(August 1953)

Marvel, 1952 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:
Male Publishing Corp.
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

Index revised with information from Saltarella via the GCD Error Tracker and atlastales.com.


Behind the Door! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

When You Believe (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-818

Synopsis:
An escaped con goes after his defense lawyer on Christmas day with the intent to murder him and his wife and child. The boy got a disintegrator gun as his present and he aims it at the convict which provokes fits of laughter. The boy pulls the trigger and disintegrates him.
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Werewolf Village (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
9372

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Too Human to Live! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Carrabotta
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-703

Synopsis:
A human-looking robot employed to work in a factory of mechanical robots resents the conditions of his employment as he doesn't know he's a robot. When he meets a pretty young lady and makes a date with her, he tries to escape the factory, but the other robots take him back to his workstation. He makes a dash for the fire escape but the other robots pursue him and he falls from an open window to smash to pieces on the ground below. The robot supervisor says that it is unfortunate when robots come to think of themselves as different from other robots merely because they look different.
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Only A Rose! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
Matt Fox
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-613

Synopsis:
A woman suspects her husband of cheating on her and so she follows him during the evenings where he is seen giving flowers to young girls. She becomes enraged and sends poisoned candy to her victims. After several deaths reported in the newspaper, her husband reveals that he was delivering flowers to make extra money to buy her a gift. His wife is stricken by remorse for the poisonings, and eats a few of the chocolates the husband has left on the table. The husband reveals that the last flower delivery gave him the unwanted box of candy and it turns out to be a poisoned box that the wife sent to an intended victim.
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A Very Grave Matter (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-774

Synopsis:
Two brothers get hired as watchmen for a cemetery. One falls in a grave and calls for help. A bystander tries to dig him out and the other brother thinks he's grave robbing and shoots him. A month later, the buried brother returns as a zombie and strangles his brother.

Behind the Door (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Sinnott
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-635

Synopsis:
A wealthy old man builds a viewing device so powerful that it even displays Death approaching him. He hires bodyguards and builds a vault to hold Death once the beam reveal its presence. The bodyguards can't see what the beam reveals but they manage to wrestle it into the vault nonetheless, and the old man dismisses them, joyful that he can spend all his money and never die. He gets a call from the hospital that his niece, whom he loves dearly, has been in a terrible auto accident and is suffering greatly. She should be dead, the doctors say, but it is almost as though something is preventing Death from coming. The old man realizes that he cannot allow his niece to go on suffering so he releases Death and Death claims him.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Behind the Door!
  2. 1. When You Believe
  3. 2. Werewolf Village
  4. 3. Too Human to Live!
  5. 4. Only A Rose!
  6. 5. A Very Grave Matter
  7. 6. Behind the Door
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Ethan Hoddes
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • unknown
  • Steve Jenner
  • Jim Walls
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gary L. Watson