(June 1952)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1952-03-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Possible arrival date based on back cover stamp of indexer's copy.


[The Clutching Hands] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

One Foot In the Grave (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks:
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
A-216

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man decides to make money by reselling flowers stolen from graves until the dead return to take their flowers back.
Reprints:

Death Finds A Way! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
A-203

Genre:
horror-suspense
Reprints:

The Clutching Hands (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Cal Massey (signed)
Inks:
Cal Massey (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
A-200

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A writer murders another writer to steal his work, but the dead writer's hands continue to make trouble for him. First, by framing him for the murder of his publisher, then by signing a confession to the killing, and finally by throwing the gallows switch.
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Haunted! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Carrabotta (signed)
Inks:
Vic Carrabotta (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
A-201

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A ghost scares off potential buyers of a derelict house.
Reprints:

It Can't Miss (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jay Scott Pike [as Pike] (signed)
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
A-272

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An accomplice to an escaped con kills a man who looks like his buddy so that the cops will find the body and think the escaped prisoner is dead while he assumes the dead man's identity. For his trouble, he is murdered by the escaped con so as to keep his secret silent. Unfortunately for him, it turns out the identity that he has assumed is that of mental patient permanently locked up in an asylum.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Pencils credit from www.atlastales.com

Iron-Head (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
A-268

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Bronson is a grave robber and a murderer. To avoid being captured by the authorities, he accepts a job as a deep-sea diver on a private yacht. Working for a captain named Mister Nash, Bronson discovers that the ship's crew have located a cache of black diamonds at the bottom of the South Pacific. He decides to murder the crew and keep the diamonds for himself. Donning a heavy diving suit, he blows up the yacht and swims to the ocean floor for the diamonds. Securing his treasure, Bronson slowly walks until he reaches a nearby island. The island is populated with superstitious natives who mistakenly believe that Bronson is some sort of water god. Dubbing him "Iron-Head", they hold him in high regard and keep a steady vigil over him. Bronson is afraid to remove his helmet, because if he reveals himself as a normal human, the natives will kill him. He holds out as long as he can, but within a few days, he begins to fall weak with hunger. The natives will not let him out of their sight, and he refuses to expose himself. Finally, one of the natives cuts off his head with an ax, revealing that he was never truly a god at all.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Clutching Hands]
  2. 1. One Foot In the Grave
  3. 2. Death Finds A Way!
  4. 3. The Clutching Hands
  5. 4. Haunted!
  6. 5. It Can't Miss
  7. 6. Iron-Head
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Lou Mougin
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Steve Dasinger
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Heer
  • Bob Klein
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Darrel McCann