(May 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

Last issue. Series continue in 2 separate books the next month.


Exile! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dan Adkins (co-plot); Dennis O'Neil (co-plot, dialogue)
Pencils:
Dan Adkins
Inks:
Dan Adkins
Colors:
?
Letters:
Sam Rosen

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Strange; Yandroth; Victoria Bentley; Ancient One
Synopsis:
Yandroth's shot sends Strange plunging into the abyss, but the Ancient One uses the "Trans-Hypnotic Jewel" to arrest his fall. Yandroth tells the terrified Victoria to run from the Behemoth, figuring it's better she die than him, but manages to down the creature anyway. Strange uses his Cloak of Levitation to grab Yandroth, but sees the Viking women about to kill Victoria. To save her, he releases his grip on Yandroth, sending him plummeting "endlessly" through the Dimension of Dreams, where he will eventually become nothing more than a dream himself. Banishing the phantoms, Strange whisks Victoria back to Earth at last, where the memory of her ordeal will soon fade. The Ancient One welcomes his desciple home and bids him to "take the rest you have well earned".
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Indexer Notes

Part 22 of 22; part 5 of Yandroth sequence. Series continues next month in DR. STRANGE #169 (June 1968). Yandroth (or what remains of him) would return in MARVEL FEATURE #1 (December 1971).

Today Earth Died! (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD / 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; Val [Contessa Valentina Allegro de Fontaine]; Dum Dum Dugan; Jimmy Woo; S.H.I.E.L.D.; Chet Huntley (N.B.C. News); Vaengr
Synopsis:
Having returned from Hyper-Space, Fury, in his office, dictates a letter to Jimmy Woo. He's unsure if The Claw, Suwan & Von Voltzmann, who all turned out to be robots, were the same ones Jimmy knew in the 50's or not ("But maybe not, who can say?"). As he drops off to sleep, he gets a message from Val about a UFO and takes off in her Jaguar XK-E. In the middle of Manhattan, a crowd of people and a TV news crew watch the arrival of a UFO, from which steps a beautiful, golden-skinned alien named Vaengr. He offers them "The Prism Of Miracles", which the elders of his people hope will "banish all hatred, crime, war and violence forever". Fury, Val & Dugan arrive, and go aboard his spaceship, but Val discovers Vaengr is not what he seems! Meanwhile, Jimmy receives Fury's message, which invites him to become a SHIELD agent. Aboard the alien ship, Fury is shocked as Val & Dugan are fried to ashes-- then, both he & Vanegr mutate into monstrous insect-like forms and do battle, while outside "greedy Earthlings" have turned on the Prism of Miracles-- really a "world-killing machine"-- as Vaengr reveals his race's purpose is to "destroy all life-- everywhere"! As Earth's complete destruction begins... Fury wakes from his nightmare. As he lights up a cigar, Dugan tells him of a report just in about a UFO...
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Indexer Notes

A peaceful alien offering a gift pays tribute to THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL (1951), while an alien invasion which turns out to be a nightmare-- which starts all over again at the end of the story-- pays tribute to INVADERS FROM MARS (1953). Series continues in NICK FURY, AGENT OF SHIELD #1 (June 1968).

["Dear Stan, Magnificent! Colossal!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jim Bussiere; Mike Butler; Peggy Ann Dolan; and Thomas Miller. Also includes two panel reproductions from a previous issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Exile!
    Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Exile!
    Dr. Strange
  3. 2. Today Earth Died!
    Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD
  4. 3. ["Dear Stan, Magnificent! Colossal!"]
    Strange Mails
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