(June 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

Additional information from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo [as Doc. V], 5/28/2006.


The Four-Armed Man! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

A Vampire Is Born (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Fred Kida
Inks:
Fred Kida
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-814

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
This story reveals that Stalin was a vampire.
Reprints:

Escape to the Moon! (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-753

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Joe Borden; Professor Ernst Gruber
Synopsis:
A spy fails in his effort to steal an element required in the construction of a hydrogen bomb so he knows he faces death if caught by the police or the Communists. He reads of a rocket to the moon and thinks if he can get aboard that he will be safe, but he doesn't realize the test rocket is not large enough to hold a human passenger.
Reprints:

The Scheming Woman (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely ?
Inks:
Joe Maneely ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
C-520

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

story has 1 spot illustration

Genius! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-807

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Gerald Morsden
Synopsis:
A super intellect grows tired among life on Earth as mere humans are like children to him when he receives a telepathic message from what appears to be a beautiful woman on Saturn imploring him to build a rocket to journey to her. He does so, but when he arrives she removes her mask to kiss him, revealing herself to be a hideous hag.
Reprints:

The Madman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-683

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Jane Bryant
Synopsis:
Nurse Jane Bryant arrives at the mysterious Hagstone Sanitarium for a job, but she is really there on a secret mission of her own.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A similar plot to "The Four-Armed Men" from Tales to Astonish #26

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Four-Armed Man!
  2. 1. A Vampire Is Born
  3. 2. Escape to the Moon!
  4. 3. The Scheming Woman
  5. 4. Genius!
  6. 5. The Madman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Walls
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walls
  • Terry Vraspir