(November 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

Something Strange about Smithtown! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

The Man with No Face! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Q. Sale
Inks:
Robert Q. Sale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-474

Synopsis:
A mind-reading detective pursues a criminal until he falls in love with his daughter and resolves to turn himself in.

At the Stroke of Midnight! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Reed Crandall
Inks:
Reed Crandall
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-623

Synopsis:
An alien from another dimension volunteers to share knowledge of atomic energy, but the humans are suspicious that he is a spy so he returns to his own world.

The King of the Lions (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-507

Reprints: show reprint note before migration

The Only Woman! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Herb Familton
Inks:
Herb Familton
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-631

Synopsis:
A man steals a pendant from a museum hoping that it get him a girlfriend, but the mummy's undead guards retrieve it from him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Familton credit per Frank Motler and Michael J. Vassallo from Atlas Tales.

A Knock at the Door (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-670

Synopsis:
A man has a doll made to resemble a relative so he can torment it hoping that the man will feel pain as well but the other dolls from the shop that it was made come to the doll's rescue.

Something Strange about Smithtown! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Certa
Inks:
Joe Certa
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-580

Indexer Notes

a similar motif to "Invasion of the Body Snatchers"

When They Wake Up! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-516

Synopsis:
Cave explorers find men in suspended animation who possess advanced technology from an ancient civilization and lie to them that present day humanity is evil so they will help them conquer. The sleepers simply drug the two explorers so that they will join them in their sleep until they are awakened in a civilized era.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Something Strange about Smithtown!
  2. 1. The Man with No Face!
  3. 2. At the Stroke of Midnight!
  4. 3. The King of the Lions
  5. 4. The Only Woman!
  6. 5. A Knock at the Door
  7. 6. Something Strange about Smithtown!
  8. 7. When They Wake Up!
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