(July 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

The Sands of Death! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Herb Trimpe ?
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Living Tribunal; Dr. Strange
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Possible Severin colors per Nick Caputo, who notes that Marie has mentioned in interviews that she usually colored most of the work she drew. Previous indexer credited Stan Goldberg. Possible Trimpe inks per Nick Caputo. previous indexer credited Bill Everett or Marie Severin.

Final Encounter! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Jim Steranko
Colors:
Jim Steranko ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Supreme Hydra [Baron Strucker]; Nick Fury; HYDRA; Laura Brown
Synopsis:
The battle between Fury & Strucker rages until Fury manages to remove his Satan glove. Minutes later, as HYDRA thugs enter the room, they discover 2 Strucker's! One of them is revealed to be wearing a mask, panics, and is incinerated in an Alpha-Particle Reactor Cube. The other orders Laura put aboard the Dyna-Soar and takes off from Hydra Island, despite the imminent detonation of The Death Spore bomb. Fury had used Strucker's device to disguise himself and Strucker. It detonates, and thanks to the impenetrable dome, only Hydra Island and all within are wiped off the face of the Earth!
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Indexer Notes

Part 9 of 9. Although HYDRA's leader and main base were destroyed, their branch organization, A.I.M., resurfaced the following month against Captain America in TALES OF SUSPENSE #92 (August 1967). HYDRA returned in CAPTAIN AMERICA #110 (February 1969). Baron Strucker reappeared without explanation in the guise of "The Hood" in CAPTAIN AMERICA #131 (November 1970); later revealed to be a robot in CAPTAIN AMERICA #247 (July 1980). Baron Strucker remained dead for 24 years, until he was brought back to life in NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #20 (February 1991). HYDRA's formation by Baron Strucker was explained in flashback in CAPTAIN SAVAGE #2-4 (March-July 1968).

In the introduction to Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury Agent of Shield Volume 2 Steranko says he took over the color chores with Strange Tales # 165.

The Sands of Death (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas; Marie Severin (co-plot)
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Herb Trimpe
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Living Tribunal; Dr. Strange
Synopsis:
The Living Tribunal decrees that because Strange has unleashed a menace to the cosmos Earth must be destroyed. Before he recites the Incantation of Oblivion he recounts events leading up to his decision, agreed upon by his 3 faces of Equity, Revenge & Necessity. Strange challenges the Tribunal to let him deal with the menace, having defeated the forces of darkness in the past. Strange is granted a reprieve for as long as it takes the Sands of Death to run out of a mystic Hourglass resting in the middle of Stonehenge. Strange departs wondering if he will be able to succeed in time.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 12 of 22; part 1 of the Living Tribunal sequence.

["Dear Stan, In the past Bullpen Bulletin..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin (illustration)
Inks:
Marie Severin (illustration)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jose Medina; Larry Good;Michael Esterson and future Marvel writer Bill Mantlo. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon, as well as 26 more MMMS members.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Sands of Death!
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Final Encounter!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. The Sands of Death
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, In the past Bullpen Bulletin..."]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Steve Jenner
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers