(April 1964)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
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

Distributed to newstands in January 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements, and is the second issue of Strange Tales without text pages.

Distribution date from Joseph Marek's Marvel Comics Group history website.


The Rabble Rouser!/Beyond the Purple Veil! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch; Doctor Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Rabble Rouser
Reprints

The Torch Goes Wild! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (plot, script); Dick Ayers (plot, un-credited)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-605
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Rabble Rouser [Vitold Niyazov, later called Weinberg]; Prince Nagamo; Doris Evans (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (cameo)
Synopsis
A demagogue drums up public opinion against the Torch, as part of a communist plot against an American ally. The Torch regains the public trust by stopping him and using his own mind control devices to turn him to the American side.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Rabble Rouser next appears, still rehabilitated, in Wolverine (Marvel, 2003 series) #26 (May 2005). It has been suggested in The Jack Kirby Collector that this story began as a sequel. The identical piece of equipment, a "Thru-The-Ground Tank," was used by The Hate Monger in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #21 (December 1963), by The Rabble Rouser in this story, and by The Fixer in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #142 (March 1966), suggesting HYDRA supplied all 3 of them with equipment!

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Beyond the Purple Veil! (Table of Contents: 4)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Steve Ditko (co-plot)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
[X-606 ?]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Wong; Aggamon (introduction)
Synopsis
Doctor Strange must rescue two thieves who unwittingly steal a magic gem from him and are trapped in a mystical dimension as a result.
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Indexer Notes

Aggamon next appears in Doctor Strange, Sorceror Supreme Annual (Marvel, 1992 series) #2 (1992).

Another Marvel Masterpiece (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Two More Triumphs for Marvel! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Rabble Rouser!/Beyond the Purple Veil!
    The Human Torch; Doctor Strange
  2. 1. The Torch Goes Wild!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  4. 3. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  5. 4. Beyond the Purple Veil!
    Doctor Strange
  6. 5. Another Marvel Masterpiece
  7. 6. Two More Triumphs for Marvel!
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