(February 1966)

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

Operation: Brain Blast! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; SHIELD's E.S.P. Division
Reprints:

Operation: Brain Blast! (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
Inks:
Frank Giacoia [as Frank Ray]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
HYDRA; Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Agent G [Laura Brown] (unnamed); Imperial Hydra [Arnold Brown]; Gabe Jones; E.S.P. Division; Mentallo; The Fixer
Synopsis:
Supreme Hydra Arnold Brown cannot press the destruct button knowing his daughter would also perish. Unconvinced he is Supreme Hydra his guards execute him. Fury lets Agent G escape when she demonstrate Hydra's Vacuum-sole shoes. SHIELD's E.S.P. Division uses the Brainwave Stimulator to send Fury a mental warning of a mock attack. Mentallo, a renegade SHIELD agent, has the power to project thoughts into images as SHIELD works to copy his power. Seeing images of The Fixer, who escapes a jail cell with equipment built from common objects Mentallo intends to join forces with him.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 7 of 7 / Part 1 of 3. 1st appearance of SHIELD's E.S.P. Division, Mentallo, The Fixer. In this episode, Arnold Brown bears a resemblance to actor Arthur O'Connell. The new story starts on page 8; when Stan Lee wrote "at that very moment", he should really have said "a week later", as reading the page literally makes it appear Fury (who was heading for dinner & a long sleep) was in 2 places at the same time!

Let There Be Victory! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Baron Mordo; The Ancient One; Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Dr. Strange; rulers of neighboring dimensions; Hamir The Hermit; Mordo's Demon
Synopsis:
Dormammu consigns Mordo to the Dimension of Demons. Strange declares he is able to continue the fight and manages to best him in combat! Dormammu swears not to attack Earth. Back in The Ancient One's home, Hamir prepares a banquet for Strange & his master. Dormammu banishes Clea to a place where Strange can never find her. The Ancient One assures Strange that there are many who may now be able to help in his search for the girl. The Mystic Globe shows traces of leftover evil spreading. Mordo's Demon & 2 disciples leave a trap for Strange: a bomb! Strange returns unaware of the danger.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 12 of 17. Hamir (The Ancient One's servant) named for 1st time in this episode. Mordo's Demon last seen in STRANGE TALES #132 (May 1965). Although 4 different reprintings end here, this is obviously NOT the end of the story, as it continues on until STRANGE TALES #146 (July 1966).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Strange Mails / letters page / pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Operation: Brain Blast!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Operation: Brain Blast!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Let There Be Victory!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
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