(April 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

To Free a Brain Slave! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; Mentallo; The Fixer
Reprints:

To Free a Brain Slave (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 (layouts); Howard Purcell
Inks:
Mike Esposito [as M. Demeo]
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Dum Dum Dugan; Mentallo; Nick Fury; The Fixer; Gabe Jones; Tony Stark; ESP Division
Synopsis:
While SHIELD HQ is in the hands of Mentallo & The Fixer, and Fury a helpless prisoner, Dum Dum & his men prepare to strike back! Tony Stark takes command as the technos prepare his "Neutralizer". The ESP Division are unable to pick up any trace of Fury's thoughts, but the Doctor in charge of suspects Stark has a heart condition. The baddies attach a miniature H-Bomb to Fury's wrists, then remove the mind-control mask. Big mistake-- as Fury immediately begins thinking of an old war song, which acts as the "go" signal. After a burning chemical forces the baddies to remove their protective helmets, they come under attack by the ESP Division. While Fury holds out, Stark's Neutralizer disolves the H-Bomb! Mentallo & The Fixer fight to escape, but are quickly captured, with the help of SHIELD's "Metronome Unit". It's revealed that the ESP attack has destroyed Mentallos' powers, and that Fury was wearing a "Mental Transmitter" to contact them. But elsewhere, a jet takes off from The Heli-Carrier-- but is quickly shot down by a flying golden egg...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3. Fixer mentions the H-Bomb was supplied by "THEM". Without their helmets, The Fixer & Mentallo bear a striking resemblance to DC's Lex Luthor & Brainiac!

With None Beside Me! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; The Demon [Demonicus] (unnamed); The Witch [Adria] (unnamed); Kaecilius (unnamed)
Synopsis:
Strange hides his bound body in a rooftop water tank, as The Demon & his men search for him. At their HQ, Strange retrieves his Cloak Of Levitation, and uses it to capture one of Mordo's men. But his body has been found by the witch. The complex cat-and-mouse game continues until Strange finally regains control of his body and Amulet, and he hypnotizes Mordo's minions into forgetting all they know of black magic. Now he is free again to focus on the remaining threat of Dormammu, and the missing Clea...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 14 of 17. 1st early DR. STRANGE story never reprinted until 1978.

[Strange Mails] (Table of Contents)

Strange Mails / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko
Inks:
Steve Ditko
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Dan O'Leary, Jeff Weiselberg, and Robert Krug with an accompanying illustration.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
John F. Hayes
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Total copies printed (average in last 12 months): 380992. Total copies printed (issue nearest to filing date): 455625. Total paid circulation (average in last 12 months): 230285. Total paid circulation (issue nearest to filing date): 299425. Total distribution (average in last 12 months): 230345. Total distribution (issue nearest to filing date): 299485. Office use, left-over, unaccounted, spoiled after printing (average in last 12 months): 150647. Office use, left-over, unaccounted, spoiled after printing (issue nearest to filing date): 156140. Filing Date: October 1, 1965.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. To Free a Brain Slave!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. To Free a Brain Slave
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. With None Beside Me!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [Strange Mails]
    Strange Mails
  5. 4. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Henry R. Kujawa
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