(May 1951)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

art credits from atlastales.com


The Dark Dungeon/The Day I Died!/The Forbidden Drink!/The Man With No Face (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Black Dungeon (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8129

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A woman befriends an ugly man who works for her as a servant. The town tailor wants her as his wife and so the ugly servant resolves to protect her from his evil, but the tailor succeeds in leaving Otto to die in the black dungeon. As he is leaving the cemetery, he still hears Otto's voice trailing after him promising to protect the young lady...always. The woman is forced into an unwanted marriage with the brutish tailor who keeps her prisoner in her own home. To cheer herself up, she clothes one of the ugly tailor's dummies and refers to it as "Otto". One day, her husband becomes violent with her and the dummy gets up and strangles him.
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The Faceless Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8083

Synopsis:
A man's unconscious manifestation eggs him on to embezzle from the bank and when he shoots the figure to be free of him, he realizes in his last moments that he has shot himself.

The Day I Die (Table of Contents)

comic story / ? pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Allen Bellman ?
Inks:
Allen Bellman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8097

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis:
A man awaiting execution agrees to exchange bodies with a Venusian only to discover the alien is likewise a convict scheduled for death.

The Shivering Flame (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

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The Forbidden Drink (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Tumlinson ?
Inks:
Pete Tumlinson ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
8104

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An aging actor offers to "sell his soul" for the chance to be young again and woo the beautiful young girl of his eye. No sooner does he utter the words, when a mysterious man appears at his door offering him a jug of water he claims is from the fountain of youth. He says he will claim payment...later...and vanishes. The actor is doubtful it could actually work, but drinks from the jug anyways and finds to his surprise that he is a young man once again. The first thing he thinks to do to drive to the young lady's house and propose for a second time that day, but when he arrives and proposes she laughs at him again. He demands to know why she is laughing and she says "This is rich! Two proposals in one day. One from an old man and one from a boy. Even little boys fall for me!" The actor realizes it's true and he's still getting younger even as a boy. He fears venturing into the night for he knows the sinister creature is waiting to collect his soul.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Dark Dungeon/The Day I Died!/The Forbidden Drink!/The Man With No Face
  2. 1. The Black Dungeon
  3. 2. The Faceless Man
  4. 3. The Day I Die
  5. 4. The Shivering Flame
  6. 5. The Forbidden Drink
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