(December 1952)

Marvel, 1950 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
On-sale date
1952-09-17
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On sale date of September 17, 1952 from the on stand date reported in the Comic Magazine Publishing Report (George W. Dougherty, 1942 series), #129 (October 1952). Also reported as being a monthly comic and November dated issue.
On sale date of August 28, 1952 and cover date of December 1952 as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1952, page 5, registration number B381722.


The Hands of Death!/The Man Who Talked to Rats!/The Visitor! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
Keywords
skeletons

Indexer Notes

Colors credit confirmed by Goldberg.

Don't Try to Outsmart the Devil! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Gil Kane ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-144
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An evil man makes a bargain with Satan that his heart will never stop beating so that he will live forever, but Satan merely arranges it so that his heart continues to beat after his body has rotted away.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kane attribution from Infantino per Michael J. Vassallo:


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The Visitor (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-60
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man is convinced that controlling visitors exist all around him and when he is confronted by mist he goes off his rocker.
Reprints

Sugar is--Death! (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Hy Rosen
Inks
Hy Rosen ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
B-113
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrations from a Hy Rosen story

The Hands of Death (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Don Perlin (signed)
Inks
Abe Simon (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
B-62
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A woman's car breaks down in an area where women have been strangled and she takes shelter in a nearby house. She is admitted by a bundled figure that she abruptly assumes is the strangler. She screams, and another man breaks in the door, but the new man on the scene is actually the stranger. The bundled person tosses aside his disguise and kills the strangler, apologizes to the woman for frightening her, and explains that the strangler had murdered his wife and so he had disguised himself as bait.
Reprints

The Man Who Talked to Rats (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
Manny Stallman ?
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Letterese

Job Number
B-164
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man comes across a man who talks to rats in an alley and makes a deal with him to kill his uncle so he will inherit his money. The weird guy sends his rats into the estate to chew up the old guy and the nephew both.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Hands of Death!/The Man Who Talked to Rats!/The Visitor!
  2. 1. Don't Try to Outsmart the Devil!
  3. 2. The Visitor
  4. 3. Sugar is--Death!
  5. 4. The Hands of Death
  6. 5. The Man Who Talked to Rats
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bill Devine
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Bill Borre
  • Peter Croome
  • Chris Brown; M Vassallo; F Motler; J Selegue
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Chris Brown; M Vassallo; F Motler; J Selegue