(March 1953)

Marvel, 1952 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:
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

Information for this index from Frank Motler via the Yahoo Timely-Atlas-Comics list (3 January 2008).


The Man in the Morgue! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Specimen! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A scientist plots to use a mermaid from Atlantis to gain world renown and so he lies to her that he loves her until he can build an escape-proof tank. Unfortunately for him, she has the exact same intentions for him and drags him down to Atlantis so they can use him as a specimen to model how human males appear in order to create an invasion force.
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Hunger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Brown (signed)
Inks:
David Gantz (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-739

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A butcher poisons his ex-partner's meat locker in order to drive him out of business but then comes back later to make sure he did not leave any evidence behind and gets himself locked in. Over the course of several days he waits for someone to come and let him out, but no one comes. He resists the temptation to eat the meat and eventually starves. When his body is found the owner wonders why he did not eat the meat since the inspector had declared it unfit and made him replace the entire locker with fresh stock.
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Ashes to Ashes! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-779

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A woman burns her uncle to death before learning that the directions to his fortune are tattooed in a map upon his back.
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The Broken Step (Table of Contents)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (illustration)
Inks:
? (illustration)
Colors:
? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-877

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

from statement: Editor: Stan Lee Managing editor: Martin Goodman Bus. Mngr: Monroe Froehlich, Jr
all quoting 270 Park Ave., NYC
Owners: 20th Century Comics Corp, Jerome A. Perles, Morris Siegel, all quoting 270 Park Ave., NYC again. signed: Monroe Froehlich, Jr
Tess Harwood, Notary public No. 08-6797825 (Bronx County) 9th September 1952

The Man in the Morgue (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A hoodlum spends his last buck for a psychic reading and is told that his luck will change. After spending the night in an alley with nothing to eat an elderly man approaches him and he strangles him in order to rob him. The cops give chase and gun him down. The police wonder why the elderly man was in such a run down area and look through his papers to discover he was a lawyer looking for the hoodlum who killed him in order to inform him that he had just come into a large inheritance.
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Lost! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney ?
Inks:
Jim Mooney ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-749

Genre:
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Criminals hide loot in a cave and one is arrested and serves a jail sentence of twenty years. When he is released he goes back to the cave and shoots the man and woman who were lost in there for twenty years, but their son kills him.
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Indexer Notes

art speculation from atlastales.com

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man in the Morgue!
  2. 1. The Specimen!
  3. 2. Hunger
  4. 3. Ashes to Ashes!
  5. 4. The Broken Step
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership
  7. 6. The Man in the Morgue
  8. 7. Lost!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Dwayne Best
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Borre
  • Ethan Hoddes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers