(November 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
Editing:
Stan Lee
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Exit Kaluu... Enter Umar! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset; Bill Everett ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Umar; Dr. Strange; Kaluu
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

New masthead designed by Sol Brodsky (mentioned on the Bullpen Bulletins page).

Hydra Lives! (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 (layouts); John Buscema
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell; Dum Dum Dugan; Senator Dudley (member of Plans & Operations Section); Supreme Hydra ["Don Cabellero"]; HYDRA
Synopsis:
Fury subjects himself to a dangerous test in order to prove that an atomic missile can be detonated long-distance by a sonic weapon which SHIELD believes HYDRA has. While both he & Dugan are recovering from injuries, Don Cabellero, at the urging of an undercover SHIELD man, invites Fury to a party in ancient Karnopolis in the Sahara Desert. Caballero is a disguise for the new Supreme Hydra, who is aware a SHIELD agent has invaded his ranks. Fury tells Sitwell he will be in command during his absence but suddenly a sonic boom shakes the HQ as the Overkill Horn is being tested.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 9. 1st appearance of the new Supreme Hydra, later revealed to have been its real leader all along, behind-the-scenes. In this episode, Jasper Sitwell is a dead ringer for Roy Thomas!

The Conquest of Kaluu! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas; Bill Everett (co-plot)
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Kaluu; Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Griffin (Babylonian beast); Mindless Ones; Clea; Umar (Dormammu's sister)
Synopsis:
Kaluu realizes Strange and the Ancient One have escaped to the past of ancient Babylonia where The Ancient One obtains The Book Of The Vishanti. Before Kaluu can extinguish the Flames of the Faltine, Strange returns to the present with the mystic book which hurls his spell back to him. The Ancient One sends Kaluu into Limbo for all time. In The Dark Dimension Clea fears the onslaught of the Mindless One's freed from their prison with Dormammu gone. But another former prisoner controls them: Umar, Dormammu's sister, who vows his deeds shall pale beside hers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 22. 1st appearance of Umar. Candles used in time-travel previously used in STRANGE TALES #124 (September 1964). Due to the growing use of soap-opera format, Kaluu's story runs straight into Umar's without a break between episodes. It seems ironic that Kaluu was described as being more powerful than Strange & his mentor together, yet with this episode he vanished, never to return; while Umar became a long-running villain still appearing to this day.

["Dear Stan, I am writing this letter to praise..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas ?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Donnie Butler; Larry Johnson; Lise Bredbenner; and Carl Gafford. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Exit Kaluu... Enter Umar!
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Hydra Lives!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. The Conquest of Kaluu!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, I am writing this letter to praise..."]
    Strange Mails
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