(July 1953)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
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

The Race That Vanished!/The Son of Rasputin!/Bwana Brown!/The Secret of Asteroid #85! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sol Brodsky
Inks
?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Brodsky pencils and unknown inks per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr via atlas tales: https://www.atlastales.com/issue/1370 Tom Lammers previously credited Carl Burgos on pencils and inks.

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

Bwana Brown! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gene Colan (signed)
Inks
Gene Colan (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-690
Synopsis
Bwana Brown, a member of the Explorer's Club, speaks at a meeting of an African tribe who will give gold and diamonds to anyone who can prove they are immortal. The explorers ask for the location of this tribe, figuring to impress the natives with modern gadgets and pass the test, but Bwana Brown refuses to tell them. One of the hunters attempts to kill him with a spear, and afterward steals the map. He finds the tribe and agrees to their test, but they cut off his head. Bwana Brown says to his friends "Pity he didn't ascertain that I actually was immortal before he tried to kill me."
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Indexer Notes

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

The 'Genie' (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Sequence added per Tom Lammers via the Timely-Atlas Group (timely-atlas@yahoogroups.com) April 2010.

The Son of Rasputin (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-694
Synopsis
A man uses Pavlovian conditioning on his actress beloved in order to get her to automatically shoot his rival when he rings a bell. Things go well for him until a fire breaks out in his domicile, and when his wife hears the bells she shoots at the firemen, so they leave him to burn to death.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Secret of Asteroid #85! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Gil Evans (signed)
Inks
Gil Evans (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-785
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Indexer Notes

Retold as V-562 "The Secret of the Black Planet" (5 pp.) in Tales of Suspense #28 (April 1962).
Job number and credits from Tom Lammers via the Timely-Atlas Group (timely-atlas@yahoogroups.com) April 2010.

A Monument to Mortimer! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hy Fleischman
Inks
Hy Fleischman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-640
Synopsis
This is sort of a "Ransom of Red Chief"-type story where, after the rotten kid dies and is taken by Death, he goes to work on Death himself and kills him so he's remembered by immortal humans as a hero.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Race That Vanished (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Perlin (signed)
Inks
Don Perlin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-650
Synopsis
A few years after 2439 a time capsule is unearthed that was buried in 1939 on some islands that previously had demonstrated no record of human habitation.
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Indexer Notes

Anachronism: A time capsule buried in 1939 contains a copy of "Unknown Worlds."
Job number and art credit from Tom Lammers via the Timely-Atlas Group (timely-atlas@yahoogroups.com) April 2010.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Race That Vanished!/The Son of Rasputin!/Bwana Brown!/The Secret of Asteroid #85!
  2. 1. Bwana Brown!
  3. 2. The 'Genie'
  4. 3. The Son of Rasputin
  5. 4. The Secret of Asteroid #85!
  6. 5. A Monument to Mortimer!
  7. 6. The Race That Vanished
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Jim Walls