(December 1955)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1955-09-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1955 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Man in the Dark (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed as Maneely); Carl Burgos (see notes)
Inks
Joe Maneely; Carl Burgos (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
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Indexer Notes

Cover credits obtained from an article in From The Tomb #10 (June, 2003) by Dr. Michael J. Vassallo and Frank Motler via the GCD Comics Database List.

Vassallo examined this and other Burgos altered covers on his blog:

http://timely-atlas-comics.blogspot.com/2016/04/happy-100th-birthday-to-ca…

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

The Riddle of the Skull (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Fred Kida
Inks
Fred Kida
Colors
?
Letters
Ray Holloway (sourced)

Job Number
H-115
Genre
science fiction
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The Search! (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
D-78
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Eric Dunbar; Isolda
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The Fishman (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
H-290
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Peter Maher; Elsa; Dr. Bondy
Synopsis
Peter Maher undergoes an operation that gives him gills so he can be with the water-breathing Elsa. Unfortunately, Elsa has the opposite surgery performed on her so she can be with the air-breathing Peter.
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Indexer Notes

Synopsis from John Kaminski. The basic premise of this story comes from O. Henry's short story "The Gift of the Magi" (1905).

The Strange Stick (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Robert Q. Sale (signed as Robert Q. Sale)
Inks
Robert Q. Sale (signed as Robert Q. Sale)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese (sourced)

Job Number
G-1000
Genre
science fiction
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit from foreword by Michael J. Vassallo from Marvel Masterworks: Atlas Era Strange Tales #5 (Marvel, 2007 Series).

They Won't Believe (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
H-295
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Curt Calder
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Man in the Dark (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed as Joe Orlando [ R in O ])
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed as Joe Orlando [ R in O ])
Colors
?
Letters
Morrie Kuramoto (sourced)

Job Number
H-169
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Daniel Reed; Amy Reed
Reprints
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Man in the Dark
  2. 1. The Riddle of the Skull
  3. 2. The Search!
  4. 3. The Fishman
  5. 4. The Strange Stick
  6. 5. They Won't Believe
  7. 6. Man in the Dark
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