(April 1951)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
20th Century Comic Corp.
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

ASTONISHING is published by 20TH CENTURY COMIC CORP. Office of publication: 350 5th Avenue, New York, N. Y. Application for second-class matter pending at the post office at New York, N. Y. under the Act of March 3, 1879. Additional entry at Canton, Ohio. Published bi-monthly. Copyright 1950 by 20TH CENTURY COMIC CORP., 350 5th Avenue, New York, N. Y. Vol. 1 No. 3 APRIL 1951 issue. Price 10c per copy. Subscription rate $1.00 for 12 issues. No similarity between any of the names, characters, persons, and/or institutions appearing in this magazine with those of any living or dead person or institution is intended, and any such similarity which may exist is purely coincidental. Printed in the U. S. A.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Marvel Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Even your power, Marvel Boy, is helpless against my spell of terror!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Boy; Mr. Death
Reprints
Keywords
skeletons

Indexer Notes

Colors:
Stan Goldberg credits himself via his website (error report 6518)

Makes Any Auto Repair Job Your "Meat"! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Mister Death! (Table of Contents: 2)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
7908
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Mister Death [Omar Khayam Rasch]; Jane Dumont
Synopsis
Marvel Boy battles a pseudo-Muslim confidence artist.
Reprints
Keywords
coffins; skeletons; stereotyping of Muslims; turbans

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

The Inside Story of Professional Wrestling! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Runaway Planet (Table of Contents: 4)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
7910
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Matthew Grayson; Casimar; Princess Satana; Master of Satania
Synopsis
Marvel Boy prevents an invasion of Uranus by Satania.
Reprints
Keywords
Satania; Satanians; spacecraft; Uranians; Uranus

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

Fright! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Hank Chapman ?
Pencils
Bill LaCava
Inks
Bill La Cava
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
7936
Genre
horror-suspense
Characters
Edward Earl; Dr. Bertrand; Dr. Walton
Synopsis
A reporter, writing a story about a wax museum, is driven mad by spending the night there.
Reprints
Keywords
sanitariums; serial killers; wax museums

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group. Bill LaCava credit from www.atlastales.com.

How "Mini-Gym" turns plant "Drip" into Success Dynamo (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Invisible Horror! (Table of Contents: 7)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
5416
Genre
horror-suspense
Reprints

New silk-finish enlargement, ivory gold-tooled frame (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Learn to Dance in 5 Days or Pay Nothing! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Limited Time Only (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[none] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.25 page (report information)

Ugly Blackhead out in Seconds (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Time-Bomb Terror! (Table of Contents: 13)

Marvel Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
7909
Genre
superhero
Characters
Marvel Boy [Bob Grayson]; Sherry Davis; Dyanmite Carr; Capt. Davis
Synopsis
Marvel Boy investigates a gangster's connections to international communism.
Reprints
Keywords
communism; communist agents; FBI; Federal Bureau of Investigation; organized crime

Indexer Notes

Job number from Tom Lammers and Ger Apeldoorn via the Atlas/Timely discussion group.

[none] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Fun for All! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Hi-Yo! Kids! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Men! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Reduce Keep Slim at Home (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Even your power, Marvel Boy, is helpless against my spell of terror!"]
    Marvel Boy
  2. 1. Makes Any Auto Repair Job Your "Meat"!
  3. 2. Mister Death!
    Marvel Boy
  4. 3. The Inside Story of Professional Wrestling!
  5. 4. The Runaway Planet
    Marvel Boy
  6. 5. Fright!
  7. 6. How "Mini-Gym" turns plant "Drip" into Success Dynamo
  8. 7. The Invisible Horror!
  9. 8. New silk-finish enlargement, ivory gold-tooled frame
  10. 9. Learn to Dance in 5 Days or Pay Nothing!
  11. 10. Limited Time Only
  12. 11. [none]
  13. 12. Ugly Blackhead out in Seconds
  14. 13. Time-Bomb Terror!
    Marvel Boy
  15. 14. [none]
  16. 15. Fun for All!
  17. 16. Hi-Yo! Kids!
  18. 17. Men!
  19. 18. Reduce Keep Slim at Home
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