(September 1950)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1950-06-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Leading Comic Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee

Issue Notes

On sale date as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, July-December 1950, page 159, registration number B254730.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
?

Genre
crime

The Highway Massacre (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice; Vern Henkel
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
5219
Genre
crime
Synopsis
After being robbed twice by Pelley Larry loses his job on suspicion that he was aiding the hijackers. Unable to find work, Larry ends up working for Pelley. Larry marries Linda and tries to go straight but when Pelley uses Larry's farm as a hideout Larry finally turns on him. Pelley kills Linda and Larry dies killing Pelley.

Indexer Notes

Klein inks per Nick Caputo. previous indexer credited Vern Henkel.

Death at the Auction! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
King Ward (signed as K. W.)
Inks
George Klein ?; Bill Everett ?; Chu F. Hing ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
While trying to be a shill at an auction house Homer winds up giving all his money for Billy the Kid's gun. When he tries to sell it at a pawn shop the dealer assumes Homer is robbing him and empties his till. Homer decides to become a robber but in his first real hold-up a policeman arrives and shoots him dead.

Indexer Notes

Inks are likely by various hands. Info per Nick Caputo.

Matches Mangin, the Crook Who Couldn't Act (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pierce Rice
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Matches believes he could be a great actor and uses his impersonation skills in crime. Matches and Beadle kill Dane and his butler then take over their lives, but he forgets Dane is supposed to be a misanthrope in his eagerness to sell off part of Dane's art collection to Gentry. Gentry brings in Johnson, who quickly determines 'Dane' is a fake. Johnson claims the police are on the way and cautions Matches not to try and escape through the balcony outside his office window. Matches ignores him and goes to do just that - but there is no balcony and he falls to his death.

Murder is No Joke (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
SL-3267

The Crown Jewel Theft (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Witmer Williams ?
Inks
George Klein; Bill Everett ?; Chu F. Hing ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
crime
Synopsis
Blood befriends Talbot to get close enough to the Crown Jewels to steal them but Talbot's son returns home in the midst of the robbery and catches the gang.

Indexer Notes

Unknown script per Nick Caputo. Previous indexer credited Stan Lee. Nick also believes the inks were supplied by various hands incuding Klein and Everett.

"Tut" Newsome (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Morisi ?
Inks
George Klein; Bill Everett ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
5245
Genre
crime
Synopsis
After getting out of prison Tut kills a bartender. An injury later robs him of his speech and he returns to prison. Escaping jail he flees into the snow but finds a cabin inhabited by a deaf man who can't hear him knocking on the door. Tut dies in the cold.

Indexer Notes

Credits per Nick Caputo, December 2019.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Highway Massacre
  3. 2. Death at the Auction!
  4. 3. Matches Mangin, the Crook Who Couldn't Act
  5. 4. Murder is No Joke
  6. 5. The Crown Jewel Theft
  7. 6. "Tut" Newsome
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Bill Devine
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Michael Hoskin