Marvel Tales 131

Title Published
August 1949 to August 1957
Issue Numbers
93 to 159
Number of Issues
Continued From
Marvel Mystery Comics
Marvel Tales 131 Cover Image
Issue Information
Cover Date
February 1955
Indicia Frequency
Indicia Publisher
Marvel Comics, Inc.
Cover Titles
Five Fingers!
Cover Credits
Sol Brodsky pencils guess
Carl Burgos inks guess
Banks Robinson: Cover Image
Frank Wilmot: Cover Image
Nick Caputo: Cover Creator Credit
Title Pages Credits
F-831 The Man Who Bought A Dingbat

Notes: Another example of Everett's combining cartooney elements with "realistic" textures and Chiaroscuro techniques.
- the stikman
5 pg art Bill Everett pencils and inks unsigned
Bill Everett letters attributed

the stikman: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  B-213 The Journey! 2 pg text
  F-461 Five Fingers 5 pg art Paul Hodge pencils and inks signed

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  F-465 The Rookie!

Notes: In this story, a young man practices to try-out as a baseball pitcher. He trains himself until he can throw a ball through a tree, but then decides not to risk hurting the catcher and walks away. A strangely downbeat story, that is even stranger, because in some of the panels where he throws the ball (or a rock, as in the splash page) the projectile disappears behind the next panel in a very unrealistic looking way. It's probably intentional, but the way it is done -- as if the panel is pasted over the existing drawing of the ball -- makes it look as if something was changed in the story.
4 pg art Werner Roth pencils and inks unsigned

Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
John Kaminski: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  F-390 Farewell-Moon 4 pg art Howie Post pencils and inks signed
Notes: Signed on page 2

Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  F-498 While Death Waits

Notes: Mine Workers.
5 pg art Stan Lee script attributed
Gene Colan pencils and inks signed

Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit