(April 1951)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
20th Century Comic Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
4 Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

ASTONISHING is published by 20TH CENTURY COMIC CORP. Office of publication: 350 5th Avenue, New York, N. Y. Application for second-class matter pending at the post office at New York, N. Y. under the Act of March 3, 1879. Additional entry at Canton, Ohio. Published bi-monthly. Copyright 1950 by 20TH CENTURY COMIC CORP., 350 5th Avenue, New York, N. Y. Vol. 1 No. 3 APRIL 1951 issue. Price 10c per copy. Subscription rate $1.00 for 12 issues. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons, and/or institutions appearing in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. Printed in the U. S. A.


["Even your power, Marvel Boy, is helpless against my spell of terror!"] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Boy; Mr. Death
Reprints:
Keywords:
skeletons

Indexer Notes

Colors:
Stan Goldberg credits himself via his website (error report 6518)

Makes Any Auto Repair Job Your "Meat"! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Synopsis:
Ad for MoToR's automobile repair manual

Indexer Notes

inside front cover

Mister Death! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
7908

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Mister Death [Omar Khayam Rasch]; Jane Dumont
Synopsis:
Marvel Boy battles a pseudo-Muslim confidence artist.
Reprints:
Keywords:
coffins; skeletons; stereotyping of Muslims; turbans

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Inside Story of Professional Wrestling! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
an ad for Homecrafts' book "The Wrestling Scene"

The Runaway Planet (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
7910

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Matthew Grayson; Casimar; Princess Satana; Master of Satania
Synopsis:
Marvel Boy prevents an invasion of Uranus by Satania.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Satania; Satanians; spacecraft; Uranians; Uranus

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Fright! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman ?
Pencils:
Bill LaCava
Inks:
Bill La Cava
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
7936

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Edward Earl; Dr. Bertrand; Dr. Walton
Synopsis:
A reporter, writing a story about a wax museum, is driven mad by spending the night there.
Reprints:
Keywords:
sanitariums; serial killers; wax museums

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Bill LaCava credit from www.atlastales.com.

How "Mini-Gym" turns plant "Drip" into Success Dynamo (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
a comic strip ad for Mini-Gym Corporation's Mini-Gym

The Invisible Horror! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
5416

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

New silk-finish enlargement, ivory gold-tooled frame (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
an ad for Hollywood Film Studios' photographic enlargements.

Indexer Notes

Between pages 1 and 2 of sequence 7

Learn to Dance in 5 Days or Pay Nothing! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
an ad for Pioneer Publications Inc.'s dance lessons.

Indexer Notes

upper half of page

Limited Time Only (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
an ad for N&S Sales cigarette lighters.

Indexer Notes

lower left side of page

[none] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
a house ad for Man Comics, Apache Kid, and Black Rider

Ugly Blackhead out in Seconds (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
an ad for Ballco Products' Yacutex blackhead remover.

Time-Bomb Terror! (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
7909

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Sherry Davis; Dyanmite Carr; Capt. Davis
Synopsis:
Marvel Boy investigates a gangster's connections to international communism.
Reprints:
Keywords:
communism; communist agents; FBI; Federal Bureau of Investigation; organized crime

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

[none] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
a series of classified ads.

Fun for All! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
an ad for Novelty Mart's novelties.

Hi-Yo! Kids! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
an ad for Fun Industries' Lone Ranger's "Silver Bullet" pen set with cowboy belt.

Men! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Synopsis:
an ad for Ward Green Co.'s Commander, a men's girdle.

Indexer Notes

inside back cover

Reduce Keep Slim at Home (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?

Synopsis:
an ad for Spot Reducer Co.'s electric Spot Reducer vibrating massager.

Indexer Notes

back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["Even your power, Marvel Boy, is helpless against my spell of terror!"]
    Marvel Boy
  2. 1. Makes Any Auto Repair Job Your "Meat"!
  3. 2. Mister Death!
    Marvel Boy
  4. 3. The Inside Story of Professional Wrestling!
  5. 4. The Runaway Planet
    Marvel Boy
  6. 5. Fright!
  7. 6. How "Mini-Gym" turns plant "Drip" into Success Dynamo
  8. 7. The Invisible Horror!
  9. 8. New silk-finish enlargement, ivory gold-tooled frame
  10. 9. Learn to Dance in 5 Days or Pay Nothing!
  11. 10. Limited Time Only
  12. 11. [none]
  13. 12. Ugly Blackhead out in Seconds
  14. 13. Time-Bomb Terror!
    Marvel Boy
  15. 14. [none]
  16. 15. Fun for All!
  17. 16. Hi-Yo! Kids!
  18. 17. Men!
  19. 18. Reduce Keep Slim at Home
This issue was most recently modified by:
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