Mystic #52
(October 1956)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Classic Syndicate, 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

They Wait in the Caves! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

The Effigy (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Wally Wood ?

Job Number
K-298
Synopsis
A criminal takes an effigy from a voodoo cult so that they cannot use it to compel him to surrender himself to the police.
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Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per biblio info published in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol. 26, No. 4, April 2015.

Iron Face! (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Bob Powell ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K-327
Synopsis
When the communists come up with a machine that can read minds, NATO takes a short soldier and supplies him with a fake head that contains instructions for leading the commies into a trap.
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Indexer Notes

Title, page count, artist and job number from www.atlastales.com. Wessler credit per biblio info published in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol. 26, No. 4, April 2015.

The Secret of the Iron Needle! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
John Forte
Inks
John Forte
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K-381
Synopsis
Space explorers realize, when the planet they are examining runs down, the giant needle they've found is not a natural phenomenon but the winding key of a giant toy.
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The Last Laugh! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Pete Morisi
Inks
Pete Morisi
Colors
?
Letters
Pete Morisi ?

Job Number
K-321
Synopsis
A ruthless businessman is sure that he is the reincarnation of someone important from medieval times, but when he does journey back into time he finds that he was...the court jester.
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Indexer Notes

Title, page count, artist and job number from www.atlastales.com.

Mystery Pupil (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
K-382
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Colin; Mr. Plum; Gertrude
Synopsis
A dull teacher earns accolades by accidentally helping capture a Martian criminal.
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They Wait in the Caves! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K-284
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man finds an island abundant with pearls and gives the location to his friend. When the friend arrives, the natives destroy his boat to keep him from revealing the island's location to anyone else.
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Indexer Notes

Job number from www.atlastales.com.

The Land of Missing Persons (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Jimmy Infantino
Inks
Jimmy Infantino ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K-220
Synopsis
A mad scientist uses a ray to capture planes that fly over his hidden mountain fortress to enslave workers in order to build his futuristic city for him. He is arrested and his city destroyed by a detective.
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Indexer Notes

Title, page count and job number from www.atlastales.com. Wessler script per biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 28, No 5, May 2017.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. They Wait in the Caves!
  2. 1. The Effigy
  3. 2. Iron Face!
  4. 3. The Secret of the Iron Needle!
  5. 4. The Last Laugh!
  6. 5. Mystery Pupil
  7. 6. They Wait in the Caves!
  8. 7. The Land of Missing Persons
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