(December 1967)

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Volume:
1
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1967-09-05
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

Issue Notes

Probable arrival date based on front cover stamp of indexer's copy.


And the Dragon Cried... Death! (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:
Jim Steranko ?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Yellow Claw; Nick Fury
Reprints:

And the Dragon Cried... Death! (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
Colors:
Jim Steranko ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
The Yellow Claw; Fritz Von Voltzmann; Nick Fury; A.I.M; Suwan; Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine]; Clay Quartermain; The Gaff [Sidney E. Levine; Gaffer]
Synopsis:
As Fury escapes the monster octopus, The Yellow Claw spies on A.I.M. Torn by her conscience, Suwan contacts Jimmy Woo who tells Fury of the Claw's plans to steal The Ultimate Annihilator from A.I.M. Fury meets Clay Quartermain who joins him on his mission to tackle an A.I.M. squad. They retrieve a dragon statue which the Claw steals, unaware it was only a duplicate. The real statue speaks the names of 4 scientists when struck but Fury is too late to save the first 3. Impersonating the 4th, Fury confronts the Claw but is overcome by his hypnotic powers and shot with the Ultimate Annihilator.
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Indexer Notes

Part 5 of 9. Clay Quartermain is based on Kirk Douglas. The Dragon, when wrapped up, pays tribute to The Maltese Falcon. A.I.M. fought Captain America in TALES OF SUSPENSE #92-94 (August-October 1967); next appearance against Iron Man in TALES OF SUSPENSE #97-99 (January-March 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.

Three Faces of Doom! (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:
Al Kurzrok

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Living Tribunal; Nebulos; Dr. Strange
Synopsis:
The Living Tribunal learns that Nebulos' staff is a force of evil which he must destroy. As the Tribunal & Nebulos battle, Strange fears for the life of the missing Victoria. The Tribunal uses "Cosmic Lightning" to begin destroying Nebulos' home planet! As Nebulos refuses to hand over his staff to the Tribunal, Strange wrests it away as Nebulos is buried under an avalanche. Strange hands the staff to the Tribunal, declaring the "Cosmic Balance" restored! In reward, the Tribunal sends Strange to the world where Nebulos imprisoned Victoria, warning him of the terrible dangers that await him.
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Indexer Notes

Part 17 of 22; part 6 of the Living Tribunal sequence. Several panels based closely on Steve Ditko panels; the effect resembles Ditko pencils inked by Wood.

["Dear Stan, Come off it, you guys..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Steranko; Dan Adkins
Inks:
Jim Steranko; Dan Adkins
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Steven DeForrest; Michael Pagano; and George John. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon. Includes illustrations taken from previous issues.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. And the Dragon Cried... Death!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. And the Dragon Cried... Death!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Three Faces of Doom!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, Come off it, you guys..."]
    Strange Mails
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