(June 1952)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Prime Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

While the City Sleeps! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks:
Sol Brodsky ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction

Indexer Notes

Cover credits per Atlastales.com and Nick Caputo.

While the City Sleeps (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks:
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
A-70

Genre:
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis:
Martians infiltrate Earth by landing in cemeteries and burrowing into graves in order to wear the bodies of dead humans as a disguise.

The Night Horror (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
A-191

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Page 2 of this sequence follows sequence 3.

They Live Alone! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Manny Stallman
Inks:
Manny Stallman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Two old ladies feed investigating welfare bureau agents to their pet rats.

The Drop of Blood (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A man stabs to death another man and gets a spot of blood on his shoulder when he carries the body out to a field to bury it. He tries soap and water and even kerosene but the stain won't come off his skin. He buys a nostrum from a carnival snake oil salesman who promises that it "will restore the flesh" and when he uses it, it removes the blood stain, but regenerates the body of the murder victim who then strangles him.

Satan and Sammy Snodgrass (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
The Devil wants to claim the soul of a man who never refuses to take a bet so he offers to grant the man a wish, since anyone who makes a Devil's pact forfeits their soul. He makes a bet with the man that he won't let the Devil grant him a wish. Satan thinks he wins either way. The man agrees to let him grant him a wish. The Devil is overjoyed as he thinks he's won. The man wishes that the Devil never claim his soul.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. While the City Sleeps!
  2. 1. While the City Sleeps
  3. 2. The Night Horror
  4. 3. They Live Alone!
  5. 4. The Drop of Blood
  6. 5. Satan and Sammy Snodgrass
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Bill Borre
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael J. Vassallo