(October 1956)

Marvel, 1956 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Gem Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Format:
4 Color; Standard Silver Age US; Saddle-Stitched; Newsprint; On-Going Series

The Bugs! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

The Bugs (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Inks:
Angelo Torres (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K343

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

same plot as The Twilight Zone's "The Invaders"

Who Is Raymas? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Davis
Inks:
Jack Davis
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K364

Genre:
fantasy
Synopsis:
A woman in a Communist country creates the illusion of a man to take suspicion off of her efforts as a magician to disrupt the government's war production effort.

The Mystery Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K344

Genre:
fantasy
Synopsis:
A government agent investigates a lecturer promoting a theory of cosmic harmony because the believers are contributing large sums of money to the man. When the agent convinces the lecturer to disband the group, some in the crowd are angered and they jostle the agent so that the gun he keeps in his shoulder holster goes off. The lecturer reveals himself as a being from another dimension, heals his wounds with but a touch, and disappears vowing to return when men no longer place a monetary value on his message of cosmic harmony.

I Received Letters from Nowhere (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Winiarski
Inks:
Ed Winiarski
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K336

Genre:
fantasy
Synopsis:
An antique dealer sells mail boxes that he drops letters into requesting ten dollars for advice on making money. He is arrested for fraud, but one of the boxes he sold actually did provide wealth-producing letters for its buyer.

Indexer Notes

Winiarski credit per Atlas Tales.

Three Wishes (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Marie Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
F-946

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Bill Barton; Mr. Sparks
Synopsis:
A ham radio enthusiast picks up a genie on one frequency but wastes his three wishes before he knows what's happening.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Marie Severin illo per Nick Caputo, April 2013.

The Man Who Failed (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Manny Stallman
Inks:
Manny Stallman ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K468

Genre:
fantasy
Synopsis:
An inventor thinks himself a failure because his previous attempt was to build a machine that traveled through space and now this machine was to go through time, but all it did was produce a wrenching sensation and deposit him in front of normal people. He doesn't realize that the machine actually worked to transport him through space and time to Pluto's past where the civilization there is similar to present day Earth.

Indexer Notes

Stallman pencils per Frank Motler and Michael J. Vassallo via Atlas Tales.

Nobody (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K383

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
An alien from another dimension is asked by his fellows to make the sacrifice of taking a pill that transforms him into a human so that the humans who are investigating his strange appearance will not be motivated to discover his origins.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Bugs!
  2. 1. The Bugs
  3. 2. Who Is Raymas?
  4. 3. The Mystery Man
  5. 4. I Received Letters from Nowhere
  6. 5. Three Wishes
  7. 6. The Man Who Failed
  8. 7. Nobody
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
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