(September 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

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sol Brodsky (signed)
Inks:
Sol Brodsky (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Sol Brodsky signature noted by Gary Watson, April 2008; formerly identified as Forte pencils by Bob Bailey, December, 2002.

The Man in Black! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-230

Characters:
Lurton Gaxton
Synopsis:
A ruthless businessman, Lurton Gaxton, is taught a lesson in compassion for the little guy by a mysterious man in black.

Indexer Notes

Characters from John Kaminski via the GCD Error list.

Shadow on the Sand! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-194

Synopsis:
A criminal falls in love with the inhabitant of a mirage.

He Stayed Down Too Long! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Q. Sale
Inks:
Robert Q. Sale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-242

Characters:
Kor; Mason
Synopsis:
A cruel boss of native pearl divers, Mason, tries to out-dive a stranger who has appeared on the island so that he will not lose face in front of the natives, but the stranger, named Kor, is a water-breathing alien who easily outlasts him.

Indexer Notes

Characters from John Kaminski via the GCD Error List.

The Secret of the Old House! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Bob McCarty
Inks:
Bob McCarty
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-210

Synopsis:
Three men try to rob some old men in a spooky house, but find their youth stolen from them.

Indexer Notes

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

Strange Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely ? (illustration)
Inks:
Joe Maneely ? (illustration)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-440

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Alfred Pook; Harold; Dr. Smith
Synopsis:
A man becomes confused over directions to the dentist and as a result accidentally pilots an expedition to claim a new planet.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Secret of the Oraquiis! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Forgione
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-217

Synopsis:
A trader masquerades as a native in order to find the secret burial place of their kings, but a flash of lightning renders him amnesic.

No Bars Could Hold Him! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-307

Characters:
The Great Gordoni; Sheriff Aubry Nebb
Synopsis:
An escape artist criminal, "The Great Gordoni", is placed in a cell with so many keys that it should take him about twenty years to figure out which one opens the cell door.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Characters from John Kaminski via the GCD Error list.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
  2. 1. The Man in Black!
  3. 2. Shadow on the Sand!
  4. 3. He Stayed Down Too Long!
  5. 4. The Secret of the Old House!
  6. 5. Strange Mission
  7. 6. Secret of the Oraquiis!
  8. 7. No Bars Could Hold Him!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Thomas G. Lammers
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers