(Winter 1952)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale date
1952-09-26
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
Four 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 as given in the copyright application as listed in the Catalog of Copyright Entries, Periodicals, 1952, page 5, registration number B385241.


The Hands!/Hex!/They're Driving Me Crazy!/The Little People! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Sol Brodsky ?; Christopher Rule ?
Inks
Christopher Rule ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

The Little People (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-555
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
carnival barker; Silas Lewis; Laura Lewis; Lon Lewis; Tim Lewis
Synopsis
A dwarf surgeon's family is held at the mercy of a cruel carnival barker when the surgeon is arrested for practicing without a license and the barker offers the judge to provide them with work at the circus, sparing them jail. When the barker loses his temper and kills one of the children, the surgeon cuts off his head and exchanges it with that of a dog, exhibiting him as a freak.
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The Hands! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-511
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Gary Birch
Synopsis
A man with a pair of claws for hands pays for an operation to give him normal hands and on his twenty-fifth birthday, turns into a lobster with a pair of human hands.
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Indexer Notes

Cover story

The Three Doors (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
9347
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Randy Scott (psychologist); Miriam Scott (wife); strange little man (the Devil); Parkington (attorney)
Synopsis
A man makes a deal with the Devil and then tries to outwit him, unsuccessfully.
Reprints

How Mini-Gym Turns Plant Drip into Success Dynamo (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hex! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Tuska
Inks
George Tuska ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-480?
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Silas Blackwell; John-Johns (foreman); physician
Synopsis
A native foreman poisons his cruel boss for his beatings of the laborers but the boss promises to turn over a new leaf if he is given the antidote. The boss is led to a group of trees and he carves an 'X' into one of the healing trees. When he recovers, he goes back to being sadistic, so the foreman poisons him again. The boss just laughs and kills the foreman, but when he returns to the trees, he finds the foreman has had his revenge from beyond the grave for they are all marked with an 'X'.
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They're Driving Me Crazy! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Ernie Bache
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
B-545
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Dr. Henry Johnson; Dr. Milldale; Paul Erskine (assistant): Millie Johnson (wife); green-skinned man
Synopsis
This story postulates that the people of Earth are in reality the slaves of beings from another dimension who control all thought that people are allowed to have. When an occasion savant arises that produces knowledge the masters don't want people to have, that individual is made nonexistent.
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The Secret of Treasure Cave (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Hands!/Hex!/They're Driving Me Crazy!/The Little People!
  2. 1. The Little People
  3. 2. The Hands!
  4. 3. The Three Doors
  5. 4. How Mini-Gym Turns Plant Drip into Success Dynamo
  6. 5. Hex!
  7. 6. They're Driving Me Crazy!
  8. 7. The Secret of Treasure Cave
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Bill Devine
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • 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