(December 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
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

What Happened in the Basement? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Things in the Window (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Werner Roth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-829

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Cal (second name unknown); an unnamed woman; an unnamed real estate agent; some other dimensional beings
Synopsis:
Cal rents a isolated house whose former tenant, a young woman, mysteriously disappeared. He discovers that one of the house's windows lets no light into the property. Climbing through it, he enters a strange other dimension, where he finds the former tenant, and helps her escape back to their own dimension, evading some mist-like creatures. Once back in their own world, Cal smashes the window, destroying the gateway.

Indexer Notes

Thanks to Dr. M. Vassallo for identifying the artist of this story.

The Forbidden Land (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Paul Reinman
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-840

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
J. M. Evans (a pilot at World View magazine); Clyde Hover (a photographer at World View magazine); Roger Wayne (a writer at World View magazine); A tribe of Peruvian Indians (including King Tohotal); Bill Hopkins (an editor at World View magazine)
Synopsis:
World View magazine sends a team to watch an ancient ritual performed by a tribe of Peruvian Indians. The men observe the sacred rites, despite the Indians attempts to stop them. However, when they return to the magazine's offices they find that all was not what it seemed...

Indexer Notes

Wessler script per Nick Caputo from biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 25, No. 4, April 2015.

Let the Creature Beware! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-702

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Judd Kerr; the inhabitants of the town of Keysville (including the Curvolot Family); the inhabitants of the town of Abbyville (including Hermit Eb)
Synopsis:
Conman Judd Kerr gets more than he bargained for when he tries to part the inhabitants of Abbyville by claiming that an alien is living in their midst.

Indexer Notes

Wessler script per Nick Caputo from biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 25, No. 4, April 2015.

The Dreadful Dream (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Manny Stallman
Inks:
Manny Stallman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K826

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Frank Beech; Madge Beech; Charley (a commuter on the same train that Frank Beech uses to get to work - seen only in a dream)
Synopsis:
Frank Beech wakes from a dream in which he is involved in a train wreck. En route to work the next morning, his dream comes true - and then he wakes up. It was a dream within a dream. He decides not to tempt fate by going into work that day.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Thanks to Dr. M. Vassallo for assistance in identifying the artist of this story.

Secrets from Space (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
G-808

Genre:
detective-mystery
Reprints:

The Man With Yellow Eyes (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-177

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Lee Forest (a soldier nick-named "Yellow Eyes"); the unnamed narrator of the story (a fellow soldier); other members of their platoon (including Charley); a jungle guide
Synopsis:
Sgt. Lee Forest, nick-named 'Yellow Eyes' by the other members of his platoon, is a giant of a man, with an almost cat-like way of moving. Serving in Africa during World War II, his life is saved by another member of the platoon. Both men go their separate ways after the war, though both remain in Africa. When his savior is attacked by a lion, Forest emerges from the jungle and calls it off. His debt repayed, 'Yellow Eyes' returns to his true home - the depths of the jungle.

What Happened in the Basement? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mac Pakula
Inks:
Mac Pakula
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-848

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
John Winters (a would-be inventor); his wife Madge and two unnamed sons; citizens of the year 2496 AD
Synopsis:
When a freak accident transports John Winters 550 years into the future, he is arrested as an alien spy. Given ten minutes to prove his innocence, he is saved when one of his sons enters the basement and switches off Winters' "accidental time machine", thus bringing the inventor back to his own time.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. What Happened in the Basement?
  2. 1. The Things in the Window
  3. 2. The Forbidden Land
  4. 3. Let the Creature Beware!
  5. 4. The Dreadful Dream
  6. 5. Secrets from Space
  7. 6. The Man With Yellow Eyes
  8. 7. What Happened in the Basement?
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Gary Henderson
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Steve Jenner