Menace #4
(June 1953)

Marvel, 1953 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
Hercules Publishing Corporation
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee

Issue Notes

Additional information from Dr. Michael J. Vassallo [as Doc. V], 5/28/2006.

The Four-Armed Man! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

A Vampire Is Born (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Fred Kida
Inks
Fred Kida
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-814
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
This story reveals that Stalin was a vampire.
Reprints

Escape to the Moon! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-753
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Joe Borden; Professor Ernst Gruber
Synopsis
A spy fails in his effort to steal an element required in the construction of a hydrogen bomb so he knows he faces death if caught by the police or the Communists. He reads of a rocket to the moon and thinks if he can get aboard that he will be safe, but he doesn't realize the test rocket is not large enough to hold a human passenger.
Reprints

The Scheming Woman (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Maneely ?
Inks
Joe Maneely ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
C-520
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

Indexer Notes

story has 1 spot illustration

Genius! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
C-807
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Gerald Morsden
Synopsis
A super intellect grows tired among life on Earth as mere humans are like children to him when he receives a telepathic message from what appears to be a beautiful woman on Saturn imploring him to build a rocket to journey to her. He does so, but when he arrives she removes her mask to kiss him, revealing herself to be a hideous hag.
Reprints

The Madman (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (signed)
Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bill Everett

Job Number
C-683
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Jane Bryant
Synopsis
Nurse Jane Bryant arrives at the mysterious Hagstone Sanitarium for a job, but she is really there on a secret mission of her own.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

A similar plot to "The Four-Armed Men" from Tales to Astonish #26

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Four-Armed Man!
  2. 1. A Vampire Is Born
  3. 2. Escape to the Moon!
  4. 3. The Scheming Woman
  5. 4. Genius!
  6. 5. The Madman
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