(November 1955)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics, Inc.
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

Who Goes There? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction

Indexer Notes

Credits per Atlastales.com Nick Caputo and Michael J. Vassallo.

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

Man Without Fear (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Inks
Joe Sinnott (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
H-108
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Paul Abbot; Ruth Abbot; King Kaaz (Martian king); Count Szoj (Martian)
Synopsis
A man nonchalantly goes with some aliens, thinking he's humoring some Halloween trick or treaters. His "fearlessness" convinces the Martians that Earth is better left alone and they leave. Then the man's wife tells him that "Halloween isn't till tomorrow night!"
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Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per Biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 24, #9, September 2013.

The Dreamer (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky ?
Inks
Mike Sekowsky ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
H-57
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jasper McReedy; Stella McReedy; Linda McReedy; Tom Logan; Bob Webster
Synopsis
A dedicated chemist invents a formula to give people a healthy weight, and his daughter accidentally tests it on the neighbors.
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Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Begins after "Man Without Fear" and second half located after "Who Goes There?"

The Man Who Followed! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Gene Colan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
G-988
Genre
science fiction; war
Characters
Private Eric Roeder
Synopsis
During the war, a German deserter encounters the same man, over and over, who keeps repeating, "It's your turn next!". Finally finding refuge in an amusement park, he wanders behind the shooting gallery, which is owned by the mystery man, and is gunned down by "a firing squad after all!" (Because, apparently, they use live ammo at this amusement park.)
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Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per Biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 24, #9, September 2013.

The Wings! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
G-986
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mr. Smart
Synopsis
A small-time racketeer dies and ascends toward heaven. Along the way, he finds wings and a robe that he thinks will enable him to blend in and escape judgement. His plan fails and he realizes that he doesn't fool anyone in death, just like he didn't fool anyone in life.
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Who Goes There? (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Vic Carrabotta (signed)
Inks
Vic Carrabotta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
G883
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Mr. Brant
Synopsis
A top astronomer is a Doubting Thomas when it comes to UFO reports. Despite mounting evidence, his continued rejections and "No comment!" turn the public against him and they become an unruly mob, complete with torches. He holds a press conference to dispel the stories once and for all. On a blackboard, he explains how familiar creatures (fish) pass through their atmosphere but insists that "nothing exists above our watery atmosphere!". The last panel reveals a domed underwater city, labelled Atlantis.
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In the Dark! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Inks
Mort Lawrence (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
G-897
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Marvin Craig (train engineer); Jerry (co-engineer)
Synopsis
A commuter train enters a tunnel and disappears. The crew and passengers find themselves on a world inhabited by strange and friendly creatures. The humans come to admire this new world as the creatures come to admire the different conditions they are told of Earth. Eventually, the train is ready to return to its original destination. The engineer recounts his story to a group of people who are skeptical until the passengers disembark, and we see only alien creatures, as all the people, save for the engineer, stayed behind in the strange new world.
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Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per Biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 24, #9, September 2013.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Who Goes There?
  2. 1. Man Without Fear
  3. 2. The Dreamer
  4. 3. The Man Who Followed!
  5. 4. The Wings!
  6. 5. Who Goes There?
  7. 6. In the Dark!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Peter Croome
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Michael J. Vassallo
  • Jim Walls