(April 1956)

Marvel, 1956 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Atlas News Company, 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

Issue Notes

Information on this issue supplied by the Timely/Atlas discussion group.


A Stanger Among Us? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
typeset

A Stranger Among Us (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-194

Synopsis:
Two men in a lab are told a story by a man behind a glass window about visiting a world of giants. They laugh the story off until later, after the man behind the glass has left, another man enters the lab and demonstrates that the glass is a microscopic lens.
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The Two-Faced Man (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-211

Synopsis:
A stagehand of the play Cyrano De Bergerac is in love with the leading lady so he resolves to knock out the leading man and don his makeup so he can get close enough to her to confess his feelings. She doesn't notice that he is a different man so when he asks her for a kiss, she refuses and says that she is in love with the stagehand. He exclaims that he is the stagehand, but when he tries to remove the false nose, he finds that he cannot.
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Bright New World! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Al Hartley
Inks:
Al Hartley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-119

Synopsis:
A jetliner is caught in a storm that takes it through space to the planet Uranus and back.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Alchemist's Apprentice (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-145

Synopsis:
An alchemist's apprentice from the middle ages is jeered at because he is oafish and desires to learn alchemy so he will no longer be mocked. When he hears his master and his friends coming to laugh at him, he grabs the wrong vial in trying to finish an experiment and the resulting explosion blows him to the moon where the moon people set him up as ruler.

The Art Expert (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
J-244

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What Happened In The Cave? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-118

Synopsis:
A Roman emperor sends his adviser with a magician into the future and when the adviser returns with modern weapons he overthrows the emperor.

The Mechanical Man! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Chuck Miller
Inks:
Chuck Miller
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-172

Synopsis:
A robot inventor has a nightmare that, if he made a human-like robot it would take his job, so he resolves never to build a robot that can do anything more than calculate.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Stanger Among Us?
  2. 1. A Stranger Among Us
  3. 2. The Two-Faced Man
  4. 3. Bright New World!
  5. 4. The Alchemist's Apprentice
  6. 5. The Art Expert
  7. 6. What Happened In The Cave?
  8. 7. The Mechanical Man!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Bill Borre
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Thomas G. Lammers