(April 1953)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Animirth Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Format:
4 Color; Standard Golden Age US; Newsprint; Saddle-Stitched; On-Going Series

Love Story! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Love Story (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-17

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The wife of an African guide plots with a doctor to murder her husband.
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The Whirlpool Of Gairloch (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
C-127

Genre:
occult
Characters:
John Potts; McPherson; Capt. Breslow
Synopsis:
A jewel thief ignores local superstitions to cross a haunted strait but finds that his disastrous voyage was only a dream when he wakes up with police at the door.
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The Saddest Story Ever Told! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-942

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
An unnamed research scientist; Martha (his wife); Donald (his son); an unnamed police officer.
Synopsis:
A scientist discovers a cure for baldness which he claims will "grow hair on a billiard ball". When the men who try the formula remain bald, the scientist loses everything and ends up sleeping rough in a park. Telling his story to a policeman, the scientist claims that the cure DOES work, but not on men. To prove it, he produces a handful of billiard balls - all covered in hair!

Indexer Notes

Ed Winiarski credited as "Ed Win".

The Revolt of Wilbur Bixby! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-14

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Wilbur Bixby (a henpecked husband); his wife Griselda.
Synopsis:
A man becomes free of his shrew wife when they travel to Greece and he drinks from a fountain that transforms him into a centaur so he can eat grass and no longer has to depend upon her favor to buy him meals.
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Indexer Notes

Burgos credits per Atlas Tales.

The Heat's On! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-1

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Rock Zucco; Gertie Zucco; Crawford; Sam; other members of the crew on the ship Zucco serves on
Synopsis:
A succubus uses a mirror to blind a sea captain on leave as he attempts to push his homely wife out the top story window so that he tumbles out instead and winds up in Hell stoking the flames the way he used to torture his men.
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Close Shave! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Fred Kida
Inks:
Fred Kida
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
B-989

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Crawfish Cobbs; his wife Matilda.
Synopsis:
A shrew wife finds an electric razor annoying so she demands her husband use a straight razor. She demands he kiss her before he leaves for work, but each time he attempts to do so, she complains of beard stubble and sends him back into the bathroom to shave again. Ultimately, he cuts off his face with the straight razor.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Love Story!
  2. 1. Love Story
  3. 2. The Whirlpool Of Gairloch
  4. 3. The Saddest Story Ever Told!
  5. 4. The Revolt of Wilbur Bixby!
  6. 5. The Heat's On!
  7. 6. Close Shave!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Jenner
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Steve Jenner
  • Jim Walls
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gary L. Watson