(January 1967)

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

Into the Dimension of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
Stan Goldberg
Letters:
Sam Rosen

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

The Power of SHIELD! (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); Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; Gabe Jones; Jasper Sitwell; HYDRA; Supreme Hydra ["Don Cabellero"; "Emir Ali-Bey"]; Laura Brown; Tony Stark (cameo)
Synopsis:
Fury finds a way to signal SHIELD without a radio, delaying disaster. But after Sitwell realizes Fury is the pilot, he still orders the launching of a "Strato-Mine", which could ignite the very atmosphere. Supreme Hydra gets news that Laura Brown-- the daughter of his predecessor, who turned traitor and helped Fury a year before-- has been captured in Egypt. Donning a new disguise as "Emir Ali-Bey", he leaves in his "Hover-Limousine" to reach there by nightfall. As he departs, he thinks that Fury will die without ever learning his true identity. Fury manages to turn the plane around, and, discovering where the Overkill Horn was hidden, dives from the plane, to be picked up by a SHIELD submarine. The plane-- followed by the Strato-Mine-- obliterates Karnopolis, its HYDRA base, and all within. Soon after, Fury & a SHIELD squad rescues Laura from more HYDRA thugs. Tony Stark congratulates Sitwell on a job well done, while Fury worries that the Supreme Hydra is still on the loose.
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 9. Laura Brown's previous appearance in STRANGE TALES #141 (February 1966).

Into the Dimension of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Bill Everett (plot); Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue)
Pencils:
Bill Everett
Inks:
Bill Everett
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Umar; Mindless Ones
Synopsis:
Strange finds himself once more in The Dark Dimension, the home of Dormammu & Clea. After facing several dangers, he senses the power of a woman behind it all. Umar uses a pair of cloudy "spirits" to summon Strange to her presence. She tells him of her imprisonment, and that she wishes to "make amends" for her brother's deeds. She also tells him that Clea has been captured by The Mindless Ones, and that she summoned him as the one Clea hoped would rescue her. Strange doesn't trust Umar, but departs to help Clea, soon confronting The Mindless Ones...
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Indexer Notes

Part 6 of 22; Part 2 of Umar sequence. The visuals of the "twin spirits" flying, Strange's capture and his flying from Umar's castle on pages 5, 6 & 10 are strikingly similar to scenes in the 3rd season ROCKET ROBIN HOOD cartoon (and the subsequent 3rd season SPIDER-MAN cartoon remake), "Revolt In The Fifth Dimension". Bill Everett's last Dr. Strange episode. After doing finishes on The Hulk and inks on Sub-Mariner, Everett took over full art & plots on Sub-Mariner this month in TALES TO ASTONISH #87 (January 1967).

["Dear Stan, I was shocked at first..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from David Lerner; Richard Rucker; and Sung Fui Chew, as well as two panel reproductions from previous issues.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Into the Dimension of Death!
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. The Power of SHIELD!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Into the Dimension of Death!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, I was shocked at first..."]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
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  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
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