(October 1953)

Marvel, 1953 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Hercules Publishing Corporation
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Format:
4 Color; Standard Golden Age US; Newsprint; Saddle-Stitched; On-Going Series

Issue Notes

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


The Lizard Man! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Carl Burgos
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Lizard-Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks:
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-332

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A representative of an underground race of lizard-men asks the leaders of UN countries for some surface territory for their people. When he is rebuffed, he releases volcanic activity upon the surface world.
Reprints:

The Werewolf Was Afraid (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
John Romita
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-159

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An English sports hunter journeys to Austria with the intention of hunting werewolves. Since his sense of fair play doesn't allow him to kill any animal in cold blood without first provoking it to attack, he is mortified when he comes upon a werewolf in a clearing sitting upon a stone reading a poetry book while sniffing flowers. The Englishman thinks that this just won't do and calls the werewolf all sorts of nasty names but the werewolf just tells him to leave him alone and stop bothering him. Finally the Englishman thinks of what the boys back home will say about his failure and this makes his blood boil with rage. Suddenly, the werewolf springs forward and knocks his gun away. "Not so brave without your gun, are you?" The werewolf devours the hunter explaining that the English are so droll he has to work them into a froth as they are better-tasting meals hot-blooded then cold.
Reprints:

The Collector (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
D-272

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Face of Horror (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils:
Russ Heath [as R. H.] (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath [as R. H.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-325

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Derck Winters is quite possibly the ugliest man in the world. Trapped within a pitiful existence, Derck's shame prevents him from forming any sort of social bonds including friendships, romantic relationships or even the ability to hold a job. He once consulted a plastic surgeon, but the doctor told him that there was only man in the world skillful enough to change his face. His name is Basil Blake, but he lives in London and charges $10,000 per operation. Derck cannot even afford airfare to England let alone the cost of the operation. More morose than ever, Derck leaves his apartment and crosses the street. A car strikes him knocking him to the ground. Derck is uninjured, but upon seeing the affluence of the man who struck him, decides to take advantage of the situation. The man is apologetic and offers to help. Derck demands money for his "injuries" or else he will sue him. The man gives him $500, but Derck knows that he can get more. He flies into a rage and strangles the man. As the driver falls dead to the ground, Derck rifles through his wallet. Mad fits of hysterical laughter overwhelm him as he sees the I.D. of the man he just murdered - Basil Blake, the plastic surgeon.
Reprints:

3-Dimensions (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath [as R. H.] (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath [as R. H.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-233

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The same story as the third story in Amazing Adult Fantasy #8

The Wooden Woman (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Eadeh ?; Bob Fujitani ?
Inks:
Al Eadeh ?; Bob Fujitani ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-255

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The same story as the Ditko story in Tales to Astonish #13.
Bob Fujitani credits from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Menace (Marvel, 2009 Series) #1.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Lizard Man!
  2. 1. The Lizard-Man
  3. 2. The Werewolf Was Afraid
  4. 3. The Collector
  5. 4. The Face of Horror
  6. 5. 3-Dimensions
  7. 6. The Wooden Woman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
  • Ethan Hoddes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walls
  • Terry Vraspir