief
Synopsis:
A police detective is obsessed with a serial killer whose victims are all young pretty women in red dresses. When his wife buys a red dress, he insists that she take it back and she reluctantly agrees. Working late on the case, he has no time to go home and they agree to meet downtown for dinner. He sees she's wearing the red dress after all and flies into a rage. Too late, she realizes that he is the killer.

Indexer Notes

Cover story. On the cover, the man appears to "Hulk out", even turning green in the process.

This House Is Haunted! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-652

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Adam Benson; Josiah Benson; Hank; Lem
Synopsis:
Josiah Benson's son Adam inherits his dilapidated property where four squatters play poker. Adam gives them notice, to no avail, because they know the place is haunted and unrentable. They tell Adam that his father was crazy. (The place was like a Hotel California: guests went in but not out.) Skeptical, Adam searches, despite strange noises and is killed by several creatures, chained and devolved humans that were originally Josiah's guests. Then we learn that the squatters are ghosts, having been similarly killed, and who know they'll soon have a fifth player joining them soon.

The Wooden Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Benulis ?
Inks:
Bill Benulis ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-789

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Chick Black; a little girl; Aggie the babysitter; Bill and his girl friend; Mr. Monroe; John the guard; two young boys and their mother
Synopsis:
Chick Black is a midget who looks like a wooden dummy. His modus operandi is to let people find him and take him in, whereupon he robs them, using his unique appearance and size to elude capture. On his latest heist, Chick shoots and kills a guard. Escaping to a train, Chick is found amongst the luggage by two boys who argue over ownership of the dummy. The mother suggests that whoever guesses what the toy is made of, wood or sawdust, gets to keep it. Using a hacksaw, the mother prepares to use it as Chick starts to sweat. The last panel asks, "What would you do if you were in Chick's place?"

Indexer Notes

Yes, whenever I'm on a train I always see young kids ask for hacksaws and get them.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Killer in the Streets!
  2. 1. The Madman!
  3. 2. Danger - Quicksand!
  4. 3. A Killer in the Street
  5. 4. This House Is Haunted!
  6. 5. The Wooden Man
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Jim Van Dore
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers