Suspense #1

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
December 1949
Page count
52
Cover price
0.10 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Golden Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/76026

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Bride Vanishes! Cover, 1 page

Credits

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Art
, photographer
 
, inker (photogeaph)
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Reprint history

Printed in
Suspense (Bell Features, 1949 series) #[nn] (1949)

Notes

Photograph of actors Peter Lorre, Sidney Greenstreet, and Joan Lorring from Warner Bros. Pictures' The Verdict (1946).

Show/hide 1. The Graveyard Ghouls! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
6653

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
Bill Everett , penciller
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

Dr. Arnold buys corpses from Mrs. Slade's gang. However, the police capture the gang in the act. The "dead body" they sold Arnold turns out to be Peggy, who was to rob the house during the night. Arnold falls in love with Peggy and decides to marry her while the rest of Mrs. Slade's gang are arrested.

Notes

Adapted from John Dickson Carr's Suspense episode "the Body Snatchers" (November 24, 1942). Info from http://section244.blogspot.com/

Show/hide 2. Buy Magazines with the Circular Seal Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.5 pages

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Show/hide 3. The Corpse Came Back! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
6656
Characters
Henry Wilson; Charles Dobbs; Tom Higby; Jim

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Bob Powell, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Synopsis

Henry kills his boss Dobbs at night, but Tom sees him leaving. Henry seemingly kills Tom and leaves his body in Charles' office, but the next day Henry keeps seeing Tom around the office. Henry is driven mad and leaps out the building to his death, not realizing the police arranged for Tom to ply at Henry's guilty conscience by posing as his own ghost.

Notes

Adapted from the Suspense radio episode "Statement of Employee Henry Wilson" by John Shaw, broadcast November 2, 1943.

Show/hide 4. Casey Crime Photographer Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

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Notes

"Only C.B.S. could give you such a thrilling radio program! Only the Marvel Comic Group could put Casey into his own magazine ..."

Show/hide 5. The Curse of the Coin Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
SL-6252

Credits

Writing
, author
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Printed in
Venus (Marvel, 1948 series) #13 (April 1951)
 
Suspense (Marvel, 1949 series) #6 (January 1951)
 
Men's Adventures (Marvel, 1950 series) #23 (September 1953)
Show/hide 6. The Bride Vanishes! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
6655

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
King Ward , penciller
Colours
, colourist
Text
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Synopsis

Tom and Lucy stay at a villa where Josephine Adams once mysteriously disappeared from a balcony. The same thing happens to Lucy, but she's found in the Blue Grotto below and saved in a boat. The boat tips over and Countess Luchesi drowns, but Count Luchesi admits his jealous wife was the person hurling women from the balconies.

Notes

Adapted from John Dickson Carr's Suspense episode "the Bride Vanishes" (December 1, 1942).

Pencils credit from atlastales.com

Show/hide 7. You Asked for It! (Man Comics #1 ) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Man Comics #1

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Show/hide 8. Here Comes the Hangman! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
6654

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
 
Bob Jenney , penciller
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Synopsis

Helen is about to be hung for murdering Philip, but Dr. Wise proves the actual killer was Herbert.

Notes

Adapted from John Dickson Carr's Suspense episode "The Hangman Won't Wait" (February 9, 1943).

Pencils credit from atlastales.com

Show/hide 9. Alone with Murder! Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense
Code
6621

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
John Buscema , penciller
 
Hing Chu , inker [as Chu F. Hing]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Crime-Busters (Transport, 1953? series) #2 ([August 1952?])
Alone with Murder

Synopsis

Beth mistakes Marty for the killer targeting women in New York.

Notes

Pencils and inks credits from atlastales.com


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 103898

Entry created

  • 28/09/2022

Cover added

  • 28/09/2022

Index completed

  • 28/09/2022