(September 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

Enter... Kaluu! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett (signed)
Inks:
Bill Everett (signed)
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
?

Genre:
Occult
Characters:
Kaluu; Ancient One; Dr. Strange
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (2001)
  • in Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange (Marvel, 2003 series) #2

Indexer Notes

2nd full DR. STRANGE cover; covers alternate with SHIELD until end of run in STRANGE TALES #168 (May 1968).

Death Before Dishonor! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Kirby
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (layouts); Don Heck
Inks:
Don Heck
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
Spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Jasper Sitwell; Count Bornag Royale (A.I.M.); A.I.M. (division of "THEM")
Synopsis:
Dugan is desperate and shattered when he thinks Fury is killed in a fire-bombing attack by A.I.M., only to discover it was a Life Model Decoy that got "killed". But the A.I.M. prisoners he wanted interrogated were killed, which frustrates Fury-- who, along with Dum Dum & Jasper, realize their movements are under video-surveillance by the enemy! Meanwhile, Count Royale and his A.I.M. cohorts are amazed at how advanced & convincing SHIELD's L.M.D.s are, far more advanced than their own chemical androids, and determine to steal one. Fury gets angrier by the minute, and chews out a scientist testing a "tri-di-roentgen hand gun" (capable of making any object transparent), and Jasper, who blew a hole in the ceiling of his cabin trying to find a security gap. Fury realizes he's stepped on a lot of V.I.P.'s toes, but determines he'll play this game his own way. While Fury submits to a "trial", at which Jasper gives the most damning "evidence", a squad of A.I.M. men break into SHIELD's underground base to steal an L.M.D. Just as Royale realizes Fury knew about the surveillance cameras, Fury stuns the crowd by shattering a viewport and leaping thru it to his apparent death! But he parachutes to safety, and is met on the ground by Dugan-- ready to take on A.I.M....
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in SHIELD [Nick Fury and His Agents of SHIELD] (Marvel, 1973 series) #2 (April 1973)
  • in Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Marvel, 2007 series) #1

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 5. The pen-radio Fury uses is similar to the one regularly used by agents on THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. tv series.

The Origin of the Ancient One! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Everett (plot); Denny O'Neil (dialogue)
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
Occult
Characters:
Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Kaluu
Synopsis:
The Ancient One tells Strange of events far in the past that took place in Kamar-Taj, "a hidden land high in the Himalayas". Both he & Kaluu were born there, but while Strange's mentor wanted to use magic only for the benfit of the people, Kaluu dreamed of making Kamar-Taj the center of a vast empire. Via magical "psychic hypnosis", Kaluu slowly gained control over his own people, imprisoned his once-friend, and invaded, conquered & enslaved neighboring lands. As conquerors, his own people became lazy, fat & indulgent, with no care for the welfare of others. Finally striking back with magic, The Ancient One inadvertently hurt his own people more than Kaluu, as pestilence & disease overran the country. Kaluu fled to another dimension "beyond the edge of the universe", while The Ancient One, unable to help his own people, left Kamar-Taj, swearing to use his magic to help others. Kaluu vowed to return & wreak vengeance "if it takes a thousand years". And now, after all that time, he approaches...
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in Marvel Treasury Edition (Marvel, 1974 series) #6 (1975)
  • in Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (2001)
  • in Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange (Marvel, 2003 series) #2

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 22. Before its corruption, Kamar-Taj was remarkably similar to Shangri-La in the film LOST HORIZON (1937). This is fitting, considering Dr. Strange's resemblance to the film's star, Ronald Colman.

["Dear Stan, You know we Marvel fans aren't ones to complain..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from John Stewart; William Marshall; Arthur Hayner; and James Hockenhull. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon, as well as a panel reproduction from a previous issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Enter... Kaluu!
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Death Before Dishonor!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. The Origin of the Ancient One!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, You know we Marvel fans aren't ones to complain..."]
    Strange Mails
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