(April 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 Mystery of the Silent Fog! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Severin
Inks:
John Severin
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
typeset

Mystery of the Silent Fog! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-702

Synopsis:
When a typical American small town finds itself being transported through space the mayor hits upon the idea of ordering all the townspeople to dress outlandishly and do crazy things in the street so that they won't be typical and the aliens will lose interest in studying them. It works.

The Fish Men! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marvin Stein
Inks:
Marvin Stein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-637

Synopsis:
Fish men plot to take over the surface, but when they actually venture up there, they find the limitless space psychologically discomforting and the sun burns their skin. They return to the home beneath the waves that they are familiar with.

Indexer Notes

Features the legendary city of Atlantis, first described in Timaeus and Critias by Plato (360 BC).

The Broken Statue (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-718

Reprints: show reprint note before migration

The Betrayer (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-589

Synopsis:
A soldier who had amnesia in the war feels driven to find out the name of the one who betrayed his squad to the Germans so he pulls a gun on the mayor of the town the ambush occurred in to make him talk. The mayor begs him to let the past rest, but the man insists. The mayor tells him that his amnesia has prevented him from recalling that he is the betrayer.

The Too-Perfect Crime! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Morisi
Inks:
Pete Morisi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-576

Synopsis:
A car thief invents a camera that allows him to shrink cars. The police become suspicious of him when multiple cars that he has photographed are reported as stolen and pay him a visit. He turns the camera on himself and after he has shrunk down, realizes that he has no way to activate the camera to restore himself to normal size.

The City That Died! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-646

Synopsis:
A man stumbles over a 'light image' of an Aztec city that died hundreds of years ago. The image disappears, and the man misplaces his treasure.

Indexer Notes

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

Midnight on the Moor! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
L-660

Indexer Notes

A "Hound of the Baskervilles"-type story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mystery of the Silent Fog!
  2. 1. Mystery of the Silent Fog!
  3. 2. The Fish Men!
  4. 3. The Broken Statue
  5. 4. The Betrayer
  6. 5. The Too-Perfect Crime!
  7. 6. The City That Died!
  8. 7. Midnight on the Moor!
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