(February 1966)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (2001)
  • in Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Marvel, 2007 series) #1
  • in Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange (Marvel, 2010 series) #1

Operation: Brain Blast! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
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:
As SHIELD mops ups the HYDRA thugs, Fury, Dum Dum, Gabe & Agent G head upstairs to capture Imperial Hydra, using a "Bazooka Drill" to tear thru a solid steel door barring their path. In the Imperial Industries International boardroom, Arnold Brown hesitates over the destruct button, unable to kill his daughter along with everyone else. His bodyguards emerge from the passageway, and not believing he's their leader, shoot him dead! Fury & his men burst into the room, killing the assassins as they attempt to flee. Fury has Agent G demonstrate a pair of "Vacuum-sole" shoes, which allow one to walk up or down a sheer wall-- and in front of a dumbfounded Dum Dum, he allows her to escape. Fury gives them each a week off, saying he's "sicka lookin' at yer ugly pans". He then pilots the stolen HYDRA saucer thru a secret "escape tunnel" under the city. Elsewhere, SHIELD's new E.S.P. Division decide to demonstrate their "Brainwave Stimulator" by sending Fury a mental warning of a mock attack. Elsewhere we meet Mentallo, who can project thoughts into images. Formerly a member of SHIELD, he'd tried using his power to take over, but escaped when he was discovered. SHIELD is working to duplicate his power with machinery, and he fears he must destroy them before they can find a defense against him. He picks up mental images of a criminal known as The Fixer, who manages a seemingly-impossible jailbreak with equipment built from using common objects! Mentallo hatches a plan to join forces with The Fixer, and together, "rule mankind". Fury fears that Mentallo could destroy SHIELD single-handedly...
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD (Marvel, 1968 series) #17 (January 1971)
  • in Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Marvel, 2007 series) #1

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:
Art Simek

Genre:
Occult
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:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 Series) #29 (January 1971)
  • in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) #188 (November 1976)
  • in Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts (Pocket Books, 1978 series) #2
  • in Marvel's Greatest Superhero Battles (Simon and Schuster, 1978 series) #nn
  • in Doctor Strange Classics Starring Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1984 series) #4 (June 1984)
  • in Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #23 (1992)
  • in Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (2001)
  • in Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 (2003)
  • in Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange (Marvel, 2010 series) #1

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).

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
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  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
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  • Henry R. Kujawa
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