(April 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

Issue Notes

job numbers from atlastales.com

Kill, Clown, Kill! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

Kill, Clown, Kill! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Harry Anderson
Inks
Harry Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-106
Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
A clown kills his clown rival so he can have his fame and his girlfriend. He tries to find a plastic surgeon to alter his looks so he will appear as the dead man, but fails. The police track him back to circus where he is shot resisting arrest. He dies at the foot of the woman he professes his love to as he realizes she is blind.

The Witch of Landor (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Larry Woromay (signed as Woromay)
Inks
Larry Woromay (signed as Woromay)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-61
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A duke forces a witch to call up his ancestor so that he can ask the ghost where the castle's hidden treasure is. When the witch does as she is bidden, the ghost replies that the treasure location was a secret even in his time and that the duke will have to seek further back. The witch calls up several spirits in succession without the knowledge of the treasure's location until she calls up a gorilla which strangles the duke.
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The Twins (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
C-102

[Statement of ownership] (Table of Contents: 4)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Monroe Froehlich, Jr.
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912:
For 1 October 1952. Stan Lee, Editor; Martin Goodman, Managing Editor; Monroe Froehlich, Jr., Business Manager.

The Gal Who Talked Too Much! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-259
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A (mad?) scientist looking for 'volunteers' to spend the rest of their lives buried in a time capsule gives two sleeping pills to a husband and his blabber-mouth wife, lying to the both of them that they can be rid of each other if they administer the pill to their spouse. While they are asleep, he transfers both of them to the time capsule.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Brown pencils per Nick Caputo, July 2013, who notes that while the inking obscures the pencils there are a number of figures and poses that look like Brown's style.
Art identification confirmed by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Planet of Death! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howie Post (signed as Howie Post)
Inks
Howie Post (signed as Howie Post)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-66
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Aliens find Earth air poisonous so they observe a man haranguing a crowd about flying saucers through a telescope.

I Was Locked In a... Haunted House! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed as Stan Lee)
Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed as Joe Maneely)
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed as Joe Maneely)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-78
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Plot is similar to the Ditko story in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #42 and the Heck story "I Spent a Night in a Haunted House", in Journey into Mystery (Marvel, 1952 series) #80.

Appearing are boys reading comic books including Marvel Tales, Mystic, Uncanny Tales; others appear on a newsstand, including [Adventures into] Weird Worlds, Battle, Combat Casey, Combat Kelly, [Journey into] Unknown Worlds, Man Comics, Spy [Cases], Strange Tales, Suspense and War Comics
Most notes by Tom Lammers.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Kill, Clown, Kill!
  2. 1. Kill, Clown, Kill!
  3. 2. The Witch of Landor
  4. 3. The Twins
  5. 4. [Statement of ownership]
  6. 5. The Gal Who Talked Too Much!
  7. 6. Planet of Death!
  8. 7. I Was Locked In a... Haunted House!
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