(September 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

If This Planet You Would Save! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dan Adkins
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo
Reprints:

Project: Blackout (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:
Nick Fury; Jimmy Woo; Captain America [Steve Rogers]
Synopsis:
Cap introduces Fury to an "old friend" of his, FBI man Jimmy Woo. Fury relates the events of November 10, 1965. The ESP Division picked up a warning of a menace on Bedloe Island originating from Tibet, but a bolt of energy destroyed the machine and killed the agents. Cap answered Fury's call for assistance, and the two met deep under the Statue of Liberty, where they found an army of zombie-like invaders, planning to use an "Id-Paralyzer" to turn everyone on the East Coast into mindless slaves. Cap races toward the Baxter Building for more help, but the anti-grav belt he "borrowed" from the invaders cuts out in mid-air! Meanwhile, Fury, overcome by numbers, is tossed off the Statue's torch...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 9. 1st appearance of Fury's office with circular desk. Destruction of the ESP Division occurs between STRANGE TALES #143 (April 1966) and cameo in STRANGE TALES #157 (June 1967); this flashback explains their disappearance from the series, the latter appearance must be new recruits seen as the place was being re-constructed. Story apparently takes place between STRANGE TALES #145-146 and TALES OF SUSPENSE #78-79 (both June-July 1966). Fury is shown wearing his black jump-suit, even though he was never seen wearing it before STRANGE TALES #156 (May 1967). Fury also describes his outfit as insulated against electric shocks, despite his being nearly killed by one in STRANGE TALES #158 (July 1967). 1st appearance of Jimmy Woo since YELLOW CLAW #4 (April 1957).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.

If This Planet You Would Save! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Marie Severin (co-plot); Raymond Marais (co-plot, dialogue)
Pencils:
Marie Severin
Inks:
Herb Trimpe; Marie Severin (page 10)
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Al Kurzrok

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo; The Living Tribunal (flashback); Victoria Bentley
Synopsis:
In a remote mountain cavern, Strange is surrounded by a horde of evil mystics under the command of his most hated enemy, Baron Mordo! Mordo refuses to listen to reason, and orders his minions to kill Strange, who grabs the ring-leader and drives out the evil magic from him, returning the man to being merely an Oriental wine merchant. He then forces Mordo to see a vision of the danger menacing Earth, and Mordo's first instinct is to flee for his life! But Strange shows him how, with his help, he can drain all the evil from the assembled mystics, as long as he has a living form to contain it-- Mordo himself. Strange succeeds-- but Mordo, now coursing with the power of the entire coven, strikes down Strange, and plans to crush all of infinity in his grasp...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 14 of 22; part 3 of Living Tribunal sequence. Victoria Bentley last seen in STRANGE TALES #114 (November 1963).

["Dear Stan, Zounds!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Nick Fishelson; Charles Barajas; and Marty Kracalik. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. If This Planet You Would Save!
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Project: Blackout
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. If This Planet You Would Save!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, Zounds!"]
    Strange Mails
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