Menace #3
(May 1953)

Marvel, 1953 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
Hercules Publishing Corporation
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Additional content information from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo [as Doc. V], 5/28/2006.


The Werewolf (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

Men in Black (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
John Romita (signed)
Inks
John Romita (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-608
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jim Horton; Marion Horton; Gonzales; Luigi; Reilly; Hooded Bigots [Rocky; Pete]
Synopsis
After losing his job, Jim Horton organizes a gang that wears black hoods to beat and rob anyone he considers "foreign," but his bigotry leads to his death.
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Indexer Notes

Narrated in the second person. The writer and artist of this story about anti-immigrant prejudice were the children of Jewish and Italian immigrants, respectively. This story is retold in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #71 (October 1959) as "I Am the Man Without a Face!" drawn by Joe Sinnott, and in Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #25 (January 1962) as "The Hidden Face" drawn by Steve Ditko.

The Urge to Kill (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marty Elkin (illustration)
Inks
Marty Elkin (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
C-461
Genre
horror-suspense
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Werewolf! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
C-482
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man goes into the forest in order to find proof of werewolves and is attacked. He shoots the beast and returns home to his shrew wife, but he has been bitten, so she screams as he begins to transform. She shoots him in the back with a shotgun but he tears out her throat before he dies.
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Rodeo! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-607
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A rodeo clown tries to get rid of his rival by pretending to trip and failing to distract the bull when the rival is thrown off the bull during the riding event. What the clown fails to realize is that the bull resents him more than the rider for all the times in the past he has distracted it by leaping into a protective barrel where the bull's horns can't get him. The bull sees its opportunity and gores the clown.
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You're Gonna Live Forever (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
C-323
Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
A gangster drinks a serum that will allow him to live forever and goes to hide out in the bayou where he falls into a pit of quicksand.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Werewolf
  2. 1. Men in Black
  3. 2. The Urge to Kill
  4. 3. Werewolf!
  5. 4. Rodeo!
  6. 5. You're Gonna Live Forever
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