(September 1956)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
20th Century Comic Corp.
Brand:
Atlas [black & white]
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
4 Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Down in the Cellar! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credit per Stan Goldberg.

The Hidden Valley! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lou Morales (signed)
Inks:
Lou Morales (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-957

Synopsis:
A thousand-year old tribe builds a 'thoughtscope' in order to contact Mars, but the Martians use the device to place them into suspended animation. An explorer breaks the device, freeing them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

There Were 3 Victims! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler
Pencils:
Sid Greene
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-994

Synopsis:
Three men survive being tossed out into the airless vacuum of space and reverse the direction of the rocketship so that it does not convey criminals to Mars.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit from his record books, per Robin Snyder's the Comics, Vol 25, No. 6, June 2014.

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Trapped in the Tunnel! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Forte (signed)
Inks:
John Forte (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-945

Synopsis:
A romantic ghost story about a dead woman who returns a compliment by saving the lives of some trapped tunnel workers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Hunter's Prey (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dave Berg (signed)
Inks:
Dave Berg (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-4

Synopsis:
Some hunters encounter a mammoth that turns out to be a circus animal from outer space.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

The Utopia (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
K-188

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Bob Winkle; Fred Dunn
Synopsis:
Two old friends deceive each other about their own success, until a dream of a heavenly restaurant teaches them the importance of honesty.
Reprints:

Down in the Cellar! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ted Galindo (signed)
Inks:
Ted Galindo (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-938

Synopsis:
Mermaids buy a leaky house.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Build Me A Machine! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Carl Wessler ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Inks:
Steve Ditko (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-911

Synopsis:
A scientist builds a time machine for a dictator who wishes to travel 50 years into the past with gold and plans for the H-Bomb in order to escape a losing war. Unfortunately for him, the device drops him into the past as he was 50 years ago, an infant.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wessler has a four page story titled "He Came from the Future" in his work records, listed as published in Astonishing; this may be the story with a new title. Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Down in the Cellar!
  2. 1. The Hidden Valley!
  3. 2. There Were 3 Victims!
  4. 3. Trapped in the Tunnel!
  5. 4. The Hunter's Prey
  6. 5. The Utopia
  7. 6. Down in the Cellar!
  8. 7. Build Me A Machine!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
  • Matthew Head
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walls
  • Thomas G. Lammers