(November 1974)

Marvel, 1972 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics Group
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Mansion of Missing Persons! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Larry Lieber (signed)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Danny Crespi ?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Inking credit from Nick Caputo via the GCD Error List (1 April 2006).

When the Creature Escapes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Williamson
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[L-657]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A sea creature is captured and brought to an atomic testing facility. It attempts to communicate telepathically with the man who brought it there, but the man thinks it is evil and resists it. When it gets out of the tank, the man acquires a gun and hunts it down to kill it. After he does so, he encounters scientists who tell him that the creature shut down an out of control atomic pile saving all of their lives.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story incorrectly cited as being a reprint from Mystery Tales #18.

Missing Persons! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Werner Roth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[D-638]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Aliens from space are kidnapping humans to send back to their home planet for study in order to use the information gathered for conquest.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly states that this story is reprinted from Adventures into Mystery #18.

The Hex! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[K-399]

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man removes hex signs from his barn against his wife's wishes and is plagued by a series of misfortunes. She begs him to allow her to restore the symbol to ward away evil but he refuses to subscribe to such superstitious nonsense. He takes gravely ill and is lying on his deathbed when, one morning, he gets up no longer sick and opens the morning mail to find he has won the lottery. When he runs out to show her the check, thinking his string of bad luck was merely coincidence, he is shocked to find her...just finishing off the paint on the new good luck symbol decorating the barn.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Incorrectly states that the story is reprinted from Astonishing Tales #4

Trapped by the Little Men! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Pete Morisi
Inks:
Pete Morisi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[L-426]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
When little men wake him from a sound sleep demanding that he come with them, a man realizes that his ancestor was Gulliver from "Gulliver's Travels"
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit from www.atlastales.com. Story incorrectly cites Astonishing Tales #60 as the source of the reprint.

Honest Abe (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (original story)
Job Number:
[F-906]

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis:
A doctor for the poor takes all the money he has, five dollars, and goes to plead his case for the charity clinic to the wealthy land owner who wants to buy up the plot and shut it down. The greedy man wants five thousand dollars, not five dollars, and the doctor is shocked to discover that when he hands the bill to the man it has become a five thousand dollar bill.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

art credit from atlastales.com

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mansion of Missing Persons!
  2. 1. When the Creature Escapes
  3. 2. Missing Persons!
  4. 3. The Hex!
  5. 4. Trapped by the Little Men!
  6. 5. Honest Abe
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Dwayne Best
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  • Peter Croome
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