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Issue Details

Issue #9
Published April 1952
Frequency bi-monthly
Cover Price 0.10 USD
Pages 36
Editing Stan Lee

Cover Details - "The Dark Dungeon!/Ghouls Rush In!/The Talking Corpse!/Second Floor Rear!"

Genre horror
Pencils Russ Heath
Inks Russ Heath

6 page story "The Dark Dungeon"

Synopsis A man keeps mastiffs half-starved in the dungeon so that he can press a button to release them in the event thieves enter his house. His nephew drugs him and wheels his wheelchair into their enclosure so that he will get his money when the dogs finish him. The man's ghost comes back and does the same thing to the nephew.
Genre horror
Script Hank Chapman
Pencils Ogden Whitney
Inks Ogden Whitney

5 page story "Second Floor Rear!"

Synopsis A landlady rents an apartment to straw men.
Genre horror
Pencils Bernard Krigstein
Inks Bernard Krigstein

2 page text story "The Flowers of Evil"

Genre horror
Letters typeset
Notes story has 2 spot illustrations
Reprinted in Astonishing (Marvel, 1951 series) #26 (August 1953) [as "Bloom of Death"]

4 page story "Ghouls Rush In"

Synopsis A body snatcher is thwarted in his efforts by cemetery rats that chew through coffins in order to pull the bodies into their warrens.
Genre horror
Pencils Dick Ayers
Inks Dick Ayers
Letters Dick Ayers
Notes Greg Gatlin notes: Signed R.A. The first story for Atlas by Dick Ayers, pencils, inks and lettering. Delivered to Stan Lee on 10/12/51.

4 page story "Off With His Head"

Synopsis An executioner is frightened to death when someone places a mirror in the bottom of his head basket so that he sees his own head in there.
Genre horror
Pencils Manny Stallman
Inks Manny Stallman (?)

4 page story "Talking Corpse"

Synopsis When a medium is exposed as a fake, she shoots her client, but it turns out that she had more ability than she thought she did.
Genre horror
Pencils Joe Sinnott
Inks Joe Sinnott