(May 1953)

Marvel, 1951 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:
Classic Syndicate, Inc.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Door That Never Opens! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Credits per Atlastales.com and Nick Caputo.

The Witch and I (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Art Peddy ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-546

Synopsis:
A Count has a witch for a mother and he forces her to use her black magic to gain advantage over the peasants. As she lays dying, she gives him a last doll and tells him that it is a figure of his greatest enemy. She dies before she can instruct him what to do with it, so because it has no face, he is not sure who his greatest enemy is and invites several people he has wronged in the past to a banquet. At the banquet he lights the doll on fire, thinking one of the guests will burst into flame, but he does instead. As he burns to a crisp the servant opines "I have often heard his mother say that the Count was his own worst enemy."

Indexer Notes

Peddy credit per Atlas Tales.

The Door that Never Opens (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Benulis ?
Inks:
Bill Benulis ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-143

Synopsis:
The constructor of the French Bastille tricks an abbot into serving as a prison guard, but the abbot gets back at him by locking him into the newly-opened Bastille and then setting the prisoners loose upon him.

Indexer Notes

Benulis credit per Atlas Tales.

The Slaves! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski (signed)
Inks:
Ed Winiarski (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-227

Synopsis:
This story is narrated by a strangler's hands who regret the actions their owner makes them do.

Invitation to the Waltz (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
C-322

His Dead Wife! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-144

Synopsis:
A Nazi spy marries a woman who hates them and he kills her and stashes a wireless set in the coffin which he leaves in the castle to warn the Nazi of raids. When his castle is searched, the woman's ghost appears and informs the soldiers to check the coffin. The spy is hanged.

In the Wake of the Werewolf (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Kweskin (signed)
Inks:
Sam Kweskin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-212

Synopsis:
A man stumbles into a situation where two people accuse a girl of being a vampire and attack her. He holds them off long enough for them to bolt off behind a heavy door. The girl tells the man that they are werewolves, and he sees that this is so by looking through a slot in the door. The girl is indignant that they thought she was a vampire. The man turns in horror to hear her say "I'm just as good a werewolf as they are!"
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Door That Never Opens!
  2. 1. The Witch and I
  3. 2. The Door that Never Opens
  4. 3. The Slaves!
  5. 4. Invitation to the Waltz
  6. 5. His Dead Wife!
  7. 6. In the Wake of the Werewolf
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Peter Croome
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Craig Delich
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gary L. Watson