Mystic #53
(November 1956)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
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

He Walks in the Night! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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Indexer Notes

Cover credits per Atlastales.com and Nick Caputo.

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

Inside the Locked Trunk! (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K-446
Synopsis
A man tells his brother that there is a great treasure in a locked trunk that will one day be his if he remains with him but he refuses to allow him to look in the trunk. One day, the brother steals the key and looks in the trunk and finds a passage to another world where a girl is in the same predicament with her cruel sister. The man escapes back to his world and the girl follows him and they leave the brother's house to make their way in the world together.
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Indexer Notes

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

The Magic Carpet (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
H-7
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I Entered the Forbidden Lagoon! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Herb Familton (signed)
Inks
Herb Familton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
K-459
Synopsis
A man cheats his partner out of the pearls of a lagoon and the natives curse him until he gives the money back and the waters of the lagoon forgive him.
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The Threat! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ted Galindo (signed)
Inks
Ted Galindo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
K-426
Synopsis
Aliens land and demand a representative from Earth to judge for worthiness to join the galactic federation. If the representative is deemed unworthy the planet will be destroyed. So the president sends...his little girl.
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The Man Who Wasn't! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers

Job Number
K-465
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Indexer Notes

a story similar to The Twilight Zone's "Steel" but in this story the human fighter defeats the robot.

He Walks in the Night! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Robert Q. Sale (signed)
Inks
Robert Q. Sale (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K-409
Synopsis
A man with mental powers threatens to destroy an inventor that has come up with a machine that could reveal his presence to the authorities, but when the evil man threatens the inventor's daughter, he shakes off the mental hold he has over him and knocks him out with the butt of his gun.
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The City That Sank! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K-400
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A pilot stumbles across a submersible city that raises above and lowers below the waves.
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Indexer Notes

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. He Walks in the Night!
  2. 1. Inside the Locked Trunk!
  3. 2. The Magic Carpet
  4. 3. I Entered the Forbidden Lagoon!
  5. 4. The Threat!
  6. 5. The Man Who Wasn't!
  7. 6. He Walks in the Night!
  8. 7. The City That Sank!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
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  • Peter Croome
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