Mystic #23
(September 1953)

Marvel, 1951 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
Official Magazine Corp.
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

job numbers taken from atlastales.com


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

art credits from atlastales.com

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Don't Shrink Sam's Head (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Romita ?
Inks
John Romita ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-720
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man wants to go to Jivaro country so he can acquire a shrunken head for his collection of horror memorabilia but is afraid of having his head shrunk, so he hires a scientist to treat his head so that it is unshrinkable. The chief captures him and makes him a deal that if they can't shrink his head, they'll give him one of theirs and let him go. He accepts, and they fail to shrink his head so let him go, but they succeeded in their process with the rest of his body.
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Indexer Notes

art speculation from atlastales.com

Tribal Mask (Table of Contents: 3)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
B-494
Genre
horror-suspense

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Perfect Planet (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Ross Andru (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-757
Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

This is part one of a two-part story. The caption in the last panel states: "Don't miss the astounding sequel to this tale.."The Great Migration"..in the next issue of Mystic!". However, the story instead appears in Astonishing #27, October 1953. Info per Chris Brown and Atlas Tales.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hugo (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Tumlinson (signed)
Inks
Pete Tumlinson (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-718
Genre
horror-suspense
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mother Knows Best (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Sol Brodsky (signed)
Inks
Sol Brodsky (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-877
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A mother tells her daughter that the man in the moon causes the tides but her daughter doesn't believe her. Afterward, the moon gets destroyed by a comet impact and the seas grow calm. Years later, the little girl has grown to have a daughter of her own and she tries to convince her that there used to be a moon which caused the sea to swell. She is shocked when her skeptical daughter says to her "Oh mother, would you have believed a story like that if your mother had told it to you?"
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Every Dog Has Its Day! (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Manny Stallman (signed)
Inks
Manny Stallman ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-663
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An old miser who is mean to the boys at a neighboring orphanage gets what's coming to him when he poisons one of the orphans' dogs.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Don't Shrink Sam's Head
  4. 3. Tribal Mask
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
  6. 5. The Perfect Planet
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. Hugo
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. Mother Knows Best
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Every Dog Has Its Day!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
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