(May 1956)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
typeset

Out of the Darkness (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-243

Synopsis:
Leonardo Da Vinci builds a spacecraft and sends it off to populate an entire planet with robots.

Indexer Notes

Features Italian polymath Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519).

The Mystery of the Doomed Derelict! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-242

Synopsis:
A cruel sea captain is cursed until he can find a crew that will serve under him willingly and respect him but the leopard seems unable to change his spots.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Vault of Evil (Marvel, 1973 series) #4

Indexer Notes

Features a sea captain named Josiah Wedgwood; no relation to the English potter Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795).

The Man in the Mirror! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-188

Synopsis:
When a timid fellow buys a mirror at an auction, it turns him into a real man.

While the Town Sleeps! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Inks:
Kurt Schaffenberger
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-56

Synopsis:
The statue of the Dutch boy plugs the hole in the dike with his finger.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Where Monsters Dwell (Marvel, 1970 series) #20

Indexer Notes

Inspired by the story of the "Hero of Haarlem," the little Dutch boy with his finger in the dike, first told in "Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates" by Mary Mapes Dodge (1865).

New Century (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-391

Behind the Mask (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-203

Synopsis:
When a man tries to use a handsome mask to get rich women to marry him they keep dissolving as he proposes. When he has a change in attitude and tries to help a poor girl, he is honest with her that he is only wearing a mask, but when he removes it he finds his homely face has now come to resemble the handsome mask.

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per biblio info published in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol. 26, No. 4, April 2015.

This Primitive Planet! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-137

Synopsis:
A new metal worker at the shop builds a flying saucer out of scraps during his spare time to leave Earth.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Out of the Darkness
  3. 2. The Mystery of the Doomed Derelict!
  4. 3. The Man in the Mirror!
  5. 4. While the Town Sleeps!
  6. 5. New Century
  7. 6. Behind the Mask
  8. 7. This Primitive Planet!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers