(June 1950)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comic [round logo]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Monster Returns! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Syd Shores
Inks:
Syd Shores
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Frankenstein's Monster
Reprints:

The Return of the Monster (Table of Contents)

Frankenstein Monster / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gene Colan; Syd Shores (see note)
Inks:
Vince Alascia ?; Syd Shores (see note)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7284

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A contemporary continuation of the Frankenstein story.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from www.atlastales.com. Shores splash page taken from his cover image.

The Deadly Dwarf! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vern Henkel
Inks:
Vern Henkel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7389

Indexer Notes

Job number from www.atlastales.com.

["Thrills and Chills"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

House ad for Suspense #3.

The Mask of the Mind! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
5781

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
No one suspects that the handsome and kind Dr. Hill is secretly a grave robber who disguises himself with a hideous mask to do his evil work.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A similar plot to the Ditko story in Tales to Astonish #11. Job number from www.atlastales.com.

Don't Shake Hands with the Devil (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7324

Synopsis:
Satan sends an emissary to a horror story publisher so that he will read the scroll of suffering and be transported to Hell. Satan wants his soul because the stories he publishes turn people away from evil, but he cannot collect it until he is dead, so he puts the curse of Satan upon the publisher to kill the first person he sees (as then he will be executed for the crime), and sends him back.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from www.atlastales.com.

Features “a publisher of weird and fantastic horror stories,” whose titles include Satanic Stories, the magazine that dares defy the devil!”. (Note by Tom Lammers)

The Case of the Cat (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as Joan] (illustration)
Inks:
? [as Joan] (illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
7373

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from www.atlastales.com.

The Witch's Son! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carl Burgos ?
Inks:
Carl Burgos ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7458

Synopsis:
A boy releases bears from their cages in order to save an old woman from being burned at the stake as a witch, but she actually is a witch, and rewards him with a protective spell.
Reprints:

The Terror That Creeps (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Werner Roth
Inks:
Werner Roth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7282

Synopsis:
A man tries in vain to convince the world that the Sphinx is slowly crawling to the edge of the desert where it will regain its full power to fly and commit atrocities in the name of the evil god Set.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Monster Returns!
  2. 1. The Return of the Monster
    Frankenstein Monster
  3. 2. The Deadly Dwarf!
  4. 3. ["Thrills and Chills"]
  5. 4. The Mask of the Mind!
  6. 5. Don't Shake Hands with the Devil
  7. 6. The Case of the Cat
  8. 7. The Witch's Son!
  9. 8. The Terror That Creeps
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