(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:
Artie Simek ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kaluu; Ancient One; Dr. Strange
Reprints:

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 shattered when he thinks Fury is killed in a fire-bombing attack by A.I.M., only to discover it was actually a Life Model Decoy. Fury realizes their movements are under video-surveillance by the enemy. Count Royale and his A.I.M. cohorts are amazed at how sophisticated the L.M.D.s are and plan to steal one. While Fury submits to a trial a squad of A.I.M. men break into SHIELD's underground base. Fury shatters a viewport on the Heli-Carrier and leaps out to apparent death - but Sitwell equipped him with a parachute. Fury is met by Dugan as they prepare to take on A.I.M.
Reprints:

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:
Denny O'Neil; Bill Everett (co-plot)
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Kaluu
Synopsis:
The Ancient One tells Strange of his early life in Kamar-Taj, a hidden land in the Himalayas. He & Kaluu were born there, but while Strange's mentor sought to use magic for good, Kaluu dreamed of power. Kaluu mentally gained control of the people, imprisoned his once-friend, and enslaved neighboring lands. The Ancient One eventually used a spell to strike, inadvertently causing the people to suffer, no longer immune to diseases. Kaluu fled to another dimension while The Ancient One left Kamar-Taj, swearing to use his magic to help others. In the present Kaluu prepares to seek his revenge.
Reprints:

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:
Stan Lee ?
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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