Publication Dates: March 1951 – August 1957
Number of Issues Published: 61 (#1 – #61)
Color: Four Color
Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
SF/Horror anthology. It was launched along with Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series), increasing Atlas’s SF line from four to six books. This book ran until the collapse of Atlas’s distributor and the subsequent restructuring known as the “Atlas Implosion”.
Information thanks to the Grand Comic Database
Titled simply Mystic and published by Marvel’s 1950s iteration, Atlas Comics, this was a 61-issue horror-suspense anthology (March 1951-Aug. 1957).
Mystic debuted shortly before Atlas’ Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series), increasing the company’s science fiction/fantasy/horror line from four to six books. Begun prior to the creation of the comic-book industry’s self-censorship board, the Comics Code Authority, Mystic softened its horror and began sporting the Comics Code seal with issue #37 (May 1955). Its contributors included artists Bill Everett and John Severin.
Mystic ran until the collapse of American News Company, Atlas’s distributor, which forced Atlas to undergo drastic restructuring and the cancellation of most of its titles.