Strange Tales #97 [UK Edition]

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #97.


When a Planet Dies! (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

When a Planet Dies! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Rackozo Roor; Johnn; Aletha
Synopsis:
Humans are forced underground by the Sun’s death. An approaching planet alarms many, but humans vote against destroying it: saving Earth as the new planet, really a sun, thaws the dying world.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The third, fourth and sixth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

Mystery Pupil (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Maneely
Inks:
Joe Maneely
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
K-382

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Colin; Mr. Plum; Gertrude
Synopsis:
A dull teacher earns accolades by accidentally helping capture a Martian criminal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Text story with illustration.

The Madness! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Ray Holloway ?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Characters:
Dan Cooper
Synopsis:
A man is transported by a mist to the 16th century, where he is locked up as a madman. He escapes and is transported with the asylum keeper back to the present, where the keeper is taken for mad!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The second and fourth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series), the last page includes an advertisement for Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series).

Goodbye to Linda Brown (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Linda Brown; Aunt May; Uncle Ben
Synopsis:
A girl in a wheelchair living with her aunt and uncle begins sleepwalking. In her sleep, she wheels herself underwater. The couple are sad...but they knew their mermaid ward would one day go home.
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Indexer Notes

The third page includes an advertisement for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series), the last page includes an advertisement for Amazing Adult Fantasy (Marvel, 1961 series), also by Lee and Ditko.

This story is a retelling of "The Sea Waits for Me!", drawn by Dick Ayers, from Journey Into Unknown Worlds (Marvel, 1951 series) #43 (March 1956).

Behind the Dreadful Door! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot) ?; Larry Lieber (script) ?
Pencils:
Gene Colan
Inks:
Gene Colan
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Joshua Carstairs; Derek Weems
Synopsis:
A painter breaks into a room which he thinks is the source of a famous artist's inspiration. It contains supernatural beings that model for the artist, who take the intruder as their own model.
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Indexer Notes

The second and fourth pages include advertisements for the Incredible Hulk (Marvel, 1962 series).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. When a Planet Dies!
  2. 1. When a Planet Dies!
  3. 2. Mystery Pupil
  4. 3. The Madness!
  5. 4. Goodbye to Linda Brown
  6. 5. Behind the Dreadful Door!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers