(March 1953)

Marvel, 1952 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
20th Century Comic Corp.
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint with Glossy Covers
Binding
Saddle-Stitched
Publishing Format
was On-Going Series

Issue Notes

Information for this index from Frank Motler via the Yahoo Timely-Atlas-Comics list (3 January 2008).


The Man in the Morgue! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek ?; typeset

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

The Specimen! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-995
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A scientist plots to use a mermaid from Atlantis to gain world renown and so he lies to her that he loves her until he can build an escape-proof tank. Unfortunately for him, she has the exact same intentions for him and drags him down to Atlantis so they can use him as a specimen to model how human males appear in order to create an invasion force.
Reprints

Hunger (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Brown (signed)
Inks
David Gantz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-739
Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
A butcher poisons his ex-partner's meat locker in order to drive him out of business but then comes back later to make sure he did not leave any evidence behind and gets himself locked in. Over the course of several days he waits for someone to come and let him out, but no one comes. He resists the temptation to eat the meat and eventually starves. When his body is found the owner wonders why he did not eat the meat since the inspector had declared it unfit and made him replace the entire locker with fresh stock.
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Ashes to Ashes! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Al Eadeh
Inks
Al Eadeh ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-779
Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
A woman burns her uncle to death before learning that the directions to his fortune are tattooed in a map upon his back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Eedah credits per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr via atlastales.com.

The Broken Step (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1.67 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-877

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

from statement: Editor: Stan Lee Managing editor: Martin Goodman Bus. Mngr: Monroe Froehlich, Jr
all quoting 270 Park Ave., NYC
Owners: 20th Century Comics Corp, Jerome A. Perles, Morris Siegel, all quoting 270 Park Ave., NYC again. signed: Monroe Froehlich, Jr
Tess Harwood, Notary public No. 08-6797825 (Bronx County) 9th September 1952

The Man in the Morgue (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Dowling
Inks
Vic Dowling
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-826
Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
A hoodlum spends his last buck for a psychic reading and is told that his luck will change. After spending the night in an alley with nothing to eat an elderly man approaches him and he strangles him in order to rob him. The cops give chase and gun him down. The police wonder why the elderly man was in such a run down area and look through his papers to discover he was a lawyer looking for the hoodlum who killed him in order to inform him that he had just come into a large inheritance.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Dowling credits per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr via atlastales.com.

Lost! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Tumlinson
Inks
Pete Tumlinson
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
B-749
Genre
crime; horror-suspense
Synopsis
Criminals hide loot in a cave and one is arrested and serves a jail sentence of twenty years. When he is released he goes back to the cave and shoots the man and woman who were lost in there for twenty years, but their son kills him.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Tumlinson credits per Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr via atlastales.com. Previous indexer credited Jim Mooney.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man in the Morgue!
  2. 1. The Specimen!
  3. 2. Hunger
  4. 3. Ashes to Ashes!
  5. 4. The Broken Step
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership
  7. 6. The Man in the Morgue
  8. 7. Lost!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Guy Budziak
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Dwayne Best
  • Bill Borre
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Thomas G. Lammers