(June 1952)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1952-03-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Possible arrival date based on back cover stamp of indexer's copy.


[The Clutching Hands] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
Stan Goldberg

Genre
horror-suspense
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Indexer Notes

Colors: Goldberg credited by himself.

One Foot In the Grave (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Inks
Tony DiPreta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
A-216
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man decides to make money by reselling flowers stolen from graves until the dead return to take their flowers back.
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Death Finds A Way! (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-203
Genre
horror-suspense
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The Clutching Hands (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Cal Massey (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
A-200
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A writer murders another writer to steal his work, but the dead writer's hands continue to make trouble for him. First, by framing him for the murder of his publisher, then by signing a confession to the killing, and finally by throwing the gallows switch.
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Haunted! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Vic Carrabotta (signed)
Inks
Vic Carrabotta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
A-201
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A ghost scares off potential buyers of a derelict house.
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It Can't Miss (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jay Scott Pike [as Pike] (signed)
Inks
Jay Scott Pike ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
A-272
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
An accomplice to an escaped con kills a man who looks like his buddy so that the cops will find the body and think the escaped prisoner is dead while he assumes the dead man's identity. For his trouble, he is murdered by the escaped con so as to keep his secret silent. Unfortunately for him, it turns out the identity that he has assumed is that of mental patient permanently locked up in an asylum.
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Indexer Notes

Pencils credit from www.atlastales.com

Iron-Head (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
A-268
Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Bronson is a grave robber and a murderer. To avoid being captured by the authorities, he accepts a job as a deep-sea diver on a private yacht. Working for a captain named Mister Nash, Bronson discovers that the ship's crew have located a cache of black diamonds at the bottom of the South Pacific. He decides to murder the crew and keep the diamonds for himself. Donning a heavy diving suit, he blows up the yacht and swims to the ocean floor for the diamonds. Securing his treasure, Bronson slowly walks until he reaches a nearby island. The island is populated with superstitious natives who mistakenly believe that Bronson is some sort of water god. Dubbing him "Iron-Head", they hold him in high regard and keep a steady vigil over him. Bronson is afraid to remove his helmet, because if he reveals himself as a normal human, the natives will kill him. He holds out as long as he can, but within a few days, he begins to fall weak with hunger. The natives will not let him out of their sight, and he refuses to expose himself. Finally, one of the natives cuts off his head with an ax, revealing that he was never truly a god at all.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [The Clutching Hands]
  2. 1. One Foot In the Grave
  3. 2. Death Finds A Way!
  4. 3. The Clutching Hands
  5. 4. Haunted!
  6. 5. It Can't Miss
  7. 6. Iron-Head
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