(October 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 Second Doom! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Yellow Claw; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Nick Fury
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The Second Doom (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:
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Nick Fury; Jimmy Woo; The Yellow Claw; Suwan; Fritz Von Voltzmann
Synopsis:
At the Baxter Building, Reed Richards & Ben Grimm save Cap from falling to his death. Fury barely saves himself by catching onto the Statue's crown. Reed creates an "Electro-Amplifier Rifle" to overcome the invaders, and sends Ben in an experimental saucer to the Clay Substation near Syracuse to tap into its power. Fury tries to destroy the Id-Paralyzer (which is shaped like a giant scorpion), but is overcome and tossed into the bay. Cap arrives just in time to save him, and Reed's weapon activates just in time to stop the invaders, cutting off all power on the East Coast in the process. Fury then blows up the Id-Paralyzer. Back in the present, Jimmy Woo tells Fury he believes the man behind it all was The Yellow Claw. In a hidden, underground base, The Yellow Claw, his niece Suwan & his ally Von Voltzmann eavesdrop on the conversation, as The Claw speaks of his "infallible" scheme-- "The Second Doom".
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 9. ("Project: Blackout! Part II"). Yellow Claw, Suwan & Von Voltzmann's previous appearance in THE YELLOW CLAW #4 (April 1957). Flashback apparently takes place between STRANGE TALES #145-146, TALES OF SUSPENSE #78-79 and FANTASTIC FOUR #51-52 (all cover-dated June-July 1966). Though none could have realized it, the name of The Claw's plan was a clue to the truth behind the entire story. The Yellow Claw's new metal skull-cap is identical to the one worn by the villain "Ironhead" (Tom Reese) in the Matt Helm film MURDERERS' ROW (1966). 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.

And a Scourge Shall Come Upon You! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Adkins (co-plot); Raymond Marais (co-plot, dialogue)
Pencils:
Dan Adkins
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
?
Letters:
Al Kurzrok

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Baron Mordo; Dr. Strange; Victoria Bentley; Nebulos (Lord of the Planets Perilous)
Synopsis:
Mordo exiles Strange to "The World Of the Million Perils", then sets about restoring some of the magic to his new coven. Lost in some distant galaxy (a real change from the usual other dimension), Strange suffers temporary memory loss, then faces a nameless beast within a hollow sphere. He senses some intelligent force is controlling all that goes on around him. Back on Earth, Victoria Bentley, freed of the evil, remembers how Strange saved her life in the past, and realizes what a menace Mordo is. But just then, she finds herself being hurled between worlds, wondering if it's Mordo's doing. Strange hears a cry for help, and discovers Victoria-- being menaced by a gigantic ant! After saving her, the two face Nebulos, "Lord of the Planets Perilous", a bizarre alien creature, who claims they are part of some "sublime plan" of his...
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Indexer Notes

Part 15 of 22; part 4 of the Living Tribunal sequence. Between Jim Steranko & Dan Adkins, both series in STRANGE TALES now have artists partly inspired by Wally Wood. Several panels based closely on Steve Ditko panels. 1st appearance of Nebulos.

["Dear Stan, I have to congratulate you..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Louis Morra; Bruce Moore; and Marc Cutler. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Second Doom!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. The Second Doom
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. And a Scourge Shall Come Upon You!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, I have to congratulate you..."]
    Strange Mails
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