(April 1956)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

It Happened at Midnight! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carl Burgos ?; Bill Everett ? (see notes)
Inks
Carl Burgos ?; Bill Everett ? (see notes)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo believes this is an Everett drawn cover with the man's face altered by Carl Burgos. The unaltered cover was used for the cover of Creepy Worlds #90. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. disagrees with Nick. Jim compared the two covers in Photoshop, and notes that the wall and the coat, as well as the man's face, have been redrawn for the Creepy Worlds cover. Nick doubts the cover was altered by a UK artist, since evidence from other reprints points to their usage of original stats supplied to them by Marvel. The Creepy Worlds cover art style resembles Everett somewhat, but Jim doesn't believe that Everett had anything to do with either version. Michael J. Vassallo postulates that the cover may have been originally drawn by Everett and heavily revised by Burgos.

Color credit per Stan Goldberg.

It Happened at Midnight! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Benulis (signed)
Inks
Bill Benulis (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
H-739
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A writer thinks up a story about aliens from another dimension who pull a man off the street at midnight and then the same thing happens to him, but the men identity themselves as FBI men looking for an undesirable alien.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credit and Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

One of Our Ships Is Missing! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett ?

Job Number
H-781
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Trains, planes, and bicycles disappear as the Martian king seeks a gift for his son, the prince.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Credit and Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

The Man Behind the Mask! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
H-814
Synopsis
A wealthy miller conducts acts of charity behind a wooden mask, but when events turn for the worse and he has nothing left to contribute, he makes one last trip. As he waits alone with no food, he is surprised to receive gifts from the people he has helped. They tell him that they saw it was him on his last visit, but he says he was wearing the mask. When he takes it out and looks at it, he is astonished to see that it now resembles his face.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Forte credit by Michael J. Vassallo , 2002-12-03 (Per Sandell ed.)

Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

The Plants (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

The Thing in the Box! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Winiarski
Inks
Ed Winiarski
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
H-671
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
People find a small box with a mirror inside that shows them their true faces.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credit and Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

There's No Tomorrow (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
H-873
Synopsis
A pirate captures a gypsy scow and a gypsy foretells that the captain's experience tomorrow will be to be stuck in a gale and arrested by the Spanish army. A day goes by uneventfully, but the next day, the prophecy comes true and the captain resolves to hunt down the Gypsy for working her magic on Thursday instead of Wednesday as she said. His Spanish jailers inform him that it is Wednesday, as the gale has pushed his ship across the international date line.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

When Ends the Dream! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Scott Pike (signed)
Inks
Jay Scott Pike (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
H-863
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
Four sailors find an island where their dreams come true.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credit and Job Number information from www.atlastales.com.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. It Happened at Midnight!
  2. 1. It Happened at Midnight!
  3. 2. One of Our Ships Is Missing!
  4. 3. The Man Behind the Mask!
  5. 4. The Plants
  6. 5. The Thing in the Box!
  7. 6. There's No Tomorrow
  8. 7. When Ends the Dream!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Walls
  • Thomas G. Lammers