(March 1954)

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).


Half Man, Half ... ? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath [as RH] (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath [as RH] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Half Man, Half...? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Robert Q. Sale (signed)
Inks:
Robert Q. Sale (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-599

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A scientist invents a cobalt bomb that results in monstrous mutations in a few individuals present at the test site. He hunts them down and shoots them, but when he awakens from the night's work and looks in the bathroom mirror, he sees a monstrous visage glaring back at him. He thinks that he must have been affected as well and uses the gun on himself. The shot wakes his son and wife, but the mother tells her boy it was probably a car backfiring and to go back to sleep. The boy asks his mother how dad will take the joke he played taping a monster picture onto his bathroom mirror.
Reprints:

The Haunted Lake (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
9762

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Night Crawlers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-639

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man who enjoys hunting night crawlers at night strangles his wife when she threatens to leave him and he buries the body in the yard. He can't find any night crawlers in the usual places until he realizes they are all busy devouring his wife's corpse.
Reprints:

The Fake! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Eadeh (signed)
Inks:
Al Eadeh (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-565

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A hag that expertly applies makeup looks for a rich elderly man to support her. She finds one that still thinks she is beautiful even after she removes her disguise because any living thing is beautiful to a...robot.
Reprints:

The Plotters! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-666

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
This story is told from the point of view of ants plotting to conquer humanity.
Reprints:

In The Cardboard Box (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks:
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-636

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An old homicidal maniac uses his disguise as a mute wheelchair bound cripple to throw suspicion off of himself as he cuts off people's heads and collects them as trophies.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Half Man, Half ... ?
  2. 1. Half Man, Half...?
  3. 2. The Haunted Lake
  4. 3. The Night Crawlers
  5. 4. The Fake!
  6. 5. The Plotters!
  7. 6. In The Cardboard Box
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