Strange Tales #122 [Regular Edition]
(July 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

This issue has variants.

Distributed to newstands in April 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements.

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


3 Against The Torch! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch; Doctor Strange Master of the Mystic Arts! / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations); Steve Ditko (Doctor Strange)
Inks
George Roussos; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations); Steve Ditko (Doctor Strange)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Terrible Trio [Handsome Harry Phillips; Yogi Dakor; Bull Brogin]; Doctor Doom [Victor von Doom]; Dr. Strange [Stephen Strange]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Brodsky alterations on Torch and Handsome Harry per Nick Caputo via the GCD Errors list, July 2005 and December 2008. Henry Kujawa previously credited Chic Stone on inks.

3 Against The Torch! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Human Torch / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue); Dick Ayers (co-plot)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-703
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Terrible Trio [Handsome Harry Phillips; Yogi Dakor; Bull Brogin]; Doctor Doom [Victor von Doom] (flashback); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (flashback); Thing [Ben Grimm] (flashback); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis
In flashback we see the how Dr. Doom used "The Terrible Trio" to trap the Fantastic Four, then discarded his underlings by sending them into another dimension! With Doom gone, the three return to Earth, where they're foolish enough to try taking on The Torch again, figuring 3 against 1 would be no contest. WRONG! After, Sue gives Johnny hell for how his "roughneck" friends must have messed up "her" house.
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Indexer Notes

Second appearance of "The Terrible Trio"; they last appear in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #23 (February 1964) and they next appear in issue #129 (February 1965). Handsome Harry resembles actor Tony Franciosa.

The World Beyond (Table of Contents: 2)

Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts! / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
X-696
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Nightmare; The Gulgol (illusion)
Synopsis
Weary from his struggles against supernatural forces, Strange falls asleep, carelessly forgetting to cast a protective spell over himself and becoming a prisoner of the Nightmare World! Nightmare imprisons Strange, the only human who has ever defeated him, then says he's bored and looks forward to other victims. Strange summons The Gulgol, a creature that never sleeps, and Nightmare begs Strange to stop it. He does so without uttering a spell, for in reality, Strange hypnotized Nightmare into seeing the one thing he feared; it was never there in the first place. Freed, Strange wakes up.
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Indexer Notes

This is the third appearance of Nightmare; he last appears in issue #116 (January 1964) and next appears in Doctor Strange (Marvel, 1968 series) #170 (July 1968). Inks credited by Bob Bailey, 2005-01-30 (Per Sandell ed.)

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Strange Mission (Table of Contents: 4)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
[K-440]
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Alfred Pook; Harold; Dr. Smith
Synopsis
A man becomes confused over directions to the dentist and as a result accidentally pilots an expedition to claim a new planet.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Printed after the Dr. Strange story. Continues in next issue.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. 3 Against The Torch!
    Human Torch; Doctor Strange Master of the Mystic Arts!
  2. 1. 3 Against The Torch!
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. The World Beyond
    Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts!
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. Strange Mission
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Ethan Hoddes
  • Bob Bailey
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Mark Gordon
  • Henry R. Kujawa
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Lou Mougin
  • Martin O'Hearn
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Thomas G. Lammers