Marvel Tales 133

Title Published
August 1949 to August 1957
Issue Numbers
93 to 159
Number of Issues
67
Continued From
Marvel Mystery Comics

Issue Information
Cover Date
April 1955
 
 
Cover Titles
Maggie!
 
 
Cover Credits
Sol Brodsky pencils attributed
Carl Burgos inks guess


Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
  F-745 Meet Maggie

Notes: Whenever I see a book from early 1955, I have a look to see if I can find any sign of comic code interference. The code was installed with books dated February and March '55. In one case (Joe Sinnott's Sarah), the comic code interference was obvious. They used that story to show how much good they could do... but I have still to find another example as dramatic as that. On the whole, I have found one or two instances of weapons being removed from soldiers' hands and that's about it. This story does have a strange sequence that may or may not indicate that it has been changed at some point -- if it has, though, it was done with no seams visible. In the story (shown on the cover as well), a matronly-looking woman mysteriously escapes death a couple of times. At the end of the story, it is revealed that her mousey husband is actually her guardian angel. In the middle of all that, two gangsters who want to know her secret come into their house with their pistols drawn. On the next panel, they mention how strange it is that the woman survived their bullets... which we haven't even seen at all -- it would make much more sense if the woman was shot in the first panel. Was this story redrawn? If so, it was re-sent to its artist, who did a seamless job... but left with the original text intact? Not a very likely scenario, but still a puzzler. - Ger A.
5 pg art Sid Greene pencils attributed

Contributors:
Tom Lammers: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Frank Motler: Creator Credit
Doc V.: Creator Credit
  F-946 The Radio 2 pg text
  F-761 The Lonely Little Boy! 5 pg art Vince Colletta pencils signed
  F-729 Inside The Box 4 pg art Ed Winiarski pencils attributed

Contributors:
Tom Lammers: Creator Credit
  F-730 The Talking Dog

Notes: Talking dog.
4 pg art Bob Powell pencils attributed
  F-720 The Coward! 5 pg art Mac L. Pakula pencils signed