(September 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 June 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements, and is the third issue of Strange Tales without text pages

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


Paste-Pot Pete!; The Lady from Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch and the Ever-Lovin' Thing; Doctor Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)(upper section); Steve Ditko (lower section)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)(upper section); George Roussos (lower section)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Cleopatra VII; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Doctor Strange portion of the cover consists of two images taken from the interior story by Ditko and Roussos, per Rob Allen, via the GCD Errors list, August 2009.

Paste-Pot Pete (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (co-plot, script); Dick Ayers (co-plot, un-credited)
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Job Number:
X-752

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Doris Evans
Synopsis:
Trying to tell Johnny that Paste-Pot Pete was paroled (for helping The Avengers), Ben & Johnny get into a brawl. Tired of being thought of as a clown, Pete completely redesigns his costume, then takes on The Thing while he's flying his part of the Fantasti-Car. As he's about to go help Ben, Johnny's told by Doris that if he leaves in the middle of their date, he needn't bother returning. After a fierce battle, Ben & Johnny triumph, and after an "explanation," Doris forgives Johnny.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is the third appearance of Paste-Pot Pete; he last appears in the Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #6 (July 1964)—where he was incorrectly drawn as The Wizard—he next appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #36 (March 1965). Stan announces that due to poular demand, Johnny and Ben will co-star in every issue from now on. Colors credit for Stan Goldberg removed due to lack of attribution. (31/03/2010)

The Lady From Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts! / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot, un-credited); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
George Roussos [as Geo. Bell]
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-758

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Zota; Cleopatra VII; Ancient One [Yao]; Mark Antony (cameo)
Synopsis:
Sensing sorcery, Strange finds a woman wandering the streets under a spell. After guiding her to his house, he consults his mentor. Strange travels into the past, though he's warned that if the candle employed in the spell goes out, he will be trapped there forever. In Ancient Egypt, he battles a wizard, Zota, then removes his power. While returning to the present, the candle flickers out! But Strange is able to use the light from his amulet to guide his way, just barely making it back. Strange reveals the woman is Cleopatra, sent to the future when she scorned Zota. He sends her back to her waiting Mark Antony.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Zota's "impulse transmitter" (magic mirror), through which Strange arrives and leaves in Ancient Egypt, is strikingly similar to one used in the Doctor Who story, "The Pyramids Of Mars" (1975). Stan Goldberg colors credit removed due to lack of attribution. (31/03/2010)

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby
Inks:
Steve Ditko; Sol Brodsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Sinister Six [Sandman [Flint Marko]; Kraven [Sergei Kravinoff]; Dr. Octopus [Otto Octavius]; Mysterio [Quentin Beck]; Vulture [Adrian Toomes]; Electro [Max Dillon]]; Hulk; Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Thor; Sgt. Fury; Iron Man [Tony Stark]

Indexer Notes

Advertises Amazing Spider-Man Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (1964) and Marvel Tales Annual (Marvel, 1964 series) #1 (1964). Printed between the pages of the Dr. Strange story.

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Vince Colletta; Chic Stone
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Daredevil; The Owl; Karen Page; Fantastic Four [Mr. Fantastic; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl; the Thing]; Diablo

Indexer Notes

Advertises Daredevil (Marvel, 1964 series) #3 (August 1964) and Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #30 (September 1964). Printed after the Dr. Strange story.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Paste-Pot Pete!; The Lady from Nowhere!
    The Human Torch and the Ever-Lovin' Thing; Doctor Strange
  2. 1. Paste-Pot Pete
    The Human Torch and the Thing
  3. 2. The Lady From Nowhere!
    Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts!
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
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