(November 1967)

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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-- a Ferrari 330/P4 Berlinetta, which is made entirely out of clear fiberglass, making it "completely invisible" from 100 feet away! It's also equipped with a color-changing rheostat, and vortex beams to replace the old mach-pressure fanjets. Fury & Val go to SHIELD's rebuilt ESP Division. There, Jimmy Woo detects that The Yellow Claw is in Chinatown (big surprise?). Nick tells Jimmy 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:
Dan Adkins (co-plot); Jim Lawrence (co-plot, dialogue)
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 the alien's control. He then sends Strange back to Earth, where he battles Mordo, whose power is absorbed by the staff. Strange hurls a spell of "Cosmic Banishment" at Mordo, who like Strange before him, is cast "through endless galaxies, to the ultimate reaches of boundless time and space". Strange goes to Stonehenge, relieved that the Sands of Doom have not finished running out, but confused as to why the hourglass is still there at all. When he tries to cast it from Earth, he and it are pulled back to the Planets Perilous by Nebulos, whose staff returns to him on its own. Nebulos says Victoria was his hostage to ensure Strange's return, and that the staff could have saved them both had he known. But just then, Strange sees (off-panel) 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:
?
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:
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  • Nick Caputo
  • Steve Jenner
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur
  • Henry R. Kujawa
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