(March 1965)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1964-12-10
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 (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from 1964 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Defeat of Dr. Strange! Meet.. the Beatles! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]
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Indexer Notes

First cover to co-feature Dr. Strange.

Meet the Beatles! (Table of Contents: 1)

Human Torch; The Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (co-plot, dialogue); Bob Powell (credited) (co-plot)
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited)
Inks
Chic Stone (credited)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Alicia Masters; Doris Evans ("Dorrie"); John Lennon; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr
Synopsis
Ben and Johnny have another one of their "fights," then have to clean up Reed's lab as a result. They take Alicia and Doris on a double-date to see The Beatles, the girls getting to meet the rock stars in person and get autographs; but Ben and Johnny wind up having to go after some crooks who robbed the box-office. A wild free-for-all at Coney Island ensues, but by the time our heroes get back to the theatre, the show's over! Doris says, "Maybe someday I'll understand why anyone would want to be a super-hero!"
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Indexer Notes

Story takes it title from The Beatles 1st US Capitol LP (1964). Bob Powell takes over from Dick Ayers for the remaining 5 episodes of the series.

The Defeat of Dr. Strange (Table of Contents: 2)

Doctor Strange / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dormammu; Baron Mordo; Dr. Strange; The Ancient One; Hamir (unnamed); Sen-Yu (The Ancient One's accountant, Hong Kong)
Synopsis
Dormammu agrees to give Mordo limitless power so that he may destroy Dr. Strange. In Tibet, Mordo and two followers attack. Strange manages to whisk his aging mentor to safety. As Strange leaves his mentor with a loyal hermit, Dormammu sends spirits to search for him. Strange attempts to lure the spirits away from his weakened mentor. In Hong Kong, Strange contacts The Ancient One's accountant, who gets him a passport while he rests. Before long, Strange is surrounded by Mordo's minions, and after a short battle, is on the run again.
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 17. Baron Mordo resembles actor Torin Thatcher from THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD (1957) and JACK THE GIANT KILLER (1962).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Maurice Judge, Stuart M. Joseph, Mrs. L. J. Greene, Thomas Jolly, Chris Young; The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Defeat of Dr. Strange! Meet.. the Beatles!
    Doctor Strange; Human Torch; The Thing
  2. 1. Meet the Beatles!
    Human Torch; The Thing
  3. 2. The Defeat of Dr. Strange
    Doctor Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
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