(March 1965)

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

The Defeat of Dr. Strange! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

First cover to co-feature Dr. Strange.

Meet the Beatles! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue); Bob Powell (co-plot)
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Alicia Masters; Doris Evans ("Dorrie"); John Lennon; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr
Synopsis:
Ben and Johnny have another one of their "fights," then have to clean up Reed's lab as a result. They take Alicia and Doris on a double-date to see The Beatles, the girls getting to meet the rock stars in person and get autographs; but Ben & Johnny wind up having to go after some crooks who robbed the box-office. A wild free-for-all at Coney Island ensues, but by the time our heroes get back to the theatre, the show's over! Doris says, "Maybe someday I'll understand why anyone would want to be a super-hero!"
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story takes it title from The Beatles 1st US Capitol LP (1964). Bob Powell takes over from Dick Ayers for the remaining 5 episodes of the series.

The Defeat of Dr. Strange (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:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dormammu; Baron Mordo; Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Hamir (unnamed); Sen-Yu (The Ancient One's accountant, Hong Kong)
Synopsis:
Dormammu agrees to give Mordo power without limit so that he may destroy Dr. Strange. In Tibet, Mordo and two followers attack. Strange manages to whisk his aging mentor to safety. As Strange leaves his mentor with a loyal hermit, Dormammu sends spirits to search for him. Strange attempts to lure the spirits away from his weakened mentor. In Hong Kong, Strange contacts The Ancient One's accountant, who gets him a passport while he rests. Before long, Strange is surrounded by Mordo's minions, and after a short battle, is on the run again.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 17. Baron Mordo resembles actor Torin Thatcher from THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1957) and JACK THE GIANT KILLER (1962).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Defeat of Dr. Strange!
    Dr. Strange; Human Torch and the Thing
  2. 1. Meet the Beatles!
    Human Torch and Thing
  3. 2. The Defeat of Dr. Strange
    Dr. Strange
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