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Issue Details

Issue #1
Published June 1952
Frequency bi-monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "While the City Sleeps!"

Genre horror; science fiction

7 page story "While the City Sleeps"

Synopsis Martians infiltrate Earth by landing in cemeteries and burrowing into graves in order to wear the bodies of dead humans as a disguise.
Genre horror; science fiction
Script Stan Lee
Pencils Russ Heath (signed)
Inks Russ Heath (signed)

2 page text story "The Night Horror"

Letters typeset
Notes Page 2 of this sequence follows sequence 3.
Reprinted in Adventures Into Weird Worlds (Marvel, 1952 series) #27 (March 1954) [as "Haunted House"]

5 page story "They Live Alone!"

Synopsis Two old ladies feed investigating welfare bureau agents to their pet rats.
Genre horror
Pencils Manny Stallman
Inks Manny Stallman

5 page story "The Drop of Blood"

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.
Genre horror
Pencils Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks Dick Ayers (signed)

6 page story "Satan and Sammy Snodgrass"

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.
Genre horror; occult
Script Stan Lee
Pencils Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks Paul Reinman (signed)