(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:
Bill Everett

Genre:
Occult
Characters:
Umar; Dr. Strange; Kaluu
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

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:
Jack Kirby (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
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 highly-dangerous test in order to prove that an atomic missile can be detonated long-distance by a sonic weapon-- which SHIELD believes HYDRA has their hands on. While both he & Dugan are recovering from injuries, he looks into a mysterious Mexican millionaire, "Don Cabellero", who, on the urging of an undercover SHIELD man, invites Fury to a grand party he's holding in the ancient ruins of Karnopolis, in the Sahara Desert. Caballero is merely a disguise for the new Supreme Hydra, who knew the man who made the suggestion was a spy all along. Senator Dudley, who earlier appeared to know nothing about HYDRA, later turns out to have helped Fury in setting up the meeting. After surprising Sitwell with the news that he is going, Fury then puts Sitwell in command while he's gone. Just then, a sonic boom shakes the HQ, as the "Overkill Horn" is being tested.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • in SHIELD [Nick Fury and His Agents of SHIELD] (Marvel, 1973 series) #3 (June 1973) [minus 2 pages]
  • in Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Marvel, 2000 series) #nn (May 2000)
  • in Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Marvel, 2007 series) #1

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

Genre:
Occult
Characters:
Kaluu; Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Griffin (Babylonian beast); Mindless Ones; Clea; Umar (Dormammu's sister)
Synopsis:
Kaluu realizes the 2 burning candles indicate his enemies have escaped into the past. A shield prevents him from blowing them out. Strange & his mentor travel back to ancient Babylonia, where The Ancient One must once again defeat a griffin to obtain The Book Of The Vishanti. Just before Kaluu can extinguish the Flames of the Faltine, Strange returns to the present with the mystic book. When Kaluu attempts to freeze Strange permanently in suspended animation, the book itself hurls the spell back at him, ending 5 centuries of questing for vengeance. The Ancient One hurls Kaluu into Limbo "till the end of time". Meanwhile, in The Dark Dimension, Clea grows fearful, as the absence of The Dread Dormammu has allowed The Mindless Ones to break free of his prison. But before they can destroy all in their path, another former prisoner of The Dread One is released-- Umar The Unrelenting-- Dormammu's sister! His mantle of supremacy passes to her, and she vows his deeds shall pall beside hers.
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

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 quite 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:
?
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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