(May 1954)

Marvel, 1953 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
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).


Locked In! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Harry Anderson
Inks:
Harry Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

I, The Robot (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Romita (signed)
Inks:
John Romita (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-922

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis:
A robot is given a command to kill the man in the room by someone who wishes to steal it after the robot has slain its creator. When the would-be thief enters the room, the robot slays him as well, then the robot goes out into the night looking for rooms to slay men in.
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Indexer Notes

First apppearance and origin of M-11, the Human Robot of the Agents of Atlas.

Gambler's Haunt (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
D-925

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Statement of Ownership is published on one of these pages.

A Fate Worse Than Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Seymour Moskowitz (signed)
Inks:
Seymour Moskowitz (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-977

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A space explorer takes a poison capsule after learning a hideous female alien has selected him for her mate upon reaching her maturity day. When she reaches this day, she changes her form to that of an attractive Earth woman just as the regretful man gasps out his last breath.
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Only a Beast (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Eadeh
Inks:
Al Eadeh
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
E-14

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A bed-ridden old man hates those who will inherit his money so he establishes hypnotic control of his dimwitted caretaker and convinces him that he loves the woman and her husband is mean to her, so he must kill those who harm the one he loves. He knifes the man, but the woman screams, so he is given the hypnotic command to strangle her. This makes him hate the old man since he has made him kill the one he loves so he tears his throat out like a beast.
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My Other Body! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Katz (signed)
Inks:
Jack Katz (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
D-915

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man's conscience convinces him to steal money from a jewelry store for his girlfriend and then to commit suicide out of remorse for the act.
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Locked In! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell (signed)
Inks:
Bob Powell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
E-59

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A woman trails after her husband for twenty years because, after they murdered a family, he skipped out on her with the loot. She kills Bill, but then the spirits appear and keep her prisoner in a filthy hovel, just like all those hermits she interviewed for twenty years while searching for her husband.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Locked In!
  2. 1. I, The Robot
  3. 2. Gambler's Haunt
  4. 3. A Fate Worse Than Death
  5. 4. Only a Beast
  6. 5. My Other Body!
  7. 6. Locked In!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Steve Jenner
  • 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