(March 1953)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
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

He Lurks in the Shadows! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Burgos (see notes)
Inks
Carl Burgos (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg (see notes)
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Burgos credit per Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. via atlastales.com. Previous indexer credited Sol Brodsky.

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

He Lurks in the Shadows (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Sam Kweskin (signed)
Inks
Sam Kweskin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-894
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A killer wants to give up his gruesome trade but he loves his wife and wants to continue to give her expensive presents. He pulls one last job and resolves to tell her he's broke when he goes through a dark alley and feels a knife shoved deep into his back. It turns out his wife is in the same business for the same reason.
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Indexer Notes

Inspired by "The Gift of the Magi" by O. Henry (New York World, 1905). Note by Tom Lammers.

A Vampire Is Loose (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers (illustration)
Inks
Dick Ayers (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
9686

The Man Who Changed (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Sid Greene (see notes)
Inks
Sid Greene (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-824
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A beautiful woman who loves her ugly husband has her face deformed through surgery just as he is having his face made handsome by a plastic surgeon.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification confirmed by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

I Was a Vampire (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Fox (signed)
Inks
Matt Fox (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-853
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A vampire falls in love with a woman and so takes a serum that can cure vampirism, but on their wedding night, his bride reveals herself to be a vampire.
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The Stooge (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Clayton Martin
Pencils
Martin Thall (as Martin Rose)
Inks
Martin Thall ?; Christopher Rule ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-796
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A circus freak with six hands murders his fat lady wife because, even with six hands, he can't keep up with all the orders she gives him.
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Indexer Notes

Pseudonym info supplied by Craig Delich, September 2005.

The Mark of Death! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte ? (see notes)
Inks
John Forte (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-921
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man tries to shock his aunt into an early grave so he can get her money by pretending he sees the mark of death in her palm. At first he thinks his ploy has failed, because she doesn't show much of a reaction, but later in evening she visits him with a gun and shoots him because she is concerned no one will be around to care for him after she's gone.
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Indexer Notes

Art identification by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. Previous indexer suggested Bill Savage on pencils and inks.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. He Lurks in the Shadows!
  2. 1. He Lurks in the Shadows
  3. 2. A Vampire Is Loose
  4. 3. The Man Who Changed
  5. 4. I Was a Vampire
  6. 5. The Stooge
  7. 6. The Mark of Death!
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