Strange Tales #143 [British]
(April 1966)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
10d [0-0-10 GBP]
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1966-01-12 ?
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) #143 [Regular Edition].


To Free a Brain Slave (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
Artie Simek

Genre
spy
Characters
Dum Dum Dugan; Mentallo; Nick Fury; The Fixer; Gabe Jones; Tony Stark; ESP Division
Synopsis
SHIELD HQ is taken over by Mentallo & The Fixer who hold Fury prisoner. Tony Stark takes command of the combat unit, preparing his Neutralizer while the ESP Division is unable to pick up Fury's thoughts. Meanwhile the villains attach a miniature H-Bomb to Fury's wrists and remove the mind-control mask. Fury is able to send a signal to the ESP team allowing SHIELD to retaliate and Stark's Neutralizer dissolves the H-Bomb. Mentallo & The Fixer are captured with the help of SHIELD's Metronome Unit and the threat of Mentallo's powers is wiped out by the ESP division.
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3. Fixer mentions the H-Bomb was supplied by "THEM". Without their helmets, The Fixer & Mentallo bear a striking resemblance to DC's Lex Luthor & Brainiac!

More Mirthful, Monumental, Mind-Staggaring Memoranda From Your Marvel Madmen! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

With None Beside Me! (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
Editing
Stan Lee

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange; The Demon [Demonicus] (unnamed); The Witch [Adria] (unnamed); Kaecilius (unnamed)
Synopsis
Strange hides his bound body in a rooftop water tank, as The Demon & his men search for him. At their HQ, Strange retrieves his Cloak Of Levitation, and uses it to capture one of Mordo's men. But his body has been found by the witch. The complex cat-and-mouse game continues until Strange finally regains control of his body and Amulet, and he hypnotizes Mordo's minions into forgetting all they know of black magic. Now he is free again to focus on the remaining threat of Dormammu, and the missing Clea...
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Indexer Notes

Part 14 of 17. 1st early DR. STRANGE story never reprinted until 1978.

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

Strange Mails / letters page / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee ?
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Dan O'Leary, Jeff Weiselberg, and Robert Krug with an accompanying illustration.

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
John F. Hayes
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Total copies printed (average in last 12 months): 380992. Total copies printed (issue nearest to filing date): 455625. Total paid circulation (average in last 12 months): 230285. Total paid circulation (issue nearest to filing date): 299425. Total distribution (average in last 12 months): 230345. Total distribution (issue nearest to filing date): 299485. Office use, left-over, unaccounted, spoiled after printing (average in last 12 months): 150647. Office use, left-over, unaccounted, spoiled after printing (issue nearest to filing date): 156140. Filing Date: October 1, 1965.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. To Free a Brain Slave!
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  2. 1. To Free a Brain Slave
    Nick Fury, Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  3. 2. More Mirthful, Monumental, Mind-Staggaring Memoranda From Your Marvel Madmen!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. With None Beside Me!
    Dr. Strange
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
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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