(October 1965)

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

The Prize Is.. Earth! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD; Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Severin (signed); Steve Ditko (lower tier)
Inks:
John Severin (signed); Steve Ditko (lower tier)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy; superhero
Characters:
Imperial Hydra; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Gabe Jones; Dr. Strange; The Ancient One
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1st modern-day appearance of Dum Dum & Gabe. Dr. Strange image taken from interior story.

The Prize is... Earth! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); John Severin
Inks:
John Severin
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; HYDRA; Dum Dum Dugan; Gabe Jones; Leslie Farrington (Chairman, Imperial Industries International); Arnold Brown (Farrington's secretary); Imperial Hydra ("Imperial Leader"); Agent "G" [Laura Brown] (unnamed)
Synopsis:
SHIELD agents attempt to get microfilm to HQ but they fail, sacrificing themselves to prevent falling into HYDRA hands. The microfilm would have revealed the location of the Betratron Bomb, which Hydra will use to ransom the world. Leslie Farrington, chairmanship of Imperial Industries tells his assistant, Brown to track info on every board member, one of which is the Imperial Hydra. In a secret chamber below the boardroom Hydra's leader speaks to "Agent G", his daughter who begs him to end his mad plan, but he replies he is doing it for her benefit. The bomb launches without a hitch...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 7. 1st appearance of the SHIELD Communication Center. The chase sequence, from train to car-turned-submarine vs. frogmen is strikingly similar to the one in the film THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977). 1st modern appearance of Dum Dum & Gabe (regular cast members in SGT. FURY AND HIS HOLWING COMMANDOS). The relationship between Imperial Hydra & Agent G pays tribute to that of Doctor Fu Manchu & Fah Lo Suee, or The Yellow Claw and his niece, Suwan.

When Meet the Mystic Minds! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Ancient One; Dr. Strange; Hamir (unnamed); Baron Mordo
Synopsis:
Desperate to learn the secret of "Eternity", Dr. Strange probes the unconscious mind of The Ancient One, meeting one deadly trap after another, until at last, he reaches the mind of his beloved Master, and convinces him of his identity and good intentions. After recovering, Strange departs, and high atop a Himalayan peak, recites "one of the most potent spells of all time". When he's finished, his amulet floats into the air, expands in size, and a doorway opens-- thru which Strange steps. Seconds after the amulet vanishes, Mordo appears, just barely too late to catch up with his mortal enemy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 8 of 17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Strange Mails / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters section includes Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Prize Is.. Earth!
    Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD; Dr. Strange
  2. 1. The Prize is... Earth!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. When Meet the Mystic Minds!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers