(November 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

Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mad Thinker; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master; Dormammu; Dr. Strange
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Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents: 1)

Human Torch and Thing / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Dick Ayers (co-plot)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-788
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mad Thinker; Puppet Master; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis
The Mad Thinker once again wants to tackle the F.F., though The Puppet Master at first wants nothing to do with it. Under mind-control, Ben fights Johnny while in mid-flight. However, the shock of seeing Johnny falling to his death causes The Thing to change back to Ben Grimm, freeing him from control. He rescues Johnny, then gets help from Reed. A specially-designed helmet worn by Ben causes psychic feedback. Reed hopes The Puppet Master, knowing they have a defense against him, will never strike at them again.
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Indexer Notes

Mad Thinker & Puppet Master last seen in FANTASTIC FOUR #28 (July 1964). Mad Thinker's next appearance in STRANGE TALES #131 (April 1965); Puppet Master's next appearance in STRANGE TALES #133 (June 1965).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (illustration)
Inks
Sol Brodsky (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

First letters section with letters from John Cirkoth, Joe Schifino, Michael Martin, Benjamin Burenstein, Richard Davison, Dave Wilson, Paul Brackley. Includes Special Announcements Section.

The Domain of the Dread Dormammu! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Steve Ditko (plot, uncredited); Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-796
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Dormammu; Clea (introduction, unnamed)
Synopsis
Dr. Strange is whisked to the Ancient One's side as he explains that The Dread Dormammu threatens to leave his dimension and travel to Earth. With his mentor too old to face him Strange must invade Dormammu's dimension, where he faces one danger after another. A mysterious girl observes Strange's progress, finally revealing herself to warn the mystic of Dormammu's awesome powers. Strange confronts Dormammu and warns him not to invade Earth. Dormammu demands the Ancient One face him but Strange tells him he will not attack his mentor while he lives. Dormammu accepts his challenge.
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Indexer Notes

Episode #15. Part 1 of 2. First continued story in the series, the culmination of things that have been building almost from the beginning. First appearance of Dormammu and Clea (who eventually became Dr. Strange's romantic lead).

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Pawns of the Deadly Duo!
    Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange
  2. 1. Pawns of the Deadly Duo!
    Human Torch and Thing
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
  4. 3. The Domain of the Dread Dormammu!
    Dr. Strange
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