Marvel, 1951 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
First Issue Cover
Publication Dates:
June 1951 - May 1968
Number of Issues Published:
168 (#1 - #168)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age and Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series
Series Details:
Publisher's Brands:
Indicia Publishers:
Tracking
numbering continues in Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1968 series) with #169; numbering also continues in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1973 series) with #169
Notes
Launched as an SF/Horror anthology along with Mystic (Marvel, 1951 series), increasing Atlas's SF line from four to six books. This book, along with World of Fantasy (Marvel, 1956 series), was one of only two SF anthologies to resume publication immediately following the publication hiatus caused by the collapse of Atlas's distributor and the subsequent restructuring known as the "Atlas Implosion". Strange Tales included a Human Torch/Human Torch & Thing feature in issues #101–134, a Doctor Strange feature from issue #110 (July 1963), and a Nick Fury feature from issue #135 (August 1965). Strange Tales introduced Doctor Strange and SHIELD.

Accompanied from 1962–1963 by Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series).

Scripts were generally not credited before the superhero days. However, it is well known that Stan Lee (sometimes assisted by Larry Lieber, or Lieber on his own) wrote the overwhelming majority of these stories from 1959 to 1963. Where there is no positive confirmation, credits may be listed as "Stan Lee ?; Larry Lieber ?", or either person individually, or simply "?", according to the indexer's best information.
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