Strange Tales #157 [British]
(June 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) #157 [Regular Edition].


Crisis! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Jim Steranko
Pencils
Jim Steranko
Inks
Jim Steranko
Colors
Jim Steranko ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Supreme Hydra [Baron Wolfgang von Strucker]; Laura Brown; HYDRA; Jasper Sitwell; ESP Division (cameo); Gabe Jones; Dum Dum Dugan; Nick Fury
Synopsis
Strucker announces that the impregnable dome over Hydra Island will keep them safe from the "Death Spore" plague, and plans to use Fury's body as the basis for an army of HYDRA androids to "police" the world, once he's dead from the Alpha Ray beam. But Fury escapes! As SHIELD searches the Heli-Carrier for the bomb with no result, Fury, "playing it by ear", takes on one group of HYDRA thugs after another, until Strucker faces him one-on-one. Thanks to his deadly "Satan Claw", Strucker gains the upper hand, and it looks like it might be the end...!
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Indexer Notes

In the introduction to Marvel Masterworks: Nick Fury Agent of Shield Volume 2 Steranko says he took over the color chores with Strange Tales # 165. Part 8 of 9. 1st appearance of The Satan Claw. The nine-panel fight scene on page 7, as well as the lead-in final panel from page 6 appear to be an intentional homage to the Simon and Kirby scene of Jimmy Woo fighting the Yellow Claw's microscopic soldiers in Yellow Claw (Marvel, 1956 series) #3 (February 1957).

Dazzling Data, Dizzy Dispatches, and Dangerous Declarations of Rather Dubious Distinction! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

The End of the Ancient One! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee; Marie Severin (co-plot)
Pencils
Marie Severin
Inks
Herb Trimpe
Colors
Marie Severin ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Zom; The Ancient One; Doctor Strange [dr. Stephen Strange]; The Living Tribunal (introduction)
Synopsis
In order to pass his powers onto his desciple, The Ancient One allows Zom to defeat him. Before Strange's eyes, his mentor is fused with one of the giant rocks at Stonehenge, but not before he utters a warning. A battle ensues, until Strange manages to rip the forelock of hair from Zom's head-- at which point, an aura of evil is unleashed, and Zom declares that all is lost. From the horizon, a booming voice is heard, and Zom is banished. Strange turns to behold the towering sight of The Living Tribunal-- who declares that because of Strange's actions, Earth must be "totally destroyed"!
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Indexer Notes

Part 11 of 22; part 2 of Zom sequence. First appearance of The Living Tribunal.

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

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Jim Steranko; Marie Severin
Inks
Jim Steranko; Marie Severin
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Stan, Until I got issue #154...
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Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Kevin Karusek, and Barry Brookner. Also includes Merry Marvel Marching Society info and coupon.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Crisis!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Crisis!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. Dazzling Data, Dizzy Dispatches, and Dangerous Declarations of Rather Dubious Distinction!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The End of the Ancient One!
    Dr. Strange
  5. 4. ["Dear Stan, Until I got issue #154..."]
    Strange Mails
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