(December 1952)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Most of this information for this index provided by Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker, September 2010 and atlastales.com.


A Coffin for Carlos! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Empty Bus! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores (signed)
Inks:
Syd Shores (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-247

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A mobster gets on a bus during a rainy night that has no other riders in order to track down one of his former boys who took it on the lam. Suddenly a strange old man appears beside him and offers to tell him a story. He foretells the mobster's death at the hand of the younger man as they struggle for the mobster's gun, but the criminal does not heed the prophecy and gets off the bus to meet with his appointed destiny.
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Harry's Hobby! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-221

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Harry Botts; Stella Botts
Synopsis:
An abusive wife pushes her husband past his breaking point.

Foolproof! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed) [as R.H.]
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed) [as R.H.]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-237

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A greedy landlord torches his building to collect the insurance but forgets one little detail in his plan.
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No Such Animal? (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath ?
Inks:
Russ Heath ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-115

Genre:
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Text story with spot illustration.

For More Hair-Raising Weird Marvel Tales... (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

House ad for various Atlas horror titles has a skeleton advising us not to miss Journey into Unknown Worlds #14; Mystery Tales #6; Uncanny Tales #4; Journey into Mystery #4; and Adventures into Terror #13, all cover dated December 1952. Partial covers shown.

Peter and the Puppet! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Benulis (signed)
Inks:
Jack Abel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-236

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Peter Phillips; Oscar (the puppet); Mary Brown
Synopsis:
A ventriloquist's dummy is actually alive and becomes a rival for his girlfriend's affections.
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A Coffin for Carlos! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Perlin (signed)
Inks:
Abe Simon (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-198

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Carlos Lopes; Ricardo Lopes
Synopsis:
A man visits a convicted killer in jail and offers to sell him a pill for five hundred dollars that will make him appear dead in order to cheat the electric chair. Once he has been buried, he will dig him up. The killer agrees, but has no money, so he extorts it out of his brother. He takes the pill and it works, but instead of taking him to the morgue, the police wheel him into a group of medical students with scalpels. It turns out his brother sold his body to dissection study for five hundred dollars.
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Indexer Notes

cover story

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Coffin for Carlos!
  2. 1. The Empty Bus!
  3. 2. Harry's Hobby!
  4. 3. Foolproof!
  5. 4. No Such Animal?
  6. 5. For More Hair-Raising Weird Marvel Tales...
  7. 6. Peter and the Puppet!
  8. 7. A Coffin for Carlos!
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