(June 1951)

Marvel, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Leading Comic Corp.
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age, then Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Fountain of Death (Table of Contents)

Venus / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (Venus figure); Carl Burgos (layout & pencils ?); Sol Brodsky (layout & pencils ?)
Inks:
Bill Everett (Venus figure); Carl Burgos ?; Sol Brodsky ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; fantasy-supernatural; romance
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, via the GCD Error List (19 May 2003 and 6 January 2005), who challenges the original indexer's crediting of Jim Mooney.

Fountain of Death (Table of Contents)

Venus / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
8263

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; romance; superhero
Synopsis:
Venus and Baron Franz Heinrich, a German scientist who builds his own rocketship, fly to Mars in search of the "Fountain of Youth". They are confronted by Martians and have to flee the red planet. Back on earth, the baron discovers his personal rejuvenation - by getting back together with his wife.

Hangman's Horror (Table of Contents)

Venus / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
8267

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; superhero
Synopsis:
Venus saves an innocent man from death row.

Backfire! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
7241

Genre:
romance
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Reprint information form the Atlas Tales website.

The Little Man Who Wasn't There! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
drama
Synopsis:
As Casper Waltham suddenly changes his life in a radical way, he suspects to be just a character in a novel. And he is. In the last panel, we see an artist's hand reaching in and drawing the panels.

Indexer Notes

Dr. Michael J. Vassallo, via the GCD Error List (21 December 2004), challenges the original indexer's art credits of Syd Shores ?

Venus Meets the Lady Killer (Table of Contents)

Venus / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Everett
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bill Everett
Job Number:
8352

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural; romance; superhero
Synopsis:
Venus goes head to head with Adonis himself and prevents him from breaking too many earth womens' hearts.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Fountain of Death
    Venus
  2. 1. Fountain of Death
    Venus
  3. 2. Hangman's Horror
    Venus
  4. 3. Backfire!
  5. 4. The Little Man Who Wasn't There!
  6. 5. Venus Meets the Lady Killer
    Venus
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Dwayne Best
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Per Sandell
  • Tillmann Courth
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose