(April 1953)

Marvel, 1953 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Hercules Publishing Corporation
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

Detailed content information from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo [as Doc. V] (June 8, 2005).


Burton's Blood (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Man in Black (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
George Tuska [as G.T.] (signed)
Inks:
George Tuska [as G.T.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-289

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A communist agent mistakes his contact for the man he is supposed to kill.
Reprints:

Fair Exchange (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
C-368

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Burton's Blood! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-288

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A vampire sleeps for years after gorging on all the blood available to him in the atomic war of 1998. When he awakens and looks for another victim, he is astonished to find that humans died out long ago and only the human-like robots are left.
Reprints:

Rocket to the Moon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee [as S. L.] (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-290

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A lab assistant builds a rocket that will travel to the moon and volunteers to fly it, but his boss wants the credit, so he knocks him out and takes off. Unfortunately for him, the rocket is only one way.
Reprints:

On with the Dance! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-287

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A dancer who wants a part threatens the girl who got it with a gun to resign. Unfortunately for her, this girl is a witch, and she hexes the dancer to dance in place without ever stopping until she starves to death and even then her corpse dances on and on.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Burton's Blood
  2. 1. The Man in Black
  3. 2. Fair Exchange
  4. 3. Burton's Blood!
  5. 4. Rocket to the Moon
  6. 5. On with the Dance!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walls
  • Terry Vraspir