(December 1958)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1958-07-25
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Chipiden Publishing Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee (editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1958, page 364, registration number B730740. Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. Some information supplied by Tom Lammers and the Atlas/Timely discussion list.

The Ghost Came C.O.D.! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed as Maneely)
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed as Maneely)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Charlie Rompel
Reprints

The Ghost Came C.O.D. (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
M-283
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Eban Goad; Charles Rompel
Synopsis
A schemer comes up with the idea to send off invoices to the recently deceased figuring grieving widows will just pay the invoice to take care of the matter quickly. The fraud works until one of the dead comes back to his shop and reveals himself as a Martian living within the body of a human. The Martian silences the schemer.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A caption box saying this story is from "the Editor's File of Classic Strange Tales", possibly indicating a reprint from an unknown source.

The Replacement! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Alfonso Greene (signed as Alfonso Greene)
Inks
Alfonso Greene (signed as Alfonso Greene)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
M-350
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jack Hartley; Harry Groves; Mrs. Groves
Synopsis
A criminal steals a dying man's jacket and when he finds an airline ticket in the pocket he attempts to use the plane to escape the police. When he boards the plane it takes off and he is surprised to see that there are no other passengers or even a pilot. He panics and tries to leave the plane. The police find his body in a field as though he had fallen from a great height. Since the criminal had taken Death's plane ticket meant for him, the dying man recovers.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job number corrected from M-550.

The Voice of Fido! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Werner Roth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
M-313
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Hank Walton; Ned Walton; Fido
Synopsis
A ventriloquist uses a dog in his act in place of a dummy. When a fire breaks out the dog leads people out by speaking and the ventriloquist gets credit for it, but the ventriloquist denies speaking.
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Indexer Notes

Wessler script per biblio published in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 31, No. 7, July 2020.

It Waits Under the Sea! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Eadeh (signed as Al Eadeh)
Inks
Al Eadeh (signed as Al Eadeh)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Rosen

Job Number
M-327
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Felix Bradin; Harry Spahn
Synopsis
A man plans to traverse the globe completely underwater, but when he sees a tunnel he becomes curious and directs the submarine into it. He becomes trapped in a holding tank for Marineland and won't be found until the exhibit is next opened.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer identification by Hayden.

The Eerie Experiment! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Robert Q. Sale (signed as Robert Q. Sale)
Inks
Robert Q. Sale (signed as Robert Q. Sale)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
M-288
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ben Darrow; Howie Barnes; Phil Walker; Mark Nichols; The Friends Club [Peter Ivanov; Barney Graham; John Barr [Joe Berrie]; Henry Adamo [Herbert Franklin]; Wallace]
Synopsis
Two men in 1977 using a radio attempt to warn a government agent breaking up a communist spy ring in the past.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wessler script per biblio published in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 31, No. 7, July 2020.

Time Machine (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
G-85
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A man's fascination with history leads him to build a time machine and travel to the past, but when he sees the dangers of time travel he destroys the machine and blueprints.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration. Narrated in the first person.

He Wore a Black Beard (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Ed Winiarski (signed as Win)
Inks
Ed Winiarski (signed as Win)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
M-416
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Wally Rogers; Ralph Blaine
Synopsis
A man living with an inventor is surprised by a visitor who claims to be from the future. The man resents the inventor and comes up with a scheme to frame him with the time traveler's help, but after he steals money and gives it to him, he realizes the time traveler is the future self of the inventor he lives with and the man is not going to frame himself.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Wessler script per biblio published in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 31, No. 7, July 2020.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ghost Came C.O.D.!
  2. 1. The Ghost Came C.O.D.
  3. 2. The Replacement!
  4. 3. The Voice of Fido!
  5. 4. It Waits Under the Sea!
  6. 5. The Eerie Experiment!
  7. 6. Time Machine
  8. 7. He Wore a Black Beard
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