Strange Tales #144 [British]
(May 1966)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
10d [0-0-10 GBP]
Pages
36
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) #144 [Regular Edition].


The Day of the Druid! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts); Howard Purcell
Inks
Mike Esposito [as M. Demeo]
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
The Druid; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury; Jasper Sitwell (SHIELD Academy, Class of '66); "Clipper Charlie" (SHIELD barber)
Synopsis
The Druid uses mystic rites to disguise modern, sinister science, sending a deadly flying egg to kill Nick Fury. Fury attempts to shut down a burning planes nuclear reactor and barely survives the ordeal. Later Fury & Dugan are attacked by the egg in SHIELD's flying car as they face a variety of deadly weapons. The pair finally use "Grenade Guns" to destroy the egg. Back at the SHIELD barber shop, clean-cut new recruit Jasper Sitwell has a hard time convincing the barber he's really a SHIELD agent. He tells Fury he's been assigned to help him against the flying eggs, which remain a mystery.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. The opening sequence of a mystic rite above-ground while technos supply the goods bears a striking resemblance to the "graveyard" scene in the film LIVE AND LET DIE (1973). First appearance of Jasper Sitwell who was reportedly based on Roy Thomas.

Naturally Nifty, Newsy, Nondescript Nonsense About Out Nutty Non-Entities! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Where Man Hath Never Trod! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Roy Thomas (dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Dr. Strange; Asti, The All-Seeing; The Ancient One; Tazza
Synopsis
Dormammu uses Asti to lure Strange into an alien dimension where he will be under no vow to spare him. The Ancient One takes Strange to the ruler of a dimension who has senses one of Dormammu's spells in a far-off corner of infinity. There, Dormammu contacts Tazza, and claims that Strange is coming there to kill him. The two battle to a standstill, until Strange convinces Tazza he only seeks information-- and forces the release of Tazza's various prisoners, who are grateful for his help. Both Dormammu & Strange mentally prepare for a coming "final combat" between them.
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Indexer Notes

Part 15 of 17.

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

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Day of the Druid!
    Nick Fury, Agent of SHIELD
  2. 1. The Day of the Druid!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Naturally Nifty, Newsy, Nondescript Nonsense About Out Nutty Non-Entities!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. Where Man Hath Never Trod!
    Dr. Strange
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
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