(September 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 June 1964. This issue includes 10 pages of paid advertisements, and is the third issue of Strange Tales without text pages

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


Paste-Pot Pete!; The Lady from Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch and the Ever-Lovin' Thing; Doctor Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)(upper section); Steve Ditko (lower section)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)(upper section); George Roussos (lower section)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Cleopatra VII; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
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Indexer Notes

The Doctor Strange portion of the cover consists of two images taken from the interior story by Ditko and Roussos, per Rob Allen, via the GCD Errors list, August 2009.

Paste-Pot Pete (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, script); Dick Ayers (co-plot, un-credited)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-752
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Doris Evans
Synopsis
Trying to tell Johnny that Paste-Pot Pete was paroled (for helping The Avengers), Ben & Johnny get into a brawl. Tired of being thought of as a clown, Pete completely redesigns his costume, then takes on The Thing while he's flying his part of the Fantasti-Car. As he's about to go help Ben, Johnny's told by Doris that if he leaves in the middle of their date, he needn't bother returning. After a fierce battle, Ben & Johnny triumph, and after an "explanation," Doris forgives Johnny.
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Indexer Notes

This is the third appearance of Paste-Pot Pete; he last appears in the Avengers (Marvel, 1963 series) #6 (July 1964)—where he was incorrectly drawn as The Wizard—he next appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #36 (March 1965). Stan announces that due to popular demand, Johnny and Ben will co-star in every issue from now on.

The Lady from Nowhere! (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 [as Geo. Bell]
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-758
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Zota; Cleopatra VII; Ancient One [Yao]; Mark Antony (cameo)
Synopsis
Sensing sorcery, Strange finds a woman wandering the streets under a spell. After guiding her to his house, he consults his mentor. Strange travels into the past, though he's warned that if the candle employed in the spell expires he will be trapped there forever. In Ancient Egypt, he battles a wizard, Zota, and removes his power. Returning to the present the candle flickers out, but Strange uses the light from his amulet to guide him, barely making it back. Strange reveals the woman is Cleopatra, sent to the future when she scorned Zota. He sends her back to her waiting Mark Antony.
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Indexer Notes

Zota's "impulse transmitter" (magic mirror), through which Strange arrives and leaves in Ancient Egypt, is strikingly similar to one used in the Doctor Who story, "The Pyramids Of Mars" (1975).

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

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

Two More Triumphs for Marvel..! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Paste-Pot Pete!; The Lady from Nowhere!
    The Human Torch and the Ever-Lovin' Thing; Doctor Strange
  2. 1. Paste-Pot Pete
    The Human Torch and the Thing
  3. 2. The Lady from Nowhere!
    Dr. Strange Master of the Mystic Arts!
  4. 3. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
  5. 4. Two More Triumphs for Marvel..!
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