Strange Tales #138 [British]
(November 1965)

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) #138 [Regular Edition].


Sometimes the Good Guys Lose! (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); John Severin
Inks
John Severin
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
spy
Characters
Nick Fury; Gabe Jones; Imperial Hydra (?); Agent "G" [Laura Brown] (unnamed); HYDRA; Tony Stark; Dum Dum Dugan; Leslie Farrington; Brown; Hodges; Wilson; Vincent Vandergill
Synopsis
Aboard SHIELD's Intercontinental Ballistic Plane Fury uses the Televiewer Tube to locate the Betraton Bomb launch site. It is destroyed but the bomb was already launched. Agent G unsucsessfully implores her father, Imperial Hydra to come to his senses. He sends HYDRA's Fox Division to deliver his terms to every nation on Earth. Tony Stark prepares to show Fury the Braino-Saur,a new weapon when HYDRA agents capture him. At Imperial Industries board members vie for position, hoping to stage a corporate coup. Imperial Hydra gloats over Fury, while in Washington, HYDRA delivers their ultimatum.
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Indexer Notes

Part 4 of 7. The tank which crashes thru a wall and then launches a section of itself as a missile is remarkably similar to the one used by Mr. Freeze in the film BATMAN AND ROBIN (1997). The board room scene is reminiscent of the film EXECUTIVE SUITE (1954).

If Eternity Should Fail! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Steve Ditko (plot); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange; Eternity; Baron Mordo; Dormammu; The Ancient One; Hamir; Clea (unnamed)
Synopsis
In another dimension that defies description, Dr. Strange comes face-to-face with Eternity, who learns that Strange is indeed worthy of The Ancient One's trust. He knows that if Mordo & Dormammu are not stopped, all mankind will be in jeopardy. But after all Strange has been thru, Eternity tells him he already has the power he needs. Feeling dejected, Strange returns to the cave to find his master gone. Mordo's spirits lead him to Mordo, who tells Strange "The game is lost!"
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Indexer Notes

Part 9 of 17.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Stan Lee ?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Dick Wolz, Marcus Smith, David Simon, Ted Wentworth, Daryl Leace.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sometimes the Good Guys Lose!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. Sometimes the Good Guys Lose!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. If Eternity Should Fail!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
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  • Derek Reinhard
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  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers