(November 1956)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1956-08-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Fiction Publishing Co., Inc.
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Possible arrival date based on back cover stamp of indexer's copy.


Inside the Dark Cave (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Tom Lammers via the Timely-Atlas Group (timely-atlas@yahoogroups.com) April 2010.

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

Who Is Nokki? (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
K386
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Grover Clayton; Nokki
Synopsis
An opportunist meets his doom pursuing gold in the mountains.
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He Was Nobody! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Wally Wood

Job Number
K411
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Preston the Magician; Ira Gafney
Synopsis
A magician leads a group of townsfolk in saving their town after a flood.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit from his record books, per Robin Snyder's the Comics,Vol 25, No. 8, August 2014.

How I Made a Small Fortune in Spare Time! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

I'm Afraid to Shut My Eyes! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob McCarty
Inks
Bob McCarty
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K402
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
John Martin
Synopsis
An artist finds himself pulled into a painting when he goes to sleep.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credit from Tom Lammers via the Timely-Atlas Group (timely-atlas@yahoogroups.com) April 2010.

The Faceless Man! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K405
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Earl Tenley; Debra Tenley; the Faceless Men
Synopsis
An alien spy is confronted by his comrades and remembers the sterile civilization of his home planet. He chooses to remain among the happiness and love he has found on Earth.
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Indexer Notes

Wessler credit from Nick Caputo, in http://nick-caputo.blogspot.com/2011/11/who-authored-ditko.html

The Wishes (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Marie Severin (illustrations)
Inks
Marie Severin (illustrations)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-980
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Tommy Miller; Mr. Miller; Mrs. Miller; Wish
Synopsis
A sick boy takes comfort from a stray dog that grants wishes.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Original title: "The Treasure." Text story with illustrations. Located before and after "Inside the Dark Cave."

Inside the Dark Cave (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Severin (signed)
Inks
John Severin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K346
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
leprechauns; Samson Muldoon
Synopsis
Leprechauns think to be released from their cave by getting a human to roll aside the boulder blocking the entrance, but even though they think a man named Samson would be a good choice for completing the task, it turns out the local man named Samson Muldoon is a weakling unable to push aside the boulder.
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Indexer Notes

Despite the title, this lighthearted tale belies the dark tone of the cover image bearing the same name.

Our Strange Neighbors (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte (signed)
Inks
John Forte (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
K-530
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Henry Daniels; Neeg and Darg (Zeraphon aliens)
Synopsis
Bigots who drive away alien settlers regret their actions when they see how well the aliens developed their land in only a few days.
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Inside the Dark Cave
  2. 1. Who Is Nokki?
  3. 2. He Was Nobody!
  4. 3. How I Made a Small Fortune in Spare Time!
  5. 4. I'm Afraid to Shut My Eyes!
  6. 5. The Faceless Man!
  7. 6. The Wishes
  8. 7. Inside the Dark Cave
  9. 8. Our Strange Neighbors
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