(May 1965)

Marvel, 1951 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1965-02-11
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 1965 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

The Sinister Spacetrap! (Table of Contents)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko
Inks
Chic Stone ?; Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

Possible Stone inks per Nick Caputo, September 2016. Dr. Strange vignette taken from interior story.

The Sinister Spacetrap! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Larry Ivie (credited); Bob Powell (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited as M. Demeo)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as S. Rosen)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Mr. Pearson (N.A.S.A.); Professor Jack; Doris Evans
Synopsis
Sometime after the FF visit the Skrull home world, Mr. Pearson of NASA pays a visit to tell them of a security risk, Professor Jack. Doris gets upset after Johnny stands her up for the 113th time. Posing as "Doug Brown", Johnny acts as Jack's assistant, in order to keep an eye on him. Good thing, too, as sabotaging the space program is on his agenda.
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Face-to-Face at Last With Baron Mordo! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Dr. Strange; The Demon; The Ancient One; Hamir (unnamed); Baron Mordo; Dormammu; Clea (unnamed); Clea's father (unnamed)
Synopsis
Dr. Strange reaches his Greenwich Village home safely but discovers one of Mordo's followers has taken over his sanctum. In a hidden cave in Tibet The Ancient One's servant questions the meaning of his ailing master's word "Eternity". Strange bluffs his way into his sanctum but when he attempts to consult the All-Seeing Eye he discovers it's been booby-trapped, sending a signal to Mordo and Dormammu of his whereabouts. Strange battles Mordo, but soon realizes his foe is more powerful than usual; when Dormammu speaks through Mordo he comprehends why as he vanishes from sight.
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Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 17. Though not indicated in the dialogue, The Demon is the same villain last seen in STRANGE TALES #128 (January 1965).

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

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

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

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Letters from Ira Friedman, Jerry Rogers, Ruth Holland, William West; includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sinister Spacetrap!
    Doctor Strange; Human Torch; The Thing
  2. 1. The Sinister Spacetrap!
    Human Torch; The Thing
  3. 2. Face-to-Face at Last With Baron Mordo!
    Doctor Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
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