(April 1964)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Marvel Comics Group
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

Distributed to newstands in January 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements, and is the second issue of Strange Tales without text pages.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Rabble Rouser!/Beyond the Purple Veil! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch; Doctor Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Rabble Rouser
Reprints:

The Torch Goes Wild! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (plot, script); Dick Ayers (plot, un-credited)
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-605

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Rabble Rouser [Vitold Niyazov, later called Weinberg]; Prince Nagamo; Doris Evans (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (cameo)
Synopsis:
A demagogue drums up public opinion against the Torch, as part of a communist plot against an American ally. The Torch regains the public trust by stopping him and using his own mind control devices to turn him to the American side.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Rabble Rouser next appears, still rehabilitated, in Wolverine (Marvel, 2003 series) #26 (May 2005). It has been suggested in The Jack Kirby Collector that this story began as a sequel. The identical piece of equipment, a "Thru-The-Ground Tank," was used by The Hate Monger in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #21 (December 1963), by The Rabble Rouser in this story, and by The Fixer in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #142 (March 1966), suggesting HYDRA supplied all 3 of them with equipment! Colors credit for Stan Goldberg removed due to lack of attribution.

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #25 (April 1964). Printed between the pages of the Human Torch story.

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Amazing Spider-Man (Marvel, 1963 series) #11 (April 1964). Printed between the Human Torch and Doctor Strange stories.

Beyond the Purple Veil! (Table of Contents)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot, un-credited); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
[X-606 ?]

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Wong; Aggamon (introduction)
Synopsis:
Doctor Strange must rescue two thieves who unwittingly steal a magic gem from him and are trapped in a mystical dimension as a result.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Aggamon next appears in Doctor Strange, Sorceror Supreme Annual (Marvel, 1992 series) #2 (1992).

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #4 (March 1964). Printed between the pages of the Doctor Strange story.

Two More Triumphs for Marvel! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Advertises Sgt. Fury (Marvel, 1963 series) #6 (March 1964) and X-Men (Marvel, 1963 series) #4 (March 1964). Printed after the Doctor Strange story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Rabble Rouser!/Beyond the Purple Veil!
    The Human Torch; Doctor Strange
  2. 1. The Torch Goes Wild!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  4. 3. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  5. 4. Beyond the Purple Veil!
    Doctor Strange
  6. 5. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  7. 6. Two More Triumphs for Marvel!
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