(March 1968)

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

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

Nothing Can Halt... Voltorg! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Dan Adkins
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
Marie Severin ?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Voltorg
Reprints:

Nothing Can Halt... Voltorg! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Lawrence; Dan Adkins (co-plot)
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
Dan Adkins; Jim Steranko (see notes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Yandroth; Voltorg; Dr. Strange; Victoria Bentley; The Ancient One (cameo)
Synopsis:
A running battle ensues between Strange and the lightning-hurling Voltorg, which nearly destroys Yandroth's lab before Strange finally takes it out. Yandroth grabs Victoria and uses a "Teleportation" machine to instantly send the two of them to a far-distant world. Strange tries to alter the destination setting so they'll end up on Earth, then follows, winding up in Stonehenge, the very place where his mentor apparently met his demise. But suddenly, a vision of the Ancient One appears before him, leaving Strange wondering if his master lives again, or if it's some "evil phantasm"...
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 20 of 22; part 3 of Yandroth sequence. On page 4, Jim Steranko inked panel three and inked the heads on panels four and five. (Referenced in a letter from Dan Adkins printed in Amazing Heroes #167 (June 15, 1989). While Jim Lawrence did little work for Marvel in the 60's (apparently only writing dialogue over two Dan Adkins' plots), he wrote the JAMES BOND 007 newspaper strip from January 1966 to the late 1970's. (see the Titan Books reprints.)

If Death Be My Destiny! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Steranko
Pencils:
Jim Steranko
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
Jim Steranko
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
spy
Characters:
Nick Fury; Dum Dum Dugan; Jimmy Woo; Suwan; The Yellow Claw
Synopsis:
Using a H.A.W.K. Harness Fury pursues the Claw's escaping airship and discovers his underwater hideout in New York Harbor. The Heli-Carrier's vortex beam holds The Sky Dragon stationary while SHIELD mops up The Claw's men. Fury uses a Pyro-Band to burn into The Claw's lair finding himself in a complex maze. Meanwhile, Jimmy Woo is ambushed and teleported to the Claw's lair where he prepares to use a machine which will polarize him to death. Fury arrives and struggles with the Claw as Suwan frees Jimmy at the cost of her own life. In tears, Woo vows vengeance against both The Claw and Fury.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 8 of 9. The palm-magnets used by Fury were previously used by Captain America in TALES OF SUSPENSE #80 (August 1966). Dugan saying "Our best man's workin' on it right now!" is a tribute to a line from the pre-credit sequence of YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967); Jimmy pursuing a thug down into a subway station also pays tribute to another scene in the same film. The "maze" page inspired a similar page in GIANT-SIZE MASTER OF KUNG FU #2 (December 1974). Jimmy's line about Burt Lancaster refers to the fact that Fury now resembles Steranko's favorite actor. The large figure of Fury on page 10 would become the cover corner box pic beginning with NICK FURY, AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. #1 (June 1968).

["Dear Stan, Jim Steranko is great!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Lee Roy Windsperger; Jack Hogston; Shirley Gorman; and Rickey Dunkum.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Nothing Can Halt... Voltorg!
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Nothing Can Halt... Voltorg!
    Dr. Strange
  3. 2. If Death Be My Destiny!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, Jim Steranko is great!"]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bruno Andreacchi
  • Steve Jenner
  • Nick Caputo
  • Merlin Haas
  • 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