(December 1956)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Bard Publishing Corp.
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

The Perfect Crime (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Maneely (signed)
Inks
Joe Maneely (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

The Betrayer (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
George Roussos
Inks
George Roussos ?; Jon Small ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K-664
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Philip Clark; Wilson
Synopsis
When Wilson spies a giant rocket craft headed to Earth which will destroy everything when it lands. Clark builds a hideout on the world's most deserted island, Bimur, so he can be sure to survive. However, that's exactly where the ship is going to land.
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Space Tune (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Reprints

Oh, Perfect Crime! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard O'Donnell (signed)
Inks
Howard O'Donnell (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K-498
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A sleezy booking agent uses a teleporter to get rich quick.
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He Won't Open the Door (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
William Wellman ?
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K-641
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Preston; Charon
Synopsis
Preston believes money can get him anything. Searching for Incan treasure he tries to force a ferryman to lead him across a river, but the ferryman is Charon and he's at the River Styx.
Reprints
Keywords
River Styx; South America

Indexer Notes

Wellman pencils per atlastales.com. Saltarella previously credited Bob Forgione.

The Man Who Didn't Belong (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
K-514
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Steve Donner; Jim; Rex Donner; Evelyn; Denise Wallace
Synopsis
Steve rescues Rex from inside the cyclotron but he has no memory of where he came from. Steve starts to resent how perfect Rex seems and how everyone likes him. Eventually Rex steps back into the cyclotron and vanishes. Steve tells his story to Denise then recognizes her as Rex's mother! He realizes Rex was his son from the future and that he can be proud of Rex's achievements.
Reprints
Keywords
cyclotron; time travel

Indexer Notes

Wessler script per Nick Caputo from biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol 25, No. 4, April 2015.

They Dare Not Come (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
K-529
Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
The workers in a weather station on Mars become antsy about supplies arriving but the commander maintains control. All of them are human-like robots who need the fuel to keep running.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars

Man in a Trance (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
John Forte (signed)
Inks
John Forte (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
K611
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Ronnie Flynn; Ken Flynn; Dick Flynn; Oliver Flynn; Nancy Drake; Lord Hubert
Synopsis
Ronnie believes the past still exists and invents a formula to enter the 'existing' past so he can find out what became of the Drake Diamond. It works, but he falls in love with Nancy and fears if he takes the diamond in the present she'll be arrested for the theft in the past so he leaves it alone.
Reprints
Keywords
Drake Diamond; Newcastle; time travel

Indexer Notes

Wessler script per biblio info in Robin Snyder's The Comics Vol 28, No 5, May 2017.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Perfect Crime
  2. 1. The Betrayer
  3. 2. Space Tune
  4. 3. Oh, Perfect Crime!
  5. 4. He Won't Open the Door
  6. 5. The Man Who Didn't Belong
  7. 6. They Dare Not Come
  8. 7. Man in a Trance
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Nick Caputo
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Gary Henderson
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Steve Jenner
  • Jim Walls
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)