(February 1955)

Marvel, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Five Fingers! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Carl Burgos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

Burgos inks per Atlastales.com and Nick Caputo. Burgos pencils per Michael J. Vassalo's blog:

http://timely-atlas-comics.blogspot.com/2016/04/happy-100th-birthday-to-ca…

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

The Man Who Bought a Dingbat (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Everett ?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
F-381
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A used car salesman takes as a trade-in a car that transports him to another planet where he becomes stranded without gas among hostile alien creatures.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Art credits from www.atlastales.com.

The Journey (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-213
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Jon Randall; Hannes Bache
Synopsis
An artist alters a matter transmitter to create images out of the human imagination, but more than just the image of the imagined monster is created.
Reprints

Five Fingers (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Paul Hodge (signed)
Inks
Paul Hodge (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
F-461
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Synopsis
A pickpocket creates a wax hand so that he can set it in his coat while his real hand does his dirty deeds. When he picks the wrong tough guy target, the guy feels his wallet being lifted and tells the thief he doesn't have time to find a cop but he is going to punish him by mashing his hand. The thief shifts his real hand inside his coat so that the wax hand takes the beating. When he's standing next to a cop on train, the resentful wax hand pulls the cop's gun and points it at the cop's partner who shoots the thief dead.
Reprints

The Rookie (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Werner Roth
Inks
Werner Roth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
F-465
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Jed Broome
Synopsis
Jed dreams of becoming a baseball player but has to give it up after realizing his fastball is so powerful it could kill the catcher.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This is retold in Tales to Astonish (Marvel, 1959 series) #43 (May 1963) as "Frankie's Fast Ball" by Stan Lee and Larry Lieber. Art credits per www.atlastales.com.

Farewell-Moon (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Howie Post ?
Pencils
Howie Post (signed)
Inks
Howie Post (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
F-390
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
Werewolves on the moon led by a tyrant plot to conquer Earth so they send a scout that, if slain, will cause them to cancel their invasion plans. The creature is doglike enough in appearance to be found and taken in by a little girl who showers love upon him so he returns to his spaceship and pulls the self-destruct lever before heading back to his new home.
Reprints
Keywords
moon; werewolves

Indexer Notes

Artist credit from www.atlastales.com.

The Best Automobile Sticker (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; religious

Indexer Notes

Religion In American Life (RIAL) window sticker

While Death Waits (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
F-498
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A miner trapped by a cave-in, figuring rescue impossible, confesses to his buddies that he's a murderer but then they are rescued nonetheless.
Reprints
Keywords
miners; miners' lamps; mining

Indexer Notes

Colan inks per Timely/Atlas list discussion.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Five Fingers!
  2. 1. The Man Who Bought a Dingbat
  3. 2. The Journey
  4. 3. Five Fingers
  5. 4. The Rookie
  6. 5. Farewell-Moon
  7. 6. The Best Automobile Sticker
  8. 7. While Death Waits
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