(February 1957)

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

The Pyramid's Secret! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

The House of Evil! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-127

Synopsis:
A crook tries to rob an old man who lives in a house with a spell on it and finds that he has exchanged bodies with the old man.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Little Black Box (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Q. Sale (signed)
Inks:
Robert Q. Sale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-208

Synopsis:
A scientist invents a device that makes people susceptible to suggestion and a car salesman gets ahold of it.
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Drawings of Doom! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ted Galindo (signed)
Inks:
Ted Galindo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-275

Synopsis:
A criminal attempts to force an artist whose pictures magically appear in real life to draw him a car with a big stack of money, but the artist simply draws him behind bars.
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The Man with Two Lives! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-235

Synopsis:
Only one of two embezzlers get caught, but the convict threatens to get even with his partner who was not suspected. When the man returns home, he finds a doppelganger of the convict waiting for him. They struggle, and the doppelganger dies during the fight. He hears on the radio that the convict in prison has died at the same moment the doppelganger perishes. He is so flustered by the incident that he confesses his role in the crime to the police.
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Indexer Notes

Previous indexer credited Vince Colletta pencils.

The Wishing Stone (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
H-401

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny (only appearance)
Synopsis:
Johnny finds a magic wishing stone, but wishes it away because magic would make life no fun.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

When the World Vanished! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gray Morrow (signed)
Inks:
Gray Morrow (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-269

Synopsis:
This story postulates that the world is 'cleaned' occasionally and all the people are moved into another world briefly while this is done and then transferred back.
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The Pyramid's Secret (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-242

Synopsis:
An Egyptian tomb raider finds himself with privileged knowledge of a tomb and figures that the only way he could possess this knowledge is if he is the reincarnation of the Pharaoh, but it turns out that he is merely the reincarnation of one of the Pharaoh's slaves and falls victim to one of the tomb's pitfalls.
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Indexer Notes

Forte credits by Michael J. Vassallo, 2002-12-03 (Per Sandell ed.)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Pyramid's Secret!
  2. 1. The House of Evil!
  3. 2. The Little Black Box
  4. 3. Drawings of Doom!
  5. 4. The Man with Two Lives!
  6. 5. The Wishing Stone
  7. 6. When the World Vanished!
  8. 7. The Pyramid's Secret
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Jenner
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers