(February 1955)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Format:
4 Color; Standard Golden Age US; Newsprint; Saddle-Stitched; On-Going Series

Five Fingers! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Credits per Atlastales.com and Nick Caputo.

The Man Who Bought a Dingbat (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F-381

Synopsis:
A used car salesman takes as a trade-in a car that transports him to another planet where he becomes stranded without gas among hostile alien creatures.

Indexer Notes

Title, page count and job number from www.atlastales.com.

The Journey (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
B-213

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Jon Randall; Hannes Bache
Synopsis:
An artist alters a matter transmitter to create images out of the human imagination, but more than just the image of the imagined monster is created.
Reprints:

Five Fingers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Hodge (signed)
Inks:
Paul Hodge ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F-461

Synopsis:
A pickpocket creates a wax hand so that he can set it in his coat while his real hand does his dirty deeds. When he picks the wrong tough guy target, the guy feels his wallet being lifted and tells the thief he doesn't have time to find a cop but he is going to punish him by mashing his hand. The thief shifts his real hand inside his coat so that the wax hand takes the beating. When he's standing next to a cop on train, the resentful wax hand pulls the cop's gun and points it at the cop's partner who shoots the thief dead.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Title, page count, artist and job number from www.atlastales.com.

The Rookie (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F-465

Indexer Notes

This is retold in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #43 (May 1963) as "Frankie's Fast Ball" by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Title, page count and job number from www.atlastales.com.

Farewell-Moon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howie Post
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F-390

Synopsis:
Werewolves on the moon led by a tyrant plot to conquer Earth so they send a scout that, if slain, will cause them to cancel their invasion plans. The creature is doglike enough in appearance to be found and taken in by a little girl who showers love upon him so he returns to his spaceship and pulls the self-destruct lever before heading back to his new home.

Indexer Notes

Title, page count, artist and job number from www.atlastales.com.

While Death Waits (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan (signed)
Inks:
Gene Colan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
F-498

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A miner trapped by a cave-in, figuring rescue impossible, confesses to his buddies that he's a murderer but then they are rescued nonetheless.
Keywords:
miners; miners' lamps; mining

Indexer Notes

Title, page count, artist and job number from www.atlastales.com. Colan inks per Timely/Atlas list discussion.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Five Fingers!
  2. 1. The Man Who Bought a Dingbat
  3. 2. The Journey
  4. 3. Five Fingers
  5. 4. The Rookie
  6. 5. Farewell-Moon
  7. 6. While Death Waits
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Dwayne Best
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
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