(May 1954)

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

Ted's Head! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Robert Q. Sale (signed as Robert Q. Sale)
Inks
Robert Q. Sale (signed as Robert Q. Sale)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

Somewhere Lurks a Thing! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Briefer (signed as Dick Briefer)
Inks
Dick Briefer (signed as Dick Briefer)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
E-60
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A psychiatrist becomes possessed by his patient's demon.

The Uninvited Guest (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
9734
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Spot illustration by unidentified artist.

The Only One (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Walton (signed as Bill Walton)
Inks
Bill Walton (signed as Bill Walton)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
E-217
Genre
drama; war
Synopsis
The only captured prisoner the communists can convince to return to North Korea is a madman.

Indexer Notes

Anti-communism story, set against Operation Big Switch (Aug-Dec 1953) (note by Tom Lammers).

Who Shall Judge (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Katz (signed as JK)
Inks
Jack Katz (signed as JK)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
E-128
Genre
drama; crime
Synopsis
A judge commits suicide when his crooked ways catch up to him.

Proof Positive (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DiPreta (signed as T. DiPreta)
Inks
Tony DiPreta (signed as T. DiPreta)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
E-249
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man discovers that the moon is being drawn towards Earth two miles every day by the force exerted on it from counter-Earth on the opposite side of the sun.

Indexer Notes

Plot similarities to Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (Universal Pictures, 1969): a space pilot visits a planet that is nearly identical to Earth and lies in Earth's orbit 180° away, behind the sun (note by Tom Lammers).

Ted's Head! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Tartaglione ?
Inks
John Tartaglione ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
E-165
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A scholar has a recurring dream of the executions which occurred during the French Revolution. He stops the guillotine by flashing a talisman at the executioner. When an acquaintance wants to take credit for the man's research he tries to accelerate the man's mental breakdown by substituting his talisman for a fake. The next time the scholar wakes from his dream he tells his daughter that the executioner just laughed at him when he flashed the talisman and went on with the executions. Outside his bedroom, the severed head of the schemer lies next to its body.

Indexer Notes

Pencils/inks:
1) Previous indexer from Atlas Tales suggested Larry Woromay ? for pencils and inks.
Unknown artist who (like Larry Woromay or Howard Nostrand) could emulate a Jack Davis style.
2) Tartaglione suggested by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr/Atlas Tales

Features events of the Reign of Terror (1793-1794) (note by Tom Lammers).

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Ted's Head!
  2. 1. Somewhere Lurks a Thing!
  3. 2. The Uninvited Guest
  4. 3. The Only One
  5. 4. Who Shall Judge
  6. 5. Proof Positive
  7. 6. Ted's Head!
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