(June 1952)

Marvel, 1952 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Authorized A. C. M. P. Conforms to the Comics Code
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Prime Publications, Inc.
Brand
Atlas [black & white]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
Four Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

While the City Sleeps! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sol Brodsky ?
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction

Indexer Notes

Cover credits per Atlastales.com and Nick Caputo.

Coloring credit per Stan Goldberg.

While the City Sleeps (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
A-70
Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction
Synopsis
Martians infiltrate Earth by landing in cemeteries and burrowing into graves in order to wear the bodies of dead humans as a disguise.

The Night Horror (Table of Contents: 2)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
A-191
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Page 2 of this sequence follows sequence 3.

They Live Alone! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Manny Stallman
Inks
Manny Stallman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
Two old ladies feed investigating welfare bureau agents to their pet rats.

The Drop of Blood (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Carl Wessler
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks
Dick Ayers ?; Ernie Bache ?
Colors
?
Letters
Dick Ayers ?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
A man stabs to death another man and gets a spot of blood on his shoulder when he carries the body out to a field to bury it. He tries soap and water and even kerosene but the stain won't come off his skin. He buys a nostrum from a carnival snake oil salesman who promises that it "will restore the flesh" and when he uses it, it removes the blood stain, but regenerates the body of the murder victim who then strangles him.

Indexer Notes

Wessler credit per biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol. 20, No. 4, April 2009.

Satan and Sammy Snodgrass (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
horror-suspense
Synopsis
The Devil wants to claim the soul of a man who never refuses to take a bet so he offers to grant the man a wish, since anyone who makes a Devil's pact forfeits their soul. He makes a bet with the man that he won't let the Devil grant him a wish. Satan thinks he wins either way. The man agrees to let him grant him a wish. The Devil is overjoyed as he thinks he's won. The man wishes that the Devil never claim his soul.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. While the City Sleeps!
  2. 1. While the City Sleeps
  3. 2. The Night Horror
  4. 3. They Live Alone!
  5. 4. The Drop of Blood
  6. 5. Satan and Sammy Snodgrass
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