(November 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

From the Never-World Comes... Nebulos! (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; Nebulos
Reprints:

So Evil, The Night! (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:
Frank Giacoia; Jim Steranko (see notes)
Colors:
Jim Steranko ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
The Gaff [Sidney E. Levine, Gaffer]; Nick Fury; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine]; Jimmy Woo; The Yellow Claw (Fang-Chu); Fritz Von Voltzmann
Synopsis:
The Gaff presents Fury with his new car which is made entirely out of clear fiberglass, making it completely invisible from 100 feet away! Fury & Val go to SHIELD's rebuilt ESP Division. There, Jimmy Woo detects that The Yellow Claw is in Chinatown. Nick tells Woo it's his job now, and goes there alone. After a harrowing encounter with a pair of Claw goons, Fury impersonates one of them, and in a darkened shop, meets Fang-Chu (The Claw) face-to-face. But Voltzmann gets the drop on him, and an instant later, he falls thru a trapdoor into the tentacles of a "monster cephalopod" (octopus).
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 9. 2nd appearance of The Gaff & Val. 1st appearance of Fury's new car, and the new ESP Division, replacing those destroyed in STRANGE TALES #153 (March 1967) and the flashback in #160 (September 1967). The Claw having Fury fight a giant octopus pays tribute to the Ian Fleming James Bond 007 novel, DR. NO (1958). James Bond finally got a car capable of invisibility in the film DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002).

Nick Caputo believes the splash page was inked by Steranko. 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.

From the Never-World Comes... Nebulos! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jim Lawrence; Dan Adkins (co-plot)
Pencils:
Dan Adkins
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Nebulos; Dr. Strange; Victoria Bentley; Baron Mordo
Synopsis:
Nebulos commands Strange to take hold of his Staff of Polar Power which places Strange under his control. He returns Strange to Earth to face Mordo, whose power is absorbed by the staff. Strange's spell sends Mordo into cosmic limbo. Returning to Stonehenge where the mystic hourglass remains Strange attempts to remove it from earth but both are pulled back to the Planets Perilous by Nebulos, whose staff returns to him. Nebulos says Victoria was his hostage to ensure Strange's return and the staff could have saved them both. At that moment Strange sees the approach of The Living Tribunal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 16 of 22; part 5 of the Living Tribunal sequence. Several panels based closely on Steve Ditko panels; the effect resembles Ditko pencils plus Wood inks. 1st 2-page spread in a Dr. Strange story!

["Dear Stan, On page 7 of Strange Tales #157..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marie Severin; Jim Steranko (illustrations)
Inks:
Herb Trimpe; Jim Steranko (illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Don Markstein; Jay Zaremba; and Martin Frutin. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. From the Never-World Comes... Nebulos!
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. So Evil, The Night!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. From the Never-World Comes... Nebulos!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, On page 7 of Strange Tales #157..."]
    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