(May 1965)

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

The Sinister Spacetrap! (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
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Prof. Jack; Dr. Strange; Baron Mordo
Reprints

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 and Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Larry Ivie; Bob Powell (co-plot)
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Mike Esposito [as M. Demeo]
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam 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)

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

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

Genre
superhero
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!
    Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange
  2. 1. The Sinister Spacetrap!
    Human Torch and Thing
  3. 2. Face-to-Face at Last With Baron Mordo!
    Dr. Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Strange Mails
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Derek Reinhard
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Chris Boyko
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Steve Dasinger
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