Strange Tales #153 [British]
(February 1967)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
10d [0-0-10 GBP]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
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

This issue is a variant of Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #153 [Regular Edition].


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Steranko (signed)
Inks
Jim Steranko (signed)
Colors
Jim Steranko ?

Genre
spy
Characters
Dum Dum Dugan; Laura Brown; Nick Fury; HYDRA
Reprints
Keywords
flying saucers

Indexer Notes

Original ink credit listed Frank Giacoia. Cover signed Jim Steranko, listed in THE MARVEL COMICS INDEX #6 (George Olshevsky, December 1977), confirmed by Nick Caputo, Barry Pearl, Henry Kujawa & Nick Simon. Henry Kujawa suggested that the Laura Brown figure was inked by Wally Wood, agreed by Nick Simon (August 2007). Nick Caputo believes the cover is inked entirely by Steranko.

The Hiding Place! (Table of Contents: 1)

Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
spy
Characters
Clipper Charlie (SHIELD barber); Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell; Laura Brown; HYDRA; Gabe Jones; Supreme Hydra ["Emir Ali-Bey" (alias); "Agent Bronson" (alias)]; Dum Dum Dugan
Synopsis
The Supreme Hydra infiltrates S.H.I.E.L.D.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 9. After 2 episodes where Fury's appearance remained the same, he appears to lose a lot of weight in this one as Steranko begins to modify his appearance.

The Latest Low-Down on Marvel's Light-Hearted Luminaries for Literature Lovers at Large! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Alone, Against the Mindless Ones! (Table of Contents: 3)

Dr. Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Marie Severin (co-plot)
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Marie Severin
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Mindless Ones; Dr. Strange; Umar; Clea (spell-image), Ancient One (cameo)
Synopsis
While Umar watches, Strange battles The Mindless Ones. He finally reaches Clea and frees her from a mystic prison, only to learn it was merely an illusion-- and now, severely weakened, he faces doom at the hands of a Mindless One!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Marie Severin's 1st 1960's Marvel work.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Steve Ditko; Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko; Dick Ayers
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, Shield's still playing around with Hydra...
Genre
spy; superhero
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Bill Mooney, Cole Gagne, Mike Brown, and William McQueeneny.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. The Hiding Place!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. The Latest Low-Down on Marvel's Light-Hearted Luminaries for Literature Lovers at Large!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Alone, Against the Mindless Ones!
    Dr. Strange
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, Shield's still playing around with Hydra..."]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
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