In 1953 horror comics were king and Atlas editor-in-chief, Stan Lee, launched a new title to make a bid for the throne - and that title was Menace! Backed by the best of the best in his art stable - Bill Everett, Russ Heath, Joe Maneely, Gene Colan, John Romita, Joe Sinnott, George Tuska - Lee's new title became a high-water mark for pre-Code horror.
Chock full of page after page of werewolves, vampires, zombies, ghosts, ghouls, double-dealing women and stone-cold killers with a sense of morality as dark as the ink on the page, Menace lived up to its name - and how! It also showed hints of the Mighty Marvel future to come with running editorial commentary by Lee, reader contests, and characters like the infamous Zombie by Stan and Bill Everett, who would become the Marvel Age's own killer zombie, Simon Garth.
Collecting Menace issues #1 to 11, written by Stan Lee and various, penciled by Bill Everett, Russ Heath,
Joe Maneely, Gene Colan, John Romita, Joe Sinnott, George Tuska, Werner
Roth, Paul Reinman, Sheldon Moldoff, John Forte, Robert Q. Sale, Tony
Dipreta, Al Eadeh, Bob Powell, Jack Katz, Seymour Moskowitz and more,
cover by Everett.
Marvel, hardback, 304 pages, published October 2009