(November 1964)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
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

Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
occult; superhero
Characters:
Mad Thinker; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master; Dormammu; Dr. Strange
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Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and Thing / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue); Dick Ayers (co-plot)
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Job Number:
X-788

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mad Thinker; Puppet Master; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Mad Thinker once again wants to tackle the F.F., though The Puppet Master at first wants nothing to do with it. Under mind-control, Ben fights Johnny while in mid-flight. However, the shock of seeing Johnny falling to his death causes The Thing to change back to Ben Grimm, freeing him from control. He rescues Johnny, then gets help from Reed. A specially-designed helmet worn by Ben causes psychic feedback. Reed hopes The Puppet Master, knowing they have a defense against him, will never strike at them again.
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Indexer Notes

Mad Thinker & Puppet Master last seen in FANTASTIC FOUR #28 (July 1964). Mad Thinker's next appearance in STRANGE TALES #131 (April 1965); Puppet Master's next appearance in STRANGE TALES #133 (June 1965).

The Domain of the Dread Dormammu! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot, uncredited); Stan Lee (script)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Art Simek
Job Number:
X-796

Genre:
occult
Characters:
Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Dormammu; Clea (introduction, unnamed)
Synopsis:
Returning home after having beaten Mordo, Strange is suddenly whisked bodily to the side of The Ancient One. The Dread Dormammu, whose name has been spoken in the past, threatens to leave his dimension and come to Earth...which must never be! Strange's mentor is now too old to face him, so Strange travels to his domain. He faces one danger after another, each one causing Dormammu's rage to build. All the while, a mysterious girl watches Strange's progress, finally revealing herself in an attempt to warn him back to where he came from. But Strange says he must face the Dread One, and she wonders why she risked his wrath to warn the stranger. Strange confronts Dormammu, and warns him not to invade Earth. But Dormammu will not speak with "underlings," and demands The Ancient One face him. Strange tells Dormammu he cannot attack his mentor while he lives...and Dormammu accepts the challenge!
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Indexer Notes

Episode #15. Part 1 of 2. First continued story in the series, the culmination of things that have been building almost from the beginning. First appearance of Dormammu and Clea (who eventually became Dr. Strange's romantic lead).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Pawns of the Deadly Duo!
    Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Pawns of the Deadly Duo!
    Human Torch and Thing
  3. 2. The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!
    Dr. Strange
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