(April 1956)

Marvel, 1956 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
Atlas News Company, Inc.
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Information on this issue supplied by the Timely/Atlas discussion group.


A Stranger Among Us? (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

A Stranger Among Us (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Everett
Inks
Bill Everett
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-194
Synopsis
Two men in a lab are told a story by a man behind a glass window about visiting a world of giants. They laugh the story off until later, after the man behind the glass has left, another man enters the lab and demonstrates that the glass is a microscopic lens.
Reprints

The Two-Faced Man (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-211
Synopsis
A stagehand of the play Cyrano De Bergerac is in love with the leading lady so he resolves to knock out the leading man and don his makeup so he can get close enough to her to confess his feelings. She doesn't notice that he is a different man so when he asks her for a kiss, she refuses and says that she is in love with the stagehand. He exclaims that he is the stagehand, but when he tries to remove the false nose, he finds that he cannot.
Reprints

Bright New World! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Al Hartley
Inks
Al Hartley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-119
Synopsis
A jetliner is caught in a storm that takes it through space to the planet Uranus and back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Alchemist's Apprentice (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Syd Shores
Inks
Syd Shores
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-145
Synopsis
An alchemist's apprentice from the middle ages is jeered at because he is oafish and desires to learn alchemy so he will no longer be mocked. When he hears his master and his friends coming to laugh at him, he grabs the wrong vial in trying to finish an experiment and the resulting explosion blows him to the moon where the moon people set him up as ruler.

The Art Expert (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-244
Reprints

What Happened in the Cave? (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-118
Synopsis
A Roman emperor sends his adviser with a magician into the future and when the adviser returns with modern weapons he overthrows the emperor.

The Mechanical Man! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Chuck Miller
Inks
Chuck Miller
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
J-172
Synopsis
A robot inventor has a nightmare that, if he made a human-like robot it would take his job, so he resolves never to build a robot that can do anything more than calculate.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Stranger Among Us?
  2. 1. A Stranger Among Us
  3. 2. The Two-Faced Man
  4. 3. Bright New World!
  5. 4. The Alchemist's Apprentice
  6. 5. The Art Expert
  7. 6. What Happened in the Cave?
  8. 7. The Mechanical Man!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Thomas G. Lammers
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Bill Borre
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Thomas G. Lammers